MUO advises and supports the Executive Board, faculties and service centres of Maastricht University. The Support Office advises and supports several governing bodies of Maastricht University and is also part of MUO. Maastricht University Office (MUO) is located in a former convent and courthouse at the 'Minderbroedersberg'.
The department of Academic Affairs (AA) within the Maastricht University Office (MUO) advises the Executive Board and faculties on matters regarding research, education, knowledge valorization, internationalization, campus development and the strategy of the university. Academic Affairs also serves as central source of information for faculties and service centers and is often responsible for the initial phase of development of strategic implementation. In addition, AA serves in signaling national and international developments in higher education.
Academic Affairs supports the university in strengthening its current position based on three main themes: ‘Learning & Innovation’, ‘Quality of Life’ and ‘Europe & a Globalising World’ and helps to create a dynamic, innovative learning environment which encourages academic self-reflection and continuous improvement. Academic Affairs also helps to set the conditions in which a student can develop successfully, both academically and socially.
The Academic Affairs team of policy advisers and project leaders is led by acting director Judith Kamalski.
The Corporate Information Office is responsible for the implementation of ICT's strategy and policy (IT Governance) at Maastricht University (UM). This office has currently a staff of six: ICT policy officers , ICT project managers and Project Portfolio managers.
IT Governance is responsible for the demand and the supply activities in the organisation.
On the demand side, end users and their representatives specify and inform UM staff of the wishes and requirements of the organisation regarding the current information facilities.
The supply side consists of basic IT services, including making the network available to users, email and maintaining workplaces. At UM, this task falls under the responsibilities of ICTS service centre.
First, it is responsible for acquiring private funds from donors, legators, companies, sponsors, foundations etc. With these funds the university can bring to fruition special projects, studies and other wishes for which regular research and education funding might otherwise fall short. The director of D&A is also director of the University Fund Limburg (formerly known as SWOL). This foundation financially supports UM from its first years.
More information is available on the University Fund Limburg/SWOL website.
D&A also executes the corporate goals of the UM alumni policy. Holding UM's Alumni Office, it is responsible for maintaining and further developing alumni relations. It organises and supports existing alumni circles in the Netherlands and (often far) beyond. And further, D&A’s Alumni Office collaborates with the alumni coordinators from the university’s faculties and schools. After all, this is where contact with alumni regarding programme content and networking is especially important.
Also see: Alumni
At the HRM department at Maastricht University (UM) about 35 HRM employees carry out HR policy within the university. The mission of HRM is to help the university find and retain good employees, including the maintenance of a comfortable work environment where employees can develop professionally.
UM’s HR policy is focused on developing talent. Uniquely, this not only involves academic and support staff but also students and alumni. Students and alumni are increasingly afforded the opportunity to develop their talents carrying out work for the UM. Internationalisation is also an important aspect that increasingly attracts various nationalities and cultures. The English language is also gaining prominence in all positions within the university.
The HR policy of UM is being realised within the faculties and other organisational units, in consultation with employees and their supervisors and assisted by HR consultants.
For more information on the HR organisation, HR policy and contact details see: 'Working at UM'.
The Legal Affairs department (afdeling Juridische Zaken, or JZ) provides legal and strategic advice and support to the Executive Board, faculties and other divisions of Maastricht University.
Covering a wide area of private, education, privacy, labour and administrative law, the department’s activities are organisation-oriented and conducted for all departments and internal stakeholders of the university.
The Legal Affairs department gives advice and monitors compliance with laws and regulations relating to contracts with other parties such as universities, non-profit organisations or companies (including drafting, negotiating and reviewing), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (for more information: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/um-employees/you-and-your-work/legislation/privacy) and the overall administration of the university. In addition, the Legal Affairs department supports the Board of Appeal for Examinations (CBE), identifies relevant legal developments and assists in legal procedures.
|Administrative law /
|Board of Appeal for Examinations||Jacklien Weinans|
|Labour Law||Claire Essers
Suzanne ten Hoeve
|Privacy law||Galina Nelissen|
The department of Marketing & Communications (M&C) is responsible for improving the reputation of Maastricht University and maintaining/ increasing the university's network. M&C currently has a staff of about 40 working in the following departments: Corporate Communication, Digital Innovation, Editing, Events and Marketing.
M&C communication activities focus on three spearheads:
+ 31 43 38 83096
Coordinating Director's Board
+ 31 43 38 83096
+ 31 43 38 82045
Staff Career Centre
Nelly van Dooren
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+ 31 43 38 83286
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