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    Survey - ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021

    18-12-2020

    The consultation round on the upcoming ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 is herewith launched! Grab the opportunity to share your experiences with ITEM! Dossier suggestions can be made up to and including 18 January 2021.

  • European cross-border approaches to the corona crisis are hard to find

    20-11-2020

    Many European borders were closed this spring simply because governments were unable to make agreements about the various national corona measures, and not primarily due to public health considerations. This is the conclusion of the annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment by the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility/ITEM at Maastricht University.

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    ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 published

    20-11-2020

    In border regions, national approaches to managing the corona crisis sometimes seem absurd. This is shown by the Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 that expertise centre ITEM publishes today. The report on the cross-border coordination, or non-coordination, of crisis response during the ‘first wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic is one of six dossiers that examine the impact of policy and legislation on cross-border regions.

  • Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

    17-11-2020

    People with pre-existing medical conditions, ‘essential’ professions and virus spreaders should be vaccinated first. That is the result of a study where researchers asked a representative sample of 2000 Belgians who should get the upcoming COVID 19-vaccine first.

  • Paul Smeets one of the 100 'most influential people in Dutch philanthropy'

    16-11-2020

    Paul Smeets, professor at the School of Business and Economics, has won 67th place on De Dikke Blauwe 100, the annual ranking of 100 'most influential people in Dutch philanthropy'.

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    The EU Green Deal and the Future of the Modern Corporation - video

    16-11-2020

    Looking back on a great online event regarding The EU Green Deal and the Future of the Modern Corporation. Here is a video summary of the webinar - featuring: John Kay (Oxford University), Diederik Samsom (EU), Marlies van Wijhe (Van Wijhe Verf), Dimitri-de Vreeze (DSM Nederland), and Hein Schumacher (Friesland Campina).

  • MaastrichtMBA among the world’s best sustainable MBAs

    13-11-2020

    UMIO’s MaastrichtMBA programme moves up the grade on sustainable development as it impressively managed to rank 16th globally in the newly published 2020 Better World MBA Ranking organised by Corporate Knights.

  • A healthy office building: good for employees and employers

    14-10-2020

    In a groundbreaking study, a team from Maastricht University recently demonstrated the link between indoor climate quality and the health of office users. A healthier building leads to a healthier employee and lower absenteeism.

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    The creation of a new innovation hub for supply chain in Venlo

    06-10-2020

    At the end of August several companies, amongst them vidaXL, Moonen Packaging, Seacon Logistics, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions and Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI), joined together to create Supply Chain Valley (SCV). The SCV is a collaboration that seeks to work with government, companies and academia to deliver joint goals that result in great outcomes for all involved and the wider environment, society and economy.

  • Universities of Applied Sciences can do more for equal opportunities in the labour market

    06-10-2020

    Graduates from Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who have a migrant background experience more difficulty finding jobs than do other graduates. Employers’ selection procedures and discrimination are often cited as major reasons. However, a recent study by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University (UM) and the research agency headed by Eva Klooster found that degree programmes should also make changes to promote equal access to the labour market.

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