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    The Maastricht Consulates Prize on EU Law 2023


    The Consul Association has jointly decided to award a prize (value: 1000 euro) for the best master thesis in the field of EU law, written at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University during the academic year 2022/2023. The Prize will be awarded to the student who wrote a thesis of outstanding quality.

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    Little attention paid to cooperation with neighbouring countries in lead-up to elections in border provinces


    The topic of cross-border cooperation plays only a modest role in the party manifestos for the upcoming provincial elections, even in border provinces. This is one of the findings of a thematic analysis by researchers from ITEM, Maastricht University’s transnational expertise centre.

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    KNAW chooses Nozizwe Dube for Faces of Science


    Faces of Science, a programme of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), is expanding to include 12 new young scientists. One of them is Nozizwe Dube, who is conducting PhD research on diversity and inclusiveness at the UM Faculty of Law.

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    Provincial elections from a cross-border perspective


    On Wednesday 15 March 2023, there will be elections in the Netherlands. We will then vote for the Provincial Council and the District Water Board. Seven of the 12 Dutch provinces border a neighbouring country. Cross-border cooperation and special attention for border regions is therefore extra important. According to Eurostat's definition, the entire province of Limburg qualifies as a border region.

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    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for SBE Researcher


    SBE Researcher Jakob Raymaekers has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship grant for his research project. The objective of this grant is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research.

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    Study: Even chess experts perform worse when air quality is lower, suggesting a negative effect on cognition.


    Study: Even chess experts perform worse when air quality is lower, suggesting a negative effect on cognition.

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    How to be a good ancestor in a complex world


    The status quo isn’t viable; we need to transform how we do things and how we think about them – not just in one domain but in the complex system made up of the interactions between all the domains. With his Natural Social Contract, Patrick Huntjens sketches a way forward.

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    NWO Open Competition Grants awarded to SBE researchers


    SBE Researchers Anouk Festjens (MSCM) and Nico Pestel (ROA) have been awarded NWO grants for their research projects in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain. These grants are specifically intended to encourage bold, curiosity-driven ideas, even if the outcome is uncertain. The focus is on advancing science, regardless of the results.

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    Maastrich University joins The Erasmus+ ECOffee Project On Sustainable Coffee Consumption


    This 2 years ERASMUS+ project aims to develop innovative educational methods to promote sustainable consumption habits to adults.  In particular, the project will be targeted to producers and consumers in the coffee industry. The goal of the project is to utilise existing and develop new tools and methods based on the principles of Technology Enhanced Learning to trigger transformative, systemic change in consumption habits and incentive people, and especially millennials, to turn to more sustainable ways of life. UM joins as a scientific partner to provide guidance for the development of the educational tools and nudge strategies. 

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    CHAINLAW: Responsive Law for Global Value Chains


    Doctrine, documents, data – this is the trinity which Anna Beckers will analyse in her ERC-funded project CHAINLAW. The project will lay the foundation for developing a regulatory framework in response to the socio-economic institutions that make up global value chains. Her holistic approach will consider the role of trading practices, contract terms, and the involved networks of auditors and certifiers, as well as transnational legal structures and interventions from states.

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