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Students make the university greener

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Written by Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:40
Make Maastricht University a sustainable university: that was the task at the founding of the Green Office.It marked the start of a unique project: a university department that is run entirely by students, and with unprecedented success.Universities from the Netherlands and abroad are knocking on the door of the ‘Bureau’.…
PhD dissertation Tetiana Stepurko  Gifts, tips and bribes to health care providers are common in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This thesis studies these informal patient payments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. It appears that “gifts and bribes” continue to exist in these countries despite…

“Attachment security is a human right”

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Written by Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:22
“Every year we expose thousands of newborn babies to inhuman treatment.” This is the legal opinion of Jan Willems, a researcher on the structural prevention of child abuse. The main reason: the sacred cow of automatic parental authority. Willems calls for a different approach to dealing with the perils of…

Turning the spotlight on excellence

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Written by Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
Who would nowadays dare to claim that science is still a man's world? It is, after all, 2013. Yet on closer inspection, you don’t have to be a rampant feminist to make this claim. Women continue to be underrepresented in academic leadership – across the European Union, only 18% of…
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