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

  • digitwins

    European Commission supports initiative Digital Twins

    Friday, May 25, 2018
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  • huwelijks gevangenschap

    Maastricht research on marital captivity leads to new parliamentary bill

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    The law needs to be changed to prevent people from being locked in a religious marriage, writes Maastricht University (UM) lawyer Pauline Kruiniger in the final report on the MARICAP study. Following this report the Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker promised last week to come up with a bill that would compel partners cooperate with a religious divorce in order to combat marital captivity.

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  • Maastricht technology makes simultaneous lipid imaging and identification possible

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and researchers from Denmark and Germany have developed a new technique to accurately determine both the location and identity of lipids in bodily tissues in a single workflow. Lipids are essential molecules in every cell of our body and intimately involved in many important biological functions. 

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      "Like many other students, thinking about my future after University is scary for me. There are a lot of options out there, but it is difficult to find out what I like and how to get there. During the European Career Day, I had the chance to have a face-to-face conversations with professionals, giving me the opportunity to ask personally what is their daily job, but also what steps they took to get there. It was really gripping to meet all these people and expand my network!" Floris van der Meer, law student.

      This Saturday you can visit the European Career Day at the Faculty of Law which might be interesting for anyone who is willing to pursue career in consultancy, lobbying and public relations! 👩🏼‍💼👨🏾‍💼 💛💙 Sign up here: http://europeancareerday.com

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      "Like many other students, thinking about my future after University is scary for me. There are a lot of options out there, but it is difficult to find out what I like and how to get there. During the European Career Day, I had the chance to have a face-to-face conversations with professionals, giving me the opportunity to ask personally what is their daily job, but also what steps they took to get there. It was really gripping to meet all these people and expand my network!" Floris van der Meer, law student.
      Want to visit some academic event this Saturday? Join the European Career Day! 👩🏼‍💼👨🏾‍💼Although it takes place at the Faculty of Law, this event can be useful for anyone who is willing to pursue career in consultancy, lobbying and public relations💛💙 #europeancareerday #ecd2018 @elsamaastricht @jfvouranos @lawinmaastricht #maastrichtuniversity

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      This week plays important role in the internal life of our University. Exactly now you can cast your vote for the student representative at your Faculty Council as well as the University Council✅What do the representatives do? They are the unit which connects students with the Faculty and University staff by representing the student opinion and ideas how to improve the University life!
      So if you want better catering, cooler study facilities or cheaper coffee at the faculties - now it’s your time to act! 🖊You can vote up until this Thursday. The results will be announced on May 25!🎉
      See link for voting in bio!

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      The sun in shining and tomorrow @meet_maastricht festival will take place! 😎They organize three days full of tours and workshops. If you are interested in art, heritage, local food, nature, music – the Festival is a must!
      Visit their profile @meet_maastricht and make sure that you register for the events🙌🏻🎉
      #maastricht #meetmaastricht #meetmaastrichtfestival2018

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      "Like many other students, thinking about my future after University is scary for me. There are a lot of options out there, but it is difficult to find out what I like and how to get there. During the European Career Day, I had the chance to have a face-to-face conversations with professionals, giving me the opportunity to ask personally what is their daily job, but also what steps they took to get there. It was really gripping to meet all these people and expand my network!" Floris van der Meer, law student.
      Want to visit some academic event this Saturday? Join the European Career Day! 👩🏼‍💼👨🏾‍💼Although it takes place at the Faculty of Law, this event can be useful for anyone who is willing to pursue career in consultancy, lobbying and public relations💛💙 #europeancareerday #ecd2018 @elsamaastricht @jfvouranos @lawinmaastricht #maastrichtuniversity

      4 days 11 hours ago
    • Photo by maastrichtuniversity

      This week plays important role in the internal life of our University. Exactly now you can cast your vote for the student representative at your Faculty Council as well as the University Council✅What do the representatives do? They are the unit which connects students with the Faculty and University staff by representing the student opinion and ideas how to improve the University life!
      So if you want better catering, cooler study facilities or cheaper coffee at the faculties - now it’s your time to act! 🖊You can vote up until this Thursday. The results will be announced on May 25!🎉
      See link for voting in bio!

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