General announcements

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Student (sport) associations/student chaplaincyFront office & Call centre, Kim Possen, Bonnefantenstraat 2, tel. 3885391, e-mail before fri. 12.00hrs

Institutes that are part of a faculty: the faculty contact person listed on the page of the faculty

Other associastions, departments or institutes: Observant tel: 3885390

Alumni Relations/Alumni Office

Universiteit Maastricht onderhoudt een levendige band met haar alumni. Centraal hierin staan de Alumnikringen. Er zijn nu ruim 24 kringen in Nederland en daarbuiten. Zij organiseren regelmatig themabijeenkomsten workshops, masterclasses en borrels en vormen zo de basis voor een sterk netwerk. Ook als bijna afgestudeerde kun je al eens een kijkje komen nemen bij een kringbijeenkomst. Kijk voor meer informatie op of bel met Laura Buskens of Charlotte Evers, T. 043 388 2792/5220 of stuur een mail naar


FNV-Overheid (previous name ABVAKABO-FNV)

Trade union officer: Trudy Micheels
Opening hours office: Tuesday, 8.00 -12.00 and Wednesday, 08.00-12.00
Consulting hours: Wednesday 10.30 -12.00 (MBB8)
Visiting address: Minderbroedersberg 8, room 2.001,/Universiteitssingel 40, r. 4.742
Telephone: +31 (0)43 388 1921
Please contact the Trade Union Officer preferable by e-mail to make an appointment.


Occupational Health and Safety

Prevention officers

Questions or comments about your working conditions please consult your prevention officer. Whose tasks include: being the first point of contact for staff and students with questions and comments relating to health and safety; advising staff and line managers, whether on request or otherwise; signaling risks in the areas of safety, health and wellbeing; advising and cooperating with the council in implementing health and safety policy measures. For additional information and an overview of the prevention officers of the various administrative units see:


Language Centre

Taking IELTS opens doors

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 2 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year, through more than 1,100 centres in 140 countries. Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. IELTS is accepted by government, academic and employment institutions worldwide. Registration for the exam preparation course is open now.

Or do you want to become a more confident and effective user of English? How can you optimally tailor your messages to your intended audience? Are your texts clear, consistent and direct? UM Language Centre offers a course to help you successfully publish papers in English. You will learn to use aspects of rhetoric and meaning: develop your awareness of the variations in the characteristic structure and organization of research papers. Specific reference to correct English usage is made: helping you to express exactly the meaning you wish to express. Few places are remaining in the (PhD- 1) course starting beginning of May.

For these and other language and culture courses, the UM Language Centre is the place to be!
Please note! Register in time for the course of your choice!

For more information please contact us at:
or take a look at our website: Language Centre - Maastricht University



Bij het Loopbaancentrum van de Universiteit Maastricht kunnen medewerkers terecht met vragen over hun huidige werksituatie, toekomstige loopbaanontwikkeling (binnen of buiten de UM) en een opleidingsadvies.
Heb je behoefte aan meer informatie of een persoonlijk loopbaanadvies, raadpleeg dan de website van het Loopbaancentrum:, ga vervolgens naar Medewerkers en klik daarna op Loopbaan en ontwikkeling.
U kunt ook direct contact opnemen met een van de loopbaanconsulenten, tel. 3885323/ 3885324.


Media Presentations Training Centre

The UM Media Presentations Training Centre (MPTC) offers media presentation training and custom individual coaching to determine together what you're going to say based on what you want to say, and also how to do that in the best way possible, both verbally and nonverbally, which fully reflects your person and your qualities. MPTC guarantees a safe and instructive training environment.


Studium Generale

Studium Generale: Lectures, Movies, Lecture Series, Theatre, and more!

More information:



Universiteitsfonds Limburg

Het Universiteitsfonds Limburg verstrekt onder bepaalde voorwaarden subsidie aan congressen, projecten en onderzoek. Bent u bezig met het organiseren van een congres? Een symposium? Of heeft u een bijzonder nieuw onderzoeksvoorstel? Dan kan het Universiteitsfonds Limburg u wellicht helpen uw ambitie te realiseren. Een subsidie aanvragen kan door middel van het aanvraagformulier. Deze is te downloaden van de website:


University Library

University Library changed opening hours during Easter.

During Easter changed opening hours will apply.

Inner City Library:
- Good Friday 14 April: 08:30 - 22:00 (Information Desk closed)
- Saturday 15 April: 11:00 - 22:00 (Information Desk: 11:00 - 14:00)
- Easter Sunday 16 April and Easter Monday 17 April: 11:00 - 22:00 (Information Desk closed)

Bonnefanten Learning Spaces:
- Good Friday 14 April until Easter Monday 17 April: closed

Randwyck Library:
- Good Friday 14 April: closed
- Easter Sunday 16 April and Easter Monday 17 April: closed

USC Learning Spaces:
- Good Friday 14 April: 10:00 - 20:00
- Easter Sunday 16 April: closed
- Easter Monday 17 April: 10:00 - 20:00

Complete overview:


Confidential advisor

Being a student or employee you can experience undesirable behavior, like (sexual) harassment, aggression, bullying or unequal treatment. Usually people try to solve this by their selves, but sometimes it is wise to call in the confidential advisor. She works totally independent, she may give you advise and she also can decide to intervene. Don’t hesitate to contact her.
Marloes Rikhof is confidential advisor for employees and available by mail ( or by phone (043-3882513). Wendy Geijen is confidential advisor for students and available by mail ( or by phone (06-28035033).