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  

Agenda

News

  • Anger in the fMRI scanner: are violent offenders angrier than other people?

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Franca Tonnaer investigated why people without a history of violence are capable of controlling their anger and why violent offenders are not.

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  • Google maps for human tissue

    'We are creating the Google Maps of tissue'

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Researchers at Maastricht University (UM) recently succeeded in visualising dynamic metabolic changes using mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) through amino acid conversion in the liver. This is the first time scientists have been able to identify the dynamics of biochemical processes in living tissue.

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  • Uitnodiging symposium 1

    Do guidelines impede a GP’s ability to provide personalised care?

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Symposium and inaugural lecture 'Guidelines for Personalised Care: Contradiction or Paradox?’ (inaugural lecture Jako Burgers).

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    • Photo by Maastricht University

      Special investigating officer John Buckers has some notable companions this evening: Maastricht’s mayor, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, and Maastricht University president Martin Paul are riding along in his enforcement squad car. They are accompanying Buckers and student agent Ricardo van Dijk on their round through the city so they can see with their own eyes the situation regarding nuisance caused by student tenants.

      Students a nuisance? Not during exam week
      11 hours 37 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University

      Maarten Vink has been appointed Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University for the academic year 2017-2018. Maarten will spend up to five months in Malmö, divided over two periods in the fall and spring of the academic year.

      Maarten Vink appointed Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Malmö, Sweden
      14 hours 52 min ago