Based in Europe, focused on the world. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment. Where research and teaching are complementary. Where innovation is our focus. Where talent can flourish. A truly student oriented research university.
We are a Dutch university with a foundation in Limburg and a particular role for the south of Netherlands and its neighbours in the Euregion. By joining forces with the Province of Limburg, the cities and the private and economic sector, we will be a leader in the economic, societal, demographic and infrastructural development of this region. We are and will continue to be the most international university in the Netherlands, making our students fit for the challenges of the European and global knowledge society.
We will be a true network university, linking and collaborating with other knowledge institutions, regionally, nationally and internationally. We will continue to be an innovator in the educative process, building upon our motto ‘leading in learning’ and combining it with socially relevant, focused research.
As a research university based on educational excellence, we will be the gateway for international mobility of knowledge, students and staff to the Netherlands. We will be a bastion for openness, freedom of thought and freedom of speech, as well as a leader in the fight for justice. And, last but not least, we will be the academic core of this region by being at the centre of interaction between culture, knowledge, economy and societal needs.