Premium students in PREMIUM programme

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:57
They are enthusiastic and prepared to invest a great deal of time and effort in PREMIUM, the honours programme for excellent master’s students – not only the selected students, but their project mentors too. Maastricht University magazine spoke with PREMIUM mentors Dr Elissaveta Radulova (FASoS), Dr Nikos Kalogeras (SBE) and Matthias Jüliger (SBE).

Our world in words (video)

In Society
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:36
PHD dissertation Stephan Ludwig

Since there is increasing online text–based conversations and people are increasingly influenced by these, it is needed that these are taken into consideration. Especially within business, it would be extremely useful to incorporate and manage customers’ online conversations since these might influence for example the sale of a certain product.

CSI: Crime Statistics Investigation

In Money
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:31
How does crime participation relate to income and job opportunities? Whatever assumptions you might have, the topic hadn’t yet been researched in a thorough, scientific way. That is, until Olivier Marie, PhD, received a Veni grant allowing him to apply advanced micro-econometric techniques to vast datasets from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). “We can already see that two or three years before the crime is committed, there’s a drop in income.”

“I prefer my movies in the morning”

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:47

Every year he watches at least 200 films, 40 of them at the Cannes Film Festival. For Mark Vluggen, Cannes is the recurring highlight of his year. An assistant professor in Information Management at the School of Business and Economics, Vluggen is also the editor in chief of the film magazine of Maastricht’s arthouse cinema, the Lumière, and a film critic for the university newspaper Observant.


Annemarie Nelen recently earned a PhD from Maastricht University for her dissertation on part-time employment. One of her findings: toddlers with working mothers perform better in school. “I want my research to be relevant and understandable. It’s rewarding when people outside the academic field are genuinely interested in the results.” Her supervisor was Professor Andries de Grip at Maastricht University’s Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).


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