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  • Energy transition in border regions hindered by lack of coordination

    18-11-2022

    A lack of coordinated arrangements between neighbouring countries is making it extremely difficult to realise a successful energy transition in the German-Dutch border regions. These are the findings of the annual Cross-border Impact Assessment by the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University). 

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    National platform for threatened academics

    07-11-2022

    Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have launched the platform WetenschapVeilig. The primary aim of WetenschapVeilig is to ensure that academics who are dealing with threats or aggression can get the right help within their institution as quickly as possible.

  • Statement Executive Board after reports and graffiti on buildings with allegations about approach of addressing sexual violence in student life

    24-10-2022

    Statement Executive Board after reports and graffiti on buildings with allegations about approach of addressing sexual violence in student life.

  • AMICARE: cross-border research on the relationship between heart failure and kidney disease

    21-10-2022

    Yesterday saw the opening in Aachen of AMICARE, an institute at which researchers from Maastricht UMC+, Maastricht University and RWTH Aachen University will work together to unravel the relationship between cardiovascular problems and kidney disease.

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    Trudie Schils appointed member of the Dutch Education Council

    21-10-2022

    Today, the Dutch Cabinet appointed Professor Trudie Schils as a member of the Dutch Education Council; the council that advises the government on education in the Netherlands. Trudie Schils is professor economics of education at Maastricht University. 

  • Unhappy youth

    Largest study ever into European youth suffering mental health problems

    10-10-2022

    Mental health disorders affect one out of four people during their lifetime, with more than three quarters affected before the age of 24. Researchers are now joining forces in the new project Youth-GEMs (Gene Environment Interactions in Mental Health TrajectorieS of Youth) to conduct research into the genetic and environmental factors of mental health in young European people. The project will be coordinated by Maastricht University.

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    Menthol smokers are more likely to quit smoking after European menthol ban

    27-09-2022

    The EU ban on menthol cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco introduced in May 2020 led menthol smokers to be more likely to try to quit smoking and to be successful in quitting compared to non-menthol smokers. At the same time, a third of menthol smokers say they still smoke menthol cigarettes despite the ban.

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    ‘Love hormone’ may support memory in people with Alzheimer’s

    27-09-2022

    Oxytocin may be able to support memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the conclusion of a study led by Maastricht University in which oxytocin was administered to mice with Alzheimer’s-related problems. The research is based on epigenetics, the external effects that turn parts of our DNA on or off during our lifetime.

  • Driving with a joint: is that possible?

    31-08-2022

    The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) has released new guidelines summarizing the most recent research on cannabis-impaired driving.

  • Ron Heeren receives the Thomson medal

    Ron Heeren receives Thomson Medal

    31-08-2022

    Prof. dr. Ron Heeren received the prestigious Thomson Medal for his work in the field of mass spectrometry.

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