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“A summary? We do research here from mouth to arse”
What is happening at Campus Venlo?
Is the future for ‘strong' men like Putin and Xi Jinping?
Well-known political scientist from Great Britain to give Tans lecture
“Prediabetes is much more dangerous than we think”
Plea to screen people for diabetes sooner
Collaborators worked in the coal mines for a good salary
PhD on political prisoners being put to work after WW II
“You conform, for fear of being excluded from the group”
Interview with social psychologist Karlijn Massar about hazing
EU study into psychological malaise in youths
A thousand youths in nine countries will participate
Many smokers quit after ban on menthol cigarettes
Tobacco industry has put new alternatives on the market
A hazardous discovery in the forest
Research into deathbed final words
From animation movie to particle accelerator
Opening Academic Year 2022: Hustinx Prize for computer scientist Daniel Cámpora
Are neighbouring countries jeopardising the Einstein Telescope?
Where the Netherlands is making pace, German and Belgium commitments are lagging behind
Held hostage by COVID-19 for years
UM leads research into Long Covid
2.6 billion people do not cook cleanly or sustainably
Energy transition in developing countries
New challenge: HIV infections among Ukraine refugees
UM researchers help GPs offering HIV care
For sale: Netflix login code for 2.25 dollar
Maastricht researchers on the dark web
"You can discard the idea of a single illness with a single solution"
Farewell interview with Alzheimer’s expert Frans Verhey
Acquittal thanks to UM forensic psychologist’s report
"This was the first time that such a report served as a new fact, this may open doors for the future"
“We want to find out why some people seem protected against Alzheimer’s”
100,000 euro Talent Prize goes to Maastricht researcher Willemijn Jansen
Extreme-right loners and the sense of COVID-19 measures
Student Prizes for the best bachelor’s and master’s theses in 2021
Worldwide medical guidelines adapted after Maastricht research
2021 Dissertation Prize for Estelle Nijssen
NWO boss Marcel Levi: “Universities don’t like me saying this, but…”
"Say that you suddenly gave the universities an extra 80 million. I don’t think they could spend it straight away"
No more European member states
German professor to give Schuman lecture
Netherlands wins 27 European advanced grants
Only two other countries managed to secure more grants
Even more millions from Growth Fund to the UM
Extra money for cultured meat and education
Rubicon grant for 22 researchers
UM’s Clara Snijders is leaving for Harvard Medical School, with a subsidy
More than 900 million euros for Einstein Telescope
42 million for the preparations and 870 million for when the installation is actually built in Limburg
Another 78 researchers awarded Veni grants
One UM researcher was awarded
No time, no data: how the COVID-19 pandemic turned medical research upside down
Maastricht research physicians on the influence of the pandemic on their studies
Not all obese patients are alike
Zooming in on the individual
Two million for climate study
Focus on three 'rural labs'
“The West has to make an impossible choice”
"Nobody expected Putin to invade Ukraine"
Vici subsidy for researcher Anne Roefs
In total 22 scientists were successful in obtaining a grant
“Some colleagues have come out in support of Putin”
UM researchers quit academic additional functions in Russia
Corine de Ruiter to accede to ‘learned society’
"An honour and a change to expand my network"
MERLN to start a stem cell growth plant
Two European grants for regenerative medicine
Going to work after taking magic mushrooms
UM research on psychedelics
Dutch Research Council gauges opinions on talent grants
The grants have become so important for researchers’ careers that there is a rush to get hold of them
Italian cancer expert to become the new TEFAF professor
Alberto Bardelli specialises in cancer genetics
Medicines mainly effective for the ideal test subject
What if international criteria are so strict that 80 per cent of all patients are excluded right from the start?
