Maastricht University (UM) President Martin Paul and Vice President Nick Bos immediately set an ambitious tone during the launch of the Excellence Programme Brightlands at Marres, House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, on Thursday, 15 September.
When she was just 13, Schrode—American citizen activist and youngest US congressional candidate in history—cofounded Turning Green, a national non-profit organization devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.
On 8 September, American citizen activist Erin Schrode will hold a lecture at Maastricht University entitled ‘The Youth Revolution: Transforming Passion into Leadership.” The lecture is part of the Ambassador Lecture Series. The lecture is open to the public.
From June 17-19, Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) hosted the world’s largest service research conference, with 270 participants from more than 30 countries.
Gijs Mensing has quite a bit of insight about Inkom, the weeklong introduction event filled with parties, a city tour, educational activities and more for new students at Maastricht University. It’s not because he experienced his own Inkom as a freshman in 1999 or even because he led Workgroup Inkom as chairman in 2003. It’s because this year, Mensing will attend the event for the sixteenth time.
This Friday, 10 June, the 2016 UEFA European Championship will kick off in France. Spain is the current two-time defending champion, so appears to be the team to beat. Or is it? According to Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski, authors of “Soccernomics,” the landscape of football is changing,
The dissenting voice of the “tenth man” in the boardroom could potentially curb unethical behaviour in business, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow said to a group of students, professors and businesspeople on 18 May during his lecture ”Rules versus Principles,” organised by RSM Nederland and in cooperation with the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE).
Professor John Kay is a leading British economist whose main interest is the relationship between economics and business. He is the author of several books, including last year’s Other People’s Money, which explores to what extent the financial services sector currently serves the needs of the final users of financial services, distinct from market participants, and what can be done to try and make sure it does that job better in the future. Professor Kay will deliver the 2016 Joan Joan Muysken lecture in Maastricht on 11 April.
Earlier this year, the Dutch Basic Income Association (Vereniging Basisinkomen) celebrated its 25th year with a conference in Maastricht. For three days in January, approximately 150 people–politicians, councilors, scholars and activists–gathered in the city to discuss the various controversies and misunderstandings relating to definitions in The Netherlands about all kinds of initiatives concerning the universal basic income (UBI).
Philipp Blom speaks with us about, among other topics, how religion forms the mentality of a society, life for everyday people in the inter-war years and the sometimes destructive effects of rapid technological advancement.