May 17, 2011 Leave a Comment
Goal: Raise awareness of Crossroads’ importance to Maastricht’s community and image, and obtain municipal financial support to reopen the Magazine. Background On 4 April 2011, The European Journalism Centre announced that they would cease publishing Crossroads Magazine, the expat resource in Maastricht, due to a lack of external funding. This sad announcement was answered with [...]
April 4, 2011 20 Comments
Dear Crossroads readers and writers, I am sorry to inform you that the publication of Crossroads is being discontinued until further notice, due to end of external funding. On behalf of the European Journalism Centre, I would like to thank you all for your interest and contributions to our magazine for the past ten years [...]
April 2, 2011 Leave a Comment
New canal museum in heart of Amsterdam | Radio Netherlands Worldwide “Each year, some three million tourists take a canal cruise to view Amsterdam’s ring of canals from the best vantage point: the water. Now, before embarking on their boat tour, they can first visit the latest in an impressive list of Amsterdam museums – [...]
Maastricht University’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff wins Best Expat Service Provider of the Year Award
March 31, 2011 Leave a Comment
Announcing the winners of the Expat of the Year Awards 2011 Expat Dean Southall and organisations IMC and KCIS are the winners of the Expat of the Year Awards 2011, created to recognise the efforts and successes of the international and expat community in the Netherlands. Expat of the year The public and jury voted [...]
March 29, 2011 Leave a Comment
PVV unlikely to be in any provincial executives bar Limburg The PVV came fourth in the provincial elections at the beginning of this month but is only likely to become part of the administration in Limburg, where it was the biggest party, the magazine says. tags: Limburg Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite [...]
March 27, 2011 Leave a Comment
A Perfect Day in Maastricht “The organizers of the annual European Fine Art Fair — one of the world’s biggest arts and antiques gatherings — have in Maastricht a host city that really can’t be improved upon. “ tags: Maastricht TEFAF Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
March 24, 2011 Leave a Comment
Maastricht art fair: a shopping mall like no other – Telegraph “An estimated £2 billion of art and antiques is on display until next Sunday at the European Fine Art Fair in the Dutch city of Maastricht. “ tags: Maastricht TEFAF Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
March 23, 2011 Leave a Comment
Marina Cashdan: TEFAF is My Dream Art Fair. Let Me Explain Why. This was my first year visiting the European fine art fair TEFAF, and let’s just say that I’ve turned a corner on recent negative feelings about art fairs. tags: TEFAF Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
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Maastricht is a candidate on behalf of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018. Maastricht wishes to become an international knowledge centre, a residential city with a focus on culture. An important means of achieving that is the candidacy for European Capital of Culture. In December 2009, the municipal [...]
Celebrating the Hindu Holi Spring Festival in Maastricht The Holi Festival is an immensely popular feast of colours, celebrated by millions of Indians across the globe to welcome the arrival of spring. A group of Indian students in Maastricht started preparing for the festival two weeks in advance, gathering ingredients for a traditional lunch and [...]
March 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
Job vacancy at the Selfservice Company in Maastricht The Selfservice Company is looking for new employees for a part time job. Who are we looking for? You are exceptionally gifted in languages and have a good eye for detail. You are Muttersprachler Deutsch or locuteur natif francais with a good command of written and spoken [...]
March 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 24th annual Tefaf art fair has opened in Maastricht, showcasing art work and antiques from some of the world’s top dealers. But the fair may be in jeopardy because of a recent tax hike on art sales. Source: Radio Netherlands
March 15, 2011 Leave a Comment
Euro*MBA: Six schools are better than one Please respect FT.com’s ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you to: share links; copy content for personal use; & redistribute limited extracts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to buy additional rights or use this link to reference the article – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c87e085c-4b72-11e0-89d8-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1GZKxTWO0 Fresh from celebrating its 15th anniversary in January this year, [...]
