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    The value of data

    In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Applicable to the entire EU, its aim is to protect the individual rights of citizens while guaranteeing free and secure movement of personal data within the EU. According to André Dekker, professor of Clinical Data...

  • Bart Zwegers defended his PhD dissertation Heritage in Transition: Global and Local Challenges in Germany and the United Kingdom, 1970-2010 on Wednesday 7 February 2018. His supervisors are Prof. dr. Ernst Homburg and Dr. Jo Wachelder.

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    Warm Sweater Day at UM

    This year, Maastricht University will again be participating in Warm Sweater Day on 2 February, a national day dedicated to saving energy. On 2 February

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    Thesis prizes

    Last Friday 26 January, we celebrated the 42nd Dies Natalis of the UM including presenting the thesis prizes. 

  • True to tradition, the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize and the Student Awards for the best bachelor's and master's theses were awarded on Friday, during UM's Dies Natalis celebration.

  • General practitioners rarely record alcohol abuse in a patient's medical records. 'This is because many GPs fail to identify alcohol abuse in patients,' says PhD candidate Latifa Abidi from Maastricht University (UM).

  • A research project titled 'Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children' was awarded a prize at the Pre-Dies Natalis symposium 'The Future of a Data-Driven Society'.

  • From Apple's personal assistant Siri helping you out to Netflix recommending content for you, artificial intelligence and big-data technologies are increasingly affecting our daily lives. Is society prepared for the data revolution we are experiencing? And what will the data-filled world of the...

  • L.W. (Louise) Verboeket LL.M., PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law of the UM Faculty Law, has been awarded the Jongbloed thesis prize on January 12th. Her master thesis “The public prize. A study of the allocation of public funds by way of competition” is the best legal thesis written at...

  • Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) have managed to influence speech comprehension by sending electrical currents through the skull to stimulate the brain area involved in hearing.