Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Both at home and throughout Europe, FHML is one of the most renowned institutes of its kind. We stand for cutting edge research and education, and pride ourselves on rapidly incorporating the latest developments and insights, and methods into our programmes. We also believe strongly in multidisciplinarity, looking at each topic from different angles and ensuring that the different specialists always work in close collaboration. More, FHML is always looking beyond borders. International healthcare is high on our agenda, and our work regularly transcends national boundaries, both in research and in education.

We are working hard to achieve our goal of being a international centre of expertise, and integrated health campus bringing together both knowledge institutions and the business world. Everything here revolves around life and health. FHML is part of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), and works closely with the Maastricht academic hospital azM.


  • HRH Princess Margriet and the Advisory Board Global Health

    UM welcomes HRH Princess Margriet

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet took part in the yearly meeting of the Advisory Board Global Health. This board - which gives advise to the master’s programmes Global Health at UM and at McMaster University Canada - comes together every year, alternately between Maastricht/the Netherlands and Canada.

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  • headspace

    First Dutch HEADSPACE centre to open in Maastricht

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Accessible mental health services for young people (MUMC+ news).

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  • Robotingreep MUMC

    World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Centre+ used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient.

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  • Diabetic heart failure

    Cardiovascular diseases accelerate deterioration of brain health

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    Two UM publications present evidence for relationship between cardiovascular diseases and cognitive decline (MUMC+ press).

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  • longtumor

    Half-million-euro grant for Maastricht research into lung tumours

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) will fund Maastricht-based research into lung tumours with a €498,000 grant.

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  • ehealth

    E-health application for chronic bowel disease a success

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    The e-health application MyIBDcoach has resulted in a 50% reduction in the number of hospital admissions, fewer out-patient visits and better medication compliance in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease (MUMC+ news).

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