Research institutes

Campus Venlo

Health, nutrition and business are the three main focus points at Campus Venlo. Research and educational topics range from food innovation and the psychology of eating to logistics optimisation. Research at Campus Venlo is done in an interdisciplinary fashion within three research lines. Next to this Campus Venlo offers three programmes of study: one bachelor's programme and two master's programmes.

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Check out our campus and student studio's, right in the city center of Venlo!


  • britt van belkom

    “Mmm… carrots!” How to teach toddlers to love vegetables

    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Teaching toddlers and pre-schoolers a healthy diet is not easy. But children are not preordained to dislike vegetables, say PhD candidates Anouk van den Brand and Britt van Belkom. The key to success: persist and reward.


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  • Center for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation

    Solving world issues through food

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    "In ten years more than a thousand students here will be working on social issues around agriculture, sustainability and nutrition," predicts Dean Thomas Cleij of Maastricht's Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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  • 'Gut is our second brain'

    Monday, October 10, 2022

    Our intestines are oh so important, but in science they get the short end of the stick. Microbiologist Koen Venema is doing research with artificial intestines. "They are the key to your health."

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  • Universiteit van Nederland

    Chocolate is the most widely eaten candy in the world. What makes it so irresistible?

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    Chocolate is the most widely eaten candy in the world. What makes it so irresistible? Two experts from Maastricht University share their knowledge.

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  • Madhura Rao

    Concerns about daily bread

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    In the Netherlands, more than a million people live below the poverty line. For them, it is not a matter of course that they can buy enough healthy and affordable food.

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  • Pim Martens

    The biggest animal lovers don't have pets themselves

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022

    No, the animals on the livestock farm do not have it best. But that applies just as much to many of our pets, says Professor Pim Martens in his book Animal Dignity. An animal that is used to living in a forest in Romania can't just be dropped into a flat in Amsterdam.

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  • Students Global Supply Chain Management and Change win ISM Global Case Competition

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Read more
  • Vegan cheese wins Dutch preliminary round Ecotrophelia

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Read more
  • UM students win Food Innovation Bachelor's Award

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Read more
  • There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Do you have a child who refuses to eat anything green? Rewarding them for trying new vegetables may make them more willing to eat them, a new study claims.

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