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


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).


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.


Language Centre.

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


Staff Career Centre

Maastricht University’s Staff Career Centre supports all UM employees in the areas of learning, development, mobility and participation. We offer you personalised recommendations that focus on your sustainable employability and professional development. To schedule an intake or advisory meeting or for other questions, you can contact us at For more information, visit our website and for specific training courses take a look at our training programmes.


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.


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:


Studio Europe Maastricht

Join The Research Of Europe! Funding Opportunities Within The MWoE Research Agenda
We are pleased to announce the reopening of the six research calls as part of the Maastricht, Working on Europe (MWoE) research agenda.
Click here for a direct overview on all conditions, deadlines and application guidelines and a full read of the research agenda.

With the MWoE research agenda led by Studio Europa Maastricht, Maastricht University heeds the urgent need to renew and expand UM’s research agenda on European integration, the EU and Europe more generally; and to do this through innovative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaborations. In 2019, the MWoE research agenda financially supported over 70 researchers collaborating in 24 interdisciplinary research teams across faculties.

Six calls are open now!
The six calls opening as of 1 July offer funding opportunities in support of multidisciplinary research, larger grant applications, the publication of scholarly papers and policy briefs, the organisation of conferences and workshops and the establishment of strategic research consortia. Last but not least, MWoE launches a new call aiming to establish a Young Researchers Network.

  • Call 1: Encourage post-doctoral research
  • Call 2: Encourage large grant applications and strategic consortia
  • Call 3: Offer dedicated research time to early-career researchers
  • Call 4: Encourage translation of research findings into policy briefs
  • Call 5: Enable the organisation of scientific workshops and conferences
  • Call 6: Establish a ‘Young Researchers Network’ to co-create and stimulate the MWoE research community from the inside out

Please note that while call 2 to 6 are open to the Maastricht University research community, the five post-doctoral positions open in call 1, are open to talented internal and external early-career researchers who recently obtained a PhD degree and who have a proven interest in European affairs and a background in the field of Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, International and European Law, and Sciences or another relevant field.

All funding opportunities are tied to the MWoE research agenda focusing on four main topics:

  • Democracy, Politics, Security and Rule of Law
  • Identity, Heritage and Citizens’ Perspective
  • Prosperity, Welfare and Inequality
  • Knowledge, Technology and Digitalisation

We look forward to supporting UM researchers in their research, joining forces across faculties and disciplines, to further enhance Maastricht University’s position as the place for new and innovative European research.


Studium Generale

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

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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

Opening hours University Library 2020 – 2021
At the start of the new academic year, the university library extends its opening hours and opens all its locations again. However, the number of simultaneous visitors is restricted. Please see the details for each location below.

Starting 24 August:

Inner City Library:
350 bookable study places via
150 non-bookable study places

Monday - Friday:
Timeslot 1:                              08.30 – 14.45
Timeslot 2:                              15.15 – 22.00

Saturday –Sunday:
Timeslot 1:                              11.00 – 16.15
Timeslot 2:                              16.45 – 22.00

Starting 31 August:

Randwyck Library:
250 bookable study places via
150 non-bookable study places

Monday - Thursday:   
Timeslot 1:                              08.30 – 15.00
Timeslot 2:                              15.30 – 22.00

Timeslot 1:                              08.30 – 13.00
Timeslot 2:                              13.30 – 18.00

Saturday – Sunday:                
Timeslot 1:                              12.00 - 17.00

Computer Facilities Randwyck:
41 non-bookable study places
Monday - Thursday:    08.00 – 18.30
Friday:                         08.00 – 18.00
Saturday - Sunday:      Closed

Tapijn Loods V Learning Spaces:
65 non-bookable study places
Monday- Sunday:                    08.00 - 23.00

Tapijn Learning Spaces:
105 non-bookable study places
Monday- Friday:                      08.00 - 19.00
Saturday – Sunday:                 Closed

USC Learning Spaces:
75 non-bookable study places
Monday – Friday:                    07:00 – 23:00
Saturday - Sunday:                  10:00 – 20:00

Complete overview opening hours University Library: