• Hanneke van der Tas

    From law to film


    In 1999, Hanneke van der Tas was one of the first students to graduate from UM’s brand new European Law School. She went on to earn a postgraduate degree from Harvard Law School. She passed both the New York Bar and the Paris Bar, seemingly destined for a career as a lawyer or judge. Then her life took a very different turn.

  • Barbara Strating & Mieke Derickx

    Beyond beauty


    How does art reflect our community? How does our community express itself through art? Barbara Strating is the new curator of the Arts and Heritage Commission at Maastricht University. She succeeds Mieke Derickx, who is retiring after more than two decades in the role. Here they discuss curiosity and wonder, Patient Zero and art as a meditation on our collective memory.

  • samenwerking Radboud Universiteit en UM

    Collaboration agreement between Radboud University and Maastricht University


    On 14 June 2022, Radboud University in Nijmegen and Maastricht University signed a collaboration agreement for both education and research.

  • Workplace education programme for secondary school teachers in Limburg


    Maastricht University and Radboud University’s teacher training academies are to intensify their cooperation to address the shortage of secondary school teachers. The joint workplace education programme will make it easier for existing and aspiring teachers in Limburg to obtain a teaching qualification via an academic teacher training programme. The new programme will start in September 2022.

  • Rick Maijer
  • Willem Overbosch in Australia
  • Illustration: green investments
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    Successful first edition of the UM Star Show


    The Alumni Office of Maastricht University is looking back on a great UM Star Show! The digital event took place for the first time, on 25 March 2021.

  • dick_bemelmans

    Escaping the rat race


    Too much work stress, too little time for family, constantly busy—for many people, this is the daily reality. Last year, Maastricht University alumni Dick and Izabela Bemelmans decided to leave the rat race. They moved to a secluded spot in the Polish countryside, with the aim of offering guests rest and relaxation and to teach them something about by nature. “We may be working harder than ever, but we’re more relaxed.”

  • Lydia Liu

    From law student to permanent resident of the Netherlands


    In this new series, we ‘travel through time’ with UM alumni through their working lives. What was their childhood ambition, where are they working now and where do they see themselves in 10 years’ time? This time: Lydia Liu (Chinese name: Yueying Liu), a graduate from China who decided to stay in the Netherlands after her studies...

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