Elections

From May 16 up to and including 19 May 2022, students could again vote for Faculty Councils and University Councils and staff for Employees’ Councils. You can view the presentation of the results here.

Central Elections Office

The Central Electoral Committee is appointed by the Executive Board. It is responsible for organizing the elections for the university's participation councils. The Central Electoral Committee organizes the elections on the basis of the  Electoral Regulations. In addition, a Code of Conduct has been drawn up in consultation with the University Council to ensure that the elections are conducted as respectfully and fairly as possible. 

Read the election magazine here.

The Central Elections Office consists of: 

Chair
Prof. dr. E. Versluis

Members
 Nilam Khalil
 Jan-Phillipp Neuhaus

Secretariat Central Elections Office
  Niels Harteman 
  Arnold Verhoeven
  Rachelle Rutgrink

Contact Central Elections Office
  Niels Harteman
Official Secretary
  Arnold Verhoeven
Official Secretary
 Rachelle Rutgrink
Official Secretary
verkiezingen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
 Minderbroedersberg 4-6

Representative bodies

There are three representative bodies at Maastricht University; the University Council, the Faculty Councils and Employees’ Councils. In May 2022 elections will take place for the Employees’ Councils for staff, and the University Council and Faculty Councils for students. In the following sections you will find a short summary of the representative bodies. For more background and detailed information please see the section Representative bodies on this website.

The University Council
The central representative body at the UM, the University Council, consists of 6 representatives from academic staff section (WP), 4 from the administrative and support staff (OBP) and 10 from the student section. Employees are elected as Council members for a term of two years; students serve a term of one year. More about the University Council.

Faculty Councils
In addition, each faculty has its own Faculty Council, which also consists of the three sections, WP, OBP and students. The size of the councils varies from faculty to faculty. Here too, staff members are elected for a term of two years and student members serve a term of one year.

Service Councils
There are separate representative bodies for administrative and support staff working in the Maastricht University Office and the service centers, the so-called Service Councils (six altogether). The members are elected for a term of 2 years.

Watch the video about the elections of the Representative bodies