• Still a high risk of HIV infection for transgender people


    Transgender people still run a very high risk of HIV infection. On average, one in five trans women worldwide tests HIV positive, and trans men also have an increased risk of HIV. These are the findings of an extensive analysis by Maastricht University (UM).

  • OU vierde aandeelhouder voor Brightlands Smart Services Campus

    Open University now fourth shareholder of Brightlands Smart Services Campus


    Effective January 1, 2022, the Open University will become a shareholder of Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, joining founding fathers Maastricht University (UM), Province of Limburg and APG to become the campus’ fourth shareholder. 

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    Tobacco discouragement is only effective from €12 per cigarette pack


    The only way to get enough people to quit smoking to achieve the goals of the National Prevention Agreement is to substantially increase the excise duty on tobacco products. This is the conclusion of research by Maastricht University (UM) on the price sensitivity of people who smoke cigarettes or rolling tobacco.

  • Awards for FHML scientists


    Two talented young researchers from the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University have won awards. Kim Kampen received the KNAW Early Career Award and Floor van den Brand has won the Catharina Pijls Dissertation Prize.

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    Working from home will disadvantage cross-border workers unless rules are changed


    Unless the EU rules and tax treaties are amended, some cross-border workers will soon have to pay tax in two countries: in their country of residence for hours spent working from home, and in the country in which they work for hours spent in the office. Since COVID-19 has made working from home often no longer a choice, the Dutch, German and Belgian governments have exempted cross-border workers from the usual rules until the end of 2021. But no such arrangements have been made for 2022.

  • More fish for the food bank


    Can we make food bank customers happy with bycatch? Madhura Rao, researcher at Maastricht University, wanted to know whether donating excess caught fish to food banks would be a welcome addition to the packages and contribute to reducing food waste.

  • Keuzegids beste universiteit 3e plaats

    UM third best university in the Netherlands according to Keuzegids Universiteiten 2022


    No fewer than 9 of a total of 21 assessed bachelor's programmes at Maastricht University (UM) have been named the best in the country. 18 of these 21 programmes are among the top 3 in their field. 6 Maastricht programmes have also been awarded the Top-Level Training quality seal. This makes Maastricht University the third best university in the Netherlands according to the Keuzegids.

  • ETpathfinder

    International gravitational wave laboratory opens in Maastricht


    Demissionary Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven will open ETpathfinder in Maastricht this afternoon. The state-of-the-art physics laboratory will serve as a testing ground for the development of technologies for future gravitational wave detectors.

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    How carrots can make you buy grapes instead of biscuits


    Scientists from Maastricht University have shown for the first time that the distraction effect – also known as the decoy effect – works not only when shoppers are choosing between variants of one product, but also when the choice is between entirely different products.

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    UM signs Amnesty manifesto ‘Let's talk about Yes’


    On 3 November, Maastricht University (UM) signed Amnesty International's manifesto ‘Let's talk about Yes’. With this, UM will intensify its activities against sexual violence. In doing so, UM will explicitly seek out cooperation with parties that have their own expertise, responsibilities and mandate in this area, such as the Municipal Health Services (GGD)/Sexual Assault Center (CSG), the police and the municipality.

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