Entries by UMIO

iEMFC students join new learning episode in Maastricht

Last November, the students of the International Executive Master of Finance and Control (iEMFC) programme visited Maastricht for an intensive and vibrant period of courses, sharing experiences, and… exams. The model of six two-week seminars per two years is an attractive setup for busy professionals; it enables them to better balance work and study, especially for those who are based abroad. This adds to the international character of the iEMFC student population.

Design Thinking op de Dag van de Limburgse Financial

Dinsdag 20 november werd TheaterHotel De Oranjerie in Roermond overspoeld door circa 240 financieel professionals. Ze waren afgekomen op de alweer achtste Dag van de Limburgse Financial, die in het teken stond van het thema Digitalisering & Leiderschap.

Professor Dr. Harold Hassink, hoogleraar aan de Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) en programma-directeur bij UMIO, stond in 2011 mede aan de wieg van dit initiatief: “Ten onrechte wordt vaak gesteld dat er te weinig senior financiële posities zijn in onze regio. Deze dag draagt bij aan de bewustwording op dit vlak”. Dat deze dag nu al voor de achtste keer plastsvindt, onderstreept de geldigheid van deze visie.

Cultivating rebels with UM alumni in Düsseldorf

On Thursday night November 15th, the reception room of conference centre “Haus der Universität” in the city of Düsseldorf gradually filled with around 60 professionals of diverse backgrounds for the evening’s Alumni Lecture. The event was organised by UM’s Alumni Office and the Alumni Circle Düsseldorf, while UMIO contributed guest speaker Prof. Dr. Alexander Brüggen. Some of the visitors clearly knew each other from previous occasions, others were busy making new connections. What all attendees had in common was their “Alma Mater”: Maastricht University (UM) as the place they graduated from. Some a bit longer ago, others more recently. Fond memories of Maastricht united them and dominated the pleasant conversations during reception. The conversations soon turned to tonight’s expert session, hosted by Prof. Dr. Alexander Brüggen: “Cultivating rebels”. What does it mean? What to expect? What can I get out of it for my organisation and myself?

UMIO maakt klaslokaal van GaiaZOO

Op een zonnige herfstdag in oktober – ideaal dierentuinweer! – verzamelden de deelnemers van de workshop “Beyond Monkey Business’ zich in GaiaZOO in Kerkrade om samen met bioloog Roy Erkens en leiderschapsexpert Martin Lammers te leren van het gedrag van dieren, belooft de programma-omschrijving.

UMIO and Brightlands Chemelot Campus start breaking bread!

On Tuesday morning October 30th, it was an early rise and shine for a mixed company of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from local companies and SMEs, international organisations, government institutions and NGOs. Their first topic of the day: a Breakfast Booster with UMIO at the inspiring campus of Brightlands Chemelot. It was the first time that both parties partnered up for an informal teaser session by UMIO’s executive teaching faculty. The concept is simple yet powerful: participants meet new people in an inspirational setting and gain hands-on academic insights for their professional practice, all in just two hours.

The Faces Behind the MaastrichtMBA: Introducing Pia Camardese

  At the MaastrichtMBA we are proud of all the people that are committed and eager to fulfill our mission in high-quality education, advice and research to individuals and organizations from all over the world. To become even more acquainted with the MaastrichtMBA and to show you how it feels for them working for or […]

Innovating Healthcare Tourism

UMIO’s Service Science Factory (SSF), with its track record of introducing innovation in healthcare offerings, provided a two-week workshop in Portugal, focusing on entrepreneurial skills for healthcare PhD’s. Key objectives: the development of innovative business models in healthcare tourism and the strengthening researchers’ innovation capacity.

Interfaculty collaboration in DAS-CAM programme

Last Tuesday 9 October, Brussels hosted the first graduation of DAS-CAM; a new educational programme in the field of Cardiac Arrhythmia Management. In the past two years, 32 international cardiologists and electrophysiologists have been trained for a leading position in the field of electrophysiology. The DAS-CAM programme is an interfaculty and interdisciplinary initiative of Maastricht University (FHML and SBE), MUMC+, the European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Rhythm Association.

The Student Perspective on a Future European University

Last summer, Damien Nunes, innovation coach and service designer at UMIO’s Service Science Factory (part of SBE), facilitated a two-day “student experience journey” workshop at University of Rome Tor Vergata. 

The workshop is part of the YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) alliance in which staff and students collaborate on how to address European (and global) challenges. The alliance is spearheaded by Maastricht University and brings together seven top-level universities from the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN). 

Innovation and entrepreneurship in Biomedical Science

In the Biomedical Sciences laboratories, students learn the skills and acquire knowledge to develop the latest medical inventions that will benefit us all. But how do you make sure that innovations deliver the value they are trying to provide? In search for an answer, the master Biomedical Sciences teamed up with UMIO’s Service Science Factory (SSF).