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Introduction to episode 8 University town Maastricht; 80 basic philosophy and health care. Wsigned the statute of association of the State establish a university in the region. These steps wererecommended that an eighth faculty of medicine should beestablished in Limburg. These two events led to steps toith Dr J.G. Tans, the first chairman of the board ofgovernors, looking on approvingly, queen Juliana 202 University of Limburg (RL) in 1976. The university was to bring coordinated by the Foundation for Scientific Education Limburg fundamental changes not only to the town of Maastricht but (SWOL). The board of SWOL had recruited its membership also to health care in Maastricht and Limburg. from a broad background, with members from provincial and The arrival of the university was preceded by an municipal authorities, politics, including four former ministers, exciting and turbulent period. In 1965, drs J. den Uyl, minister from academia and from industry. SWOL emphasised the of economic affairs, announced the closure of the coal mines in importance of achieving a national spread of higher education Limburg. In the same year, the Goudswaard committee and of the social economic impact of a university for a region predicted a huge shortage of doctors for 1980 and that had suffered from the closure of the mines. After difficult


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