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    Maastricht research on marital captivity leads to new parliamentary bill

    25-05-2018

    The law needs to be changed to prevent people from being locked in a religious marriage, writes Maastricht University (UM) lawyer Pauline Kruiniger in the final report on the MARICAP study. Following this report the Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker promised last week to come up with a bill that would compel partners cooperate with a religious divorce in order to combat marital captivity.

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    Theo van Boven - Maastricht Human Rights Research Prize 2018 - Call for nominations

    24-05-2018

    The Prize will be awarded to an excellent young researcher in the field of human rights laws, international criminal law or international humanitarian law.

    Please send in your nominations by 15 September 2018 atthe latest.

  • Joost à Campo appointed clinical professor of Transforensic Psychiatry

    24-05-2018

    On 1 June 2018, Joost à Campo will be appointed clinical professor of Transforensic Psychiatry (0.2 fte) at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. The chair position was created by Mondriaan.

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    An almost hattrick: team Maastricht wins silver in national VAR moot court 2018

    24-05-2018

    Only available in Dutch!

    Het was bijna gelukt: driemaal op rij de prestigieuze bestuursrechtelijke VAR-pleitwedstrijd op onze naam schrijven! Het Maastrichtse pleitteam heeft op woensdag 16 mei in Groningen een prachtige tweede plaats behaald.

  • Maastricht technology makes simultaneous lipid imaging and identification possible

    24-05-2018

    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and researchers from Denmark and Germany have developed a new technique to accurately determine both the location and identity of lipids in bodily tissues in a single workflow. Lipids are essential molecules in every cell of our body and intimately involved in many important biological functions. 

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    Data protection in the 21st century

    22-05-2018

    At the 25th of May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Applicable to the entire EU, its aim is to protect the individual rights of citizens while guaranteeing free and secure movement of personal data within the EU. Cosimo Monda, head of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the UM Faculty of Law, explains the consequences. “Companies and public bodies alike can benefit – if they come prepared.”

  • Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to benefit student wellbeing

    22-05-2018

    Dr. Petra Hurks (FPN), Tessa Vanheeswijck (UCM), Aimee Coenen (FPN), and Mieke Jansen (SSC) have been awarded the Comenius Teaching Fellow grant of €50.000 for the project: Learning to learn and feel (better).

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    UM leads Young Universities for the Future of Europe alliance

    22-05-2018

    Universiteit Maastricht and six other young European universities have agreed on a proposal to form an alliance as part of the European University initiative, first outlined by French President Emmanuele Macron in 2017.

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    CaRe Award 2018 for Ben Wijnen

    18-05-2018

    The CaRe Award 2018 has been awarded to Ben Wijnen. Wijnen won the prize for his PhD dissertation Pleidooi voor betere meetinstrumenten voor mensen met epilepsie; zelfmanagement bij patiënten met epilepsie kosteneffectief (‘Call for better measurement instruments for people with epilepsy: self-management in patients with epilepsy cost-effective’).

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