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Entries for June 2012

SBE students awarded for local business cases

SBE students awarded for local business cases

On Wednesday 27th of June, three teams of SBE-students received a certificate from the alderman Mieke Damsma at the town hall. The students have carried out sustainability projects in Maastricht, about urban farming, windmills, electric transport.

Best book review

“Nothing gives the human machine such an impetus as a supreme belief in one’s own abilities.” This is one of the life lessons as described in The Human Machine (1925). Miriam Engels, a third-year psychology student, picked this book to write a review about - see below. Engels was one of the honours programme students sent to the c...

Big change in third year

She is a third-year student of International Business, but her study has been put on the back burner for the moment. From February 2012 to February 2013, Tanja Heijne (21) is a board member of Integrand - the non-profit work placement mediating organisation that links university-trained students to businesses. She has always wanted to study busine...

 “Hitting below the belt, that's what I can’t stand”

“Hitting below the belt, that's what I can’t stand”

Rector Gerard Mols is to take his leave on 3 September. He will not be lost for things to do. “I will become a visiting professor at the Law School in Yogyakarta for a while, teach at the Law School in Denpasar on Bali, and then travel on to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a few lectures on the abolition of the death penalty in Europe. When I ret...

Award for Green Office

The Green Office has received the oikos Student Leadership Award. This award is given to outstanding student projects or campaigns contributing to a sustainable campus and encouraging other students to start their own initiatives. Ulrich Scharf of the Green Office accepted the award on Wednesday at the award ceremony at the University of Oregon in ...

"It feels weird, not having it on"

Igor Petrenko is a second-year UCM student from Belgium

Scenesconnected, 14 July and Tickle me Pink

Scenesconnected The second cultural arts festival Scenesconnected will be held on Saturday 7 July at the Oude Nutsterrein at Maagdendries 1. The programme is crowdsourced, which means it will take shape during the festival, with input from the audience. There’ll be pop music, indie, disco and techno, theatre performances, dance, a lounge bar...

Six hundred thousand euros for ICIS

The Maastricht ICIS institute has received a subsidy of six hundred thousand euros from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to work together with the Indonesian universities of Lampung and Yogyakarta on research into governance and socioeconomic developments in the field of sustainability. The Indonesian Ministry of Education ...

How to become a Nobel Prize winner?

How to become a Nobel Prize winner?

  Work hard now, to be able to work harder in your later life! This was the advice of the Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen (1936) to medical students yesterday at the Maastricht School of Management. The German virologist gave insight into the do’s and don’ts of a successful academic career, building a network and landing gran...

How to become a Nobel Prize winner?

How to become a Nobel Prize winner?

Work hard now, to be able to work harder in your later life! This was the advice of the Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen (1936) to medical students yesterday at the Maastricht School of Management. The German virologist gave insight into the do’s and don’ts of a successful academic career, building a network and landing grants. Zur ...

Six hundred thousand euros for ICIS

The Maastricht ICIS institute has received a subsidy of six hundred thousand euros from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to work together with the Indonesian universities of Lampung and Yogyakarta on research into governance and socioeconomic developments in the field of sustainability. The Indonesian Ministry of Education ...

Best book review

“Nothing gives the human machine such an impetus as a supreme belief in one’s own abilities.” This is one of the life lessons as described in The Human Machine (1925). Miriam Engels, a third-year psychology student, picked this book to write a review about. Engels was one of the honours programme students sent to the cellar of the...

Award for Green Office

The Green Office has received the oikos Student Leadership Award. This award is given to outstanding student projects or campaigns contributing to a sustainable campus and encouraging other students to start their own initiatives. Ulrich Scharf of the Green Office accepted the award on Wednesday at the award ceremony at the University of Oregon in ...

Our lazy brains

Now and then, an intellectual heavyweight will write a weighty bestseller that we all have to read to keep up with the hip academic crowd. Thinking, fast and slow is one of those books. Written by the Nobel laureate and Princeton psychologist Daniel Kahneman, it basically says our minds have two systems. One is slow and deliberate; the other fast, ...

Citizens complain about exchange students UM

For the past few months, residents on the Brouwersweg have been complaining bitterly about foreign UM students. In particular the Spanish-speaking exchange students cause such a disturbance that the housing corporation of the residents concerned has installed cameras and the police are threatening to issue fines. Drunk and disorderly behaviour: 60 ...

