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The division of invisible labour

The division of invisible labour

How are my PhD students doing? How do I explain to my child that I have to work even though I’m at home? How do I stay in touch with my friends and family online? These are just a few answers to the question “what was on your mental load list these past few months”. This question was asked during the FEM roundtable discussion on i...
GPs get help to recognise depression

GPs get help to recognise depression

People seeking help for depression or anxiety go see their GP first. But general practitioners often don’t know what to do with this. For example, they don’t recognise depression in three quarters of patients. UM researchers have developed two tools to support them.
Two starting grants for Maastricht University

Two starting grants for Maastricht University

MAASTRICHT / THE NETHERLANDS. Katie Kuschminder and Olga Zvonareva from Maastricht University have both received a starting grant, a European research grant for young scientists. The Netherlands received a total of 42 this year.
Another black hole collision detected through gravitational waves

Another black hole collision detected through gravitational waves

Another great discovery has been made with the help of gravitational waves. In May 2019, the telescopes in the US (LIGO) and in Europe (Virgo), which UM has been affiliated with since 2017, detected waves resulting from a collision of two black holes.
Three million euro grant to simulate the brain

Three million euro grant to simulate the brain

UM’s neuroscientists have received three million euros to coordinate an international research project. It’s part of the Human Brain Project, to which the EU awarded one billion euros in 2013. Its goal was and still is to create a computer simulation of the human brain in ten years.  The subproject, in which several European lab...

UM professor interviewing Dakota Indian, Aboriginal and Aztec leaders

UM professor interviewing Dakota Indian, Aboriginal and Aztec leaders

The relationship between humans and animals has gone off track in many parts of the world, argues Professor Pim Martens. How do leaders of Indigenous peoples and representatives of world religions feel about this? Martens will publish ten video conversations with spiritual and religious leaders.
A cross-border HIV prevention programme

A cross-border HIV prevention programme

A HIV prevention programme specifically geared towards the Euregion, is what professor Kai Jonas and PhD candidate Lizette Krist want to set up. But first they need to discover the needs of the groups at risk in the region. Also, how do you get the different local area health authorities, municipalities and provinces to agree?
PhD candidates must take an oath

PhD candidates must take an oath

MAASTRICHT. PhD candidates must take a public oath, promising that they will adhere to the rules of scientific integrity at all times. The valorisation paragraph has also been adapted and is now called ‘impact paragraph’. This is included in the new UM Regulations for obtaining a PhD, which will apply from October. 
A Weinstein affair as a wake-up call

A Weinstein affair as a wake-up call

As a PhD candidate, you are about to submit an article to a journal. Just before that, an experienced colleague e-mails you that he would like to be named as co-author. This troubles you because this colleague made no contribution. What do you do?
Nursing homes deal with the corona rules differently

Nursing homes deal with the corona rules differently

Face mask or not? A separate room for visitors or can they just come inside? Nursing homes deal very differently with the corona rules for visitors, it appeared from initial observations by the Academische Werkplaatsen Ouderenzorg, (Academic Work Places for Geriatric Care) across the Netherlands. 
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