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  • Team Carbon wins 3rd place in BISC-E

    From waste cooking oil to protective coating

    28-06-2019

    Students of the Biobased Materials master’s programme took third prize in the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe with their idea to convert waste cooking oil into vinyl ester resins.

  • Sustainabul

    Maastricht University 6th in SustainaBul ranking

    12-06-2019

    Starting in 2012, the SustainaBul (which is a pun, as a ‘bul’ is the degree you receive when graduating from university) has ranked the sustainability of the Dutch higher education institutions. The ranking is organised every year by Studenten voor Morgen, a Dutch student initiative. Participating institutions have to fill out a questionnaire to assess the sustainability level of their research, education, business management and integral approach. This month the results from the ranking of 2019 were presented.

  • AMIBM PhD candidate Carlos Andrés García Velásquez selected to attend the 2019 YSSP

    28-03-2019

    PhD candidate Carlos Andrés García Velásquez, researcher at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is selected to attend the 2019 YSSP.

  • Biobased sock

    Biobased socks from Sustainable Polymer

    18-03-2019

    Aim in their study was to develop biobased compostable socks from Polylactic acid (PLA), acknowledged as sustainable and eco-friendly is a biodegradable and compostable polymer obtained from annually renewable resources.

  • A knowledge agenda for a healthy urban environment

    27-02-2019

    In the soon-to-be completed first phase of ZonMw project "Making space for health in the city: towards a South Limburg knowledge agenda", knowledge gaps were identified about how our urban living environment influences health. A whole range of methods was employed. Let's highlight two methods that were a bit more out-of-the box.

  • ENLEB Interreg

    Siemen shares his ENLEB experience

    07-02-2019

    Siemen Brinksma started as a researcher at UM for the ENLEB project. In December he ended his valuable research and left for a world tour.

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