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    “The only role I can play is myself”

    28-01-2019

    Teun Dekker, the political philosopher and first professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe, turns every lecture into a performance. The goal: reaching his students. Thursday 31st January he will deliver his inaugural lecture.

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    New Master in Emerging Markets strengthens UM’s expertise

    28-03-2018

    Emerging Markets is the latest specialisation in the bachelor’s programmes in International Business and Economics & Business Economics at Maastricht University. New as it may be, it is already popular. It has even spurred on the development of a follow-up programme to be launched next autumn: the Master in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets.

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    Robot caregivers: friends or foes?

    07-03-2018

    In countless areas of modern life, we are told, the robots are coming… and among the roles they may some day fill are those of “socially assistive” tools for the elderly. But what do the older people in question think of these developments? Martina Čaić, a PhD student in the School of Business and Economics, is working on helping to find the answer. 

  • Bargain-hunters less likely to see staff as human, research finds

    Cheap deals, rude customers? The hidden cost of low prices

    12-01-2018

    When prices shrink, does our empathy for salespeople shrink with them? Are we more likely to belittle a Ryanair flight attendant than one in a Lufthansa uniform? The answer, it appears, may be yes. Research carried out at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics indicates that consumer bargains can carry a hidden cost for the employees of budget retailers.

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    UM joins UNDP partnership

    22-09-2017

    On Friday 22 September, Maastricht University signed a new partnership with the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) and nine leading universities worldwide to join the UNSIF Research Council.

  • Paul Smeets “Finance in motion”

    18-03-2016

    A quartet of Finance in Motion staff members have introduced the basics of impact investing to students at a Dutch university, and they responded with pitches for a wide range of funds.

  • Large cross-national research project on youth not in employment or education

    17-03-2016

    Mark Levels (ROA and GSBE) won a research grant in the highly competitive Open Research Area grant scheme, organized by NWO, ANR, JSPS, DFG and ESRC, to conduct a large cross-national research program on youth Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs).

  • Professor Shyama Ramani (UNU-MERIT) voted among #100 Women Achievers of India

    12-01-2016

    Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.

  • NWO Rubicon grant for Katie Kuschminder

    11-01-2016

    Katie Kuschminder, a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University's UNU-MERIT research institute, was awarded a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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