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In Professors ,
Written by Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:27
Vic Bonke succeeded Coen Hemker as rector from 1985 to 1991. He too was at the helm of Maastricht University: he was working in Amsterdam’s physiological lab when he was brought down south courtesy of Rob Reneman, then the brand new professor of Physiology.

“No research, no Coen Hemker”

In Professors ,
Written by Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:20
  The biochemist Coen Hemker, who served as rector from 1982 to 1985, was part of the first generation of professors at UM. In 1973 he was invited to join the core team charged with establishing the medical faculty, which launched the following year with a grand total of 50…

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 Köhlen 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…

The power of logical thinking

In Professors ,
Written by Tuesday, 13 October 2015 09:53
The tidy room with its empty desk reflects the organised mind of its occupant. Professor of Econometrics Franz Palm talks about his field with infectious enthusiasm, though in carefully chosen words. “Econometrics combines ‘hard’ maths with the ‘softer’ social sciences. That’s why it appeals to me so much.” Here he…

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