Honours+ Finishers website

On this page we celebrate the achievements of our Honours+ students 2020-2021

Dear Honours+ students and Supervisors,

Congratulations on the completion of your challenges and thank you all for another great year of Honours+. It was a year in which Covid-19 kept defining our world and lives, but also drove us to be more resourceful and resilient than ever. Such pandemics and situations are exemplary for the challenges of the future that require an interdisciplinary way of working, as is requested of your generation.

We want to thank you and applaud you for your flexibility, resilience, self management skills and creative problem solving. We hope all the valuable lessons you learned, the useful knowledge you gained, and all the skills you (further) developed, serve you well in all your future endeavors.

Kind regards,
Honours+ Central Management Team

Challenge outcome: pitch & poster

The Honours+ programme is concluded with a round of pitches, during which each team presents their findings with regards to the team challenge to the other Honours+ students, and a jury. Each teams also designs a poster to visualize their findings. The best presentation and poster within every challenge topic will win a team prize.

The team challenges are based upon the Dutch National Research Agenda, and UN’s SDG’s.

Below, this year’s Honours+ students inform the H+ community what potential solution they found (applied research challenges) or what new and value-adding knowledge to the already existing knowledge on this topic their team uncovered (theoretical research challenges).

How can we promote and create social cohesion in a diverse society?

This challenge has an applied research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim is directed towards providing a solution to specific problems or an attempt to solve these problems. The research is not done for its own sake, but with the specific aim of solving the problem. It is research that can be applied to real-life situations. It studies a particular set of circumstances, so as to relate the results to its corresponding circumstances.

Team 1

"....."

  • Tom Kern (FPN) Psychology
  • Fanny Decaluwé (LAW) European Law School
  • Juliette Gossens (FHML) International Medicine Track
  • Marga ter Maat (FASoS) European Studies
  • Antonius von Oertzen (SBE) International Business
  • Supervisor: Laura v. Allworden (FASoS)

 

Team 2

"How can Social Cohesion be Fostered During the Covid-19 Pandemic?"

  • Benedikt Stöckle (FPN) Psychology
  • Julius Clemens (SBE) EBE: International Business Economics
  • Bence Budi (LAW) European Law School
  • Stefani Konstantinesku (FASoS) Arts & Culture
  • Lilith Dzialowski (FASoS) European Studies
  • Supervisor: Katrin Godker (SBE)

 

Jury members "How can we promote and create social cohesion in a diverse society?"

Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures Technology & Society Studies

FASoS


Matthias vd Haegen

Assistant Professor Private Law, Honours coordinator

LAW


Vincent Janssen

Project Leader Province of Limburg & Editor-in-Chief journalistic platform Geen Kwats


What is the inequality problem?

This challenge has a theoretical research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim with the challenge is to contribute to the advancement in scientific knowledge for the complete understanding of a topic or certain phenomenon. It is completely theoretical, and focuses on basic principles and testing theories. These challenges are aligned towards collecting information that has universal applicability. Therefore, it aims to adding new knowledge to the already existing knowledge.

Team 1

"LGBT+ campus climate at Maastricht University"

  • Robert Schmitz (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Max-Luca Luhn (FASoS) European Studies
  • Sandra Martinez Böhme (FASoS) European studies
  • Niklas Kallinger (FPN) Psychology
  • Emma Pecqueux (LAW) European Law School
  • Supervisor: Assem Dandashly (FASoS)

 

Team 2

"....."

  • Rob Wolfe (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Nele Adolphsen (FASoS) European Studies
  • Hannah Wagner (FASoS) European Studies
  • Giulia Giardino (LAW) European Law School
  • Supervisor: Darya Hadavi (FHML)

 

Team 3

"....."

  • Maurits Dekkers (SBE) International Business
  • Max Erkelenz (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Charlotte Lenhard (FASoS) European Studies
  • Maxine Winter (FHML) Medicine
  • Lyra Hoeben (LAW) Dutch Law
  • Supervisor: Valia Kalaitzi (FHML)

 

Jury members "What is the inequality problem?"

