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    Wolfgang Giernalczyk appointed as Department Head and Programme Director of UCM

    20-01-2023

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering has appointed Wolfgang Giernalczyk, as Department Head and Programme Director of UCM.

  • Mark Winands

    Machines that can improvise

    15-12-2022

    Computers are already capable of making independent decisions in familiar situations. But can they also apply knowledge to new facts? Mark Winands, the new professor of Machine Reasoning at the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, develops computer programs that behave as rational agents.

  • A matter of courage

    20-10-2022

    The new dean of SBE, Marielle Heijltjes, is a product of Maastricht University. In 1985 she was among only the second cohort of business-economics students. “When I take office as SBE dean, I’ll be the first alum and the first woman in that role. I’ve always thought fondly of the school."

  • Education Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf visits Maastricht

    24-05-2022

    "In order to get a good idea, you will have to hear a lot of good ideas." The words of Netherlands Education Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf speaking at the end of his working visit to Maastricht on 23 May. Professor Dijkgraaf visited Vista College, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University, where he saw many good ideas and innovations.

  • Mariëlle Heijltjes

    Mariëlle Heijltjes appointed dean of the School of Business and Economics

    23-05-2022

    The Executive Board of Maastricht University has appointed Mariëlle Heijltjes, professor of managerial behaviour, as dean of the School of Business and Economics (SBE).

  • Kim Ragaert

    A second chance for plastic

    06-04-2022

    If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.

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    Five years of Brightlands Smart Services Campus

    28-10-2021

    The Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen recently turned five, which called for a celebration. A double commemoration in fact, since not only was it the campus’ fifth anniversary, the AI-hub Brightlands also celebrated its official opening.

  • Heeren en Van Rooij

    From instrumentation physicist to socially engaged scientist

    28-04-2021

    Gerard van Rooij, professor of Plasma Chemistry, was the first PhD candidate of Ron Heeren, university professor and director of the M4I institute. Together they reflect on a pioneering period in which they took the first tentative steps in the development of imaging mass spectrometry.

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    AMIBM: University collaboration at Brightlands

    17-09-2020

    Eighty years ago, DSM opened its central laboratory for fundamental research in Geleen. Now the old lab is part of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. This coming fall, the Festival Feel the Chemistry will look back on eighty years of innovation and will also look ahead to the future. Maastricht University is one of the founders of the campus and is closely involved in the developments. It’s at the heart of the campus, as is the Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials.

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