As a law student in Brussels, Christine van den Wyngaert wanted nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her heroes, the singers Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. And so she did. A regular on stage, she released her first LP in 1971. But this was also her last.…

We need women at the top

In Professors ,
Written by Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:42
The future of the academic world belongs to women. A bold statement? Perhaps. Yet it seems a justified conclusion when looking at the figures: not only do women tend to have higher grades than their male counterparts, but they also outnumber men among university graduates. Paradoxically, however, the female presence…

'Maastricht Univercity'

In Professors ,
Written by Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:23
From 1 September, Professor Dr Luc Soete succeeded Professor Dr Gerard Mols as rector of Maastricht University (UM). And he’s excited – because in these times of economic crisis, UM is facing a great many challenges. Soete, professor of International Economic Relations, has definite ideas about the contribution that UM…

“I’m not attached to power”

In Professors ,
Written by Monday, 25 June 2012 10:18
On 1 September Gerard Mols will become Maastricht University’s longest-serving rector, with a term of eight years and eight months. The usual unwritten rule is that a rector may serve a maximum of two four-year terms, but his successor Luc Soete was unavailable earlier. “After two terms you’re practically dead; you become predictable and…

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