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.


  • thuijsman weiss

    Solid as a cloud

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    With his new project Solid, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, tries to give users back ownership of their data. The internet hasn’t developed in the way he intended it. Data science progresses at a dizzying pace – are the people in the driver’s seat aware of their responsibility? We asked Gerhard Weiss, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Frank Thuijsman, Professor Strategic Optimization and Data Science.

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  • Ola Wróblewska

    Recipe book for bioplastic from sugar beet

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    How do you cook a sugar beet to obtain bioplastics? Ola Wróblewska answered this question in her dissertation, with with she earned the first ever doctorate at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials.

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  • Jules Harings

    3D printing with PLA can become more precise and stronger

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    By using the compostable biobased plastic PLA, the process of 3D printing is becoming more and more sustainable.

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

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  • maastricht working on europe

    Video impression on the Maastricht Europe Days

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 Read more
  • 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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    • Photo by University College Venlo

      "A new year is ahead of us and we can't wait to spoil you with some entertaining and fun events! The first event of 2019 is all about "bleeding"! Join "BEET Documentary Night: The Bleeding Edge" on January 24, at 17:00 hours.🍿🎥 Entrance is free of charge. Don't forget to register and stay tuned for more upcoming events!" 🔜 #2019 is going to be fresh and fun! 💪👊
      Photo credit: Brian Megens
      #beetucvevents #beetucv

      20 hours 32 min ago
    • Photo by United Nations University-MERIT

      Daisy Demirag, who works as Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank Group in Ethiopia and is also currently pursuing a #PhD with us, shares how combining a full-time job with a PhD is benefitting her career.

      Our PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) combines flexibility working professionals require with high standards and rigorous academic research! #SDG1 #SDG4

      1 day 23 min ago
    • Photo by Foundation Programme Maastricht University

      Are you ready for the sudden drop in temperature?
      The real winter is coming!

      1 day 1 hour ago
    • What can students expect in the project: Think Tank?

      'My think tank is working for the government of the Limburg Province. We were asked to figure how can citizen participation, support and/or acceptance for solar and wind energy projects in Limburg be fostered. It’s really exciting because the province and municipalities are kicking off this sustainable energy transition and want to make sure that residents are involved.

      Of course, I will learn new theories and discover new case studies but I think the real lessons of this project are softer skills. Communication is a key skill learned by spending every day working with a group and by working for someone. Additionally, group work is a great way to learn how to collaborate and incorporate everyone’s perspective. It’s an intense project but our topic is super cool, we decked out our room with lights and other fun things and always have snacks!'

      - Gillian Rosh


      1 day 15 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology

      My name is Pooja Mandaviya and I have been appointed as a Postdoc in Molecular Epidemiology and Personalized Nutrition.

      I am originally from India (brought up in its smallest state, Goa), but I have now been in the Netherlands for almost 7 years. In 2011, I had pursued my 6 months Masters' internship from the Department of Bioinformatics - BiGCaT at Maastricht University.

      I finished my PhD 7 months ago from the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, in the topic "Effects of Methyl-Group Metabolism and Lifestyle Factors on Genome-Wide DNA Methylation".

      1 day 21 hours ago
    • Photo by Global Supply Chain Management & Change -  UM - Campus Venlo

      Global Supply Chain Management & Change - UM - Campus Venlo shared University College Venlo's post.

      2 days 19 hours ago
    • Photo by Master Biobased Materials

      We‘re wishing everyone a happy new year 2019!

      Did you know that the application period has been open for studying Biobased Materials as of September? Maybe you can still enjoy some holidays right now and use them to already file your application. Although you can submit until May 1st and even June 1st for EEC residents, this could be good to eliminate stressing about it later... 😉

      Please don’t hesitate asking your questions either here or via email. Maybe they have already been answered in the livestream we hosted in May, so make sure to have a look at it!

      Until then all the best for the year,
      Bernal, Hui, & Johannes

      2 weeks 18 hours ago