Corporate Connections

CBS and PREMIUM: A match made in heaven

CBS and PREMIUM: A match made in heaven

Over the years, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and Maastricht University (UM) have established a strong partnership in which they share their expertise and knowledge. There are joint, long-term research programmes, workshops and presentations at CBS for UM students, and temporary positions at CBS that enhance PhD students’ knowledge of statistical methods in practice. And there is PREMIUM.

Paras Anand shares a framework for making investment decisions within complex systems

Paras Anand shares a framework for making investment decisions within complex systems

The third GSBE Marketing-Finance Symposium, hosted by the School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) at Maastricht University, took place 8 October. Paras Anand, Head of pan-European Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment—the main sponsor of the event—delivered a presentation on decision making within complex systems, and spoke with us about the importance of bridging disciplines.

Interview with Dr. Arvid Hoffmann, co-organiser of the 2015 GSBE Marketing-Finance Symposium

Interview with Dr. Arvid Hoffmann, co-organiser of the 2015 GSBE Marketing-Finance Symposium

The third GSBE Marketing-Finance Symposium, hosted by the School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Graduate School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, takes place 8 October. This year’s symposium has been jointly organised by the Marketing-Finance Research Lab and Dr. Arvid Hoffmann, Dr. Nikos Kalogeras and Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost Pennings.

Diana Leng of KS Drilling on creating value during turbulent economies

Diana Leng of KS Drilling on creating value during turbulent economies

Diana Leng oversees group finance & treasury, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance related activities. A CFO with international perspective and experience in the development and implementation of business strategies, corporate planning, banking and finance. Ms Leng is an alumnus of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) and holds a Master of Science in International Business.
 
She is a member of the SBE International Advisory Board.

PREMIUM: Everybody wins

PREMIUM: Everybody wins

Dominik Mahr is the programme coordinator and contact person for all PREMIUM students at the School of Business and Economics (SBE). “In this role you have to be the face of the programme. Personal contact and enthusiasm are crucial, otherwise you don’t get enough resonance,” he explains. “But it’s not difficult to be enthusiastic, because working with these students is rewarding. They’re very motivated, ambitious and smart, and PREMIUM provides them with extra skills on top of the ones we already teach.”

Maastricht University researchers develop tool to support saving lives

Maastricht University researchers develop tool to support saving lives

Just imagine a major train accident happens and the hospital suddenly has to deal with large numbers of acute patients. Or the intensive care unit of a hospital is struck by an energy breakdown and all patients must be evacuated. In both cases the involved health care institutions will face a shortage of staff and the immediate need for a crisis team. We are all confident that our hospitals are prepared to face such an emergency, and so we should be. But how can we be sure?

Working with customers to “shape the future”

Working with customers to “shape the future”

On Friday, 24 April, the “Shaping the future” event–part of the 30 Years of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) celebration–looked at what an organisation needs for successful transformation, innovation, and co-creation. The interactive session, attended by professionals from the private and public sector, got straight to work on establishing the future of the school with an underlying commitment to maintaining its existing innovative character.