PhD candidate Martina Čaić’s research in Dutch and Portuguese hospitals could help engineers and roboticists build better ‘socially assistive’ robots that will one day help carers and families look after the elderly.
Rankings: according to those who compile them, they represent expert opinions on quality. And nearly everyone else, it seems, has an opinion about those opinions: news media, employers, policymakers, taxpayers, prospective students and parents, and alumni looking back on their education and their alma mater.
Peter Møllgaard (Denmark, 1964), Professor of Industrial Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), has been appointed as the new Dean
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) alumna Ireen Rempt says it was her personal passion for travel that first put the travel industry on her radar. “What I love about travelling is discovering the unknown and making connections with people from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs,” she says.
Support to help expand and strengthen the manufacturing sector in Limburg could bring significant gains to the Dutch province’s economy, and a triple helix collaboration involving academics at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics, businesses and the provincial government could play a key role.
From a very early age, SBE alumnus Jan Willem Kappes was interested in the aviation industry. “I think when I was a child it was more the fascination with flying and aircraft,” he says. “In the beginning, I wanted to become a pilot. But already during high school I realised that I was more intrigued and interested in the whole business side behind the curtain than actually flying.”
How do you combine a passion for photography with an international business degree? SBE alumnus Martijn Savenije explains.
Each month, we will include a column in our newsletter highlighting the activities of SCOPE, the official Study Association of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.
“There are some academics who take the role of preachers when it comes to sustainability, who just reiterate that we must be sustainable,” SBE professor of real estate finance Piet Eichholtz observes. “We take a more pragmatic approach and say, well, let’s see if sustainability pays, in monetary terms. Because if it does that, you don’t need to be a preacher, you don’t need to have government rules – the market will provide incentives.”
Martin Wetzels, professor of marketing and supply chain research at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics, is looking at the impact of “digital disruption” on the academic and business world alike. His findings are the subject of his 2018 UM Star Lecture in Cologne.