• Visietheek

    Pop-up store Visietheek: shopping your own dream centre


    More than 100 enthusiastic and curious citizens from Meerssen (municipality north of Maastricht) visited the Visietheek, a pop-up store in Meerssen on November 21st. Each one of them shopped his or her personal dream centre for Meerssen together, built on inspiring examples from elsewhere.

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    ITEM anniversary conference 'Building cross-border cooperation' a success


    On 21 and 22 November, the fifth annual conference, so an anniversary edition, of ITEM took place in the Province of Overijssel. Policy makers, politicians and scientists came together in Enschede to build cross-border cooperation.

  • 'Free imperial Lordships' in Limburg (1500-1800): deconstruction of a myth


    PhD thesis written by Harry Weinberg. 
    The area on both sides of the Meuse river covered by the present Dutch and Belgian provinces called Limburg was characterised by a significant degree of territorial fragmentation in the early modern period. This study focuses on the constitutional status of these so-called 'free imperial lordships' in relation to the Holy Roman Empire as a political entity and in relation to the territorial lordships.

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    New civil servants law increases uncertainty for cross-border workers


    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.

  • MaastrichtMBA releases EuroMBA Online track


    As of January 1, 2020, MaastrichtMBA expands its successful international executive MBA programme with an online track, called EuroMBA Online.

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    ITEM illustrates again the need for proper assessment of border-effects of national legislation


    The ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2019 has been published. With its annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment, the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM provides more insight into European and national legislative and policy initiatives and its border-effects.

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    Tom van Veen on internationalisation (and why it matters)


    We reached out to Professor Tom van Veen, one of SBE's first faculty members and the former Dean Internationalisation of Education, to find out how SBE became the international faculty it is today and to hear his thoughts on the recent pushback against internationalisation in the Netherlands.

  • Grensoverschijdende kwalificatieproblematiek: tussen sociale zekerheid en aanvullend pensioen


    PhD thesis written by Bastiaan Didden. 
    Bastiaan, PhD candidate in tax law, looked into how the EU borders affect pensions, social security and taxes when working across a border. He has found out that there are quite some uncertainties when it comes to these subjects. This is because the EU-member states are in large part independent concerning their taxes, pensions and social security rules. 

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    A unique case of looted art


    It started with an international phone call from the lawyers of the Norton Simon Museum in California. Not long after that, assistant professor Lars van Vliet served as an expert witness in a important court case. The stakes: a diptych by Lucas Cranach the Elder, which the heiress of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker claimed had been looted. After a court case lasting 12 years, she came away empty-handed – partly due to the research of Lars van Vliet.

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