At Maastricht University (UM), offering more study programmes is not a goal in itself. Our present range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes suits the size of the student population. Nevertheless, we are continually making changes and introducing innovations to make sure that we are and remain a leader in our three main academic themes:
For instance, UM has recently expanded its scope in the natural sciences (biology, neurosciences and life sciences) and in the interdisciplinary field of international development studies. We have also recently developed a number of educational initiatives in the sciences, such as the Maastricht Science Programme.
Not your typical science faculty
It is not UM’s aim to develop a traditional science faculty. But science programmes are crucial for the further development of the Maastricht medical cluster. They also offers opportunities for the region, where research, education and business go hand in hand.
UM is an international network university. We work in a ‘triple helix’ with the business and government sectors, but also seek out knowledge institutions within the Netherlands and abroad that can contribute to knowledge development both in themselves and in partnership with us. In the coming years, we will continue this approach with the introduction of master’s programmes in the sciences at the Chemelot campus and a 'Greenport College' for bachelor’s students.