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  • Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers

    Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers

    08-07-2022

    A team of UM students from the Biobased Materials Masters, Business Engineering, Bachelors and Maastricht Science Program Bachelors was awarded 2nd place in the Netherlands’s national phase of Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) Competition 2022.

  • Marco Serafini

    Marco Serafini winner of Menno Knetsch Thesis Award 2022

    08-07-2022

    The Menno Knetsch Award 2022 has been awarded to MSc Biobased Materials graduate Marco Serafini. His winning thesis was about ‘Sustainability assessment of biobased colourants for packaging applications.’

  • Kristian van Kuijk

    Giving a scientific push to cyclists at the Tour de France

    01-07-2022

    Writing a thesis can be a lot of fun, particularly when you choose a subject that’s related to your favourite hobby. For Kristian van Kuijk, an avid cyclist, it’s even led to a dream come true. He’s found an accurate way to predict the energy burned by a rider during a race. The algorithm has impressed Team Jumbo-Visma, who are using Kristian’s predictions in this month’s Tour de France.

  • What does it take to write a play? UM students found out

    01-06-2022

    End of April, renowned Dutch theatre company Toneelgroep Maastricht offered UM students the opportunity to take part in a playwriting workshop, a Meet & Greet with actors and a visit to A Seagull, an adaptation of the famous play by Anton Chekhov.

  • Thesis awards for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students

    17-05-2022

    Congratulations to Anna-Lena Krause, Krzysztof Cybulski and Frederik Calsius!

  • Student team MSP wins KIVI Engineering Student Team Award

    14-03-2022

    The Maastricht University MSP student team wins the first KIVI Engineering Student Team Award with their innovation Methagone. Their innovation, a food supplement made by bacteria that causes cows to emit less methane (greenhouse gas), has been declared the winner by the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI).

  • GWFP's Lex Greeven wins poster prize

    31-01-2022

    Lex Greeven, PhD candidate at the department for Gravitational Wave and Fundamental Physics wins poster prize at NWO Physics@Veldhoven

  • Mateusz Wiza, winner of the 2021 Q-Park Student Award

    DKE student wins Q-Park Student Award

    04-11-2021

    Q-Park announced the winners of its annual Student Awards this week. Mateusz Wiza was one of the winners to receive a €1.500 cash prize for his thesis.

  • Urban Hotspotter

    On the move with the Urban Hotspotter measurement bike

    21-01-2021

    You may have seen him passing by on the Groene Loper 9a greenway in Maastricht)—researcher Bram Oosterbroek on his Urban Hotspotter measurement bike. It is certainly eye-catching, with measuring instruments on the back and a laptop in a basket on the handlebar. 'I study the health effects of spatial planning', he says. He is happy to explain more. 

  • Microscopic image of coronavirus
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