1 February 2022
New President Maastricht University Rianne Letschert:

‘Our European positioning fits like a glove'

The new UM president, and former rector magnificus, Rianne Letschert leaves no room for doubt. She is delighted with the choice to profile the university as the European university of the Netherlands. Maastricht University forms an international and predominantly European community in a region wedged between three borders. This makes the region in itself a European economic, social and cultural living lab. The choice for Europe is not only based on numbers and geographical location. Of course, UM has a large number of European-oriented programmes, institutes and projects, but that does not mean that a European profile was chosen for that reason alone; definitely not.