Faculty of Science and Engineering launches science communication training, support and funding programme16-12-2022
The aim of the Science Communication Incubator is to foster and support a group of researchers that bring science communication skills and knowledge into their teams.
Four Maastricht research teams are starting their projects funded with money from the Open Competition of grant provider ZonMw. In addition, a Nijmegen research team has been awarded, which includes Harro van Lente, professor of Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University (UM).
The faculty welcomes the excellent news that our colleague Anna Beckers has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for her research project on "CHAINLAW, Responsive Law for Global Value Chains". We would like to congratulate Anna Beckers!
How do you teach children empathy? The new research consortium JOINclusion, launched on 1 May, aims to help increase social inclusion among children between 7 and 12 years old, especially in multicultural classrooms.
Scientists Daniel Keszthelyi and Anna Beckers from Maastricht University (UM) are to receive a prestigious European grant for early career researchers: the Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Eight of the 23 bachelor’s programmes at Maastricht University (UM) that were assessed have been voted the best in the country. Six UM programmes have also been awarded ‘Top-rated Programme’ status. The rankings were published today in the university guide Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023.
A lack of coordinated arrangements between neighbouring countries is making it extremely difficult to realise a successful energy transition in the German-Dutch border regions. These are the findings of the annual Cross-border Impact Assessment by the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University).
The ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 took a closer look at the tax and social security implications of homeworking by cross-border workers in the homeworking dossier. Together with the Secretariat-General of the Benelux Union, the ITEM Expertise Centre organised the Benelux - ITEM Conference "The Future of Work - Working from Home from a Cross-Border Perspective" on Thursday 13 October 2022 in Brussels.
M-EPLI is happy to welcome a new PhD researcher, Iris Xu. Iris studied the marketisation of Dutch higher education institutions in China for her MA Thesis. She will join M-EPLI as of 1 December 2022 to carry out research on the effectiveness and acceptability of personalised law in privacy protection for social media users in China, the EU, and the US. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, Iris received her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology and psychology from Lafayette College and her Master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. Her research will incorporate interdisciplinary methods, including doctrinal legal research, experiments, and interviews, to comprehensively understand the potentiality of personalised law in privacy protection and to understand the boundary of it within the legal frameworks of different regions and from the perspectives of individuals.
Conference on the use of English in higher education