Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the incubator and home of several outstanding departments and prestigious institutions in education and research. Our scientists and scholars contribute to international education programmes at the bachelor's, master's and PhD levels and take part in innovative research in the fields of humanities, education, governance, sustainability, data science and natural science.


  • Reimagine Education Award DKE

    Two silver Reimagine Education Awards for KE@Work

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    KE@Work won a silver award in the category Best Employer-University Partnership during the gala ceremony in San Francisco.

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  • ICIS project 'Smarterlabs' heading towards finale

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Heading towards the end of the SmarterLabs project, the envisaged outcomes are getting concreter. The three dissemination workshops in Helsinki, Istanbul and Santander enriched the learnings of the team.

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  • Young European high potentials visit AMIBM for Young European Talent 2018

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    The second edition of the Young European talent project was held in Limburg in which 50 top talents from 5 European countries participated.

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  • ICIS SMULL Inspiration letter

    Inspiration letter for City labs

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Nicole Rijkens-Klomp and Christian Scholl presented the new 'inspiration letter for City labs' during the Citymakers Congress in Rotterdam.

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  • Keuzegids Bachelors 2019

    Keuzegids Bachelors 2019: three UM Colleges stable at the top

    Friday, November 16, 2018 Read more
  • FHS - DKE KE@Work

    KE@Work shortlisted for 2018 Reimagine Education awards

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    The honours path for bachelor students of the Data Science and Knowledge Engineering programme, KnowledgeEngineering@Work or KE@Work, is shortlisted for the 2018 Reimagine Education awards. The reputable Reimagine awards seek to reward education innovators from around the globe.

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  • gideon koekoek

    Physics booming at UM

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Maastricht University is gearing up to conduct more research in the area of fundamental physics. “The aim is to put UM on the map as a physics institute, in the eyes of other researchers as well as the general public,” says Gideon Koekoek, who joined UM’s research group on gravitational waves in 2017.

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  • Data Driven Society event

    UM and Dutch Embassy host Berlin Science Week event

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Maastricht University (UM) is the only Dutch university to have organised an event together with the Dutch Embassy during the famous Berlin Science Week.

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  • Joop de Kraker

    Navigating between uncertainty and disagreement

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Friday, 2 November 2018 Dr. Joop de Kraker, professor of Sustainability Assessment at ICIS, gave his inaugural address.

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  • agri food week

    Looking back on the Dutch Agri Food Week in Venlo

    Friday, November 2, 2018 Read more
  • Klokhuis Science Award nominations

    Two UM research projects compete for the 2018 Klokhuis Science Award

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Two research projects from Maastricht University have been nominated for this year’s Klokhuis Science Award. The first, led by Pim Martens (ICIS), is a study of emotions in animals; the second, led by Christine Resch (FPN), is an investigation into the use of games to help improve the thinking functions of children with brain injuries.

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  • Brightlands Chemelot Campus

    Maastricht University signs declaration of intent to set up sustainability center at Chemelot

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 Read more
  • Onderzoek naar een duurzame relatie tussen mens en dier

    Does my turtle look disappointed?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    To contribute to sustainable human–animal relationships, Bingtao Su, under the supervision of Pim Martens, researched the relationship between the ethical outlook of pet owners.

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  • Alie de Boer

    Vote for Alie

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The VIVA400 is a list of 400 inspiring women who shine in their field of expertise and who are nominated because of their talents. Our Alie de Boer is on that list in the category ‘Knappe koppen’ (brainiacs).

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  • Elsevier - Beste Studies 2018

    UM’s University Colleges again dominate Elsevier ranking

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    De University Colleges van de UM doen het opnieuw goed in de Elsevier-ranking.

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  • Make space for health in the city

    Make space for health in the city

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    How does our living environment influence health and (un)healthy behavior, such as physical activity and participation in society?

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  • Technasia partnership agreement

    Maastricht University partners with technical secondary schools in Limburg to strengthen connections

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    On 1 October, Stichting Technasium and UM signed a partnership agreement with nine science-based secondary education schools in Limburg. 

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  • agri food week

    Nice to meat: plenty of interest in food innovations from Limburg

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 Read more
  • 1 study & 3 jobs

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Three Artificial Intelligence alumni talk about their work. Marloes van Eijk is a data scientist/advisor at the Public Prosecution Service, Gijs-Jan Roelofs is a freelance consultant and Inge Lemmens is chief technology officer at PNA Group.

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  • LOT logo

    Library of Things: Out of the attic, into the commonweal

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    UM students Elisa Etrari, Anna Reyneri and Becca Bowers are running Library of Things. It’s exactly what you think it is: you sign up, choose something from their online catalogue or just browse – then you borrow whatever you need and bring it back once you are done using it.

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    • Photo by University College Maastricht

      Exam week is upon us once again. Good luck studying!


      1 hour 1 min ago
    • Some photos from our open mic night with Aperture Music Committee, we chatted to the president Seba Aguirre of the committee who along with his fellow students help set it up from scratch! Having established themselves and proven a worthwhile addition to Aperture MSP they are now always hard at work organizing open mic nights and jam sessions for our program. Stay tuned to us for more updates from other committees!

      2 days 4 hours ago
    • Our Master's student Thaïs Franken is doing a photoshoot today for Phryme Magazine, a free online magazine featuring stories of Aruban students living abroad.

      Thais specifically chose to pursue her Master's in Public Policy and Human Development at United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University because of its focus on the #SDGs.

      2 days 8 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Dear all, we have a question for you.

      2 days 10 hours ago
    • Photo by University College Venlo

      Join our High Qualitea meeting and share your experience and suggestions for the future of Campus Venlo!
      Feel free to just walk in 1.07 and grab some coffee and snacks!
      #campusvenlo #studentsvenlo #highqualitea

      3 days 5 hours ago
    • During my thesis period, I have the great opportunity to join a conference with people from my institute. This is the 6th national chemistry conference, covering the latest innovations in the form of presentations, sessions, speakers, and posters. During this interactive conference, I have chances to talk with researchers in the fields that I am interested in.
      For me, the most attracting parts are bio-mimicking and/or self-assembly via chemical methods: e.g. self-assembled stiffer hydrogel with shell’s structure or stimuli-responsive hydrogel systems. And the annual prize for chemical start-up won by a team utilizing temperature sensitive fibers that captures water from the air.
      In the last spring, I followed a course about nano-materials and bio-mimicking. During that time, classmates presented similar topics in a small seminar. One classmate would probably be super joyful if she could witness her cactus idea turned into a successful business model.
      For more details relating to the conference and the business start-up's idea, please check the links below:)

      3 days 12 hours ago