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  • 16 Jun
    12:30 - 14:00

    Mentoring early career researchers

    YERUN, the Young European Research Universities Network, warmly invites you to the second event of its lunchtime series on early career researchers: Mentoring early career researchers. This session reviews some of the challenges and solutions found by universities to develop and make good use of mentoring.

  • 28 Jun 14 Jul
    12:00 - 16:00

    IMAGINARY - Beauty and Power of Mathematics

    The travelling exhibition includes numerous top-quality posters, a series of 3D objects, puzzle setups and several interactive apps that visitors can engage with via large touchscreens.

  • 07 Oct
    09:30 - 16:30

    Bachelor's Open Day

    Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching and immerse yourself in your programme of choice.

  • 11 Nov
    09:30 - 16:00

    Master’s Open Day

    We hope to welcome you on campus at our next Master's Open Day and give you a good impression of what studying at Maastricht University is all about.

  • 17 Nov

    ITEM Annual Conference 2023

    The next ITEM Annual Conference will take place in cooperation with Province of South Holland and Kings Commissioner Jaap Smit, on Friday 17 November 2023 in The Hague. You are cordially invited!

    We hope to see you at the Annual Conference 2023.

Video: 5 years of Brain Battle

The Brain Battle Fund is part of the University Fund Limburg, UM's external charitable foundation. It conducts innovative research into brain injury.

The HersenStrijd Fonds is already celebrating its 5th anniversary. In this video, you can see the impact of 5 years of Brain Battle and ambitions for the future. Because every brain cell counts!


The UMagazine provides insight into the most important developments and achievements in education and research at Maastricht University. Three times a year, in February, June and October, a printed UMagazine is issued.

The February edition includes a portrait of Cengiz Akbulut, brand-new laboratory head of the new Stem Cell Research University Maastricht (SCRUM). Born and raised in a multicultural area of London, he has been living in Maastricht since the end of 2017. A conversation about minorities, the origins of life and his love of Swing dancing.

Research by Carla Haelermans and Patrick Bijsmans on the International Classroom shows, among other things, that students thrive best in a group with more than three nationalities. Haelermans: “Whether four or eight nationalities are represented, the study results and personal experiences—for the Dutch and international students alike—barely deviate from the usual picture. This also undermines the idea that some international students benefit disproportionately from English as the language of instruction.”

Also, an interview with Lilian Tsourdi on how to improve both the design and implementation of EU immigration and asylum legislation. “There are many problems with funding and implementation,” she concludes, “but more than anything, we need a better designed legal and policy framework. Globally and within the EU, we need to rethink solidarity.”

Hannes Rusch is the epitome of an interdisciplinary researcher. He studied mathematics and philosophy and obtained a PhD in biology before making a side-step into economics, in which he obtained a second doctorate. All this in order to investigate what drives people, especially how situations of exploitation arise.

This time, Soulkitchen offers a peek into the kitchen of Burak Can born and raised in Adana in Turkey. And alum Lea Vink found her feet in Vienna. Professionally, she is taking new steps at the crossroads of aviation and organisational psychology. And on a personal level, luck has smiled on her since her transition from man to woman.

This and much more in the February issue of UMagazine!

You can download the latest edition of the UMagazine (PDF) here.

  The next issue of the UMagazine will appear on 20 June 2023.