Advocating a united, democratic and prosperous Europe

An embassy in the heart of Europe

As THE European University of the Netherlands, Maastricht University (UM) has not only created a dynamic array of Europe-themed bachelor’s and master’s programmes and established many research institutes whose primary focus is Europe and the EU.

We are also the only Dutch university to have set up a campus in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, as an inter-faculty hub for teaching, research and outreach.

Since 2010, Campus Brussels offers education and training for professionals through executive courses, a part-time PhD programme in European Studies for UM alumni and Brussels-based practitioners, and acts as an events venue for discussing Europe and the future of the EU for students, staff, alumni and others.

Located next to the European Quarter, Campus Brussels performs an embassy role by promoting the university abroad, connecting UM to EU politicians and policy-makers, and by monitoring EU education, research and funding policy developments.