Elections

From May 17 up to and including 20 May 2021, students and staff could again vote for Faculty Councils and University Councils. On May 21 2021, like last year, the results will be announced online. 

View the results of elections here. Download the full results or view the presentation

Central Elections Office

The Central Elections Office is assigned by the Executive Board (CvB). It is responsible for the organisation of the university elections for members of the representative bodies of Maastricht University. During the elections the  Electoral Regulations are starting-point. This legal document, prepared according to the 'Kieswet', specifies regulations for Maastricht University elections. 

  Read the Verkiezingskrant (election gazette)  with an overview of the candidates and the parties and what they stand for!

The Central Elections Office consists of: 

Chair
Prof. dr. E. Versluis

Members
 Nilam Khalil
 Myrthe den Braber

Secretariat Central Elections Office
  Niels Harteman 
  Arnold Verhoeven

Contact Central Elections Office
  Niels Harteman
Official Secretary
  Arnold Verhoeven
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 Service Councils. In May 2021 elections will take place for the University Council and Faculty Councils. 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