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  • UM researchers successful in ZonMw Open Competition

    13-12-2022

    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

    25-11-2022

    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).

  • University guide 2023 awards six UM bachelor’s programmes top-rated status

    24-11-2022

    Eight of the 23 bachelor’s programmes at Maastricht University (UM) that were assessed have been voted the best in the country. Six UM programmes have also been awarded ‘Top-rated Programme’ status. The rankings were published today in the university guide Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023.

  • Sten van Beek

    Cold shivers?

    23-11-2022

    Due to the Western lifestyle with a high fat diet combined with little exercise, more and more people in the Netherlands are overweight or even obese. This causes an increased risk of type II diabetes. What can be done about this besides a healthier lifestyle? The answer comes from an unexpected source: shivering from the cold!

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    Cigarettes no less affordable since 2010 despite tobacco tax increases

    22-11-2022

    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.

  • Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis

    Quantity and Quality

    21-11-2022

    Survivors of colon cancer often have symptoms associated with the cancer or treatment for years after treatment, such as fatigue and tingling in fingers and feet. This has a great impact on the perceived quality of life. Whereas current lifestyle advice is mainly aimed at prevention of (colon) cancer, Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis studied in her PhD the relationship between lifestyle with quality of life and fatigue in colon cancer survivors.

  • 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). 

  • Astrid Meesters

    Gone with the wind

    10-11-2022

    Astrid Meesters received her doctorate on Sept. 28 with her PhD research on flexibility and mindfulness as resilience factors for pain and recovery. 

  • Kristof Vandael

    Procrastination is the thief of time

    10-11-2022

    In his PhD research, Kristof Vandael investigated how this generalization of pain-related avoidance can be inhibited in the lab to help optimize therapy for chronic pain or even prevent the development of chronic pain.

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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.

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