• New Regulations


    As of 1 September 2017 two new regulations will become effective:
    Tenure Track Regulations for the position of Assistant Professor and Recruitment, Selection and appointment of Professors at Maastricht University.

    Both regulations can be found on the Maastricht University website.

  • A skill for life


    Every year, between 7,000 and 8,000 people are resuscitated in the Netherlands after a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. The first six minutes are crucial. The sooner you start with heart massage the better, and the more people who learn this skill, the greater the chance of survival. With this in mind, Ton Gorgels, professor of Transmural Cardiology, together with Petra Schuffelen, founded the QRS Taskforce in Maastricht ten years ago. 

  • Eminem

    Rappers more educated than pop artists?


    DKE student Thomas Vrancken uses text-mining to prove that the vocabulary of rappers is significantly richer than that pop music artists.

  • Michael Faure

    New article by Prof. Faure


    Michael Faure, The Development of Environmental Criminal Law in the EU and its Member States, Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 

  • Prof. Onno van Schayck's smoke reducing cooking stove for India

    Professor Onno van Schayck in NOS News on smoke reducing cook stove in India


    Professor Onno van Schayck (CAPHRI/FHML) was interviewed last week by the Dutch national news channel NOS about the Exhale project in the Health in Slums programme that he co-initiated. In India people often cook indoors using firewood and that is damaging to their health. Each year half a million people die from this cause.

  • Selfie mountains

    Face value: UM researchers find three secrets to selfie success


    Picture this: by following three simple rules, your just-for-fun selfies could help you make a name for yourself, and perhaps even serious money, on social networking sites. That is one of the findings of new research by Stefania Farace, a PhD candidate at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Maastricht University, who collaborated with her SBE's Professor Martin Wetzels, and two UK-based academics, Tom van Laer and Ko de Ruyter.

  • Why you should come to the INKOM!


    Nearly 3,000 new students will have the opportunity to get a glimpse at their new lives during INKOM, the general introduction week for Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, held this year from 21–25 August.

  • New CAO


    Previously we informed you that Dutch Universities agreed with unions to a new Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

    The full text of the CAO NU is now available on the website of VSNU. Currently only a Dutch version is available of the appendix; VSNU will commission a translation as soon as possible.

    The duration of this collective agreement is from 2 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 and has been extended until 1 July 2018.

    In the next period texts on the UM-website will be adapted.

  • The Foundation Programme: laying a foundation for your studies in Maastricht


    When you have completed your secondary school education in a non-EU country, the opportunity to attend university in Maastricht is naturally quite exciting. The only catch is that your diploma may not meet the requirements in the Netherlands. Which is why Maastricht University is offering the Foundation Programme.

  • VENI grants

    Five Veni grants for UM researchers


    Five of the 154 granted Veni-applications came from Maastricht.

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