Stefan Jongen

Coordinator UTQ/CPD, Scientific Information Specialist

MSP-FSE


Carla Haelermans

Associate professor in education economics

the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)


Ophélie Hue

Policy Officer UM Diversity&Inclusivity Office

MUO


How does the built environment affect health and well-being?

This challenge has a theoretical research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim with the challenge is to contribute to the advancement in scientific knowledge for the complete understanding of a topic or certain phenomenon. It is completely theoretical, and focuses on basic principles and testing theories. These challenges are aligned towards collecting information that has universal applicability. Therefore, it aims to adding new knowledge to the already existing knowledge.

Team 1

"How does your workspace affect your well-being?"

  • Louise Devliegher (LAW) European Law School
  • Anna Terporten (FASoS) European Studies
  • Clemens Gerland (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Florian Koch (SBE) International Business
  • Supervisor: Linda Rieswijk (IDS)

 

Team 2

"...."

  • Levi Kroezen (SBE) International Business
  • Juliana Möckel (SBE) International Business
  • Christophe Muller (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Inez Renne (FHML) International Track Medicine
  • Peter Pelzer (LAW) European Law School
  • Supervisor: Andrew Oringer (UCM)

 

Team 3

"...."

  • Sofia Gruner Kahn (LAW) European Law School
  • Melanie Hermans (FHML) Health Sciences
  • Lilly Thesing (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Sophie Jacobs (SBE) International Business
  • Supervisor: Nils Kok (SBE)

 

Jury members "How does the built environment affect health and well-being?"

Jonathan van Tilburg

Senior lecturer Humane Biology

FHML


Stephan Smeekes

Associate Professor QE / Econometrics, Quantitative Economics

SBE


Rick Kramer

Researcher in the chair Energy Metabolism and Thermoregulation

NUTRIM school for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism


How do the old and new media influence individuals and society?

This challenge has a theoretical research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim with the challenge is to contribute to the advancement in scientific knowledge for the complete understanding of a topic or certain phenomenon. It is completely theoretical, and focuses on basic principles and testing theories. These challenges are aligned towards collecting information that has universal applicability. Therefore, it aims to adding new knowledge to the already existing knowledge.

Team 1

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  • Jonathan Stormberg (SBE) International Business
  • Melek Halil (SBE) International Business
  • Aleksandra Dimitrova (FASoS) Arts & Culture
  • Lars Pennings (FPN) Psychology
  • Sven Müller (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Adham Tahlouli (SBE) International Business
  • Supervisors: Peiran Jiao (SBE) and Bin Dong (SBE)

Team 2

"Does new media lead to a change in the perceived trustworthiness of political leaders in Central Europe?"

  • Eduardo Gracias Baptista (LAW) European Law School
  • Ogulcan Alkan (SBE) International Business
  • Deborah Kaut (SBE) EBE: Management of Information
  • Giovanni Menon (FPN) Psychology
  • Supervisor: Binosha Weerarathna (IDS)

Jury members "How do the old and new media influence individuals and society?"

Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures Technology & Society Studies

FASoS


Vincent Janssen

Project Leader Province of Limburg & Editor-in-Chief journalistic platform Geen Kwats


Loes Pustjens

Communications Officer

SBE & UB


What should education be like in the future?

This challenge has a theoretical research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim with the challenge is to contribute to the advancement in scientific knowledge for the complete understanding of a topic or certain phenomenon. It is completely theoretical, and focuses on basic principles and testing theories. These challenges are aligned towards collecting information that has universal applicability. Therefore, it aims to adding new knowledge to the already existing knowledge.

Team 1

"Avoiding Conflict - the Importance/Benefits of Teaching Communication Skills in a Multicultural Environment"

  • Robin van Veldhoven (SBE) Econometrics & Operations Research
  • Chiara Kühbacher (SBE) International Business
  • Joel Diehl (SBE) EBE: Economics & Management of Information
  • Alex Rogojina (FPN) Psychology
  • Hanne Schäfer (FASoS) European Studies
  • Aamina Hassan (FHML) Health Sciences
  • Supervisor: Lucia Martinez Lorenzo (LAW)

Team 2

"Online Education: Towards a Connected Future?"