“Before long, the winner will be the best salesman, not the best researcher”
"We are in a difficult period in which we are trying to get a different system off the ground"
‘Digital heart’ to help doctors make a diagnosis
Better care thanks to computer models and artificial intelligence
Two starting grants for UM researchers
Laureates are Catalina Goanta (Law) and Hannes Rusch (School of Business and Economics)
‘Flame that doesn’t burn’ to produce fuel and plastics without CO2 emissions
New lab on Brightlands Campus for research into plasma technology
"DiCaprio has achieved more than climate scientists"
Symposium on activism in science
About the fear in your throat and the knot in your stomach
Study on trauma
Growing stigmatisation of people with hiv in health care
"We know that the greater the stigma, the more depressed and fearful a person feels"
Venlo students publish scientific article on fishing
"We had been warned for the peer review"
Breastfeeding and working at a university turns out to be a rough combination
Research about breastfeeding academics
Praised and abused because of ‘everyday racism’
Racism expert Philomena Essed to give Tans lecture
Nine completely different articles and a publication in The Lancet
Catharina Pijls Thesis Prize for Floor van den Brand
"The clean room was the greatest challenge”
British Lord and economist to give the Joan Muysken Lecture
Headstrong, erudite and contrary
“A researcher who is not on Twitter, is losing out”
Maastricht cardiologist creates manual for professional use of social media
The bang that changes everything
Doctors and victims of brain damage argue for the wearing of bicycle helmets
The wolf in the Netherlands: refugee or actor
Lecture by biologist Tijs Goldschmidt
“Collective narcissism nourishes conspiracy beliefs”
Conspiracy thinking happens by degrees
Dutch and British students benefit the least from international classroom
Ideal: four nationalities in the tutorial group
Hot off the press: Nobel Prize for unravelling touch and temperature senses
Chili peppers and hot tea
One Rubicon grant for Maastricht
NWO received 76 applications
Female smokers enter into the menopause sooner
Seminar on passive smoking, fathers and the menopause
No more periods after COVID vaccination
UM study on menstruation
Ig Nobel Prize for avoiding other pedestrians: left - right - or is it left after all?
Research that make you laugh first, and then think through the implications
Studies using the DNA of persecuted Uighurs withdrawn
Unable to prove that DNA was donated voluntarily by Uighur subjects
“My trap is that I find too many things interesting”
Opening Academic Year 2021: Hustinx Prize for computer ethicist Katleen Gabriels
Six Spinoza and Stevin prize winners announced
The Dutch version of the Nobel Prizes
Three Vidi grants for Maastricht
About life-long learning, fear of failing and a reading club
Professor Andries de Grip: “Retirement is also the beginning of something new”
“I think it is awful that teaching at universities is so underrated"
Best practices Recognition and Rewards: having a look in Utrecht
"The idea that the teaching career track would be an easy one to become Professor, no, it doesn't work that way"
Best practices Recognition and Rewards: teaching careers at FHML
National PhD survey being prepared
Pilot with eight universities
Tigging to improve motor skills
Academic advice for MVV juniors
Edible Buddha-shaped heads
Bake your Research: winning prize for Fasos-researcher
“Keep a watchful eye on the cunning lobby by the tobacco industry”
Professor Marc Willemsen is worried about anti-smoking policy
Checklists are no longer the point of departure
Recognition and Rewards: Vanessa LaPointe of MERLN about their “more on development instead of assessment”-focused tenure track
Scientists rally behind Dutch whistleblower
“When talking to your scientists you will also have to pay attention to the financial matters”
Recognition and Rewards: FSE-dean Thomas Cleij about their pilot 'flexible performance criteria'
Homeless: tremendous resilience and overwhelming suffering
UM researcher interviews 436 homeless people
‘Dutch success is good, but a strong Europe is better’
Interview with ERC Vice President Eveline Crone
Prof. Ron Heeren new member of the KNAW
I know him! He’s the burglar!
Winner of the Master’s Thesis Prize in Law: Choënne Straatman
“Cells like rock music”
Vici winner to print implants
10.000 euro for a YouTube channel, series of lectures or digital platform
How can you get a child to eat Brussels sprouts?
Vici for research into children’s eating behaviour
Bringing a map to life
New option at the UM: a PhD based on artistic research
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"
The curse of scientific junk journals
125 million euro for ‘Maastricht’ projects
Too ill to pursue her master’s degree
Winner bachelor’s thesis prize UCV: Imke van der Velden
Physicists hint of new force of nature
UM involved in spectacular discovery
Better off going to the gym in the afternoon rather than the morning
New research by a large consortium of Dutch and Canadian scientists coming up
Healthy primary school must become green
Give students old exams!
Standing during tutorials does not yield higher grades
“Commitment to democracy is something you should never take for granted”
Dissertation Prize 2020 goes to Matteo Bonelli
Which model can predict how COVID-19 will progress?
Edmond Hustinx Prize 2020 goes to statistician Laure Wynants
Setback after setback, but it’s all part of the process
High blood pressure: three billion 'patients' but little is known about the causes
Study put on hold after bankruptcy mental healthcare facility
“Research must result in something interesting one way or another”
New UM member of De Jonge Akademie wants to encourage doctors to do research
“You can forget about getting a flying start to your career”