• On November 28, 2015 Ron Heeren presented glimpses of the ‘operating room of the future’ during a lunch lecture in Amsterdam. 

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    New name for DKE

    With retroactive force, as per 1 September 2015, the Department of Knowledge Engineering is renamed to “Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering.” The abbreviation DKE will remain the same.

  • Incorporating standing desks in offices and schools can lower the health risks of sitting.

  • Deep brain stimulation or DBS has been shown to be effective in treating memory loss, at least this appears to be the case in rats. 

  • Thanks to relatively new MRI techniques, patients with rectal cancer may benefit from an improved selection process for organ-sparing treatment. These techniques were also used to determine whether this treatment offers a safe alternative to standard surgical procedures for patients with rectal...

  • Three researchers from Maastricht University have been ranked in the Dutch Economists Top 40 by the Dutch professional journal Economisch Statistische Berichten  (ESB). Nils Kok, assistant professor specialising in real estate financing and founder of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark...

  • The collective health care insurance contract with CZ will be continued for the year 2016.

  • Marketing-Finance student Edo Heijnen has won the very prestigious 2015 AFM Thesis Award. His work was titled "Student Loans and Spending Behavior" and was supervised by Dr. Arvid Hoffmann.


    Dr Mindel van de Laar (UNU-MERIT) received a financial contribution from the WUN Research Development Fund for the Community of Learning for Africa (COLA) project. 


    On 11 December 2015, Vigjilenca Abazi successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Secrecy and Oversight in the European Union: The Law and Practice of Classified Information’ conducted at University of Amsterdam under the promotion of Professor Deirdre Curtin.