• 30 May 31 Dec
    14:00 - 16:30

    European Administrative Law Dialogues

    These online discussions seek to set the scene for further exchange about the intellectual, conceptual, social, legal and practical interactions between comparative administrative law in Europe and European administrative law. The European Administrative Law Dialogues are strongly anchored in...

  • 12 Jun 13 Jun

    Recharacterising International Disputes: Exploring the Phenomenon of Multi-Fora Litigation

    The global landscape has seen an uptick in the utilization of international and regional courts, with a broader set of norms and circumstances now subject to adjudication. This pattern raises questions about the reasons behind such recharacterization, the appropriate methods for judicial bodies to...

  • 12 Jun 13 Jun
    09:00 - 14:30

    UM Education Days 2024

    Do you have a passion for Teaching & Learning? 

    The UM community of teachers and learners is vibrant, diverse, and full of creative and innovative ideas and initiatives. To bring all this creativity and dedication together, EDLAB organises UM Education Days revolving around the awareness that...

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  • 13 Jun
    08:30 - 17:15

    GROW Science Day 2024 🔬

    Join us and meet fellow GROW researchers!

    Location: Hotel van der Valk, Maastricht
    Date: June 13th, 2024
    Time: 8.30– 17:00

    Please register for the Science Day here.*

  • 13 Jun

    Environmental Law Lecture Series

    This lecture series provides a set of important insights from environmental law scholars on how EU environmental law helps to achieve the aim of a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and across the world.

  • 28 Jun 06 Dec
    10:00 - 17:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Masters

    We are proud to hand the diploma's to our graduates on this festive day. 

  • 03 Jul
    12:00 - 16:30

    GROWlympics 2024 🏆

    Join the GROWlympics on July 3rd
    and win the GROW cup with your team
    12:00 – 16:30 | Register now

  • 30 Aug

    FASoS Introduction for Master's students

    How do things work at this university, where is the library, what is the city of Maastricht like and who are my fellow-students? These are just a few of the things you will have to cope with. The Introduction Day is intended to give you a better idea of the various aspects of studying at Maastricht...

  • 16 Oct 31 Dec
    10:00 - 11:40

    Pension expertise session (webinar)

    The expertise center ITEM, in collaboration with Montae & Partners, is organizing a (digital) pension expertise session webinar series.

  • 21 Oct 25 Oct

    Master Class on Privacy Management and Data Governance

    Practical guidance on how to successfully implement a comprehensive data governance model and clearly define key roles and responsibilities of those involved in the personal data governance process in the organisation in line with the application of the principle of “accountability”. Serves as a...

  • 30 Oct 31 Oct
    09:00 - 17:00

    Narratives, Frontier Technologies & the Law

    The conference will feature high-quality scholarly perspectives and theoretical investigations into the relationship or correlation between Narratives, Frontier Technologies, and the Law, with the objective of providing valuable insights for international legal scholars to analyse and conceptualise...

  • 09 Nov
    09:30 - 15:00

    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.

  • 24 Nov
    09:00 - 22:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Fall 2024 | School of Business and Economics

    The School of Business and Economics will organise the graduation ceremonies at the MECC on 24 November. If this graduation ceremony applies to you, please mark this date in your calendar!

  • 05 Dec
    10:00 - 17:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Bachelors

    We are proud to hand the diploma's to our graduates on this festive day. 
    The graduates will receive an invitation from Law Events Office to register. 

  • 25 Jan

    MMM competition

    On Saturday, January 25, 2025, Maastricht University will organize the 29th Annual Maastricht Mathematical Modeling Competition (MMM). Compete with other schools from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium during our international mathematics competition. So register your school quickly with a team...

A picture essay

Pepper robot at the University Library

The Maastricht Center for Robots

Picture a robot capable of responding to your inquiries, delivering your meal at a restaurant, or providing companionship in elderly long-term care facility. Today, this is not merely a futuristic fantasy. While it may initially seem mundane with limited value, the convergence of a well-developed business case and enhanced user experience could profoundly influence society.

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Video: Recap UM Star Lectures 2024 in Amsterdam

On Thursday 14 March 2024 we had the pleasure of hosting the 8th edition of UM Star Lectures in 12 diverse cities! Over 600 alumni from across Europe came together to learn from insightful professors on various topics. 

It was an enriching experience filled with knowledge, reconnecting with fellow alumni, and enjoying delicious food and drinks. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!


UMagazine offers insight into the key developments and achievements in education and research at Maastricht University. The magazine is printed three times a year.

The February edition includes a portrait of Frank Nellen, associate professor of Tax Law. Alongside his work for the university and the accountancy firm Baker Tilly, he is also a novelist. His second novel, The invisibles, received high praise in the major Dutch newspapers—a well-earned reward for four years of hard work. 

How can 3D models be preserved? This is the idea behind PURE3D, a project in which Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman are developing an infrastructure for the preservation and publication of 3D scholarship. In the future, the platform may also provide a new way of accessing cultural heritage, from the Battle of Mount Street Bridge to Limburg’s mines and the Smithsonian. 

Lee Bouwman, a vascular surgeon and endowed professor of Clinical Engineering, is bridging the gap between technology and clinical practice. Innovations range from the use of robotics in aortic stenting and knee replacement surgery to the localisation of breast tumours using magnetic seeds and iron oxide.

What will the sustainable city of the future look like? To answer this question, we shouldn’t just ask experts, says postdoctoral researcher Özlemnur Ataol. The youngest users of the urban environment—children—should get a say too. Creating cities in which they can thrive will benefit people of all ages. 

Supervised by Anne Roefs, Leo Pimpini conducted PhD research on the effects of mindset and BMI on food-related cognition and behaviour. In his dissertation, he dispels a number of prejudices about obesity.  

This time, Soul Kitchen offers a peek into the kitchen of David Baiao Barata, born and raised in Portugal. For him, every meal starts with a splash of olive oil and some garlic. And we meet alum Natalia Westermann, who became an entrepreneur following her master’s in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management. She now runs a sustainable vintage-clothing store in Maastricht.

Read about all this and more in the February issue of UMagazine!

UMagazine #1 2024 - cover

Download the latest edition of the UMagazine (PDF) here.

The next edition will be published on 18 June.