The international learning environment of students is composed of an overall student population (bachelor and masters) with 66 different nationalities. Of the total of 3750 bachelor and master students more than 1500 (40%) have a foreign background. The number of foreign students increased systematically over the years.
With the growth of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) executive education activities, these programmes involve a growing number of foreign nationalities as well. The international working environment has rapidly grown over years: 34% of the academic faculty, and 8% of the administrative staff has a foreign nationality. Sabbatical leaves abroad, visiting professorships of foreign faculty in Maastricht and participation in international congresses and conferences are stimulated.