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I know him! He’s the burglar!

I know him! He’s the burglar!

Choënne Straatman (26) has already completed a master’s degree in Forensic Science at the University of Amsterdam. She also works as a consultant to the district courts in Maastricht and Roermond. How strong is DNA evidence in a particular case? How do DNA traces compare to the forensic evidence? And what kinds of questions might the judge as...

Attracting professional football players with low taxes

Attracting professional football players with low taxes

He wrote his bachelor’s thesis on professional football players moving to another country for its low tax rates. But in the next academic year, Kevin van Abswoude – now a master’s student of Tax Law – will likely move to Sweden: a country with relatively high taxes.
"Many people see male anger as a sign of strength, whereas women’s anger is often not appreciated"

"Many people see male anger as a sign of strength, whereas women’s anger is often not appreciated"

She was – and still is – intrigued by the #MeToo movement, which seemingly came out of nowhere but appears to be here to stay. Wouldn’t that be a suitable thesis topic for her bachelor’s degree in Arts and Culture?
Too ill to pursue her master’s degree

Too ill to pursue her master’s degree

Prize winner Imke van der Velden (21, suspended her master’s degree in Health Food Innovation Management at UM) studied the behaviour of fourteen- to seventeen-year-olds. Can they be persuaded to eat a healthier, more plant-based diet through Instagram?
“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.
On the legal punishment for infanticide

On the legal punishment for infanticide

Prize winner Sarah Samuel (23, now a master’s student of  Law and Labour at UM) took a deep dive into history for her bachelor’s thesis. She combed through hundreds of newspaper articles, legal statistics, parliamentary papers, and issues of the Dutch weekly legal journal Het Weekblad van het Regt to find out why the Dutc...