  • Luc Feron (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Danea Janssen (SBE) International Business
  • Vincent van Pul (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Pauline El Khoury (LAW) European Law School
  • Supervisor: Gabriel Paiva Fonseca (MAASTRO)

Jury members "What should education be like in the future?"

Stefan Jongen

Coordinator UTQ/CPD, Scientific Information Specialist

MSP-FSE


Carla Haelermans

Associate professor in education economics

the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)


Ophélie Hue

Policy Officer UM Diversity&Inclusivity Office

MUO


How do we improve the quality and availability of health care as much as possible while keeping it affordable?

This challenge has an applied research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim is directed towards providing a solution to specific problems or an attempt to solve these problems. The research is not done for its own sake, but with the specific aim of solving the problem. It is research that can be applied to real-life situations. It studies a particular set of circumstances, so as to relate the results to its corresponding circumstances.

Team 1

"3D-bioprinted hearts: an affordable solution to the scarcity of human donors in the EU"

  • Kylène Baggerman (FHML) Medicine
  • Rosanna Pohl (FPN) Psychology
  • Tristan Briot Onffroy de Verez (SBE) International Business, emerging markets
  • Leo Scheiris (SBE) International Business
  • Carina Schalhofer (LAW) European Law School
  • Supervisor: Rogier Veltrop (FHML)

 

Team 2

"....."

  • Liang van Dijck (FHML) Medicine
  • Fei Kersten (LAW) European Law School
  • Karolina Niessen (FPN) Psychology
  • Sara Trabetti (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Supervisor: Frans vd Horst (FHML)

 

Team 3

"....."

  • Lars Vanderbroeck (FHML) International Medicine Track
  • Shanay Das Guru (LAW) European Law School
  • Niels Leunis (LAW) European Law School
  • Colin Doumont (SBE) Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Khanh Hoang (SBE) EBE: Economics
  • Supervisor: Rianne Fijten (FHML)

 

Jury members "How do we improve the quality and availability of health care while keeping it affordable?"

Jonathan van Tilburg

Senior lecturer Humane Biology

FHML


Stephan Smeekes

Associate Professor QE / Econometrics, Quantitative Economics

SBE


Irina Pokhilenko

Health Economics & HTA Researcher

FHML


How do we generate synergy between the physical and digital world to make life better worldwide?

This challenge has an applied research focus. Therefore, the students’ aim is directed towards providing a solution to specific problems or an attempt to solve these problems. The research is not done for its own sake, but with the specific aim of solving the problem. It is research that can be applied to real-life situations. It studies a particular set of circumstances, so as to relate the results to its corresponding circumstances.

Team 1

"..."

  • Julius Vornhecke (FASoS) Digital Society
  • Anna Marin Estarellas (LAW) European Law School
  • Daria Shumkova (FHML) Biomedical Sciences
  • Johanna Kirsten (SBE) International Business
  • Alessandro Galgani (SBE) EBE: Emerging Markets
  • Supervisor: Mehrdad Seirafi (FPN)

Team 2

"..."

  • Vasco de Mauro (SBE) International Business
  • Marvin Hottenbacher (FPN) Psychology
  • Kira Kappe (LAW) European Law School
  • Theo Thomzik (LAW) European Law School
  • Marjorie Platero Martinez (FASoS) Digital Society
  • Supervisor: Sjoke Merk (SBE)

Jury members "How do we generate synergy between the physical and digital world to make life better worldwide?"

Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures Technology & Society Studies

FASoS


Vincent Janssen

Project Leader Province of Limburg & Editor-in-Chief journalistic platform Geen Kwats


Claudia van Oppen

Deputy Director Maastricht University Library and Manager of the Department of Research Support and Development

UB