UM & sustainability
'A caring and sustainable university’ is the subtitle of our Strategic Programme 2022-2026. Sustainability has long been a core value of Maastricht University, and it will be increasingly important in the near future. UM wants to integrate sustainability in the DNA of the entire organisation, make a substantial contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, get started with the Sustainable UM2030 project, and more.
On this page you can read news, stories, press releases, videos and background information on 'UM & Sustainability'. And here is more background to sustainability at UM.
UM Theme pages assemble relevant content on one important or topical theme within UM, from stories to news and from videos to background information.
A second chance for plastic
If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling. “We should see plastic as a raw material rather than as waste.”
Working together to build new circular value chains
Sustainability goes beyond “the green stuff”
Science and the oil industry: an intimate relationship
Small change, big impact
Maastricht University invests in solar park. "We want to be a sustainable employer".
Digital and sustainable supply chain innovation
Focus on sustainability is an important element in MaastrichtMBA programme
The Sustainability Week is an event organized by a collaboration between UM Green Office and KAN Party. During this week, we will host an agenda of various activities centered around sustainability for students to engage in. The Sustainability Week 2022 is supported by Sustainable UM 2030.
Pension fund more green thanks to participants
Stock exchange companies must take more responsibility
Plasmalab takes step towards sustainable chemistry with EZK subsidy
Urban Sustainability Transitions: Energy, Climate, & Circularity
ABP pension fund stops investing in 'fossil' – an encouraging move
Mask certification via new lab at UM institute AMIBM
MaastrichtMBA among the world’s best sustainable MBAs
The creation of a new innovation hub for supply chain in Venlo
UM cooperates in development of sustainable heating network
A second chance for plasticWednesday, April 6, 2022
If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.
Towards a healthier countrysideThursday, March 24, 2022
Scientists from Maastricht University will lead a major research program into the health effects of climate adaptation in rural areas. In this programme, MANTRA, researchers from Maastricht University, Radboud University, Wageningen University & Research, Leiden University of Applied Sciences, RIVM, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Naturalis are joining forces.
Healthiest university building is in MaastrichtFriday, March 11, 2022
Maastricht University is the healthiest university in Europe!
Maastricht University believes a sustainable world can be achieved by using research to accelerate innovation, by focusing on education to share knowledge and change mindsets, and especially by leading by example. Read more about sustainable research and education at UM below.
In addition, discover UM's Strategic Programme 2022-2026 for more information on sustainability and UM's ambitions and overarching vision for the coming five years. Read, among other things, which Sustainable Development Goals have our special attention, and how sustainability is reflected in our mission and policies.
The project Sustainable Education aims to involve the entire academic community in the process of becoming a truly sustainable university by 2030. Therefore, UM offers among others several courses and fulltime programmes on sustainable development and various project activities to further raise the profile of sustainability in education.
At UM, researchers not only focus on conducting research in a sustainable way, they also focus on sustainable themes as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The project Sustainable UM2030 stimulates UM’s capacity to build a transition towards a more sustainable future. The knowledge that was gained can in turn be used for education and operations at UM.
Other theme pages
We also highlight other themes. Below you will find an overview.