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    ITEM sets out bottlenecks related to the recognition of qualifications

    12-12-2017

    When professionals and students move to other countries to either work or study there, they may need recognition of their qualifications. Different instruments and procedures exist depending on the purpose of mobility. Despite the fact that such instruments mainly aim at facilitating mobility, bottlenecks may nonetheless arise in practice. ITEM briefly sets out some exemplary bottlenecks including suggested solutions related to the recognition of qualifications following from their casuistry and research.

  • ITEM Quick scan Regeerakkoord NL 2017

    Quick scan of Dutch coalition agreement: effects for border regions

    08-12-2017

    De ITEM quick scan maakt een eerste inschatting mogelijk in hoeverre een onderwerp een verdere beoordeling vergt wat mogelijke grenseffecten betreft. ITEM heeft de quick scan toegepast op beleidsvoornemens die in het Nederlandse Regeerakkoord van 2017 worden genoemd. 

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    UM hosts TV show College Tour with Tom Dumoulin

    29-11-2017

    On 28 November, Maastricht University hosted Dutch TV show College Tour. In our own UM SPORTS they recorded a programme with top cyclist Tom Dumoulin as their guest.

  • ITEM Jaarconferentie 2017 © Vera van Vliet

    The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

    13-11-2017

    Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. The ITEM Expertise Centre is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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    FASoS researchers Sally Wyatt and Anna Harris win international book prize

    06-11-2017

    Anna Harris (FASoS), Susan Kelly (University of Exeter) and Sally Wyatt (FASoS) have won the 2017 Sociology of Health and Illness book prize for their book ‘CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media’ (Routledge 2016).

  • Melissa Siegel - Inaugural lecture - Migration studies - UNU-MERIT

    Migration &: The Depth and Breadth of Migration Studies

    17-10-2017

    What do we consider a migrant? What drives migration? And how does migration interact with other areas? These are topics Prof. dr. Siegel covered in her inaugural lecture in June 2017.

  • HRH Princess Margriet and the Advisory Board Global Health

    UM welcomes HRH Princess Margriet

    17-10-2017

    Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet took part in the yearly meeting of the Advisory Board Global Health. This board - which gives advise to the master’s programmes Global Health at UM and at McMaster University Canada - comes together every year, alternately between Maastricht/the Netherlands and Canada.

  • Klokhuis nomination Serious gaming

    Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs 2017

    15-10-2017

    Together with artist Marie van Vollenhoven, Dr. Jerry Spanakis and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss were nominated for the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs 2017 with their project The Infinity Games. The popular Dutch children’s tv show gives out the award annually (web page in Dutch).

  • Harro van Lente appointed Chairman NWO Advisory Committee

    02-10-2017

    Harro van Lente has been appointed as Chairman of the NWO Advisory Committee Responsible Innovation.

  • Elsevier ranking 2017

    University Colleges UM dominate Elsevier ranking

    29-09-2017

    Both University Colleges of Maastricht University head the Elsevier ranking Best Study Programmes of the Year 2017.

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