• MAASTRICHT, 1 December 2015 – A common microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract may be a precursor to the development of obesity in children.

  • The Global Health team clearly recognizes the importance of “employability”. They know that aside from the educational aspect of the programme, skills and a firm understanding of what “employers want” are vital if graduates are to meet the demands of the current job market.

  • People with hearing difficulties often find it hard to isolate a single sound in a noisy environment (e.g. when having a conversation in a busy cafe).

  • Many people living in slums fall victim to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other fatal lung diseases caused by household (indoor) air pollution.

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    UCM Open Day report

    On the 14th of November Maastricht University (UM) held its long awaited Bachelors Open Day and in spite of it being a cold, rain spattered November morning making the day slightly less than idyllic — people still turned up in droves. A total of 3100 registered students attended the UM Open Day.

  • Maastricht University will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2016. The anniversary activities will focus explicitly on the connection between the university and the city. Throughout the anniversary year, dozens of activities will be organised by and for students and staff.

  • A standing tutorial: is it healthier, better for group dynamics and learning? Experiments are being carried out at University College Maastricht and in the Maastricht Science Programme. 

  • Kasia Czabanowska was selected as the most important Pole in the Science category during the 2015 Pole of the Year Gala on Saturday 21 November. 

  • Women who nurse negative thoughts about their appearance think that people look at them just as disapprovingly. 

  • The Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies celebrated its very first lustrum on the 20th of November 2015. This lustrum conference was organized in cooperation with DVDW Advocaten, one of ICGI’s partner law firms and supported by the Universiteitsfonds Limburg/SWOL.