Hemker’s brains

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Written by Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:45
“I remember a sign in your room that says, ‘Science is difficult, people are impossible’.” “That’s right,” chuckles Coen Hemker, “a gift from my professor in Oxford.” Anecdotes and memories tumble over one another in the discussion about the PhD training of Marja van Dieijen, professor of Clinical Chemistry and…

“I don’t like hierarchy, status and egos”

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Written by Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:30
Anyone who followed the media coverage of Rianne Letschert over the last six months could draw but one conclusion: she is an angel on Earth. The new UM Rector Magnificus as of 1 September bursts out laughing when she hears this. “I’m no Mother Theresa.” Later she says, “People do…

The young veteran

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Written by Tuesday, 14 June 2016 00:00
Ton Hartlief, professor of Private Law, has been named best teacher by his students in Maastricht and best liability lawyer in the Netherlands by his professional peers. He became a professor in Leiden at the age of just 29, and recently – still shy of his 50th birthday – took…
Like the former rectors Coen Hemker and Vic Bonke, Hans Philipsen was among the pioneers of Maastricht University. He was dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Leiden when he was asked, in 1973, to join a committee looking for suitable professors for the medical faculty in Maastricht. He…

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