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Rearranging money and powers

Rearranging money and powers

MAASTRICHT. The School of Business and Economics (SBE) has changed course: future decisions on education will be made not by the departments, but by special project teams. Powers will be transferred from the departments to these teams, and the departments will be expected to invest their ample savings. These changes should remove major barriers to ...
Strong interest from Dutch pupils

Strong interest from Dutch pupils

MAASTRICHT. Last Saturday saw the busiest Bachelor’s Open Day in Maastricht University’s history, with as many as 3100 school students descending on the city. In November 2012, which previously held the record for the busiest Open Day, UM welcomed under 2800 prospective students. A large number of this year’s pupils (almost 2100) ...
The Netherlands holds a minute’s silence for Paris attack victims

The Netherlands holds a minute’s silence for Paris attack victims

THE NETHERLANDS. One minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks will be held across the Netherlands on Monday as part of a Europe-wide memorial for the dead.
Few foreign graduates work in Limburg

Few foreign graduates work in Limburg

MAASTRICHT. A platform – Limburg Magnet! - that brings businesses in Limburg and students in contact with each other, and the UM project KnowledgeEngineering@Work that links local IT businesses to knowledge engineering students. Two initiatives that aim to recruit foreign graduates for the Dutch labour market. Last Friday, during a regional m...
New FHS dean: “Deans aren’t all that important”

New FHS dean: “Deans aren’t all that important”

From incumbent dean of one faculty to dean of another: this type of transfer is virtually unheard of. Not at UM, though. What inspired Professor Bernadette Jansma to trade in the Faculty of Psychology and Neurosciences (FPN) for the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences (FHS) as of mid-2016?
Faculty of Law goes to Aruba

Faculty of Law goes to Aruba

MAASTRICHT. The Maastricht Faculty of Law is going to work together with the University of Aruba. From the next academic year, they hope to welcome the first students for the double degree programme, an American Specialisation, within the existing master’s programme of International and European Tax Law. Eventually, the participants will...
Time for a Fresh new start

Time for a Fresh new start

Fresh is an all-out fiasco in terms of both service and food. This is a fully refurbished establishment on the former site of the well-known student restaurant Kiwi. But the food, to put it bluntly, is worse. Just a few steps from the Student Services Centre and the Maastricht University Library, the restaurant seems like the perfect place for even...

Empty words

Empty words

Isa (26): “Because I don’t always feel a hundred per cent, I regularly get advice from others. I should let go of things more, make contact with the earth and embrace myself. I can’t do anything with that. ” Ingrid: A friend made an announcement on Facebook of an upcoming course ‘Coming home to yourself’. If y...

Six FASoS yellow cards most likely dropped

Six FASoS yellow cards most likely dropped

MAASTRICHT. Five of the programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that were issued a ‘yellow card’ by quality watchdog NVAO in 2013, seem to have received the go-ahead. The Qanu committees that assess the quality for NVAO, are satisfied with the changes that have been implemented. This means that the ‘yellow ca...

“Engage Wilders’ supporters with questions that will make them think”

“Engage Wilders’ supporters with questions that will make them think”

MAASTRICHT. “Moral courage means doing the right thing in the face of your fears”, says the Canadian professor Irshad Manji (1968), who will give this year’s Tans Lecture. She is an author, documentary maker, Muslim, independent thinker and well-known critic of traditional mainstream Islam. She is also the founder and preside...
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