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-


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.


Green Office

Symposium: Education of Sustainable Development Competences at Maastricht University- Forms, Assessment and Management

Are the competences taught in Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) sufficiently preparing students for the future? Academic staff and students in universities around the world are starting to question whether the skills students learn in their courses and programmes will help them solve the complex problems of the future. How future professionals deal with such pervasive, high stake problems like global poverty, energy shortages, social immobility, technological innovation and disruption, and not least the uncertainties of climate change, will largely be determined by their education experience.

The Green Office, in collaboration with ICIS and EDLAB, will be holding a symposium to discuss this important issue. More specifically, we will be looking at the question: How can competences be implemented within the Maastricht University community to make education for sustainable development more embedded in educational curricula? This symposium will be held on June 28th, in the EDLAB building (Tapijn, building X), room 1.009 from 15:00-17:45.

Sustainable development is an inter and trans-disciplinary endeavour; that is, it must involve the active collaboration of diverse disciplines and departments as well as the scaling and implementation of knowledge beyond the walls of the university. As such, the focus of this symposium is broad in scope and we value the participation of students and staff members from all different backgrounds. We will not only look at sustainability competences, but also at global citizenship competences commensurate with the 21st century task environment that students aspire to excel in: social responsibility, global competence, and engagement. Participants are highly encouraged to discuss additional competences they find relevant to the education for sustainable development.

The Symposium will be held in a workshop setting, giving participants the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm with colleagues and focus on the issues that are of greatest relevance to them. Three themes will be discussed: the forms that the education of competences could take (e.g. electives, minors), the assessment of education of competences and the management of the education of competences. In addition to the workshops, we will have a keynote speech, along with two presentations all covering different aspects of competences in education for sustainable development. If you are interested, or have any questions, please send an email to .


Language Centre

Road to Cambridge!

Do you consider boosting your knowledge of English and taking your skills to the Cambridge level? Registration for Cambridge (FCE, CAE and CPE) exam courses is open now. The preparatory course for Cambridge English: First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) exam will run over 24 weeks between September 2017 and May 2018. Cambridge exams in English lead to a qualification that is recognised by employers all over the world. It is proof of your English proficiency, and lasts for life!

Or maybe you are looking for a course to improve your Dutch language skills quickly? If so, an intensive language course is the ideal option. A week of intensive training in the Dutch language will boost your confidence when conversing, presenting or writing in Dutch. You will be speaking Dutch under the guidance of a native speaker throughout the entire programme. The VIP Intensive Dutch course is tailored to your own learning goals and ambitions and focuses on your language skills and intercultural communication competences. You can take the course individually, in a group setting or in-company with your colleagues.

Our languages, your choice! For these and other language and culture courses, the UM Language Centre is the place to be!

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.


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:


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

University Library opening hours summer 2017

Inner City Library

  • from Friday 14 July 17:00:
  • Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

Randwyck Library

  • from Friday 14 July 17:00:
  • Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

Bonnefanten Learning Spaces

  • Monday - Friday 08:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

Tapijn Learning Spaces

  • from Friday 14 July 17:00 – Sunday 3 September: closed

USC Learning Spaces

  • from Monday 3 July – Sunday 16 July:
  • Monday - Friday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
  • from Monday 17 July – Sunday 20 August:
  • Monday - Friday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
  • from Monday 21 August – Sunday 3 September:
  • Monday - Friday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 20:00