• Luc Soete’s term as Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University will come to an end on 1 September 2016. The Supervisory Board has appointed a committee to advise them on selecting a successor. 

  • MCEL associate scholar Florin Coman-Kund has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Europen Union Agencies as Global Actors - A Legal Study of the European Aviation Safety Agency, Frontex and Europol”. His dissertation was supervised by MCEL members Ellen Vos and Andrea Ott.

  • A growing body of research indicates that prolonged sitting is linked to health risks and depression, underscoring the importance of encouraging more standing.


    Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale University, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maastricht (UM) in the Netherlands on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary  on January 11, 2016. 

  • Last month the University Library opened its brand new learning spaces in the University Sports Centre. With the opening of the new sports centre, a multifunctional location was introduced that does not only support a healthy way of living but also a healthy way of studying!

  • The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM and Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière / MOT are working together. 

  • Charlotte A Campo’s LLB thesis was awarded by the Board of the Stichting Wetenschapsbeoefening UM as last year’s best bachelor thesis of the European Law School.

  • Overweight people who lose a lot a weight in a short amount of time are no more likely to gain weight after dieting than people who lose weight more slowly.

  • Ruud Hendriks, Ike Kamphof and Tsjalling Swierstra have won ZonMW funding for their project ‘Make-Believe Matters. The Moral Role Things Play in Dementia Care.’