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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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

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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

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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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    ITEM’s study regarding outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion presented at Criminology conference

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    ITEM’s study regarding outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion will be discussed at the 16th Annual conference of the European Society of Criminology in Münster, Germany.

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  • INKOM 2016 has started

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Today, 2,735 students from Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences started their introduction week in Maastricht. “This is a record in the INKOM-history, we are sold out now”, says INKOM-chair Wim Renders.

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  • Smoking in public less and less socially accepted

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Large-scale research survey with more than 180,000 Dutch people published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research

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