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UM alum joins board University Fund

On 11 April last, the board of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL was joined by a new member. Thomas Schok studied Medicine at Maastricht University and is now a surgeon-in-training in the Teaching and Training Region South-East Netherlands (OOR-ZON) (currently at the VieCuri Medical Centre, from 1 July at MUMC+). He has ample experience on boards, having held…

Jos Kievits receives UM Medallion of Honour

On the occasion of his retirement from Maastricht University, on 11 April 2018 the Maastricht University Medallion of Honour was awarded to Jos Kievits, director of Development and Alumni Relations and director of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. The award recognises his outstanding services to UM, including his dedication to the University Fund and the professionalisation…

Duckrace Maastricht to support war refugees

This year, the annual Duck Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday 13 May. This year, the Refugee Project Maastricht will be one of the main beneficiaries of this charity event, which will be held in the back garden of Maastricht University. Every rubber ducky that bobs through the Jeker on Mother’s Day will…

Innovative Data Science research project wins award

A research project titled ‘Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children’ was awarded a prize at Maastricht University’s Pre-Dies Natalis symposium ‘The Future of a Data-Driven Society’ held on Thursday. Also at the symposium, Claudia Egher was declared the winner of the ‘visionary essay competition’. The winning project’s  main…

Call for proposals: Science and Future Entrepreneurship

Does your (future) project have direct social impact & does it connect science with future entrepreneurship and do you need extra means to go ahead with it? The Alumni Fund (University Fund Limburg) might make it possible to realize these ambitions. Submit your proposal before 23 February! Check the rules of the game here!

Fund invests €140.000 in UM research

In the past year, the University Fund Limburg has provided support to 57 research projects, conferences and other initiatives. Thanks to a total of €140,000 in grants, researchers were able to start their projects, making them better able to compete for larger grants at the national or European level and allowing them to launch initiatives…

Venlo Region extends scholarship programme for UM students

The Venlo Region has promised to invest another €15,000 in a study scholarship programme. The University Fund Limburg is grateful that the eight municipalities* wish to support ambitious and talented students from the region and in doing so contribute to the development of UM’s Venlo campus. The Venlo Region has now funded eight scholarships to…

Back on stage thanks to the balance belt

Thanks to the University Fund Limburg’s participation in Zweit Veur Leid, four patients have been relieved of their balance problems Ms Bongers (66 years old) is over the moon: today is the day when she finally receives her balance belt. Four years ago, her life changed dramatically when she experienced a balance disorder, most likely…

New fund for Women’s Studies

With the recent establishment of the Queen of Hearts Fund, researchers at Maastricht University are putting the focus on women’s health. Precisely because cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality among Dutch women, they deserve our full attention. During pregnancy, which they position as a biological stress test, the researchers will look for…

Saudi Aramco to support study in Biobased Materials by Maastricht University

We are pleased to announce that leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, is supporting a research programme on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM). With Saudi Aramco’s generous donation, Maastricht University is able to establish a Chair that will focus on the Sustainability…

Successful University Dinner

The annual Maastricht University Dinner took place on 19 April. Held in the provincial government building of Limburg, the dinner allows Maastricht University to meet with companies and institutions from Limburg and the southern region of the Netherlands which support and collaborate with the university. The dinner is hosted by the Limburg University Fund/SWOL and…

MACCH Conference 2017: Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage

On 17 and 18 March 2017, the third annual conference of the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) took place. The event, entitled ‘Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage’, was attended by 150 international researchers and professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds, including academics, policy makers, legal and museum professionals.…

Better balance thanks to Zweit Veur Leid

175 students, employees and sponsors of Maastricht University participated in Zweit Veur Leid last Sunday. The charity run opened with a spectacular warming up in the Geusselt Stadium and followed a stretch of Maastricht’s green mile. The University Fund Limburg raise funds for a project entitled ‘A Chance for Balance; focusing on people with severe vestibular problems’. Under the…

Zweit Veur Leid: A Chance for Balance

Op 15 januari vindt de 23ste editie van Zweit Veur Leid plaats. Het UM team werkt zich in het zweet voor mensen met een serieuze evenwichtsaandoening. Jij kunt ook iets doen! Schrijf je vandaag nog in voor ons team en begin 2017 gezond, goed en gezellig samen met vrienden en of collega’s en Geef Balans een Kans!

Alumni phonaton

Begin oktober neemt ons studenten belteam contact op met de afgestudeerden van de UM met de vraag of zij de wetenschap aan de UM willen ondersteunen met een donatie.

Monument erected in honour of Dr Sjeng Tans

On Friday 2 September 2016, a monument was unveiled on the square outside the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics – the original home of Maastricht University – in honour of Dr Sjeng Tans. The monument was the initiative of the Dr J. Tans Committee and was created by sculptor Caius Spronken.