UM strives to remain an attractive employer. We are convinced that we can achieve this by challenging and encouraging staff and students to get the best out of themselves, by deploying staff in those areas in which they perform best and feel most at home, and by hiring and retaining staff who fit with UM’s profile and ambitions.
To this end, internationalisation – most clearly reflected in the diverse nationalities and cultures represented at the university – is an explicit objective, as is the growing importance of English language skills in all positions within UM.
Maastricht University is keen to provide its international employees and their family members with a warm welcome and a good start to their stay in Maastricht or its surrounds.
Are you a new foreign incoming employee?
Are you a current foreign UM employee?
Are you a UM employee and will you be posted abroad?
Your HR adviser will inform KCIS of all new foreign employees joining us at Maastricht University or of UM employees being posted abroad. KCIS will then contact you to guide you through the various steps necessary to start working for the university.
You will find all necessary information for international employees on the KCIS website.
The University attaches great importance to a good work-life balance for all UM employees. There is broad consensus that employees should take sufficient time off. Therefore all employees received an e-mail from the Board regarding accrual, registration and use of holiday leave.
Following our message of 22 November 2016 the Executive Board decided to continue the collective health care insurance contract with CZ.
Employees, old-employees and their family who are interested in switching to CZ or another insurer need to terminate their current insurance policy, before 31 December. Your new insurance policy must be signed by 1 February 2017.
The procedure for making an appointment for a pension consultation will change in 2017. In recent years, employees have expressed a growing interest in attending the pension consultations. As a result, these sessions have been booked up very quickly. Furthermore, it appeared that a pension consultation was not required in all cases.
In 2016, Maastricht University will be 40 years young. A good occasion to commemorate the many things the university has brought us, and an excellent opportunity to look forward to a promising future. As a token of our gratitude, we will be organising several activities for everyone who has contributed to our creation and our success.
The Tapijnkazerne was officially acquired by Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Maastricht on 1 October 2013. The university and the province jointly own the buildings, while the municipality owns the undeveloped land. All involved parties drafted a long-term plan for the area in consultation with the city. The area will be transformed into a public park and the buildings will be reserved for research, education and other related purposes.
At the new University Sports Centre you can workout, play sports and improve your health in the modern and spacious facilities. Also, you can study at the Learning Spaces and you can meet your friends at Sports Café Time Out. The indoor sports programme contains 35 different activities including those of 12 Student Sports Associations. There are 175 study places available for UM students. Do you want to study and prepare your tutorial group? Or play a game of squash, train in the gym or join a Zumba class? And do you want to have lunch together, drink a cappuccino? Come in and find out yourself! The UM SPORTS team welcomes you!
Life is more than just work. In Maastricht you are in the right place for relaxation and conviviality. What does this magnificent city have to offer? A wide range of culture, from theater to film (two movie theaters and a cinema), from opera to jazz. (Experimental) art, design and architecture in museums and presentation settings.
Visit the following websites for lots of fun activities and events in and around Maastricht.
TEFAF Maastricht is the world's leading art fair and a must see for art collectors and representatives of museums. TEFAF Maastricht presents the best works of the approximately 275 major galleries from twenty countries.
Cycling at work
Your home is your castle
A lesson from David Lynch
Colourful bags and people
“Helping is difficult”
Because of the work on the A2 motorway and the construction of the tunnel, all kinds of initiatives were started to reduce the number of movements around Maastricht. Maastricht University has signed an agreement and therefore committed itself to work actively with this.
For an overview of all initiatives for UM employees, see Slim werken / Slim reizen (at this moment only available in Dutch).