Not afraid of angry men - Jill Lobbestael

Written by Friday, 24 August 2012 10:53
The traits of different types of aggressors Could you describe your research? I study different types of aggression. What triggers it, what happens at that particular moment in an individual’s body and mind, how to measure aggression in a lab situation, those sorts of questions. Broadly speaking, there are two…

“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…

“When I play, I forget everything else”

In People ,
Written by Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:03
Medical studies or the music conservatory? This was the diffi cult decision facing the 19-year-old Angelique Hollands when she was accepted into both programmes last year. She opted for medicine at Maastricht University, but performed with the Dutch National Student Orchestra (NSO) in February this year. Her résumé now includes performances at celebrated concert…

Part-time farming with an ancient family recipe

In Professors ,
Written by Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:10
This was an excellent year for farmer Joost Pennings. His sugar beet harvest alone weighed many millions of kilos. “And they’re perfect: hardly any lateral roots and you can really see the sugar in them.” A part-time farmer and professor of Marketing and Finance at Maastricht University (UM), Pennings comes…

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