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    Jos Kievits receives UM Medallion of Honour


    On the occasion of his retirement from Maastricht University, on 11 April 2018 the Maastricht University Medallion of Honour was awarded to Jos Kievits, director of Development and Alumni Relations and director of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL.

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    Story-Based Learning in Colombia


    Marten de Vries, emeritus professor of Social Psychiatry and Public Mental Health and Klasien Horstman, professor of Philosophy of Public Health have joined forces to seek out tales of reconciliation in Colombia.

  • Valorisation wins at UM


    Dr. Hans Schouwenburg and dr. David Barata were awarded the Valorisation Prize 2017 at the University Dinner on 11 april.  

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    Overcoming obstacles: Child care workers across the border


    Recognition procedures prevent Dutch child care workers from being able to work abroad. This was revealed after several reports by the SGA, leading to a pilot procedure set up by Expertise Centre ITEM / SGA, among others, that will examine whether partial recognition as Erzieher could be enabled for Dutch child care workers.

  • Maastricht University is a linchpin in national microscopy research


    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is allocating more than 17 million euros in subsidies for the further development of a Dutch network for electron microscopy (NEMI). Almost 5 million of this will go to UM. From Maastricht, the M4I institute of university professors Ron Heeren (mass spectrometry) and Peter Peters (cryo-electron microscopy) is one of the initiators of NEMI.

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    Dr Marta Pertegás Sender appointed professor of Private International Law and Transnational Law


    Marta Pertegás possesses an extensive knowledge of private international law and is a renowned expert in this field. In addition, she has considerable practical experience and a wide international network. She will start on 15 April 2018.


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    Sick toys treated by bear doctors


    For the 18th time, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) organised the Teddy Bear Hospital in Maastricht. More than 1100 young visitors came for a consultation, all with similar complaints: their stuffed toy had to be urgently diagnosed and treated.

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    Maxime got an offer from Medtronic


    How do you prepare for life after university, or ‘working life’? Among other things, by participating in workshops at companies in the region through UM’s Master Yourself programme. Maxime Heyndrickx (master's student in Public Policy & Human Development) shares his story.

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    Cooking for the homeless


    UM-studenten Carlotta, Emma, Julia en Alice cook for the addicted residents of the Domus houses managed by the Salvation Army.  

  • Can we use Artificial Intelligence to improve our educational system?


    Do we want, and is it possible, to improve our educational system via Artificial Intelligence? This was the central question during a special Ideation Session recently hosted by the Brightlands BISS Campus in Heerlen.

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