Successful Maastricht University Dinner 2019

‘A nice balance between food, entertainment and conversation.’ That is how Mark Post, professor at Maastricht University, describes the Maastricht University Dinner 2019. This event took place on Wednesday, April 3 at the Province of Limburg (Gouvernement). Mr. Post gave an interesting lecture about ‘healthy, juicy and sustainable regenerative biology’. The University Fund Limburg, which…

Minervalia one step closer to Maastricht

Great news: Maastricht service club Ronde Tafel 179 Maastricht-Charlemagne wants to support our Minervalia project! This financial contribution is possible thanks to the proceeds of the Bassinario event, which is organised by Ronde Tafel 179. Committed to the city, committed to the cultural heritage of Maastricht. Many thanks for your contribution. For more information about…

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!

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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…