UM & COVID-19
On this page you will find all corona related information. From information about our (online) education to frequently asked questions. You can also read more about the extensive safety measures that have been taken to provide everyone with a safe learning and working environment.
It goes without saying that we will continue to closely follow the developments surrounding the coronavirus. We will keep everyone up to date, either here on this website, or via the UM newsletters directly in your mailbox.
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Looking back—and forwards
From the very start of the coronacrisis in the Netherlands, UM students and staff were informed as much possible via periodical updates, first daily, then weekly and later on when required. The new academic year marks the end of our series of corona updates. From now on, corona-related information will be communicated by email, through the intranet, social media or UM News, or by your manager. You can find all these updates and overview of the measures and guidelines by clicking on the link below.
“Why not move Carnival to summer?”Thursday, September 24, 2020
Christian Hoebe, professor of Social Medicine and head of Infectious Disease Control at the GGD Zuid-Limburg, discusses his passion for social medicine, his childhood in Alkmaar and, of course, the fight against COVID-19.
Quatrains for a trying quarterMonday, September 14, 2020
“Poetry can transform fear and sadness into something beautiful.” FASoS’s Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures on her faculty’s poetry and art collection ‘Quarantine Spring’, produced between March and May 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Parenting in times of crisisThursday, August 13, 2020
“Be supportive and open.” This is Dr Anita Vreugdenhil’s advice to parents when it comes to communicating with their children about the corona crisis. Vreugdenhil is a paediatrician at the Maastricht UMC+ and founder and head of the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare (COACH).