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  • Bouwen op landbouwgrond

    Homes instead of meadows

    19-12-2021

    “Het nieuwe kabinet wil de crisis op de woningmarkt oplossen door snel nieuwe woningen te bouwen,” zo kopten de kranten eerder deze week. Nils Kok en Piet Eichholtz van de Universiteit Maastricht reageren.

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    Recap ITEM Annual Conference 2021: Empowering border regions - More than ever?

    07-12-2021

    The importance of cross-border cooperation manifests itself more than ever during the coronapandemic. Multi-level governance is the foundation for taking the next steps; looking for each other and perpetuating relationships at all levels, in administration, politics and practice. This became clear during the ITEM annual conference on 19 November, which focused on the lessons learned, opportunities and challenges of cross-border cooperation. Watch the video recap

  • God is everywhere, even in technology?

    02-12-2021

    Michiel van Well (FASoS) recently defended his theses “Religie in een technologische cultuur”. Jort Kelder invited Michiel for his show Dr. Kelder. Click here to see the item.

  • Focus on sustainability is an important element in MaastrichtMBA programme

    26-11-2021

    MBA programma’s besteden doorgaans veel aandacht aan de P van Profit. Het MaastrichtMBA programma gaat een stap verder, en heeft naast de P van Profit de focus op de P’s van Planet en People op een gelijkwaardige manier geïntegreerd in het curriculum.

  • ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 published

    19-11-2021

    Due to the Corona crisis, also many cross-border workers are forced to work in their home country. They have been asked not to cross the border to come to their office situated in the neighbouring country. At the moment, this is only possible because the Dutch, Belgian and German governments have agreed on special exemptions from certain rules until the rest of this year. Otherwise, these frontier workers would face major changes with respect to their social security contribution, taxes and health care. But what, if governments and employers from now on will permanently stimulate that employees work more days from home? ITEM has found out that this would have tremendous consequences for cross-border work if legislation does not change accordingly. This is one out of four case of this year’s research into border effects.

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    Stock exchange companies must take more responsibility for negative externalities

    26-10-2021

    Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy much more than is currently the case with planetary boundaries. This not only concerns slowing down climate change, but also, for example, combating the loss of biodiversity and the need to think and act in a circular manner.

  • Vulnerable students remain the hardest hit by COVID-19

    21-10-2021

    The balance after a year and a half of the COVID-19 crisis in education: the corona delay has partly been made up, but learning growth is still lower, especially in mathematics. Vulnerable students remain the hardest hit.

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    Students at Maastricht University share their COVID-19 experiences

    21-10-2021

    Students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, digitised in 3D personal items that spoke to their experience of the pandemic. These models were woven into digital stories that explore their experience from personal, cultural, and social perspectives.

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    SBE academics react to 2022 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

    14-10-2021

    On 11 October, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with one half to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics” and the other half jointly to Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”

    News of this years' prize was received with a lot of excitement at the School of Business and Economics. Many of our experts across multiple departments have stated that the work of this years' laureates has been incredibly influential in teaching and economics in general. In this article, SBE's academic experts share their thoughts on the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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