Maastricht University maintains contacts with more than 100 universities all over the world. Thanks to this intensive network, a large number of students and teachers are able to study and/or work for a period of time outside the Netherlands. Within this framework, UM is an active participant in various international cooperative ventures aimed at educational innovation. The number of foreign exchange students enrolling at UM each year is also growing. Foreign students take the same courses (taught in English) as the other students do.