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  • FRANK_ROZEMEIJER

    Blog: What is the purpose?

    21-10-2020

    The Netherlands is a country of people with a trade instinct, but also with a moralistic side. However, this seems to be changed because of the COVID-19 crisis. A strong shared purpose would help procurement professionals navigate these ethical challenges accelerated by COVID-19.

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    PhD Interview - Dr. Ing. Victor Verboeket

    20-10-2020

    Our BISCI colleague, Dr Ing Victor Verboeket, shares his experience of successfully defending his PhD titled 'Supply Chain Disruption: The Game-changing Impact of Additive-manufacturing'.

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    SBE academics react to 2020 Nobel Prize in economics

    15-10-2020

    This week, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson 'for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats'. The news of the prize was received with great enthusiasm here in Maastricht. We spoke to several academics with expertise in the field of game theory to hear their initial thoughts.

  • A healthy office building: good for employees and employers

    14-10-2020

    In a groundbreaking study, a team from Maastricht University recently demonstrated the link between indoor climate quality and the health of office users. A healthier building leads to a healthier employee and lower absenteeism.

  • Lydia Liu

    From law student to permanent resident of the Netherlands

    12-10-2020

    In this new series, we ‘travel through time’ with UM alumni through their working lives. What was their childhood ambition, where are they working now and where do they see themselves in 10 years’ time? This time: Lydia Liu (Chinese name: Yueying Liu), a graduate from China who decided to stay in the Netherlands after her studies...

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    When love for coffee and cycling comes together

    12-10-2020

    Discover the stories behind UM alumni businesses, creative projects, special hobbies, and so on. Time to get inspired! Today we lift the curtain on Fixed Gear Coffee, a coffee shop brand run by Maastricht University alumni and lovers Brian and Shivani.

  • Universities of Applied Sciences can do more for equal opportunities in the labour market

    06-10-2020

    Graduates from Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who have a migrant background experience more difficulty finding jobs than do other graduates. Employers’ selection procedures and discrimination are often cited as major reasons. However, a recent study by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) and the research agency headed by Eva Klooster found that degree programmes should also make changes to promote equal access to the labour market.

  • supply chain valley

    The creation of a new innovation hub for supply chain in Venlo

    06-10-2020

    At the end of August several companies, amongst them vidaXL, Moonen Packaging, Seacon Logistics, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions and Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI), joined together to create Supply Chain Valley (SCV). The SCV is a collaboration that seeks to work with government, companies and academia to deliver joint goals that result in great outcomes for all involved and the wider environment, society and economy.

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    BISCI partner of Smart Packaging for Intelligent Logistics

    23-09-2020

    Since January 2020, BISCI participates on behalf of Maastricht University in the research project Smart Packaging for Intelligent Logistics. A consortium of triple-helix organizations participate in this ambitious project, funded by OpZuid and the European Union.

  • Rapid growth in use of Uber app Amsterdam

    17-09-2020

    The number of taxi drivers using the Uber app in Amsterdam has grown from 1,298 in January 2016 to 5,217 in December 2019, and the number of trips made has also risen sharply. In December 2019, 8.8 times more trips were made than in January 2016, and the total number of kilometers traveled by drivers over all those trips has more than quadrupled. The gross earnings of drivers per hour averaged € 24.48 in 2019. This is evident from the Factsheet 'Uber Amsterdam: ‘Uber app users, trips made and earnings 2016-2019' from the Research Center for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) of the University of Maastricht.

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