• On Tuesday 7 February 2017, exactly 25 years after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, UM will celebrate its 41st Dies Natalis. During the anniversary celebrations the German president Joachim Gauck will be presented with an honorary doctorate. Here, two generations of Germans reflect on his life...

  • ITEM conducts research into current transnational and cross-border issues. One of its core activities is to conduct research into the effects of existing and future legislation on border regions and reveal these results through its annual ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment. Each year, ITEM makes a...

  • On 7 February, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will attend the presentation of an honorary doctorate to President Joachim Gauck of Germany. The ceremony will take place during the Dies at Maastricht University (UM).


  • Maastricht University/the UM Sports department is one of the 16 partners in Active Campus Europe.

  • Graduates of higher vocational education (HBO) in the Netherlands have good career prospects, according to the 2015 HBO Monitor. For the first time, the monitor surveyed graduates about their experiences not only 18 months but also five years after graduation.

  • 175 students, employees and sponsors of Maastricht University participated in Zweit Veur Leid last Sunday. The charity run opened with a spectacular warming up in the Geusselt Stadium and followed a stretch of Maastricht's green mile. 

  • Bram Kroon accepts chair during inaugural lecture 'Medication alone is not enough' (MUMC+ news).


  • MaCSBio successfully attracted funding as part of a large NWO-TIFN-TKI project which aims to determine how dietary food intake and physical activity influence plasma glucose control, and how differences in plasma glucose concentrations, in turn, affect the mental and physical performance as well as...

  • Researchers at the Alzheimer's Centre Limburg, Maastricht University, and Maastricht UMC+ developed an online tool for caregivers (mumc+ news).