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  • Alie de Boer in the top 5 of 'Science Talent of the Year'

    15-05-2019

    Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.

  • Together towards Next Generation Supply Chain Management

    01-03-2019

    In the province of Limburg, there is a substantial number of major international logistics companies as well as a large number of logistics SMEs and start-ups. This is especially the case in the Venlo region. The logistics sector in the province is therefore of great importance. To maintain a leading position, continuous innovation is needed. That is why Maastricht University and the Province of Limburg are joining forces to further develop the logistics sector in the region and in the Netherlands with innovative supply chain solutions.

  • Tackling tinnitus with behavioural therapy

    25-02-2019

    In the new European treatment guidelines for tinnitus, a therapy developed at Maastricht University (UM) has been designated as the only recommended treatment. It is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that is currently offered solely by health care centres in Hoensbroek and Eindhoven.

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    Successful Open Day Human Brain Project

    19-10-2018

    Hundreds of students, scientists and citizens flocked to the Human Brain Project Open Day at the MECC Maastricht conference centre on 15 October.

  • New laboratories and research centres opened on Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

    31-05-2018

    On 31 May, Maastricht University, Brightlands and the Limburg Provincial Government opened new and high-end laboratories on Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. At the same time, two new research centres were launched:  the Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV) and the Centre for Healthy Eating & Food Innovation (HEFI).

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    Why on earth would anybody volunteer for pain research?

    22-03-2018

    UM researchers find that sensation seeking is a decisive factor in participating in painful experiments.

  • Alibi research by Ricardo Nieuwkamp

    Innocent suspects rarely have a credible alibi

    07-03-2018

    Innocent suspects are expected to prove their innocence by providing a credible alibi. Research by legal psychologist Ricardo Nieuwkamp shows that only 2% of all non-offenders are able to do so.

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    Psychology Research Review: The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is one of few centres world-wide able to do this work

    01-02-2018

    The results are in! In 2017 an International Review Committee evaluated the research in Psychology at nine Dutch universities. On 19 September 2017 it was the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s (FPN) turn to be reviewed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 (adopted by KNAW, VSNU, and NWO).

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    Electrical currents aid in speech comprehension

    23-01-2018

    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) have managed to influence speech comprehension by sending electrical currents through the skull to stimulate the brain area involved in hearing.

  • Anger in the fMRI scanner: are violent offenders angrier than other people?

    19-06-2017

    Franca Tonnaer investigated why people without a history of violence are capable of controlling their anger and why violent offenders are not.

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