• Sabine van Rijt receives prestigious ERC Grant for her research on biomaterials


    Sabine van Rijt, principal investigator at Maastricht University’s MERLN Institute, has received a prestigious European grant of two million euros for her research project Nano4Bone. The ERC Consolidator Grant has a term of five years.

  • High concentrations of psychotropic drugs in Dutch surface water


    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) have for the first time systematically investigated what psychotropic medications are present in surface water in the Netherlands. In particular, the concentrations of the drugs oxazepam and carbamazepine appear to be so high that they could present a risk to aquatic life.

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    Cees van der Vleuten receives Tans Medal


    During his farewell lecture on 20 January, Professor of Education Cees van der Vleuten has been awarded the Tans Medal (Dr. J. G. H. Tans Medal), UM’s highest distinction honouring those who have made a significant contribution towards the development of the university.

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    Stem cells help immature lungs on their way


    Children born prematurely often have problems with their lungs. Can stem cells help repair their damaged lungs? Biologist Tim Wolfs is researching it with support from Longfonds (Lung Fund).

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    Christine de Die: "The first healthy PGT baby was a true miracle"


    For her achievements in the field of PGT, Prof. Christine de Die was recently named an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

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    UM and the political debate on internationalization


    Internationalization of education, and specifically the intake of international students, is a hot topic in Dutch politics. This will also be the case in early 2023. As the most international university in the country, UM follows developments closely and, in the interest of the university and the region, the institution continues to ask for tailor-made solutions in the event of any regulations limiting the intake of foreign students.

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    Fewer laboratory animals needed for research on heart failure


    Research into the development of heart failure cannot yet be done without animal testing. Thanks to improved techniques, half as many animals are now needed to study the metabolism of heart cells in the development of heart failure.

  • UM researchers successful in ZonMw Open Competition


    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).

  • Prestigious European grant for promising researchers at Maastricht University


    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).

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    Cigarettes no less affordable since 2010 despite tobacco tax increases


    The affordability of cigarettes in the Netherlands remained virtually unchanged between 2010 and 2020. This has emerged from research by Maastricht University (UM), and makes it clear that the excise duty increases have been insufficient to make smoking less affordable.

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