Donating to science
Maastricht University (UM) conducts core research which is ranked among the top in the Netherlands and abroad. UM’s research portfolio focuses on multidisciplinary, interfaculty research in three areas: Learning and Innovation, Quality of Life, and Europe and a Globalising World. The emphasis on these three ‘grand’ themes helps to give direction to the development of our research, but at the same time allows room for new, groundbreaking and innovative research, be it fundamental or applied. Donations are of crucial importance for our education and research.
Dutch universities have an international reputation as research universities. Despite its short history, UM has reached a top position in research and is renowned for its innovative education, namely through Problem-Based Learning and international classroom. Nonetheless, charitable donations as well as third-party funding have a crucial impact on the development of UM education and research.
Support education and research
Thanks to private donations and support from businesses we are able to invest € 150.000 annually in all kinds of education and research projects and international seminars. And because of this support our scientists are able to do innovative research and help further improve Maastricht University's reputation.
Invest in international talent
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, creating an international classroom and investing in international talent is crucial.
Link your name to science
The Limburg University Fund offers individuals, foundations and corporations the opportunity to establish a Named Fund to support a specific area in teaching or research. So link your family or company name to a charitable fund and get involved in science.
Support local initiatives
Local initiatives. With 180 students, staff, alumni and friends of Maastricht University, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL raised € 35,220 to fund resuscitation lessons at secondary schools by participating in a charity run.
University Fund Limburg
The Limburg University Fund/SWOL is UM’s ‘leading partner’ in acquiring private funds from companies, institutions, alumni, students, foundations and philanthropists who care about science in general and want to see UM’s research and education develop.
World class facilities
Thanks to our loyal supporters scientist and students have access to the newest research and education facilities. Best examples are our advanced MRI scanners lab to conduct research on e.g. Alzheimers, Parkinson and MS.
Crowdfunding. Many small donations make a large difference. With this in mind, the Limburg University Fund offers UM scientists a platform to showcase their ambitions and enables the crowd to lend them a helping hand.
Support your alma mater
As an alum, you can make a significant contribution to the projects conducted by the University Fund Limburg, such as the Alumni Fund. By supporting the Alumni Fund, you sustain the student experience and the international classroom - every year, since 2011 we award a full scholarship to an international master's student.
We are grateful to have so many loyal sponsors. Twice a year we invite them to our exclusive events such as the College for Friends or the annual Maastricht University Dinner. During these special occasions guest speakers discuss the latest research developments in Maastricht University.