Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. As one of the most international universities in Europe, we are aware and proud that our strength lies in diversity. We strive to go well beyond quotas and compliance: we are determined to foster an environment in which everyone feels welcome and valued.
Inclusivity is one of the main goals of UM's Strategic Programme Community at the Core.
We strive to include staff and students from all walks of life to participate in the wonderful community at UM. From guest speaker events to long term projects funded by the D&I Grants, there is always something you can get involved with and join in. As a family-friendly university we aim to facilitate study and career for students and staff with caring responsibilties.
Check out our website and get in touch if you want to be involved, have questions or suggestions.
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We are determined to foster an environment in which everyone feels welcome and valued. Read what we do to achieve this.
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A real ‘community’ will only come about when people who differ on many fronts don’t just tolerate each other, but work together and learn from each other.
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The UM Diversity & Inclusivity Grant has enabled three students to travel and share the landscapes, people and customs that shaped them. UM Heritage’s Daniel Bogdanski talks about their journey to discovering their own and each other’s heritage.
The percentage of female professors in Maastricht now stands at 29.7%, earning UM a shared second place in the Women Professors Monitor 2019 together with Leiden University.
UM Pride offers a safe, inclusive and supportive platform for all LGBTQ and allied students and staff members of Maastricht University. Co-founder Stephanie Blom and project leader Alexander Dieleman talk about their contribution to fostering a diverse community.
Amnesty International Maastricht Students organise an online campaign and a pop-up living room to discuss discrimination
Mathijs Van Peteghem, assistant professor at the School of Business and Economics, looks student inclusivity in tutorial groups - how can we navigate the potential pitfalls of the diversity in the International Classroom?
UM's first ever Diversity Officer, Constance Sommerey, explains (and defends) her position...
A look back on UM's first Diversity Day: lively discussions and thought-provoking presentations on the topics of sexual harassment and the meaning of consent and how UM can become an Age-Friendly University
Isabella Grabner, a member of the newly established UM Advisory Council on Diversity, talks about her research on performance measurement and implicit bias in academia.