Campus Brussels

Maastricht University (UM) Campus Brussels is an inter-faculty community hub for teaching and research that is freely available for use by staff and students of the Maastricht University faculties.


10 Things You Need to Know About Campus Brussels

  • It was set up in 2010 to connect UM staff, students and researchers to EU policy-makers, practitioners and decision-makers
  • It is located close to the European Quarter (2 metro stops away)
  • It has four full-time administrative staff and two part-time academic directors
  • It provides well-equipped rooms for academic lectures, seminars and workshops; working space for UM staff when visiting Brussels; and rents office space to educational and research organisations
  • It offers education and training for professionals through executive courses; and a part-time Ph.D. programme in European Studies for UM alumni and Brussels-based practitioners
  • It organizes regular events for UM alumni, including from European Studies and European Law programmes
  • It functions as a ‘UM embassy’, promoting Maastricht University and the city of Maastricht in Brussels
  • It serves as a platform through which UM staff and students can present and discuss research in progress, disseminate research findings and promote publications and outputs 
  • It monitors EU policy developments in Brussels in the field of education, science and research
  • It helps to implement the UM’s internationalisation strategy and Europe policy, and influence the national and European policy agenda 

Maastricht University's Embassy in the EU Capital

UM Campus Brussels creates opportunities for the UM, enhances global recognition and deepens societal impact. 

  • Why does UM have an embassy in Brussels?
  • How can you benefit as a student?
  • How can you benefit as a researcher?
  • How can you stay connected to UM after you graduate?

UM Campus Brussels

Interview with Prof. Martin Paul (former president of the Maastricht University)

In this interview, Prof. Martin Paul together with Prof. Mariolina Eliantonio reflect on a decade of development for UM Campus Brussels, which flourished under his leadership, and how this contributed to his European vision and projects.

UM Campus Brussels: Looking to the past, present and future

Selection of research-related events organised from 2016 to 2020 at Maastricht University Campus Brussels

Compendium UMCB

The UM Campus Brussels 10-year anniversary offers an excellent opportunity to look back at all that has been achieved by the UM community, its faculties, and researchers. With this Compendium, we seek to highlight some of the research results and best practices that have been facilitated by Campus Brussels in recent years, to contribute to the further valorisation of UM’s excellent research, and to inspire our researchers to embrace the opportunities provided by Campus Brussels and its team. 

Download Maastricht University Campus Brussels Compendium.  

Welcome to Maastricht University Campus Brussels!

Find out more about our activities and who we are. 

UMCB team see you in Brussels


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Testimonials from organisers

  • Our experience with the Campus was very positive: they supported us through all stages of the event, from designing a webpage to providing technical support.
    Prof. Dr. Henry Otgaar
  • I cooperated with UM Campus Brussels in organizing a large virtual webinar on ‘Lobbying in times of COVID-19’. The Campus team offered all the support that I could wish for.
    Iskander de Bruycker, Assistant Professor

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 50% of its students and 40% 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.

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