Honours+ Finishers website

On this page we celebrate the achievements of our Honours+ students 2019-2020

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 defined and changed our lives and the world around us. 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, 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

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. The best presentation 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).

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

"Two birds with one stone: on the link between climate change and inequality"

  • Jonathan Schaul FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Garance Gras SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Ilyas Benmouna SBE (Fiscale Economie)
  • Chris Renet FPN (Psychology)
  • Ella Lindström LAW (European Law School)
  • Vera Tschirsch FASoS (Arts & Culture)
  • Supervisor: Stefan Straetmans, SBE

Team 2

"Unequal representation of the LGBTQIA* community in sex education"

 

  • Konstantin Scheuermann SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Blanaid Sheeran LAW (European Law School)
  • Louisa Valentin SBE (International Business)
  • Maren Cremer FPN (Psychology)
  • Lotte Schovenberg FASoS (European Studies)
  • Supervisor: Assem Dandashly, FASoS

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 3: "Parenthood inequality"

  • Polya Doncheva SBE (International Business)
  • Paul Fiedler SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Bart Blokker LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Talisha Schilder FASoS (European Studies)
  • Antje Graf FPN (Psychology)
  • Supervisor: Jarrod Ormiston, SBE

Jury members "What is the inequality problem?"

Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures Technology & Society Studies

FASoS


Natasja Reslow

Project Manager UMcares

MUO-HR


Donna Carroll

Educational Training Developer and Educational Services Coordinator

EDLAB


What effect is the rising 24-hour economy having on human health and performance?

This challenge can have both a theoretical research focus and an applied research focus.
If students opted for a theoretical research focus, 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.

If students opted for the applied research focus, 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

"A practical approach to the issues of night-shift work in hospitals and possible solutions"

  • Lukas Ritter FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Johanna Tesch FASoS (European Studies)
  • Dorsan Kervyn de Meerendre d’Irumberry de Salab SBE (International Business)
  • Jan Bokelmann SBE (Economics & Business Economics )
  • Supervisor: Bo Pirovano, MUO

Team 2

"Exploring a shift-worker's lifestyle from a multidisciplinary angle"

  • Naiyareen Mayeen FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Valerie Filinski SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Alexander Bradac SBE (International Business)
  • Nicola Grande FASoS (European Studies)
  • Lukas Heinrich FPN (Psychology)
  • Supervisor: Fleurie Nievelstein, FPN

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 3: "Integrating a balanced lifestyle in the 24hr economy"

  • Ellen Kaiser SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Hien Anh Pham SBE (International Business)
  • Anneloes Cornel LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Pablo Wentz FPN (Psychology)
  • Caterina Zamparini FASoS (European Studies)
  • Supervisor: Linda Rieswijk, IDS

Jury members "What effect is the rising 24-hour economy having on human health and performance?"

Jonathan van Tilburg

Senior lecturer Humane Biology

FHML


Stephan Smeekes

Associate Professor QE / Econometrics, Quantitative Economics

SBE


Rogier Veltrop

PhD fellow Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA-ITN)

RWTH Uniklinik Aachen and CARIM Maastricht


What are the implications and challenges associated with worldwide urbanization?

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

"What are the social consequences of transport poverty?"

  • Dani Ye FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Jonas Böschemeier SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Rieke Mindermann SBE (International Business)
  • Arto Jaakkola LAW (European Law School)
  • Tajra Smajic LAW (European Law School)
  • Supervisor: Lucía Martínez Lorenzo, LAW

Team 2

"In how far is a country's environmental performance determined by its stage in the urbanization process?"

  • Anna Terrone LAW (European Law School)
  • Milan den Hartog LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Tim Hemmers SBE (International Business)
  • Jonas Alt SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Finnja Vickus FASoS (Arts & Culture)
  • Supervisor: Ferenc Laczó, FASoS

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 3: "The impact of Chinese investment on urbanization: the case of Addis Adaba"

  • Noah Riese SBE (International Business)
  • Tom Ihler SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Jannis Nellessen FASoS (European Studies)
  • Aljaz Urbanc LAW (European Law School)
  • Supervisor: Rianne Fijten, MAASTRO

Jury members "What are the implications and challenges associated with worldwide urbanization?"

