Newsletter #4/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Physicist Richard P. Feynman once correctly remarked that ‘No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated’. Remindful of this MSM supported the March for Science-Maastricht, part of a global campaign to defend the role of science in policy making and society. You can read more about this in this newsletter, as well as about some recent scientific outputs from MSM's Faculty, and the efforts of MSM in applying evidence-based education to improve societal outcomes in areas such as health, development, employment and innovation. Starting this month, and continuing in future newsletters we will also introduce and showcase our individual scientists.  


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MSM opens mini-expo in Centre Ceramique, Maastricht

On 18 April MSM opened its mini-expo MSM, Maastricht and Metamorphic books that will be exhibited at Centre Céramique in Maastricht until 13 August 2017.

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Women refugee entrepreneurs in the Middle East: photo documentary opens at MSM

Mr. Theo Bovens, Governor of the Province of Limburg, opened the photo documentary “Selling Strength” on Thursday 6 April 2017 at Maastricht School of Management.

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Two Nobel laureates in Economics to speak at MSM’s co-sponsored conference

Professor Mike Spence and Professor Jim Heckman, Nobel Laureates in Economics, will be presenting the keynote speeches at the 9th International Symposium on Multinational Business Management in Nanjing, China, on the 20th of June 2017.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations funds Open Access for MSM Research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the open access for a MSM research publication. 

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New in paperback: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, and Ludovico Alcorta is now available in paperback. 

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New Book: Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity

A new book, edited by MSM Professor Meine Pieter Van Dijk, in collaboration with Jurian Edelenbos and Kees van Rooijen has just been published by Practical Action Publishing.  

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MSM and RWTH Aachen University present at prestigious surgeon’s congress in Germany

MSM recently took part in the annual congress for surgeons organized by the German Society of Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie), which represents more than 17,500 German surgeons.

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Erasmus+ project: MSM and partners leading a new generation of doctorates

As a leading provider of professional doctoral education, MSM has been a partner in a prestigious Erasmus+ funded project on supervision of professional doctorates.

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Entrepreneurship at MSM: “never look for innovation, look for irritation and solve it”

On April 5, the students of the full-time MBA and Master in Management program attended an exciting and personal guest lecture from entrepreneur Erik Joosten, founder and CEO of Arion Group. 

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MSM strengthens water, hygiene and sanitation teaching in Ghana

Recently, MSM trainers Miriam Frijns and Rita van Deuren delivered a custom made training program on active teaching and learning at the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Center Kumasi (RWESCK) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. 

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MSM in the March for Science - Maastricht

On Saturday 22 April MSM took part in the March for Science – Maastricht, supporting science and supporting the call to support and safeguard the scientific community.

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Meet MSM's faculty members: introducing Jakomijn van Wijk

Each month MSM will highlight one of its faculty members and this month the spotlight is on Jakomijn van Wijk. Jakomijn is Associate Professor in Sustainable Business and Academic Coordinator of the Research Methods and Skills (RMS) program at Maastricht School of Management.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA
Early bird (private sponsorship): 1 May 2017
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 1 July 2017
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 1 August 2017
Start date: 25 September 2017

Online MBA
Application deadline: 22 May 2017
Start date: June 2017

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Innovation Management – 1 May 2017
Innovation Procurement – 22 May 2017
Team Leadership for Impact – 31 July 2017
Mastering Leadership for Sustainable and Social Impact – 31 July 2017
Mastering Big Data Analytics – 28 August 2017

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New and recent publications

Visit our research portal or click on the links below to access our publications. 

Recent titles include:
Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?
On: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Author: Harald Sander

Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity
In: Practical Action Publishing
Authors: Meine Pieter van Dijk, Jurian Edelenbos and Kees van Rooijen

Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century
In: Oxford University Press
Authors: Wim Naudé, Adam Szirmai and Ludovico Alcorta

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Latest and upcoming events

Photo exhibition “Selling Strength”
Date: 6 April – 4 May

MSM, Maastricht and Metamorphic Books
Date: 18 April – 13 August

DBA Supervision Seminar
Date: 30 and 31 May 2017

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MSM videos

In the mini photo exhibition MSM, Maastricht and Metamorphic Books, 20 of the School’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, reveal the one metamorphic book that has made them better appreciate the contribution of science and/or democracy to their lives. They are photographed with their book in a special place in Maastricht. The essential idea of each book is captured in a short caption and in a one-minute video clip. Click on the picture below to watch all the videos. 

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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Click here for the current job opportunities at Maastricht School of Management.

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