• An operation after which the patient is allowed to go home the same day is often more difficult that people anticipate (MUMC+ news, PhD conferral Björn Stessel)

  • Pauline Hakutangwi had never heard of Maastricht, let alone Maastricht University. Born in Zimbabwe but resident in the UK since the age of 10, she nevertheless headed for the South Limburg city in 2013 to pursue her master’s in Global Health. “It turned out to be ideal. The programme has given me a...

  • Previously, assistant professor of Finance Paul Smeets showed that investors are willing to invest in sustainable funds and projects even if this leads to lower financial returns. Last summer he received a Veni grant for a far-reaching new study on the motivations of sustainable investors.


  • 185 youngsters under the age of eighteen got the opportunity to stand in the shoes of a European parliament member last week. This year, the biannual Model European Parliament took place in Arnhem and Maastricht, the location where the Maastricht Treaty was signed 25 years ago.

  • On 30 January the 6th pension seminar took place. The seminar was entitled: 'De pensioenmarkt wikt, de fiscaliteit beschikt. Worden de neveneffecten door u onderkend?’.


  • 25 years ago, the birth act of the European Union was signed in Maastricht. A historical moment, which brought the capital of the Dutch province of Limburg international fame. Yet, Maastricht and Limburg could profit much more from ‘Europe’ than happens today. Language still forms an obstacle though...

  • On Friday the 20th of January, the 25 top students with a VNCI scholarship partook in an elaborate meet and greet on the Brightlands Chemelot campus. The day was dedicated to the use and development of the pilot plants for the Chemical industry.

  • During the annual Dies Natalis (anniversary celebration) of Maastricht University on 7 February 2017, four FASoS students received a prize for their bachelor’s/master’s thesis. Furthermore former FASoS PhD staff member Jess Bier won the Dissertation Prize. Among the nominees for the Wynand Wijnen...

  • As per tradition, the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize, and the Student Awards for the best master's and bachelor's theses were awarded during this year's Dies Natalis celebration.