Working at UM

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.

Knowledge Centre for International Staff

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.


  • Negotiating parties reach agreement on Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    The trade unions/employee organisations FNV, AC/FBZ, CNV Overheid and VAWO/CMHF and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) have reached a negotiation settlement regarding a new collective labour agreement that will affect the roughly 50,000 academic staff in the Netherlands. By the 30th of June at the latest, following consultation of those represented, the parties will determine whether this negotiation settlement will be converted into a definitive agreement.

    Click here for the VSNU press release and the negotiation settlement 

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  • ANW shortfall insurance

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    In the UM news of 20 March we informed you about the discontinuation of the Surviving Dependants Act (Anw) survivor benefit with effect from 1 May 2018. All universities, including Maastricht University, have  reached an agreement with insurance company elipsLife 

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  • Dealing with work pressure – progress to date

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Various surveys (the national survey conducted by the Dutch Trade Union Confederation (FNV) and the Scientist's Union (VAWO) in 2017 and the UM work perception survey from 2015) have shown that employees of universities experience a high to extremely high work load at work. Agreements about how to deal with this work pressure have therefore been laid down in the current Collective Labour Agreement.

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After work

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. uitagenda   
 Studium Generale  
 VVV Maastricht  
 Theater aan het Vrijthof  




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.

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Work Smart / Travel Smart

Travel smart

Maastricht Bereikbaar
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).