Get involved!

New in Maastricht? Or would you like to increase your involvement in the city? There will be another edition of Get Involved on 28 September.

Visit us on 28 September and learn all about community involvement in Maastricht. As a student you can get to know more than 20 social organizations during Get Involved. Who knows, maybe next year you will work as a volunteer for one of these organizations! Grab your chance to develop yourself outside of your studies and drop by the Visitor's Centre on September 28 between 1 and 4 pm. Something tasty is provided for the first 100 students.

More information can be found on the social media channels of Match Maastricht and the Student Services Centre.

Photo: Martijn Weyenberg

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Video: This is Maastricht University!

In this short video, you get a brief introduction to Maastricht University and its education, research, collaborations and community.

This is my university, this is UM!


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 June issue focuses on sustainability, one of UM's spearheads. Last September saw the start of the new bachelor's programme in Circular Engineering, which operates on the cutting edge of sustainability and technology. New programme director Gavin Phillips and first-year students Maria and Lea explain why this study helps students to meet current and future sustainability challenges. And the new and old director of the Maastricht Sustainable Institute: a trailblazer in sustainability science.

Further attention is paid to the shortage of GPs. Mathhijs Limpens, head of the GP programme, and Moniek Wouda, trainee GP, are confident that the tide will turn. Furthermore, a portrait of Mariëlle Wijermars, assistant professor in Cyber-Security and Politics. She knows better than anyone how the Russian propaganda machine works and makes selective use of history. She has been researching this for years. Here she discusses the importance of a free press, her first acquaintance with Russia, and the career she never had as a backup dancer for Britney Spears.
And an interview with the outgoing and incoming curators of UM's Art and Heritage Committee, Mieke Derickx and Barbara Strating.   

The Soulkitchen section offers a peek into the kitchen of Melline Somers, postdoc researcher at ROA. She is the only child of a Thai mother and a Dutch father and through her studies she also discovered Italian cuisine. A conversation about life between two, or even three cultures.

You will find this and more in the June issue of the UMagazine.

The next issue of the UMagazine will appear on 11 October 2022.

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

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