Campus Brussels

Welcome at Campus Brussels. The campus is situated in the heart of Europe in a historical building near several European institutions. UM Campus Brussels offers a wide range of possibilities for professionals as well as students to enhance their professional careers through courses, trainings and as a meeting place. To find out more about our programmes please see the part-time PhD programmes page.

Also, Campus Brussels offers a number of facilities to all Maastricht University students and staff members free of charge. All Maastricht University alumni are entitled to 20% discount on rent prices for our rooms. All our rooms are also available for rent to external (non UM related parties).

Would you like the UM Campus Brussels to help you host your own event in Brussels? Then feel free to contact our staff for more information or have a look at the existing possibilities.   

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Mission of the Campus

International character
In a short period of time, Maastricht University (UM) has established an international reputation based on its innovative approach to learning and its international outlook. With almost 40% of its students and 30% of its teaching and research staff coming from abroad, UM is a highly internationally oriented university. In its research and education, international and European themes are deeply embedded. Within the framework of the UM mission statement – “Leading in Learning” – the university now has an active policy to establish a number of secondary international projects, the latest of which is the UM Campus in Brussels.

Being active since 2010, the UM Campus in Brussels emphasises Maastricht University’s international character. Brussels, the capital of Europe and the heart of European policy-making processes, is in the unique position of being a popular city for international young professionals and also a place where there is a high demand for post-academic courses. With the UM Campus in Brussels, Maastricht University facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience between stakeholders in the European Union, such as research institutes think tanks, research funders, industry and businesses.

High quality post-academic courses
In order to facilitate this process, the UM Campus Brussels aims to bring high quality post-academic courses to professionals. The various courses enable participants to broaden and deepen their knowledge in their field of interest or expertise. It is the objective of the Campus to offer academic opportunities to individuals at all stages of their lives, contributing to their professional development purposes and improving their personal qualifications.

Multiple facilities 
Finally, a large number of UM students, Alumni, and UM staff is also active in Brussels. By offering a number of facilities including workspaces, meeting rooms and a lecture hall, the Campus aims to function as a place where they can meet, organise events, work and study, exchange experience and keep their knowledge and UM network up to date.

Education and Research

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Maastricht University has a large amount of expertise in a variety of international and European fields. The UM Campus Brussels offers theme-oriented, English taught, multidisciplinary education, which has an added value to the existing course offer on the Brussels market. Whereas, various institutions and firms offer courses or programmes in Brussels on an ad hoc basis, the number of universities with an own location in Brussels and a fixed course offer, is very limited.

Certified institute
As a certified institute, the UM Campus Brussels grants course-participants internationally accredited certificates based on i.e. ECTS credits, NOVA credits, etc. This can be considered as a significant advantage compared to the average courses that are being offered in Brussels, where participants often get a certificate without official accreditation.

Problem Based Learning (PBL)-system
Another selling point when it comes to teaching entails the interactive and individual approach of the university’s Problem Based Learning (PBL)-system. Research has shown that the PBL system works extremely well for people who have already had working experience. Since it is the prime target to offer mid-career post-academic education, the PBL-system can be considered an asset to the participants of courses.

The combination of the expertise of the large amount of (senior) academic staff members and the manifold of disciplines Maastricht University teaches, offers participants the opportunity to broaden and/ or deepen their knowledge in their field of interest or expertise. To provide this opportunity to professionals and post-academic graduates, UM Campus Brussels offers unique part-time PhD programmes and specialized courses and programmes aimed at professionals working and living in the Brussels region.

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    • RT @ralur: Enjoying a #UMstar17 lecture with @Hildegaard Schneider @maasuniversity Brussels campus🌟🌟🌟

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      Are you a UM alumna or alumnus working in Public Affairs in Brussels?

      Would you like the opportunity to discuss work-related issues and challenges with a prominent senior lobbyist and with fellow alumni?

      If the answer is yes, don't miss the opportunity to register for the pilot session of the Lobby Clinic next Wednesday 24 January from 19:00 until 20:30 at UM Campus Brussels (10 Avenue de l’Armée).

      The Lobby Clinic is practice-oriented and designed along the lines of a 'Lobbyists Anonymous' theme. The objective is to offer you the platform to share lobbying/public affairs challenges/questions/concerns that you are facing with others who are both interested and in a position to help and support you. You will be able to discuss these issues with other alumni and with Dr Alan Hardacre, who will be putting his expertise and experience at your disposal.

      All of this will take place under strict Chatham House rules so that you can ask questions and share experiences with total freedom. In order to further generate discussion, you can also submit questions in advance anonymously. So please register for the event and send in any questions or topics that you would like to discuss through this form: www.aanmelder.nl/98541/subscribe. You can also bring your live questions and issues with you for consideration on-site.

      The longer-term goal of this initiative is to create a group of UM Alumni that cooperate and learn from each other in order to navigate the complex challenges that we face in the professional field of lobbying and public affairs. We hope that the Lobby Clinic pilot will be a first step towards creating this informal and regular lobbying support group. These efforts will be supported by the Director of the European Public Affairs Studies Programme, Dr Christine Arnold, and by the UM Alumni Office.

      If you have any questions about The Lobby Clinic, please contact Fèlix Ruiz Cabré at felix.ruizcabre[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

      1 day 20 hours ago
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      We are delighted to host the two-day conference on recalibrating executive-legislative relations in the European Union organised by researchers from CERiM - Centre for European Research in Maastricht

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