Maastricht University has been undertaking activities in the Venlo region for a considerable time. These have resulted in the launch of two master’s programmes taught in Venlo: Global Supply Chain Management and Change, offered by the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE), and Health Food Innovation Management, by the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML).
Venlo is an entrepreneurial city in the Netherlands, about 80 km north of Maastricht on the border with Germany. It is a centre of agribusiness, health food innovation and logistics. The city and the Campus embrace the Cradle-to-Cradle principle of economic development, focused on creating an economic, social and industrial system that is as efficient, beneficial to society and waste-free as possible.
Maastricht University’s satellite Campus Venlo was created to provide master’s studies and postgraduate courses in the Netherlands’ ‘logistical hotspot’ and in one of the largest market-gardening areas of Europe. Maastricht’s outstanding academic resources and expertise are used to train master’s students in the context of their careers. Partnerships with many companies in the region merge industrial research with master’s studies, including company visits, guest lectures and internships. You begin applying what you learn immediately, and work on your career as an integral part of your studies.
Campus Venlo is aligned with Maastricht University’s international and innovation strategies. The Campus is designed to integrate the development of Limburg with the Euregion and the international economy, through partnerships with Venlo area companies and industrial and agribusiness research.
The start of these master’s programmes will see Campus Venlo develop into a full-fledged Maastricht University campus with the ambition to extend the number of master’s programmes and to set up research of scientific excellence and entrepreneurial importance in which a connection with trade and industry is essential.
Campus Venlo is run in cooperation with the Provincie Limburg, the city of Venlo, and with a number of participating companies, who give students lectures, provide internships, update programme curricula, and organize site visits.