It is not justified and is even misleading to suggest that repatriation programmes for rejected asylum seekers contribute to development in the country of origin. This is the core of the research that Marieke van Houte did for her thesis, entitled Moving Back or Moving Forward? Return migration after conflict . On 20 November, she will receive her PhD from Maastricht University.
Maastricht University graduate Mirjam Lommel worked in corporate law, advising on mergers, acquisitions and the formation of limited companies. After suffering a burnout – "I missed the contact with people" – she took a surprising turn in her career. She now runs the teahouse 't Bluk in Laren.
Isn’t that just always the way it goes: now that the photographer and the interviewer are watching you work, the chainsaw doesn’t want to start. After a few attempts, the shrill sound at last cuts through the silence of the village of Wahlwiller. The professor lowers the saw into one of the many tree trunks lying ready to be cut into chunks. Soon after, his axe whizzes down with deadly...
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