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    Announcement ITEM PhD Volume 'Beyond the refugee crisis'


    The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) published a PhD Volume about the refugree crisis. The volume was written by PhD candidates of ITEM and includes separate contributions in which each of them tackles the topic of the refugee crisis from their own area of interest. The volume therefore discusses themes ranging from migration law and criminal behaviour to social security.

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    ICIS Alumna Annika de Flor wins Kremers Award


    Annika de Flor has won the Kremers Award for her Master thesis: 'Water-related Ecosystem Services in the Environmental Impact Assessments in the Peruvian mining industry’.

  • The millennial guru


    It’s Thursday 16 March and the Aula at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is packed. Several hundred students have come to hear digital sensation Jay Shetty talk about the importance of “building a life, not a resume”.

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    Learning from research: how does that work?


    In 2008, Maastricht University (UM) initiated a new educational programme providing bachelor’s (undergraduate) students the opportunity to conduct academic research for an extended period of time. This unique initiative is described in the book ‘Research-Based Learning: Case studies from Maastricht University’, written and composed by Ellen Bastiaens, Jonathan van Tilburg and Jeroen van Merriënboer, all from Maastricht University.

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  • Fewer mastectomies required for lobular breast cancer


    A reduction in post-surgery chemotherapy is also likely

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    New test helps decrease the risks of loss of kidney function and arterial calcification


    VitaK Innovation in Life Science, a spin-off from Maastricht University, has succeeded in developing a prototype of a new medical diagnostic device called NephroCare. NephroCare is an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) system on which in 1 drop of blood a protein can be measured that results from vitamin K insufficiency. The whole test takes no longer than 5 minutes.

  • First-generation migrants and native-born adults show gap in numeracy and literacy skills

    Energise Europe


    Across 30 European countries, researchers of ICIS, Maastricht University’s scientific institute for sustainable development, and their research partners are searching for projects that seek to change people’s energy consumption at home. The target is to collect information on 1,000 projects that will inspire the design and implementation of 16 Living Labs in eight countries to study individual and collective influences on energy consumption

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    Ultimately, it’s about compassion


    In 2016 the Rutte Cabinet proposed that assisted suicide be legalised for older people who feel they have led a full life. The proposal is, according to Maarten Verkerk, endowed professor of Christian Philosophy, a “neoliberal” brainchild that prioritises individual autonomy over morality

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