• Spoiled for choice – adventures abroad


    Carlijn Bruijn, a third-year International Business student, spent a year in Montreal thanks to the institutional exchange programmes of UM and backed by a Holland Scholarship. While the sojourn was obligatory for her, she would recommend the experience to anyone.

  • Lights on the River Meuse


    Are you a student and religious and would you like to join a religion-based student association in Maastricht? Then there are a few associations you can join. In this article, we introduce two of them.

  • Jiaru Zheng

    “I want to make girls like me stronger”


    The first paper ever written by Jiaru Zheng, a second-year bachelor’s student in Digital Society, was published as a journal article. The paper focused on the pop music album 3811, in which singer Tan Weiwei advocates for the status of women in China.

  • UM Global Studies Scholarship

    Truly global


    A UM Global Studies Scholarship allowed Tho Thi to come from Ho Chi Minh City to Maastricht to study Global Studies, the interdisciplinary bachelor’s programme around complex global issues taught by all six faculties. Here, she talks about her long journey to realising her ambition to study abroad.

  • Bright minds from faraway lands


    Simbiat Oladoja, a food scientist and entrepreneur from Nigeria and Gabriel Gonçalves, a Brazilian chemical engineer, are just two of the non-EU top talents selected for a UM Brightlands Talent Scholarship. They will research their master’s thesis on one of the Brightlands campuses in Limburg.

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    Team Maastricht University winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2022


    On 15 July 2022, the finals of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2022 took place. Like last year, the competition took place online due to the Corona pandemic. In the finals, the winning team of Maastricht University, consisting of Dylan Jesse Andrian, Ekaterina Fakirova, Fikri Fahmi Faruqi and Nicole Binder (coached by Craig Eggett), won against the team of Koç University from Turkey. Moreover, the award for best overall speaker went to Dylan Jesse Andrian. 

  • Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers

    Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers


    A team of UM students from the Biobased Materials Masters, Business Engineering, Bachelors and Maastricht Science Program Bachelors was awarded 2nd place in the Netherlands’s national phase of Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) Competition 2022.

  • Marco Serafini

    Marco Serafini winner of Menno Knetsch Thesis Award 2022


    The Menno Knetsch Award 2022 has been awarded to MSc Biobased Materials graduate Marco Serafini. His winning thesis was about ‘Sustainability assessment of biobased colourants for packaging applications.’

  • Kristian van Kuijk

    Giving a scientific push to cyclists at the Tour de France


    Writing a thesis can be a lot of fun, particularly when you choose a subject that’s related to your favourite hobby. For Kristian van Kuijk, an avid cyclist, it’s even led to a dream come true. He’s found an accurate way to predict the energy burned by a rider during a race. The algorithm has impressed Team Jumbo-Visma, who are using Kristian’s predictions in this month’s Tour de France.

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