Within the history of discovering evolution, there are a few names that stand out: Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck or Ernst Mayr. However, few are aware of a local scientist who ultimately provided the first evidence of the evolutionary transition from apes to hum
Dr. Tijs Goldschmidt has been appointed Eugène Dubois chair for the year 2021. Dr. Goldschmidt was born in Amsterdam, trained as a behavioural biologist in Amsterdam and Leiden and is a renowned writer on science and art. This year, the Faculty of Science and Engineering is hosting th
As the 2018 Eugene Dubois rotating Chair holder at Maastricht University, Prof. Katerina Harvati gave an insightful lecture on career planning for PhD fellows, postdoc and junior researchers on Wednesday 12 September 2018. She addressed questions such as: – Should I get a PhD?
Professor Katarina Harvati has been appointed Eugène Dubois chair for 2018. Professor Harvati was born in Athens, trained as an anthropologist in New York and has held the Palaeoanthropology chair position at the University of Tübingen in Germany for nearly a decade. Prof. HarvatiR
This series will focus on the paleobiology of hominins, the taxonomic tribe of the subfamily Homininae to which humans belong. A special emphasis will be on questions of adaptation, behaviour, subsistence and technology. Harvati will uncover and explore many interesting aspects of pri
Neanderthals were our closest relatives, a sister species to Homo sapiens, that lived in Eurasia from ca. 400.000 to shortly after 40.000 years ago. Their extinction is one of the most discussed, yet unresolved, topics in human evolution. This lecture will review the anatomy, behaviou
On Monday 6 November, 17.00-19.00, Eugene Dubois Chairholder Prof. Carel van Schaik will give a lecture on The Evolution of General Intelligence at Maastricht University. Summary: Recent work has shown that general intelligence is not limited to humans but also found in many animals.
Professor Carel van Schaik (1953) was appointed the 2017 Eugène Dubois chair at Maastricht University. He is the third professor to hold this rotating chair position. As an evolutionary and behavioural biologist, Van Schaik is interested in primates in general and in Sumatran oranguta
Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence are united in supporting a recent African origin of modern humans and dispersal out of Africa within the past 60,000-80,000 years. However, given that archaic humans (such as Neanderthals) preceded the exodus of modern humans out of Africa
We are very pleased to announce that we will officially open the Eugène Dubois rooms in the Ursuline Convent in Eijsden on 27 February 2016 at 16.00. The event will be attended by Mr. G. Jacobs, city councillor for the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten, and Prof. Mark Stoneking, the n