News

  • Symptoms of gluten sensitivity are partly to do with people’s expectations, if celiac disease and wheat allergy have been excluded as causes. Recent research at the universities of Maastricht and Leeds shows that the expectation that gluten causes gastrointestinal complaints plays a crucial role in...

  • On Friday 17 November 2023, the ITEM annual conference was held at the county hall in The Hague, focusing on the theme of mobility and infrastructure. The joint finding was that much remains to be done to raise awareness of the necessary priority, to deploy (existing) instruments and the possibility...

  • “We should want to fail because failing allows us to grow,” Maxime Verwoert told fellow students at EDLAB’s 10th Student-Meet on 22 November 2023. 

  • Reusing waste as a source for new materials appears to be an effective way to reduce the use of fossil-based sources in the production of materials such as plastic. However, how do you do this on a large industrial scale? In late November, Maastricht University and its partners TNO and Brightlands...

  • Together with the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG), Open University (OU) and Fontys (F), Maastricht University will organize the fourth edition of the Historians’ Days. The deadline for submissions in 31/01/24 (via www.historicidagen.nl

  • The best thesis and poster awards were presented to promising young scientists and an award of recognition to Generation R. Read more about the prizewinners.

  • Last July, the French-Turkish first generation student Aylin Güney finished her Bachelor’s in European Law. Due to a Jo Ritzen Scholarship, Aylin could go abroad to study at a university that offered a law degree in an international environment. After taking part in an experience day at Maastricht...

  • Nozizwe Dube’s life reads like a novel. The 27-year-old was born in Zimbabwe and, at the age of 14, was reunited with her refugee mother in Belgium. Determined to fight injustice, she became the chair of the Flemish Youth Council within just a few years. She is now a PhD candidate at the Faculty of...

  • What is it like, being the first person in your family to go to university? Over the coming period, we’ll be discussing this topic with first-generation students. How do they experience studying? What do their parents think about it? Do they have any tips for others? The first-generation student to...

  • The Sexual Safety Programme has made the online version of the "Are you okay?" lecture available to all Maastricht University (UM) students. It aims to promote sexual safety and sexual well-being.