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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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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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

  • Finance and Investment conference 2016

    2016 Conference on Finance and Investment in Creative Ventures

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    In the past decade, the creative sector has generated a lot of attention from policy makers. Especially at the city level, a thriving creative sector is perceived to be the ultimate urban development tool. It is expected to do many things, from enhancing quality of life to increasing the attractiveness of the local business climate. Creativity drives innovation and hence a creative city should form an interesting place of residence for businesses in general.

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  • MRSA tester

    Portable device can prevent MRSA outbreaks in hospitals

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Publication in scientific journal by a professor and his students...

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  • UM ranks 94th in THE World University Rankings

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Maastricht University (UM) ranks 94th in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017, slightly dropping from number 88 last year.

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