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.

STEM research and education

For several years, Maastricht University, together with partners such as the Province of Limburg, has been investing in scientific research and education in the STEM* disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Our researchers typically look for where the disciplines intersect. At UM, STEM is an inter-faculty focus area, where the starting point is always: How can we maximise the synergies? Where are the best opportunities to make a difference in the future?

*In Dutch this is known as ‘bèta’

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Anchored in the Eu(region)

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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Match

With the Match project, Maastricht University aims to increase social involvement and engagement of students within the city of Maastricht and its region.Through Match, students and social organisations are able to create a platform to match students and social organisations. At Match organisations are able to find assistance and support for their projects within the vibrant and variant student community while students have the opportunity to take what they learned and put it to practice in real-life and relevant situations.

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First impressions​

Watch the video to get a sense of the university and the city of Maastricht.

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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

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    Announcement ITEM PhD Volume 'Beyond the refugee crisis'

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) published a PhD Volume about the refugree crisis. The volume was written by PhD candidates of ITEM and includes separate contributions in which each of them tackles the topic of the refugee crisis from their own area of interest. The volume therefore discusses themes ranging from migration law and criminal behaviour to social security.

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  • The millennial guru

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    It’s Thursday 16 March and the Aula at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is packed. Several hundred students have come to hear digital sensation Jay Shetty talk about the importance of “building a life, not a resume”.

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    Learning from research: how does that work?

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    In 2008, Maastricht University (UM) initiated a new educational programme providing bachelor’s (undergraduate) students the opportunity to conduct academic research for an extended period of time. This unique initiative is described in the book ‘Research-Based Learning: Case studies from Maastricht University’, written and composed by Ellen Bastiaens, Jonathan van Tilburg and Jeroen van Merriënboer, all from Maastricht University.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University

      In 2008, Maastricht University (UM) initiated a new educational programme providing bachelor’s (undergraduate) students the opportunity to conduct academic research for an extended period of time. This unique initiative is described in the book ‘Research-Based Learning: Case studies from Maastricht University’, written and composed by Ellen Bastiaens, Jonathan van Tilburg and Jeroen van Merriënboer, all from Maastricht University.

      The book covers the ‘Maastricht Research Based Learning programme for Excellence’ (MaRBLe), an extension of Maastricht University’s leading educational approach Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

      Learning from research: how does that work? - news - Maastricht University
      3 hours 16 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University

      Annika de Flor has won the Kremers Award 2016 for her Master thesis: 'Water-related Ecosystem Services in the Environmental Impact Assessments in the Peruvian mining industry’. The study addresses two methods (the broad and innovative Environmental Impact Assessment and the Ecosystem Services) used to assess the impact of the maintenance or opening of mines in the Conga district of Peru.

      ICIS Alumna Annika de Flor wins Kremers Award
      1 day 1 hour ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University

      The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) published a PhD Volume about the refugee crisis. The volume was written by PhD candidates of ITEM and includes separate contributions in which each of them tackles the topic of the refugee crisis from their own area of interest. The volume discusses themes ranging from migration law and criminal behaviour to social security.

      Announcement ITEM PhD Volume 'Beyond the refugee crisis'
      1 day 16 hours ago