March 9, 2011 Leave a Comment
Dutch lead EU in rate of part-time women workers: agency — EU business news – EUbusiness.com “The Netherlands has the European Union’s highest rate of women working part-time, the Dutch statistics agency CBS said on Monday.” tags: Netherlands Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
March 8, 2011 Leave a Comment
Fastest work of art races past antiques and masterpieces at TEFAF Maastricht Arts and Antiques Fair – Art, Arts & Entertainment – The Independent “The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons will be exhibited in the Netherlands for the first time ever – among historical collections of fine art and antique jewelry – at the [...]
March 3, 2011 Leave a Comment
Maastricht investigates effect of cannabis pass “Maastricht council has asked two researchers from Tilburg university and the COT Safety and Crisis Management Centre in Leiden to look into the effects of the cannabis pass.” tags: Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
March 2, 2011 Leave a Comment
The economics of the digital age How do new information technologies affect market structures? What is the importance of information in the knowledge society? How information and economics can complement each other in the business world? Infonomics is a high level Master of Science programme at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. More information [...]
March 1, 2011 Leave a Comment
British Educators Telling Students – Go Abroad – NYTimes.com ““Our students can get to Maastricht by train more quickly than they can get to Leeds from London,” Mr. Dennis said. In the Netherlands just over the border from Germany and Belgium, Maastricht University offers a highly regarded undergraduate program taught in English. Tuition fees are [...]
February 28, 2011 Leave a Comment
Lumière Cinema is conducting two separate evening focus groups March 22nd and 23rd from 6 to 8 pm to investigate the experiences of international students and expats in Maastricht, and how to better serve the international community. Food will be served, and participants will get free passes to Lumière as well as the opportunity to [...]
February 27, 2011 Leave a Comment
UM Pride is a new platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and students at Maastricht University. The platform has been established by a group of UM staff members, following similar initiatives at other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. UM Pride will be organizing its first event on Wednesday, 23 March 2011. [...]
February 26, 2011 Leave a Comment
UM Pride UM Pride is a new platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and students at Maastricht University. UM Pride was established in January 2011 by two staff members at the Faculty of Law, following similar initiatives at other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. tags: UM Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The [...]
February 24, 2011 Leave a Comment
Relax at the Hotel Chateau St Gerlach in Maastricht, Netherlands | Reuters “Located just 5 miles from the Maastricht rail station, the Hotel Chateau St Gerlach is a unique estate set in the Ingendael Wildlife Reserve. “ tags: Maastricht Limburg tourism Fashion show launch for National Clothing Bank | Radio Netherlands Worldwide “A fashion show [...]
February 23, 2011 Leave a Comment
Sculpture Events “For the second year in a row, the biggest Ice Sculpture Festival of The Netherlands is this winter in Roermond. The eighth edition of this unique winter festival revolves around the movie and the heroes of the silver screen. A team of 50 Dutch and international ice artists is using 250,000 kg of [...]
February 22, 2011 Leave a Comment
Macalester-Maastricht study abroad program relaunching in Fall The new program will consist of a three-week intensive seminar in August, taught in The Hague, Netherlands by Samatar, and a fall semester at MU. tags: Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
February 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
Jour de Fête Fourteen people showed up last Tuesday evening, including several of my friends whom I had managed to alert through Facebook and Twitter, all of us avid French speakers. We introduced ourselves and started talking right away, in French of course, and no one switched to Dutch or any other language. tags: Maastricht [...]
February 17, 2011 Leave a Comment
The Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS) has been nominated for the Expat Awards 2011 in the Expat Service Provider of the Year category. Until 20 Mach KCIS will be competing against the four others shortlisted for the award. In addition to a decision by the jury, the public will also be able to vote [...]
February 17, 2011 Leave a Comment
Wild hamster makes solid return in Limburg “Efforts to reintroduce the korenwolf, or wild hamster (Cricetus cricetus), to Limburg have succeeded and there are now some 500 of the small rodents living in the wild, according to research institute Alterra.” tags: Limburg Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
February 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Speak Dutch in only six months with Marieke van Paassen Buying a loaf of bread at the baker’s and having a chat with your neighbours – all this can be achieved in a very short amount of time. Learning the Dutch language only begins to become fun when you have a better understanding of Dutch [...]
February 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Café Jour de Fête: une nouvelle initiative pour tous les francophones et francophiles de Maastricht et environs!