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“We're considering a merger on 1 September 2021”

“We're considering a merger on 1 September 2021”

MAASTRICHT. Again, there are talks of integrating the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) into Maastricht University, and this time chances of success seem greater than ever. It was dean Peter Møllgaard who recently said in a faculty meeting of the School of Business and Economics that a merger was underway. MSM would move in with SBE at Tapijn. ...
“People are fed up with online meetings”

“People are fed up with online meetings”

Student organisations bring students together, but how can you do that during a pandemic? How can you create a spirit of community when meeting in real life is not an option? Various student organisations in Maastricht reported similar problems dealing with online events; people are done with online meetings, don’t always show up when they sa...
“Everyone said: you won’t manage; you will have turned back before you get to Eindhoven”

“Everyone said: you won’t manage; you will have turned back before you get to Eindhoven”

Lockdown or not, American student Jacob Herbert flew to the Netherlands for a semester at Maastricht University halfway through January. Just like six fellow countrymen, who also ventured to cross the ocean, he is now participating in the tutorial group meetings online, from his room in the Guesthouse. “I thought, I will just go and see. I ha...
UM Walks: 1,700 times stretching the legs

UM Walks: 1,700 times stretching the legs

Seventeen hundred meetups have already taken place since UM Walks was launched at the end of February. The idea is simple: you register and every Monday you are matched with either a student or an employee from Maastricht University who is also a participant. Together, you agree on a time that week to either walk or chat together.
SBE: more policy-oriented research, more diversity

SBE: more policy-oriented research, more diversity

MAASTRICHT. October 2019, Maastricht University Campus Brussels. The Board of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is on an awayday to discuss what they want the next five years to look like, before the topic will be discussed faculty-wide. There will need to be more diversity among students and staff. The educational model will remain the sa...
“The car driver drove alongside us and offered 100 euro for sex”

“The car driver drove alongside us and offered 100 euro for sex”

LONGREAD. Sexual harassment and violence against women: since the murder of the British Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped and later found dead in London on 3 March, large-scale protests have been taking place. Eyes undressing you, psssstt sounds, shouting and abuse like “nice pussy!” to “slut”. Students from Maastricht Univer...
Allow students to study in all European countries

Allow students to study in all European countries

MAASTRICHT/THE NETHERLANDS “An educational system in which students can move freely through Europe. A semester in the Netherlands, one in France, one in Portugal, and so on.” This is what the brand-new Minister of Foreign Affairs in the newly launched student cabinet Heleen van der Velden, third-year student European Studies, will dedic...
“I want to learn more, dive deep”

“I want to learn more, dive deep”

Sophie Koch (28) currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland. After completing her master’s thesis at Maastricht University last July, she began her PhD research at ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
No applause but hearts via the chat

No applause but hearts via the chat

It has been a year since the Netherlands went into lockdown. Whereas in the past the odd person logged into an online event, now suddenly the whole country is watching one webinar (a combination of the words ‘web’ and ‘seminar’) or livestream after another. And not just that, more and more people are on the other side of the...
Social contact, fresh air and a history lesson

Social contact, fresh air and a history lesson

MAASTRICHT. The Seed Barn or The Uitvreter (Loosely translated: The Freeloader)? What name is better name for the building of a student association? The second, was decided during the general members meeting of Circumflex in 1992. The association then moved into a building at Herbenusstraat 9 and had to come up with a name, say two senior...
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