How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. At Maastricht University, the research group led by Professor of Clinical Data Sciences André Dekker is also working on answers to this question.
From 1 January 2020, a new Dutch law regarding the legal status of civil servants can prevent certain employees of Dutch universities from working at home. In a change from the current situation, from January on it matters to cross-border workers how much time they work in the office or from home.
The healthy primary school is the future. This is evident from the choice of the municipalities of Brunssum, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen and Maastricht to launch Healthy Primary School of the Future projects.
This year, the prize for the best knowledge utilisation in physics goes to Ron Heeren (M4I). He works on improving clinical diagnostics by means of mass spectrometry imaging.
Emeritus Professor Harry Struijker Boudier has won the Dr. Saal van Zwanenberg Honorary Prize. This biennial prize of 25,000 euros is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.
Earlier this year Jos Kleinjans, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Maastricht University (UM), received the final word on a multi-year, multi-million-euro contribution to his brainchild, the Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth (BReIN for short). This research institute will open up new horizons in the application of big data in healthcare.