About UM

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 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.

Working towards employability

Maastricht University is dedicated to preparing its students for the world of work with the knowledge, skills and qualities that employers are looking for. Our students and graduates have a real-world mind-set, a hands-on mentality and practical skills, enabling a smooth transition from their studies to work. Our Problem-Based Learning method gives our students ample experience working in teams and focusing on practical application of theory. It encourages them to develop skills that are essential for the labour market in the 21st century. Read more.

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 and YERUN

WUN - YERUN

Maastricht University is the sole Dutch member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): 18 research universities across 6 continents, from Alberta, to Cape Town, Sydney, and Hong Kong. The network offers a platform for collaboration on education and transnational research projects.

As one of the best young universities in the world, UM is also among the 18 highly-ranked founding members of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN), which facilitates cooperation in scientific research, academic education and service to society.

  Read more on WUN and YERUN

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.

  Learn more about Match

Art and Heritage Committee (KEC)

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  

First impressions​

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

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News

  • Number of vulnerable youth in Limburg high and rising

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    A study by the Maastricht University Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) shows that Limburg has a relatively large number of young people who are neither employed nor in education or training. Moreover, this number is growing, which goes against the national trend. Around half of this group is considered vulnerable and unable to make the transition from school to work.

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  • Number of vulnerable youth in Limburg high and rising

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    A study by the Maastricht University Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) shows that Limburg has a relatively large number of young people who are neither employed nor in education or training. Moreover, this number is growing, which goes against the national trend. Around half of this group is considered vulnerable and unable to make the transition from school to work.

    Read more
  • Unemployment among vocational graduates falls to pre-crisis levels

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO) graduates) performed even better in 2017 than in 2016. Unemployment is thereby back to about the same level as in 2008, before the economic crisis. 

    Read more
    • AppChalenge@UM2018 is an opportunity to create and present an app which can be used by students and employees of Maastricht University 📲📍🗒🖊Today 11 inspired teams have presented their ideas! 💡The jury composed of the mobile app development experts and the UM staff have choose 3 best initiatives which will be supported by Maastricht University!🏆
      The third place belongs to the onboarding app, which helps new students and employees prepare for their first 100 days at the UM.
      The second best app is the elephant app which allows students to share their skills and knowledge!
      And finally the best app of 2018 is the app which helps students to find study buddies for problematic subject matters!🥇
      Maastricht University is really proud of its brilliant minds and congratulates all the participants! 🎉 #leadinginlearning

      17 hours 26 min ago
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      AppChalenge@UM2018 is an opportunity to create and present an app which can be used by students and employees of Maastricht University 📲📍🗒🖊Today 11 inspired teams have presented their ideas! 💡The jury composed of the mobile app development experts and the UM staff has chosen 3 best initiatives which will be supported by Maastricht University!🏆
      The third place belongs to the onboarding app, which helps new students and employees prepare for their first 100 days at the UM.
      The second best app is the elephant app which allows students to share their skills and knowledge!
      And finally the best app of 2018 is the app which helps students to find study buddies for problematic subject matters!🥇
      Maastricht University is really proud of its brilliant minds and congratulates all the participants! 🎉 #leadinginlearning

      18 hours 58 min ago
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      Maastricht University was live.

      20 hours 30 min ago
    • Photo by maastrichtuniversity

      AppChalenge@UM2018 is an opportunity to create and present an app which can be used by students and employees of Maastricht University 📲📍🗒🖊Today 11 inspired teams have presented their ideas! 💡The jury composed of the mobile app development experts and the UM staff has chosen 3 best initiatives which will be supported by Maastricht University!🏆
      The third place belongs to the onboarding app, which helps new students and employees prepare for their first 100 days at the UM.
      The second best app is the elephant app which allows students to share their skills and knowledge!
      And finally the best app of 2018 is the app which helps students to find study buddies for problematic subject matters!🥇
      Maastricht University is really proud of its brilliant minds and congratulates all the participants! 🎉 #leadinginlearning

      18 hours 58 min ago
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      UCM won best faculty at Battle of the Studies last night! Congratulations! 🎉
      video credits: @esthersalem

      20 hours 33 min ago
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      Who said the Dutch weather is only about rains?! ☀️😎enjoy your Friday! #maastrichtuniversity #spring #blossom #homeawayfromhome #TGIF

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