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Our President on Lifelong Development
Why is learning and developing yourself so important? How does it influence society, education and collaborations? And how do you combine a busy job and developing yourself with having children?
President Rianne Letschert: ‘If we stop learning, there will be an enormous distance from where people are to the labour market, and soon there will be no place for them. This is particularly true when it comes to issues such as digital transformation. We all have to move with the times.' In this interview, Rianne Letschert tells us more about Lifelong Learning at Maastricht University.
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Education for professionals
Maastricht University has a wide range in postgraduate programmes. Even if you graduated several years ago and want to refresh, broaden or deepen your knowledge, you can contact your Alma Mater. Our portfolio includes both short courses and courses for a longer period. The majority of the programmes are part-time, allowing students to pursue their careers and study at the same time. Special rates for alumni apply for many postgraduate programmes.
Find the programmes for professionals here.
LAW.next, as part of the Faculty of Law, helps legal professionals to look at current developments and challenges in this contemporary society in an innovative way. Their teachers train and inspire with their legal knowledge and offer tools and skills to cope with current and future challenges in your work field.
On the one hand, LAW.next's offer consists of an extensive open course curriculum. These include both legal content courses and skills courses. On the other hand, LAW.next focuses on the learning needs of the legal professional. In an in-company programme or customised course, this learning need forms the starting point. Together with the client, a new or partially renewed course content is created.
UMIO, part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, specialises in programmes for professionals, like MBAs, executive masters, and management programmes. UMIO also conducts cutting-edge research. In doing so, UMIO brings together academic knowledge and real-world challenges to help both individuals and organizations move forward.
UMIO Prime is an engagement platform for individual professionals and organisations. UMIO Prime incorporates research findings from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and links them to today's professional and societal challenges. Register for free and get instant access to all articles, videos, podcasts, online events and live workshops.
UM Career Services
UM Career Services is committed to providing help to students and alumni to develop the knowledge, skills and personal attributes they will need to gain suitable employment. UM Career Services provide a range of services and resources that enable you to develop insights and competencies that enhance your employability:
- Online Career Modules
- Online tools
- Workshops, lectures, and training courses
- Individual counseling
Maastricht University alumni can participate until six months after graduation.
Do you have a job in which you regularly communicate with international colleagues? Would you like to further develop your oral skills so you will be more convincing when giving presentations? How do you write good notes in a another language? Or would you like to prepare for a Cambridge examination or IELTS test so that you can include your level of English on your CV? If so, the Language Centre is the place to be. It provides language training (individual or in-company group training) in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian. The training ranges from beginners to advanced level and will be given by experienced teachers, most of whom have experience in the business world.
Alumni pay a reduced rate to participate in the courses.
You can find more information on the Language Centre website. If you would like to meet with them to discuss language training for your company or organisation, just let them know for them to arrange a meeting with you. Click here for the course overview.
Studium Generale is a University department which offers a programme of academic and On Stage activities. You can attend lectures, debates, Science Cafés, Lecture Series on important scientific and social issues. The On Stage program presents a variety of activities such as comedy, theatre and pop music and world music. Most of the lectures and debates can be attended for free. For the On Stage activities Studium Generale charges a modest admission fee.
You can find more information on the website of Studium Generale.