Research institutes

Campus Venlo

Health, nutrition and business are the three main focus points at Campus Venlo. Research and educational topics range from food innovation and the psychology of eating to logistics optimisation. Research at Campus Venlo is done in an interdisciplinary fashion within three research lines. Next to this Campus Venlo offers three programmes of study: one bachelor's programme and two master's programmes.

Campus Venlo tour

Check out our campus and student studio's, right in the city center of Venlo!


  • Hidde van Steenwijk

    Vegetables and fruit are healthy. And we're going to prove it.

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Hidde van Steenwijk, a former pharmacy student, became fascinated by the health effects of vegetables and fruit and is now a PhD student at University College Venlo. Within the Dutch government’s top-sector project 'The Value(s) of Vegetables and Fruit' he will be working on an innovative challenge model over the next four years through which he hopes to scientifically demonstrate the health benefits of fruit and vegetables.

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  • tomatoes

    Healthy or sick? The tomato knows what to do

    Monday, October 12, 2020
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  • Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV)

    IDS researcher wins grant about food health claims

    Monday, September 21, 2020

    What can we learn about the health claims that manufacturers make about foods by applying data science?

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  • HFIM student team wins Dutch Ecotrophelia 2020

    Friday, June 26, 2020

    A team of students from the Maastricht University Campus Venlo joined the Dutch Ecotrophelia finales 2020 and won the first prize with an alternative snack made from sustainably cultivated shiitake mushrooms.

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  • UM Campus Venlo participates in study on loss of smell and taste with corona

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Is loss of smell and taste a useful indicator for the early diagnosis of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus? This question is the focus of research by the Global Consortium of Chemosensory Research (GCCR), an international consortium of more than 600 doctors and scientists. UM Campus Venlo participates.

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  • Professors of Youth, Food and Health

    Put down the 'frikandel'

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    On the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, paediatrician Edgar van Mil and psychologist Remco Havermans hold the Youth, Food and Health chair at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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  • Venlo

    New accommodation for Campus Venlo

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 Read more
  • Alie de Boer 2nd in New Scientist’s 2019 Science Talent competition

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    During a festive evening in Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg music complex, Alie de Boer was named runner up for the title of Science Talent 2019.

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  • UM students win the Food Innovation contest: Ecotrophelia NL award 2019

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    With their oatmeal based allergen-free alternative for dairy quark called ‘Oat it’. The student team from Health Food Innovation Mangement won the Dutch round of the food innovation competition: Ecotrophelia.

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  • Alie de Boer in the top 5 of 'Science Talent of the Year'

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.

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