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  • UNS50

    New animal research facility Maastricht in existing location

    30-01-2023

    Maastricht University's Executive Board has approved the plan to renew the animal research facility for UM and Maastricht UMC+ at the existing location at Universiteitssingel 50 (UNS50). A new building is therefore off the table.

  • ROBUST Consortium

    Artificial Intelligence programme ROBUST receives additional €25 million in funding from NWO

    10-01-2023

    The programme, which will boost fundamental research in artificial intelligence through public-private collaborations, has a total budget of over 87 million euros. ROBUST will include 17 new labs across the Netherlands and recruit 170 new PhD candidates.

  • Metabolism-based personalised diet better for health

    05-01-2023

    For the first time, there is scientific evidence that a personalised diet based on a person's metabolic profile leads to better health. This is an important step towards more effective nutritional interventions aimed at improving health and preventing chronic diseases.

  • His days in the Netherlands seem numbered, but in Europe Rutte is actually powerful

    03-01-2023

    Prime Minister Rutte's position in Europe is quite strong," observes EU expert Mathieu Segers, professor of European History at Maastricht University.

  • UM SPORT_OMNIA

    Workout in the morning or afternoon?

    02-01-2023

    At what time of day is the best time to exercise? Scientists Patrick Schrauwen and Mathijs Hesselink are trying to find out through research.

  • Happy cows make a soft humming sound

    21-12-2022

    Bijzonder hoogleraar Taalcultuur Leonie Cornips ziet in ieder geval verregaande vormen van verbale en non-verbale communicatie tussen koeien onderling en de dieren en hun verzorgers.

  • UM researchers successful in ZonMw Open Competition

    13-12-2022

    Four Maastricht research teams are starting their projects funded with money from the Open Competition of grant provider ZonMw. In addition, a Nijmegen research team has been awarded, which includes Harro van Lente, professor of Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University (UM).

  • Adam Dixon

    Who’s afraid of foreign funds?

    08-12-2022

    State-owned sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), like that of FIFA World Cup host nation Qatar, are major shareholders in Western industrial and cultural assets. Is that a cause for concern? FASoS’ Adam Dixon has some answers.

  • Yvonne Henskens 1

    Chemistry in the kitchen

    30-11-2022

    Professor of Clinical Chemistry Yvonne Henskens has prepared for this interview by laying out her most important cookbooks and whipping up a fig cake with eggs from her own chickens. “I prefer to make everything myself: bread, cheese, mayonnaise. I want to know how it works—in that sense I’m still a chemist.” 

  • The lifecycle of SARS-CoV-2

    18-11-2022

    What happens if a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus enters your lung? This molecular animation visualises how the virus particle can take over the host cell and turns it into a virus factory. Eventually, the host cell produces so many viral particles that it dies and releases numerous new virus particles.

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