Maastricht Summer School started in 2012 as a joint initiative of Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht School of Management, which are all based in the beautiful city of Maastricht. MSS’s mission is to offer education in the summer period that is complementary to the traditional educational tasks of the university. The Summer School increases accessibility of knowledge accumulated at the participating institutes to anyone interested in it.
Maastricht Summer School experiences the special ambiance of teaching and attending classes in the summer: both students and professors are highly motivated, friends are being made and of course the long summer days brings a smile to our faces.
All three participating institutions are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). On top of this national accreditation the three institutions each have been awarded additional accreditations and high positions in rankings within their fields.
“Maastricht University stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, it offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. Maastricht University can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, almost 45% of its students and more than 30% of the teaching staff comes from abroad. This creates an international atmosphere that's attractive to Dutch as well as international students and employees.
Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. After all, Maastricht University is "Leading in Learning". Maastricht University’s research portfolio continues to attract national and international top researchers. But the university also believes in young talent. That’s why it integrates research into every level of its education.”
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
“Zuyd is a regional institution of higher education, which aims at the development and transfer of high-quality and practically-oriented knowledge, for the development of professions and our region. The employees of Zuyd contribute to the personal development of people during their entire professional careers. We believe that every individual has unique talents and we want to assist in the full development of these talents.
In their method of working education, research and the environment are being connected. Zuyd focuses on themes that are relevant to the region, such as Technology in Care, New Materials/New Energy and European Artistic Skills, and strives for excellence in these fields.”
Maastricht School of Management
Founded in 1952 Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited (Executive) MBA, Master and Doctorate degrees, as well as many shorter professional and executive courses. MSM offers its programs in Maastricht and across the world through collaboration with various partner institutions. Around 1,000 students graduate every year from MSM’s programs, and MSM alumni occupy top positions in business, government and academia.