Young talents

Tax lawyer or prizefighter?

Written by Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00
While your average student is enjoying a beer in the sun on this sultry summer evening, Xavier K√∂hlen is working up a sweat at boxing club De Amateur in Munstergeleen. The 23-year-old Limburger of Moluccan descent is not only a top boxer with a cabinet full of trophies, but also…
How do you keep people motivated whilst working longer? Could you describe your research? The central question is: which measures encourage people to work for longer and which do not? The restriction of pension rights in the public sector in 2006 in an attempt to encourage working longer shows a…

The judge as activist - Maartje de Visser

Written by Friday, 24 August 2012 11:10
The relationship between judges and legislatures Could you describe your research? I am involved in the European and National Constitutional Law (EUNACON) project. This is a four-year EU financed project, led by professor Monica Claes and comprised of three other colleagues in the law faculty. We examine fundamental constitutional principles…

Could you describe your research? I study the effectivity of Dutch policy in the area of school dropouts. In 2000, the European Council decided to halve the number of pupils without a starting qualification by 2010, which has really drawn attention to the issue. As a result, the EU member…

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