The York-Maastricht Partnership (YMP) is a major strategic investment between Maastricht University and the University of York, intended to develop a deep and lasting relationship and built around excellent research, teaching and knowledge exchange.
Our mission is to encourage and facilitate innovative joint York-Maastricht research and education programmes to tackle challenges to developing a more sustainable future.
The Partnership was formally launched in November 2017 to establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges, and to share best practice among staff. The universities have invested €3m over three years (2019-2022) to support dynamic research collaborations between the two institutions, and create innovative education opportunities for students.
Building on the success of the Partnership’s initial joint programmes, we are now developing a new set of focus areas under the broad umbrella of ‘Sustainability’, which will include research, teaching, and knowledge exchange collaborations across a range of topics on sustainability and the transition to a circular economy. A new joint education programme, the MSc in Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation, and Management, launches in Autumn 2021, and a new set of sustainability-focused research projects and knowledge exchange activities will be developed over 2021-2022.