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Events

  • 28 Jun 06 Dec
    10:00 - 17:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Masters

    We are proud to hand the diploma's to our graduates on this festive day. 

  • 03 Jul
    12:00 - 16:30

    GROWlympics 2024 🏆

    Join the GROWlympics on July 3rd
    and win the GROW cup with your team
    12:00 – 16:30 | Register now
     

  • 30 Aug

    FASoS Introduction for Master's students

    How do things work at this university, where is the library, what is the city of Maastricht like and who are my fellow-students? These are just a few of the things you will have to cope with. The Introduction Day is intended to give you a better idea of the various aspects of studying at Maastricht...

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A picture essay

Pepper robot at the University Library

The Maastricht Center for Robots


Picture a robot capable of responding to your inquiries, delivering your meal at a restaurant, or providing companionship in elderly long-term care facility. Today, this is not merely a futuristic fantasy. While it may initially seem mundane with limited value, the convergence of a well-developed business case and enhanced user experience could profoundly influence society.

 Learn more
 

Interactive video: the Centre for Gender and Diversity

Especially during Pride Month, we would like to feature our Centre for Gender and Diversity (CGD). It is a research platform at Maastricht University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The CGD's mission is to connect researchers in the fields of gender and diversity studies, to facilitate networking with societal partners, and to enhance public-facing scholarship. Click your way through this interactive video and learn more about the centre! 

UMagazine

UMagazine offers insight into the key developments and achievements in education and research at Maastricht University. The magazine is printed three times a year.

The February edition includes a portrait of Frank Nellen, associate professor of Tax Law. Alongside his work for the university and the accountancy firm Baker Tilly, he is also a novelist. His second novel, The invisibles, received high praise in the major Dutch newspapers—a well-earned reward for four years of hard work. 

How can 3D models be preserved? This is the idea behind PURE3D, a project in which Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman are developing an infrastructure for the preservation and publication of 3D scholarship. In the future, the platform may also provide a new way of accessing cultural heritage, from the Battle of Mount Street Bridge to Limburg’s mines and the Smithsonian. 

Lee Bouwman, a vascular surgeon and endowed professor of Clinical Engineering, is bridging the gap between technology and clinical practice. Innovations range from the use of robotics in aortic stenting and knee replacement surgery to the localisation of breast tumours using magnetic seeds and iron oxide.

What will the sustainable city of the future look like? To answer this question, we shouldn’t just ask experts, says postdoctoral researcher Özlemnur Ataol. The youngest users of the urban environment—children—should get a say too. Creating cities in which they can thrive will benefit people of all ages. 

Supervised by Anne Roefs, Leo Pimpini conducted PhD research on the effects of mindset and BMI on food-related cognition and behaviour. In his dissertation, he dispels a number of prejudices about obesity.  

This time, Soul Kitchen offers a peek into the kitchen of David Baiao Barata, born and raised in Portugal. For him, every meal starts with a splash of olive oil and some garlic. And we meet alum Natalia Westermann, who became an entrepreneur following her master’s in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management. She now runs a sustainable vintage-clothing store in Maastricht.

Read about all this and more in the February issue of UMagazine!

UMagazine #1 2024 - cover

Download the latest edition of the UMagazine (PDF) here.

The next edition will be published on 18 June.