About UM

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with more than 16,000 students and 4,000 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.

Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

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About UM - Verankerd in de EU(regio)

As internationally oriented as UM may be, it also places great value on its strong connection with Limburg and the Euregion. The university nurtures partnerships with many regional companies, knowledge institutes and government agencies. Together, we aim to play a leading role in the sustainable economic development of the region.

In this context, UM and its partners have entered into the ambitious strategic programme Kennis-As Limburg. This programme will see the existing and new campuses in Maastricht, Geleen, Venlo and Parkstad merged into a single, international knowledge centre specialising in the areas of biomaterials and innovative healthcare. The campuses serve as flywheels to attract knowledge workers, keep the population vital and fuel the growth engine of the Limburg economy. 

WUN

About UM - WUN

Maastricht University became a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) in 2013, as the network’s first and only Dutch university. WUN consists of 18 research universities in 11 countries on 6 continents, including renowned institutions such as the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Town, the University of Sydney and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Membership is by invitation only. The network offers a platform for collaboration on education and transnational research projects on varied themes of global importance.

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Art and heritage

Dutch Light

Maastricht University pays close attention to the visual arts, architecture and the interiors of its buildings. Pleasing aesthetics, after all, contribute to the quality of our work and study environment. The Art and Heritage Committee (KEC) is responsible for UM’s art policy. The KEC draws attention to the special architecture of the historical buildings in the city centre as well as the new buildings in Randwyck and improves the work and study environment in university buildings through the placement of artworks. It initiates and supervises art projects. Every six months, the KEC organises an exhibition in UM’s main administration building (Minderbroedersberg 4–6).For more information, visit the KEC-website  

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News

  • ITEM’s Alexander Hoogenboom wins Ius Commune Prize

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Alexander Hoogenboom, scientific coordinator at ITEM, is the winner of the Ius Commune Prize of 2016. Alexander Hoogenboom won the 2016 Ius Commune Prize for his paper ‘In Search of a Rationale for the EU Citizenship Jurisprudence’. The prize was awarded at the 15th Ius Commune Conference on 24 November 2016.

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  • AMIBM

    Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials laboratory opens

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    On 9 December, the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is opening 1500 m² of new laboratories at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

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  • Professor Pieter Jan Kuijper wins Maastricht Prize for International Law

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Professor Pieter Jan Kuijper has been awarded the first Maastricht Prize for International Law.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University

      Exactly 25 years after the Maastricht Treaty, the Limburg capital is hosting the European Summit! Follow the conference live via http://www.europecalling.nl/live/

      Europe Calling
      6 hours 7 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University

      Recently a few new facilities have been launched. Curious? Check this video!

      1 day 9 hours ago
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      Run for charity! On 15 January, a team from Maastricht University will participate in Zweit Veur Leid, Maastricht's biggest charity run. You can make it as challenging as you want by choosing 4, 8 or 12 kilometres. Another beautiful route has been created along the 'green carpet' of Maastricht.
      This year we hope to inspire students, staff and alumni to participate in a charity run for people with severe balance problems.

      Zweit Veur Leid
      2 days 4 hours ago