Maastricht University Office

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'.
 

Academic Affairs

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 Carola van der Weijden (Board Adviser to the Executive Board).

Acting Director
Carola van der Weijden (Board Adviser to the Executive Board)

Secretariat
 Edith de Kreek
 + 31 43 3883101
and
 Miranda Klingenstijn
 + 31 43 3885219
 

 

 

Corporate Information Office

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.

Managing Director
Ruud Bollen/Jacques Beursgens ad interim

Secretariat
 Inge Haemers
 + 31 43 38 82505
 

Development & Alumni Relations

The Development & Alumni Relations (D&A) office carries out two activities that are partly linked.

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 Limburg University Fund (formerly known as SWOL). This foundation financially supports UM from its first years.

 More information is available on the Limburg University Fund 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

 

Managing Director
Jos Kievits

Alumni Office
 Charlotte Evers
 + 31 43 38 85220

University Fund Limburg - SWOL
 Veronique Theunissen
 + 31 43 38 82556

Human Resources Management

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.

This MUO department incorporates the Staff Career Counselling Services or “Loopbaancentrum” (personal career guidance and development, coaching and general advise and support), the Staff Development Centre (support and advise in developing generic competencies) and the Knowledge Centre or International Staff (KCIS).

 For more information on the HR organisation, HR policy and contact details see: 'Working at UM'.

Managing Director
Antoon Vugts

Deputy director
Hay Manders

Secretariat
 Wendy Simonis
 + 31 43 38 82724

 Nieke Last
 + 31 43 38 82711

 Stefanie Hollanders
 + 31 43 38 83191

Marketing & Communications

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 31 working in the following departments: Student recruitment, Press, Central Editing, and the House Style office.

M&C communication activities focus on three spearheads:

  • Reputation & Brandmanagement
  • Relationship Management
  • Student Recruitment

Managing Director
Denis Ancion

Secretariat
 Patricia Hofman
 + 31 43 38 85222

 Alexandra Fixe
 + 31 43 38 82037

 

Other offices at MUO

Ceremonies office
 Len Cuppens
 + 31 43 38 83096

Coordinating Director's Board
 Antoinette Stöcker
 + 31 43 38 83096

Internal audit
 Jan Vijge
 + 31 43 38 82512

Legal affairs
 Berni Callemeijn
 + 31 43  38 83523

Staff Career Councelling Services
 Nelly van Dooren
 + 31 43 38 85318

Management Team
 Niels Harteman
 + 31 43 38 83286

Representative participation
 Betty Maessen
 + 31 43 38 83197