If you are interested in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the creative ideas of the population in and around Maastricht, the week of Monday, the 16 November was loaded with interesting events relating to those topics.
“Every time I visit the university, I return energised and inspired.” This is how Erik Joosten, CEO of Arion, kicks
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.
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.
Increasingly in business funding circles, you hear about companies harnessing the power of the people, and raising money using crowdfunding platforms in exchange for rewards, loans or a slice of their equity. An impactful campaign video is key to earning the crowd support you need to make your idea a reality.
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 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.
A new concept addressing vehicle safety and security and how it’s effect on the insurance premium for the owner has earned three SBE students—Saskia Pluester, Niels van Dooren and Martin Wetzel—internships at Volkswagen Group: the top prize for the 2015 Volkswagen Group Business Innovation Challenge.
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.”
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?