July 4, 2017

Maastricht University

Maastricht University (established in 1976) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with more than 20.000 students and 4.400 employees, still growing.

The university distinguishes itself with its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.

Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

UM can rightly call itself the European university of the Netherlands. This starts with UM’s international students and staff, who represent more than 100 nationalities. But it is also reflected in the content of UM’s study programmes, most of which are taught in English and have a strong European and international orientation. UM sees itself as a ‘living lab’ and a centre of expertise for Europe.

Education at UM is unique, thanks to both the content of the study programmes and its education model Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Small-scale and personal, PBL challenges students to not only learn their subject matter, but also actively develop their talents, interests and skills. This in order for them to become active, globally oriented citizens with 21st-century skills or, in other words, easily employable professionals.

Research at UM is interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary in nature. It is inspired by contemporary social issues and seeks to contribute to their solutions. To this end, researchers not only cooperate with colleagues from other disciplines and UM faculties, but also with Dutch and international institutions and businesses. UM research is also integrated with education at every level.

For more information, please visit Maastricht University’s website!

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