Are you an early career academic at Maastricht University? How do you get your voice heard on the important issues affecting your work? At the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA), we are here to amplify your concerns, opinions and ideas because we want to make our university a better place for everyone.
Here are some recent examples of our activities:
We work according to our founding regulations, which can be read here.
We have access to and can comment on important projects and decisions because of our close collaboration with the Maastricht University Executive Board. We are regularly consulted on our views on important matters, such as the Covid-19 policy for researchers. We have advised on national projects like Recognition and Rewards, the Smarter Academic Year, and other issues on the agenda of our Academic Affairs office and Executive Board.
The MYA is always looking for new projects and ideas! Send Vanessa LaPointe (the current MYA Chair) an email (mya[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl) with your proposal, idea or question and she will contact you as soon as possible.
All MYA members meet monthly in an informal setting to discuss progress on our projects, debate policy advice we wish to propose, or give updates on what's going on in our university. Agenda items vary, although a number of topics recur regularly, such as Recognition & Rewards, academic citizenship, and community outreach.