Jermain Kaminski

Assistant Professor Organisation and Strategy

SBE


Ike Kamphof

Assistant professor Philosophy, lecturer Digital cultures

FASoS


Stefan Jongen

Coordinator UTQ/CPD, Scientific Information Specialist

MSP-FSE


Julie de Ronde

Coordinator Educational Innovation

EDLAB


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

"Revolutionizing health care through big data"

  • Konstantin Reiners FASoS (European Studies)
  • Meet Shah SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Max van den Broek SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Laura Zsarnai LAW (European Law School)
  • Kayle Verhiel FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Jan Venne FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Supervisor: Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, MAASTRO

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 2: "The role of prevention in a healthcare system which is affordable, available and has good quality: The case of colorectal cancer"

  • Yushao Ye SBE (Economics& Business Economics)
  • Mathilde Stich SBE (Interational Business)
  • Carmen Preda LAW (European Law School)
  • Cora Saxenberger FASoS (European Studies)
  • Karel van Leeuwen FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Supervisor: Frans van der Horst, FHML

Team 3

"Making the case for patient centred care"

  • Pavel Chernov LAW (European Law School)
  • Niamh Herlihy LAW (European Law School)
  • Monika Mozdzierz FASoS (European Studies)
  • Calvin Classon FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Berkant Seyhan SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Franziska Jacobs SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Supervisor: Sjoke Merk, SBE

 

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


Rogier Veltrop

PhD fellow Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA-ITN)

RWTH Uniklinik Aachen and CARIM Maastricht


How do we strike the right balance between freedom and responsibility?

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.

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 1: "To what extent do certain factors predict whether a UM student feels the responsibility to help someone in need?"

  • Pia-Zoe Hahne FASoS (Arts & Culture)
  • Floris Hekkens LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Tiemo Telemans LAW (European Law School)
  • Aisja Thijssen SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Philipp Schüdde SBE (International Business)
  • Supervisor: Eli Sapir, FASoS

Team 2

"The freedom of making profit off your drug versus the responsibility of providing affordable medicine: are the list prices for insulin justified?"

  • Safak Erener FPN (Psychology)
  • Luuk Philipsen SBE (International Business)
  • Alice Lucius SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Sabrina Nucciotti LAW (European Law School)
  • Wouter Groot LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Caroline Scherer FHML (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Supervisor: Ortrun Merkle, UNU-MERIT

Jury members "How do we strike the right balance between freedom and responsibility?"

Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures Technology & Society Studies

FASoS


Natasja Reslow

Project Manager UMcares

MUO-HR


Donna Carroll

Educational Training Developer and Educational Services Coordinator

EDLAB


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

"How and why fake news spreads on social media"

  • Amel de Kok SBE (Econometrics & Operations Research)
  • Kevin Shi SBE (International Business)
  • Lucia Jadudova LAW (European Law School)
  • Charlotte Holderied LAW (European Law School)
  • David Stabenau FASoS (European Studies)
  • Supervisor: Vincent van de Ven, FPN

Team 2

"An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure: The effect of disinformation on companies"

  • Talea Grootenhuis FASoS (European Studies)
  • Luise Harst SBE (International Business)
  • Jonas Nieswandt SBE (International Business)
  • Josha Pawlitzki LAW (European Law School)
  • Declan Clarke-Wellsmore LAW (European Law School)
  • Supervisor: Peiran Jiao, SBE

WINNING TEAM!!

Team 3: "Balancing the scale of the power dynamics between consumers and businesses"

  • Marcelo Stegmann FPN (Psychology)
  • Marie-Sophie Hoogervorst LAW (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Elinor Du Parc LAW (European Law School)
  • Stef Kregting SBE (International Business)
  • Roch Elie Sauvage de Brantes SBE (International Business)
  • Supervisor: Mehrdad Seirafi, FPN

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

Jermain Kaminski

Assistant Professor Organisation and Strategy

SBE


Ike Kamphof

Assistant professor Philosophy, lecturer Digital cultures

FASoS


Stefan Jongen

Coordinator UTQ/CPD, Scientific Information Specialist

MSP-FSE


Julie de Ronde

Coordinator Educational Innovation

EDLAB