Project Minervalia is live!

The official launch of the first Maastricht University crowdfunding project is a fact. On March 15, Ingrid Wijk, director of the Maastricht University Library, officially launched the crowdfunding project at the opening of the Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair in the St. Janskerk on the Vrijthof in Maastricht. What is the Minervalia and why…

UM and crowdfunding: all about it

Making projects possible and showing them on a large stage: that is crowdfunding in a nutshell. Therefore, we are proud of the new, innovative crowdfunding platform of Maastricht University: UM Crowd. However: what is crowdfunding exactly and what is going to happen? What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding means ‘funding by many people’. In other words: people…

About HIV and Hong Kong: Mart’s research

Preventing is better than curing. This is definitely the case for the STD called HIV, known to cause AIDS. Mart van Dijk investigates PrEP, a new medicine that should prevent HIV. In many countries, men having sexual intercourse with other men are at a much higher risk of contracting HIV than other people. That being…

Refugee entrepreneurs get down to business

Building a new life in a new country is hard enough, one would think. For refugee entrepreneurs, however, this process is even more challenging, as they face many hurdles when starting a business in their new ‘homeland’. Jarrod Ormiston, assistant professor in social entrepreneurship at the Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship (MC4E), has been awarded an…

Save the date: fundraising event

Save the date! On 24 mei 2019, the Queen of Hearts fundraising event will take place in AINSI Maastricht. This festive night is dedicated to research regarding heart disease and women. This message already includes some information (in Dutch), more details will follow soon!

Bring the Minervalia back to Maastricht!

A small book of great value: Jean Guyot’s Minervalia. It is one of the oldest comedy books printed in Maastricht. Worldwide only five copies are known. In 1554, the printer Jacob Baethen produced something unique: a Maastricht-printed book with a special, humoristic story! A good home for a special bookWe want to dedicate the Minervalia…

Call: subsidies for scientists

Are you currently organizing a congres? A symposium? Or in possession of a great research proposal? And does your activity contribute directly to UM’s international profile and to the research or education activities of your faculty? Then maybe, the University Fund Limburg can help you realise your idea! The application deadline is 1 March 2019.…

Special meeting in the MECC

From 4 to 7 September 2018, the global LVC-meeting took place in the MECC. During this meeting, scientists discuss the latest developments in research into gravitation waves. The LVC-meeting was organised by dr. Gideon Koekoek, who has received financial support from the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. It was a great success! Click here for a short…

Student Manon receives grant

In the picture, you see the French student Manon Baert. Thanks to professor Jo Ritzen, former president of Maastricht University and former minister of Education and Science, she is able to follow the bachelor’s programme European Law School. She is very thankful for this opportunity! Jo Ritzen aims to increase the number of French students at Maastricht University. Therefore,…