Diversity & Inclusivity

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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    UM Heritage – experience to understand

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    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.

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    UM: sharpest rise in the number of female professors

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    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. 

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  • Beaming with pride

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    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.

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Contact information

Diversity & Inclusivity Office

For confidential reports or notifications of discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the confidential advisors for employees or students.

D&I Office location:

Visit the About us page for staff contact info.

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