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  • Learning at work: gap between lower and highly educated people increases again

    14-05-2018

    In the years of economic growth, workers’ participation in courses and training has remained stable. However, the gap between lower and highly educated workers is still growing.

  • Unemployment among vocational graduates falls to pre-crisis levels

    18-04-2018

    Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO) graduates) performed even better in 2017 than in 2016. Unemployment is thereby back to about the same level as in 2008, before the economic crisis. 

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    New Master in Emerging Markets strengthens UM’s expertise

    28-03-2018

    Emerging Markets is the latest specialisation in the bachelor’s programmes in International Business and Economics & Business Economics at Maastricht University. New as it may be, it is already popular. It has even spurred on the development of a follow-up programme to be launched next autumn: the Master in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets.

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    Maastricht University - Campus Venlo students win FACE-UP Air Cargo Competition 2018

    14-03-2018

    Caroline Larisch alumna (graduated in 2018) and Danny Jonker are both among the three winners of the FACE-UP Air Cargo Competition 2018, a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Dallas, United States.

  • Robot elderly care

    Robot caregivers: friends or foes?

    07-03-2018

    In countless areas of modern life, we are told, the robots are coming… and among the roles they may some day fill are those of “socially assistive” tools for the elderly. But what do the older people in question think of these developments? Martina Čaić, a PhD student in the School of Business and Economics, is working on helping to find the answer. 

  • Bargain-hunters less likely to see staff as human, research finds

    Cheap deals, rude customers? The hidden cost of low prices

    12-01-2018

    When prices shrink, does our empathy for salespeople shrink with them? Are we more likely to belittle a Ryanair flight attendant than one in a Lufthansa uniform? The answer, it appears, may be yes. Research carried out at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics indicates that consumer bargains can carry a hidden cost for the employees of budget retailers.

  • Flexible work

    Flex work for every type of labour

    24-11-2017

    Correlations can be found between the type of flex work and the nature of the activities carried out and between the type of flex work and the profession (Inaugural lecture Wendy Smit).

  • ROA report

    Weighing career prospects pays off for vocational education students

    17-11-2017

    Vocational education students who carefully weighed the associated career prospects when choosing a degree programme were more likely to succeed on the labour market.

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    € 250.000 for research into optimal pension contract

    29-09-2017

    Scientific institute and knowledge network Netspar grants € 250.000 to a three-year research project under the supervision of SBE researcher prof. dr. Antoon Pelsser.

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    UM joins UNDP partnership

    22-09-2017

    On Friday 22 September, Maastricht University signed a new partnership with the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) and nine leading universities worldwide to join the UNSIF Research Council.

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