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King Willem-Alexander opens 12th United World College in Maastricht

11-10-2013 om 10:26 by Maastricht Region Branding Foundation

October 11th, United World Colleges (UWC) will open its 12th campus, worldwide. A unique public-private partnership made a Dutch UWC school possible. Maastricht was chosen as city of domicile due to its international identity and location. In 2009, UWC Maastricht started at a temporary location, but as of this school year, has its own sustainable campus, merging three international schools. Three years after launch, UWC Maastricht already is one of the top international schools in the Netherlands.

UWC is a broad, international educational organization that, in addition to offering excellent international education, distinguishes itself through efforts for an international sustainable social impact. UWC has 12 schools across the globe, with 7500 students , from over 110 countries. His Majesty... read more

The difference between Holland and The Netherlands, and the position of Limburg in it

25-01-2013 om 10:07 by Maastricht Region Branding Foundation

Ever wondered why our country is called the Netherlands and Holland at the same time, but the people living here are called the Dutch? It get's more complicated, but this video explains it all.

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Large decrease in youth unemployment

27-11-2012 om 10:53 by Maastricht Region Branding Foundation

One in three unemployed youngsters in Parkstad found a job within the last two years. The total amount of unemployed youngsters dropped with a whopping 31%. In reference, the national decrease of unemployed youngsters was 12%. The municipality of Heerlen, part of Parkstad, states that the results are the benefit of their project 'Actieplan Werkloosheid' which they intend to continue. read more

Impressive rise for Maastricht University in THE ranking

04-10-2012 om 14:57 by Maastricht Region Branding Foundation

Maastricht University (UM) climbed  82 places to 115th position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-2013. Other Dutch universities also rose in the rankings, with Erasmus University Rotterdam slightly surpassing UM’s success (+ 85). The increase has multiple reasons, but is mainly related to improvements to the reputation scores for both teaching and research. UM scored particularly well on international outlook (percentage of international staff and students) and on quality of research (scientific citations).

Professor Martin Paul, university president, sees this spectacular achievement as a direct result of the  efforts UM has made over the years to enhance its regional, national and international visibility. “We are now starting to see the... read more

NedCar can start building Mini's

01-10-2012 om 10:12 by Maastricht Region Branding Foundation

NedCar's takeover by car maker VDL is established. Both parties communicated that all contracts are signed. With the takeover all uncertainty about Born's car facture NedCar has vanished. NedCar's primary assignment under Dutch company VDL is the production of BMW's Mini. In 2014 the company will produce it's first Mini's. read more

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