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Covid pass in higher education now less likely
1G, 2G, 3G: none of these will be able to stop the virus in its tracks
COVID-19: UM foundation day celebrations postponed until May
The new rector Pamela Habibović will take over her new job from 1 February, as planned
Lockdown over in higher education
Students must wear a face mask “everywhere, at all times”, the government decided
“I feel pressured into being vaccinated, so convince me why I should”
Maastricht students answer questions about vaccination on the Vaccination Doubt Hotline
OMT: “Wear a medical face mask in higher education”
OMT member Hoebe expects 50,000 cases a day
Home office furniture can be ordered in spring
The hybrid work situation requires a health-and-safety-proof home working space
Students suffer more from stress, says Statistics Netherlands
The further they get in their study programme, the more they worry about their future
Extra security during exams Mecc
1,5 meter at exams Mecc
Government: Covid pass is ‘last resort’ in higher education
The decision will be taken by the government, not by the Executive Board
Law students sign petition against exams at Mecc
"We now know that 84 per cent will meet someone in the risk group over the Christmas break"
Hybrid, online, on campus: flexibility is the motto
All types of education occur at the UM these days
A look back: lockdown hard for researchers
In particular, female researchers with young children experienced problems
Is UM supporting neurodiverse students during the pandemic?
"I especially struggled with online learning"
UM will probably go to online education when necessary
Even if the government says on Friday that universities can remain open
Do students really have so many mental health issues?
Relatively few students completed the questionnaire
“Covid pass not possible in higher education”
Negative impact on the accessibility of teaching
Probably: Not 2G but 3G in higher education
Infection rates are rising at such a fast rate that the government is considering drastic measures
FPN students: current COVID-19 measures don’t go far enough
Some students don't feel safe at university
Hardly any concerns reported about air quality in UM buildings
“In terms of technical solutions, we did everything we could, now it comes down to behaviour”
Fourth wave also noticeable in the tutorial groups
What do tutorial groups look like during this fourth wave?
Government wants no consultation on Covid pass in higher education
Rising number of coronavirus infections
University Council plea: unused holidays should not be lost
"If the gratitude is that they will now lose those hours, it will be very demotivating"
Heavy drinking, lots of stress: students’ mental health “very worrying”
A piece of cake – or so I thought
It’s probably the flu, he said. It’s COVID, everyone on the team thought
Alternative exams for students with symptoms
Students with mild symptoms can do a self test on the spot
Reintroduction of face masks going well
UM doesn’t expect QR code in education
No QR code but face mask required in higher education
As from Saturday 6 November
Oh no – a positive COVID test!
Let’s hope that social distancing and fresh air did the job
A look ahead: new coronavirus measures in higher education?
Infections on the rise again
An ordinary Monday
She has a bad cold, probably caught at a faculty council meeting where coughing and sniffling people were equally welcome
Minister: QR code also for international students without BSN
Help is coming soon, says De Jonge
Vaccinated, but no QR code
Non-European students face problems when they want a valid QR code
“Collective narcissism nourishes conspiracy beliefs”
Conspiracy thinking happens by degrees
International students have difficulty getting COVID pass
The route to a valid Dutch vaccination certificate is long and complicated:
Doubts about the air quality in classrooms? Report it
Servicepoint is low threshold way to ask questions
No more periods after COVID vaccination
UM study on menstruation
“Several colleagues are wary about being in a classroom again”
Yes or no: ban unvaccinated students from the classroom
The university is alive again
The return to physical education in picture
Hardly any student accommodation shortage expected in Maastricht
Demand for accommodation back to its former level
The UM is open again: what is allowed and what isn’t?
A list of all measures
Mass exams possible again from 20 September
The relaxation relates specifically to exams
No vaccination bus on UM campus
Pop-up locations for students
House of Representatives wants ‘hybrid’ learning for vulnerable students
Minister: Making all education hybrid’ is simply not possible in all cases
Covid: no more social distancing, but at what price?
Concerns that the virus will flare up again
“It was a rollercoaster, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world”
Best case scenario comes true; an almost normal Inkom
UM and the corona crisis
The latest updates about the corona crisis: working at home
Minister assigns two scenarios for new academic year
Majority of students and staff shun coronavirus testing
Whether you test or not carries no tangible consequences
UM education in September mostly on campus
Without the one-point-five metre distance, but most likely with limited group sizes
COVID-19: UM to receive extra millions for students’ well-being, education and temporary researchers
“We must be honest, it will not solve everything”
Schuman Lecture: How is Europe faring after the corona crisis?
At last, back to study books and glasses of beer at the club
Minister: total easing of restrictions in September unlikely
Law faculty Examination Board chairman steps down
Faculties expand possibilities for meeting up
Students allowed back to university (with restrictions)
Test policy is a logistical nightmare, says Rector
Hospital decisions during COVID: how do they affect employees?
“Suspending routine care was difficult for employees. It made them feel like they were failing in their duty"
Finally! Higher education open for one day a week again
Over 46,000 students want their tuition back
The decision will be made well before the summer: fully open or education at 1.5 metre distance in September
Campuses to open up again, even if there are self-test shortages
“People are fed up with online meetings”
Student organisations in times of pandemic
“Working from home is not a right, nor is it compulsory”
Working at the UM new style
“We already have a fine now anyway”
Ten questions about coronavirus tests and higher education
Even more study spaces, education period 5 remains online
Can we demand test and vaccination passports for campus access?
No relaxation of measures, not at the UM either
OMT finds infection rate too high
Not every Master’s graduate to get a €535 rebate
Breaking news: first-year tuition fees to be lowered to €542
520 study places available during XXL weeks
Request U-council quickly honored
“Getting up, getting dressed and going to the library. Very simple, but I miss it”
Rector on Faculty Tour
Higher education faces at least three more weeks of lockdown
Minister says rapid testing will allow spring campus openings
New official statistics: no rise in mental health issues among young people in 2020
UM wants this year too: starting on a master’s without a bachelor’s diploma
UM: at least 48 last-year credits must have been gained
Saurians back on the water with four at a time
Which model can predict how COVID-19 will progress?
Edmond Hustinx Prize 2020 goes to statistician Laure Wynants
UPDATE: Will I be getting coronavirus support, too?
Nuffic: lonely international students yearn for on-campus lessons
Opinion: Unequal distribution of Covid-19 vaccination
No relaxation of the restrictions just yet, but higher education is allowed to ‘prepare’
No more e-mails and WhatsApp messages at the weekend
“Just being able to see each other physically makes a world of difference”
Rector Rianne Letschert talking to study/student associations about student well-being
All Saurus boats back on the water on 3 March
In two minds: stay or go back to Moldova?
The UM first years of 2020/2021, part 2: first-year student Alina Timosenco
Starting today: sixty extra study places at Tapijn
“I haven’t settled in completely yet, but not because of COVID-19”
The second wave: Nanny Bakker
Coronavirus compensation: 50 percent tuition fee reduction and relief for junior researchers
Education for at least three faculties will remain online until summer
Education programme in periods 5 and 6
René Gabriels: “I carry a naked little doll around with me. It is Martin Paul”
No carnival, what can we do now?
“The biggest problem during carnival is confetti in your beer”
No carnival, what now?
Singing schmalzy pop songs, but not this year
No carnival, what can we do now?
€40 per month working-from-home compensation
Minister Van Engelshoven wants to accommodate delayed students
Preparing meatballs during Zoom
The second wave: Sarah Stutterheim
Lockdown until March 2, no decision on period 5 yet
Possibly another one-off working-from-home compensation
UM’s 45th anniversary: empathic speech by rector in an empty St. Jan