Maastricht is located in the centre of the Maas-Rijn Euregion, a stone's throw from Liège and Aachen. Visitors enjoy the relaxed, exuberant atmosphere. Maastricht draws many tourists who come to enjoy the city's beauty and history. Maastricht is split in two by the River Meuse. The city centre is especially attractive, with historical buildings and more than 1,450 listed buildings. Because Maastricht centre is the face of the city, its cultural heritage is protected.
We recommend a visit to the Vrijthof, the Market and the Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein, as well as the 'Sint Servaas' (church), the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwe' (church) and the St Pietersberg limestone caves which are the result of hundreds of years of excavations and quarrying. The network of passageways forms an enormous labyrinth of more than 20,000 tunnels. Maastricht offers innumerable opportunities to relax or shop. Moreover, with the largest number of cafes per square kilometre in The Netherlands, you are never far from a refreshing drink.
Maastricht University (UM), founded in 1976, is one of the youngest Dutch universities. It is currently ranked as the sixth best young university in the world in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 ranking. Maastricht University is also the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes.
Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way.
Researchers at UM work in multidisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with international institutes, private and public corporations.
European and international
UM can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, with almost 45% of the students and more than 30% of the teaching staff coming from abroad. Most programmes are taught in English and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education.
'Triple crown' accreditation
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is internationally accredited by the renowned AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, making it one of a selected group of international schools with all three accreditations.