Mariaberg complaints about foreign UM-students

  For the past few months, residents on the Brouwersweg have been complaining bitterly about foreign UM students. In particular the Spanish-speaking exchange students cause such a disturbance that the housing corporation of the residents concerned has installed cameras and the police are threatening to issue fines. Drunk and disorderly behavi...

Miss Poland

Last week Joanna Gladysz, a student of the School of Business and Economics, was voted Miss Poland 2012 in Holland-Benelux.
The big family lunches

The big family lunches

Paulo Marangio, 18, from near Padua, Italy, is a first-year Science Programme student

“This is paradise”

“I’m learning Dutch. Ik kan het een beetje verstaan, maar nog niet zo goed spreken.” Renée Meijer – born in the USA and a second-year student at the University College – is half Dutch and half American. “I lived in Russia for eight years and after that ten years in South Korea. We always spoke English at home. Bu...

A love–hate relationship

  Doing a PhD: you love it, but you hate it, but really you love it. Yesterday, I was madly in love with mine. I was looking at progressives in Dutch people’s English, categorising thousands of them as correct or not. It’s more fun than it sounds. How is analysing –ing words fun, you ask? Oh, but it is. I can think of lots o...

Understanding pessimism in Europe

  There is no reason to resign ourselves to fatalism; to assume the golden days are over. It’s higher education that must invigorate Europe. This was the claim of Jo Ritzen, the former president of Maastricht University, in his inaugural lecture Can the University Save Europe? on 8 June. In February he was appointed honorary professor o...

BAM, Stadsparkconcert and Dour

BAM Festival Student association Koko is organising the BAM Festival for the second time in the Stadspark at the OLV Wall. Various DJs as well as regional bands like Solid Sun, Jimmy D and A Nameless Band Called Funk will perform on Friday 15 June from 15.00 until 23.00. The festival is free for everyone. For the full programme, please visit www.b...

Students want more entertainment venues

Many students feel that there are too few places to go out and socialise in the city, particularly for international students. In their opinion, if the Gemeente Maastricht have their way there will be even fewer by September, with much of the disagreement centred around various unlicensed venues in the centre. On Friday 8 June a demonstration took ...

Ali B to open Inkom

Ali B and Beppie Kraft will be the opening acts of Inkom 2012 on the Markt on 21 August. This was announced by the Inkom Working Group during a pre-Inkom drink on Tuesday. Next year’s programme is somewhat different from previous years. Registrations are no longer in Randwyck, but at the School of Business and Economics. Instead of a parade h...

“They always reply in English”

    Being slightly older than her fellow students, Sinéad Haywood (26), a first-year European Law School student from the United Kingdom, was used to the effort and work needed in the PBL system. “I had friends who studied here a few years ago and I’d also lived and worked with a lot of international people in my previous jo...

"I miss having to chew my food"

"I miss having to chew my food"

Lisbeth Jessen, exchange student at UCM and student of English and European Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark

CD release of Serious Beans Project

  It starts with some sweet strumming on a Spanish guitar, after which a trumpet joins in with the melody and then a cool, dark voice follows with a rap. This is how one could describe one of the unconventional songs on the first album by UM student band Serious Beans Project. It is called Périple, which is French for ‘journey’, a...

Students feel frustrated by city council

“More and more, we get the impression that the city council does not want our kind of activities at all. They send the police out for every little thing, even in anti-riot kit.”
“Stop talking about integration: take action”

“Stop talking about integration: take action”

The turnout was not overwhelming, with some thirty students in the auditorium on the Minderbroedersberg last Thursday evening. However, this did not affect the liveliness of the debate about the integration of foreigners in the Netherlands.
Novum loses, Dope wins

Novum loses, Dope wins

“Whether I’m happy? I’m ecstatic!” Kevin Hol, chairman of Dope, his face red with excitement, is jumping for joy. Outside, Constanze Müller, last on the Novum list for the university council, is looking glum. “I could cry,” she says, to add immediately that this may be a little exaggerated.

Oranje vs Die Mannschaft

On 13 June, the Dutch and German football teams will face one another in the European Cup. What is left of the decades-old rivalry between these national teams?

Fashionclash, Kwaliteitenkabinet, Jeker Jazz

Fashionclash Over 100 young, talented designers will come together at Fashionclash 2012, with various fashion shows taking place from Friday 8 until Sunday 10 June in the SAM Decoorfabriek. A Fashionclash market will also be held in Centre Céramique, where visitors can buy clothes and accessories from the designers. For more information, please vi...