Quality of Life
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Theme 1

Quality of Life

Maastricht is known for its Joie de Vivre, its zest for life. Just as the city and region are increasingly a centre for art and culture, culinary diversity, literary achievement and a year-round festival cycle, so has Maastricht University and its partners devoted themselves to science, research and development that improves the quality of life for people here and abroad. From innovative medical research and product development to creating a critical mass of arts and heritage expertise; from information systems research that streamlines civic process to research devoted to sustainable societies and innovations for the developing world, we're doing our part to improve people's lives

How do you define 'quality of life'? How do people function physically, psychologically and socially? Within this research theme, Maastricht University will conduct research into, for instance, demographic developments including the ever increasing ageing population, people working for longer, and the rapid technological developments and their applications. The overall purpose of researchers is to answer the question: How can we improve quality of life?

Multidisciplinary research around this theme will focus on 'Physical Health', 'Psychological Health' and 'Welfare and Well-being'.

Quality of Life articles in the UM Web Magazine    

 

Learning and Innovation
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Theme 2

Learning and Innovation

For centuries, Maastricht fostered learning in the form of its ecclesiastical tradition. Today, many of the same buildings which housed former Catholic chapels, cloisters and schools throughout our beautiful city-centre are home to secular university faculties, schools and institutes. Maastricht University was founded upon the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), with its focus on self-reliance, teamwork, research, and initiative, and decades later we continue to refine these methods to a cutting-edge through research into educational methods, teaching, and learning in the digital era. Every programme at UM is imbued with not only the principles of PBL, but also with the idea that research is an essential element at every level of education.

Thanks to the high standard of this and other research, UM is internationally renowned for its work in professional development and innovative learning programmes. The main goal of Learning and Innovation research is to improve the methods used in learning and development programmes for skills development. The two lines of research are: Development of Human Capital and Implications of Innovation.

Learning and Innovation articles in the UM Web Magazine   

 

Europe and a Globalising World
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Theme 3

Europe in a Globalising World

Birthplace of the European Union, border-city between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and a cross-roads of various languages and cultures, Maastricht is the ideal location for the study of Europe and its place in the internationalised world. Almost all academic programmes at UM have either a EU-regional or international perspective, and we offer exchanges and internships throughout the world. We have founded several research institutes devoted specifically to cross-border issues, and our legal and social sciences departments are at the forefront of research into European law and politics.

UM has developed several lines of interdisciplinary research within this theme. We have studied different aspects of the European Union including the organisation of the EU, the role of Europe in the world stage and the tensions between cultural memory and diversity on European and international levels.

Political scientists, lawyers, economists, business experts, health sciences scientists, historians and cultural  scientists conduct research into the relationship between national (and regional) governments and 'Brussels', and the european policy and managerial challenges in a globalising world. The  two lines of research at UM are entitled: Europe "beyond Maastricht" and Maastricht "beyond Europe".

Europe in a Globalising World articles in the UM Web Magazine   

UM research themes

  • Theme 1

    Quality of Life

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  • Theme 2

    Learning and Innovation

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  • Theme 3

    Europe in a Globalising World

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