University Council

Management

The day-to-day management of the University Council is formed by the Presidium. The Presidium comprises of the chair and the vice chair of the University Council and the chairs of all commissions.

Presidium
In this council year, the Presidium consists of the following members:

  • Jonathan van Tilburg (Chair)
  • Jurgen van Heertum (Vice Chair)
  • Debe Debernardi (Chair commission Strategy)
  • Kim Kuypers (Chair commission Research and Education)
  • Wilma Klinkhamer (Chair commission Operations)
  • Laurens Bierens (Commission Operations)

Confidential Committee
Further, the University Council also has a Confidential Committee that provides advice mainly about the awarding of honorary doctorates. The Confidential Committee consists of:

  • Thomas Vaessen (Student)
  • Niels van der Sangen (Student)
  • Pia Harbers (Support Staff)
  • Raymond Luja (Academic Staff)

In addition, a few members of the University Council are involved in several committees and have administrative responsibilities.

Contact

Executive secretary 
 Betty Maessen
 Minderbroedersberg 4-6, room 2.024
  +31 43 3883197

Secretary
 Carolle Reintjens
 Minderbroedersberg 4-6, kamer 2.024
 +31 43 3883170

 Staff Representation Office 

Committees

The University Council has three committees:

Committee meetings

In collaboration with the Executive Board, these committees convene to consider policy proposals that have been submitted to the University Council for advice or endorsement. Their purpose is to prepare particular themes in smaller groups before these are put as items onto the agenda of the council’s plenary meetings with the Executive Board. The committees then provide the University Council with advice to inform its decision making. The definitive decision-making process occurs in the council’s plenary meetings with the Executive Board.

Administrative support

Support Office
Administrative support to the University Council is provided by the Staff Representation Office (Griffie Medezeggenschap, or MZ). The staff of this office are part of the Maastricht University Office (MUO), situated in the Support Office along with the office and secretariat of the university’s Executive Board.

Executive Secretary
The University Council’s executive secretary prepares memos received for the council’s meetings and is responsible for providing the council with administrative support. At the same time, the executive secretary provides administrative support to the Confidential Committee and the Presidium.

Staff Representation Office
Since 1 November 2012, the Staff Representation Office has been composed of the following staff members:

Betty Maessen (Executive Secretary)
Carolle Reintjens (Administrative Secretary)

 

Meeting schedule University Council

University Council - meetings

Date Time Venue Info
24 October 2018 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60 agenda  
21 November 2018 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
12 December 2018 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
30 January 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
27 February 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
27 March 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
24 April 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
29 May 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  
26 June 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Co-Greepzaal - UNS60  

Click here to view the agenda of the academic year 2017-2018

 

Committee meetings

Strategy

Date Time Venue Info
12 September 2018 09:00 - 11:00 1.169 MBB 4-6 agenda  
10 October 2018      
7 November 2018 09:00 - 11:00 2.017 MBB 4-6 agenda  
5 December 2018      
16 January 2019      
13 February 2019      
13 March 2019      
10 April 2019      
15 May 2019      
12 June 2019      

Click here to view the agenda of the academic year 2017-2018

 

Research & Education

Date Time Venue Info
12 September 2018 12:00 - 14:00 1.169 MBB 4-6 agenda  
10 October 2018      
7 November2018 12:00 - 14:00 2.017 MBB 4-6 agenda  
5 December 2018      
16 January2019      
13 February 2019      
13 March 2019      
10 April 2019      
15 May 2019      
12 June 2019      

Click here to view the agenda of the academic year 2017-2018

 

Operations

Date Time Venue Info
12 September 2018 15:00 - 17:00 1.169 MBB 4-6 agenda  
10 October 2018      
7 November 2018 15:00 - 17:00 2.017 MBB 4-6 agenda  
5 December 2018      
16 January 2019      
13 February 2019      
13 March 2019      
10 April 2019      
15 May 2019      
12 June 2019      

Click here to view the agenda of the academic year 2017-2018