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.


  • 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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  • Maastricht University joins Einstein Telescope Coalition

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Maastricht University officially joined the Einstein Telescope Coalition of Nikhef (Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) and KU Leuven. Prof. dr. Dr Martin Paul, chairman of the Executive Board of Maastricht University, today signed an agreement formalising UM’s participation.

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  • ICIS - Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Under project name: 'Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing', ICIS will collaborate with the GGD and use a spatial computer model to assess benefits of greenspace for health in Maastricht.

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  • ucv construction works

    Renovation new UCV building begins

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Read more
  • features

    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

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  • ralf peeters

    The art of doing maths

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    A portrait of Ralf Peeters, professor of Mathematics. Without him, the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, which offers one of UM’s most successful study programmes, would have been swallowed up by another faculty long ago. Not that he’d ever say as much himself. Read on for portrait of a bridge builder, a puzzler, an art lover and, above all, a scientist.

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  • Improving cancer patient outcomes via evolutionary game theory

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Evolutionary game theory can be utilized to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new study in the August 9th issue of JAMA Oncology.

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  • Systems Biology Graduation 2018

    Master Thesis Award for Systems Biology graduate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    At the graduation ceremony on 10 July, four graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme in Systems Biology. This was the second batch of Systems Biology graduates ever at Maastricht University.

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  • Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award for Biobased Materials graduate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Six graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme in Biobased Materials. During the graduation ceremony, the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award has been handed out for the first time to the student of the Master Biobased Materials that has written the best master thesis.

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  • NWO grants awarded to UM scientists

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  • Eight Veni grants for young UM scientists

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to eight young, highly promising UM scientists. Maastricht University congratulates the eight UM laureates: dr. Vigjilenca Abazi (FdR), dr. Matthijs Cluitmans (FHML), dr. Tim Hendrikx (FHML), dr. Laurentius Huber (FPN), dr. Miriam Meissner (FASoS), dr. Tim Snijders (FHML), dr. Thomas van Sloten (FHML), and dr. Emiel van der Vorst (FHML).

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  • Lim­burg en Nor­drhein-West­fa­len aan de slag met grens­vraag­stuk­ken

    Limburg and North Rhine-Westphalia working on border issues

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    During his meetings, deputy Van den Akker indicated that he would like to establish more cooperation between North Rhine-Westphalia and Limburg in the future.

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  • ICIS - 20 years symposium

    20 years of sustainability research and education

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    ICIS, the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development at Maastricht University, presented itself in a sneak preview at its 20-year jubilee in May 2018.

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  • ucv graduates

    First graduates University College Venlo

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Mirte van den Boogaard and Augustin Poncelet will be among the first graduates of the bachelor’s programme at University College Venlo (UCV). They look back on a memorable experience.

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  • Melanie Kersten

    How to fix ‘water rush hour’ in Limburg?

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Melanie Kersten, studying the master’s programme Sustainable Science & Policy, won the Water Innovation Challenge hosted by Limburg’s water utility company, WML.

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Student for a Day

Social Media

    • Photo by University College Venlo

      Deli Scene are on their tracks of creating a community place in #Venlo where students can meet up and study. They will be also in charge of organising a number of fun activities and workshops for the Venlo students. 💪Stay tuned for news and upcoming events!
      If you'd like to participate in their brand new promo video, gather up tomorrow at 11:30 at BeejBenders (second floor). Free coffee provided to all volunteers😆☕

      #humansofcampusvenlo #youthorganization #studentsofvenlo

      2 hours 55 min ago
    • Happy reflection week! How will you spend your time off?

      Any guesses as to where UCM students Dorothy, Nashab and Cosmin are visiting at the moment?

      #UCMtravels #peopleofUCM

      7 hours 11 min ago
    • Photo by Foundation Programme Maastricht University

      Have you ever noticed the statue of the sad bear in Stadspark?
      The statue and a neighbouring bear pit (with the statue of a girl and dying giraffe) are the artworks of Michel Huisman.
      The bear pit was home to 3 generations of bears. All held captive for entertainment. The last one, Jo the Bear, left us in 1993...

      In a dream Jo appeared to Michel Huisman, the man who would remember him with this monument. The bear suggested that he should also remember the others, including his friend the giraffe, who, in his opinion, could have had a better death.

      A lonely bronze bear on a bench has human hands, they are a cast of the hands of Huisman. The statue can be seen as an ode to the brown bears that lived in the pit and an elegy for extinct animals.

      16 hours 48 min ago
    • We just wrapped our 6th Science Communications Workshop, Reach & Turn in Panama City, 🇵🇦 . We had an amazing time with colleagues from across Latin America and we continued to discuss how can we ensure that Science plays a key role in achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development! #SDG17 #reachandturn

      2 days 3 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology

      In an effort to build a broader regional network for exchanging ideas and fostering joint projects, they reached out to fellow PhD students in Aachen and Liège and proposed to start a conference series.

      Consequently, the byteMal conference series is organized as a cooperative effort by four institutes in the Euregio:

      Bioinformatics Department – BiGCaT,Maastricht University

      Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology – MaCSBio, Maastricht University

      Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine – JRC-COMBINE, RWTH Aachen University

      Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Unit – BioSys, Université de Liège.

      2 days 13 hours ago
    • Today, GSCMC students and professors visited Xerox and SPG Prints to deliver the company cases in the headquarter of the companies, in Venray and Boxmeer, respectively. During these projects, they implemented new theories learned throughout the semester. The company cases assisted students to improvize their knowledge, work with the real-life cases and gain experience for their prospective career.

      3 days 10 hours ago
    • Photo by ICIS Maastricht University

      Today we celebrate the Graduation of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science and Policy students.

      Congratulations Graduates!

      Together we will build a Sustainable Future!

      3 weeks 3 days ago
    • Photo by UM-mebit

      Afsluitend diner 2e jaars MEBIT. Een topgroep die ik zeker zal gaan missen!

      4 months 2 weeks ago