MAASTRICHT. In 2012, only 89 participants enrolled, this year 251 people – divided over 52 nationalities – took part in the Maastricht Summer School. It was the second time that the UM organised a Summer School.
The participants appeared to be very satisfied with both the courses (giving average score of 8.1) and the lecturers (8.9). They paid a tuition fee of 700 euro for a two-week course. For an additional 100 euro, they were able to also register for a social programme (including a tour of the city, a wine tasting event, and rowing).
From 2014, students will receive 3 ECTS points for a two-week programme. This is more in line with the workload of the course than the 4 ECTS that were given in the past two years, according to a memo by the Maastricht Summer School.
The initiators are hoping for 300 students in 2014. The number of courses (23 this year, almost all in English) is expected to increase. Not only has the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences decided to have the pre-master’s statistics training take place in this framework, there is also contact with Zuyd Hogeschool and the Academie Verloskunde. The board of directors also wants to involve the Faculty of Law in the Summer School, as this is lacking in the courses now on offer.