University of Maastricht

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Mar 8 '18 09:02

A total of 122 thousand international students from 162 different countries are currently studying at a Dutch university or university of applied science, 10 thousand according to an Dutch uni

Dec 4 '17 15:50

Employers in technology, healthcare and education will have an increasingly difficult task filling vacancies in the coming years, according to the University of Maastricht's research center for education and labor market RAO. Over the next five years, the number of jobs in the Netherlands is expected to grow by 520 thousand, with the largest number of vacancies expected to be in technology and healthcare, according to the researchers, NOS reports.

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Feb 28 '17 07:43

Following a number of major information leaks and integrity violation cases in the Dutch police and other investigative agencies, a major investigation was launched into corruption at the police, the Telegraaf reports. The investigation was launched in September and is being performed by the University of Maastricht, the Open University and Avans Hogeschool.

Jan 18 '17 16:50

The Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC) got authorization to bury bodies in their own small cemetery in order to study decomposition. According to the hospital, this study will be of great value to forensic investigators, the Volkskrant reports.

Jun 2 '16 10:35

The Dutch police are not good at distinguishing between real and fake sex crime reports, according to a study by the University of Maastricht and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Researcher Andre De Zutter called the police assessment of a sex crime report "guesswork", the Volkskrant reports.

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Apr 22 '16 16:05

Ethnic minorities who are excluded from society are at a higher risk of suffering from psychosis. This phenomenon is most prevalent in second-generation migrants, according to psychologist Els van der Ven in the thesis for which she will be awarded a PhD by the University of Maastricht on Friday

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Apr 22 '16 14:20

The University of Maastricht appointed Rianne Letschert its new rector. The 39 year old woman is the youngest person ever to take leadership of a Dutch university.

Nov 3 '15 08:05

The national IT system care workers use to to exchange information about at-risk children, does not work. The system is unclear, hardly ever provides caregivers with new relevant information and is often seen as an administrative burden.

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Aug 6 '15 12:29

People who eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day have a lower risk of getting oral cancer than people who do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.

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Jul 29 '15 12:23

A massive 40.6 percent of young women between the ages of 12 and 25 years have experienced non-volitional sex. Among young men of the same age group, that percentage is 20.4

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May 29 '15 09:49

Despite the fact that the number of primary school pupils is declining in the Netherlands, enrollment at Islamic schools is on the rise. The number of pupils attending Islamic schools has increased by 22 percent over the past 5 years.

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Apr 29 '15 08:49

According to the College for Human Rights, banning gay or bisexual men from donating blood is discrimination.

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Aug 29 '14 13:34

Employees at the University of Maastricht have received anonymous death threats. The university came under fire earlier this week after it announced that it would be testing pacemakers on several dozen labradors.

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Aug 25 '14 13:29

The University of Maastricht (UM) has decided to suspend their experiment testing pacemakers on several dozen Labradors. This decision was reached after the Anti Animal Testing Coalition (ADC) collected more than 84 thousand signatures on a petition.

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