Diversity & Inclusivity

Maastricht University, the European university in The Netherlands, is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. As a European university with a global outlook 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.

Being a sustainable and caring university is therefore also the foundation of UM's Strategic Programme 2022-2026 


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.


The video below gives an insight into what Diversity and Inclusivity stands for at Maastricht University and how you can get involved to support, listen and make a difference.

Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment - Prevention and Support

On 3 November 2021 UM was host to the Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassement - Prevention and Support.

You can watch the recording of the presentations, discussions and signing of the #LetsTalkAboutYes - manifesto. 

Statement of D&I Office

Hate at UM is never tolerated!

At the D&I Office we stand together against any (cyber-)hate in our community. Read our letter!


  • kaijonas

    Rainbows and brains

    Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Professor Kai Jonas is the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s first chair of “Applied Social Psychology with special focus on LGBTQI+ Diversity and Health”. In the run-up to his inaugural lecture, he reflects on difficult conversations, progress, and how he uses psychology to tackle the still very relevant challenge of HIV.

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  • Anka Smeenk

    Feeling 'different'

    Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    With the project 'About not being an Einstein', made possible by a grant from the Diversity & Inclusivity Office, Anke Smeenk wants to ensure that being gifted is more widely recognised at Maastricht University.

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  • STOP! Orange hand

    STOP! Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Sexual violence is unfortunately a reality among students in the Netherlands, as highlighted by the I&O Research report published this week. UM has done a similar study and the results will be published in fall.

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Map of facilities at UM locations

Click on the green button to open the map to see at which UM location you will find the following facilities:

  • all gender toilets
  • accessible toilets
  • lactation- and resting rooms
  • baby-changing facilities

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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