UMC+ & India

When setting up collaborations there are two points of interest to us. In the first place we seek collaboration with renowned institutes. Secondly, the topics of the research have to connect with the existing research programme of Maastricht UMC+. At this moment we run about 20 active collaborations with various (academic, medical, industrial) partners.

Maastricht Education and Research Centre

Maastricht UMC+ has embarked up on an ambitious target to focus on building strong connections with India and has opened a subsidiary, Maastricht Education and Research Centre (MERC), in Bangalore. The mandate for this unique India initiative is to build partnerships with the best in India and build top quality research in select areas of social relevance.

Maastricht Education and Research Centre (MERC) is a subsidiary of Maastricht University and has been incorporated as a Private Limited Company under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 with a registered office in Bangalore, India. MERC is fully committed to compliance with all applicable laws of the land and any treaty or bilateral agreements entered into or likely to be entered into between India and the Netherlands. MERC is managed by an elected Board of Directors.

 MERC Pvt Ltd
 Narayana Nethralaya,
 #37 Castle Street
 4th floor, Opp. Sacred Heart Church
 Bangalore 560025, India
 +91 80 41471096


Concrete Maastricht UMC+ research results

  • active Maastricht UMC+ partnerships with institutions in India
  • PhD research programmes active in India with each a Maastricht and local supervisor
  • Indian PhD’s at Maastricht UMC+
  • Indian hospital partner exchange staff in Maastricht
  • external funding from local and global companies and organisations
  • medical device programme; concrete technologies/products together with IDEE and Maastricht Instruments

    Current activities in India led by UMC+  

    • monitoring existing partnerships
    • guidance of PhD research projects
    • identifying new projects
    • funding opportunities
    • network management

    Maastricht UMC+ partners

    In order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge Maastricht UMC+ has created an integrated and dynamic network of academic, research, business and health sector partners.

    • Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai
    • All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
    • Anthem, Bangalore
    • FORus, Bangalore
    • JSS University, Mysore
    • Manipal University, Manipal
    • Narayana Nethralaya (NN) Bangalore
    • Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH), Bangalore
    • Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai
    • Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISEC, Bangalore
    • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences , NIMHANS, Bangalore
    • PESIT University, Bangalore
    • PGIMER, Chandigarh
    • Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore
    • Public Health Foundation India, PHFI, New Delhi
    • St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore

    Maastricht UMC+ projects

    Maastricht UMC+ is very active in India and has started up research partnerships with selected partners in various research areas such as:

    • Children’s heart disease
    • Lung dialysis systems
    • Workflow optimalisation in hospitals
    • Food and inflammatory diseases
    • Eye defects and cosanguinity
    • Epilepsy
    • MRI and cancer patient therapy planning
    • Medical device: mobile infant incubator, tele-monitoring systems, pre-screening ophthalmology device, spectroscopy medicine and food products diagnostics

    Master's programme in Global Health

    The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) offers a master's programme in Global Health. Global Health is a one-year programme in English which addresses at global scale the complex relationships among health, healthcare, technology, international business, economic development, politics, socio-cultural environment, and management. The programme encompasses core courses and electives. One of the electives is offered by one of the UM / FHML Indian partners; Manipal University in Manipal, India.

     more information about the Global Health master's programme