Maastricht Convention Bureau

International knowledge city for talented people all over the world

Martin PaulMaastricht University is developing new study programs and research institutes in collaboration with our partners in Germany and Belgium, thus
helping to create a cosmopolitan and highly attractive region.

Martin Paul, President Maastricht University



For talented people from all over the world

With a multitude of international organizations and educational institutes (including Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht School of Management, and United World College), the Maastricht Region welcomes talented people from all over the world.


International knowledge city

Maastricht is a top location for high-quality knowledge technology, with a strong economy, ample employment, and a pleasant living environment. High-quality, internationally-oriented education is one of the requirements for achieving the goal of being an innovative city.



There are just a few places in the world that truly focus on achieving major, radical change, but that’s exactly what Brightlands is out to do. They are building a record of amazing breakthroughs in health, food, new materials and smart services. Connecting and combining to create solutions that are environmentally sound, financially attractive, and socially positive and that make this region proud. That’s Brightlands – Knowledge corssing borders –
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Maastricht University

Maastricht is a vibrant international student city. Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and one of the top ten in Europe, with 4,000 leading professionals more than 16,000 students, many of whom are from abroad. UM stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.It is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

As internationally oriented as UM may be, it nurtures partnerships with many regional companies, knowledge institutes and government agencies. Together, they play a leading role in the sustainable economic development of the region: they have entered into an ambitious strategic program. This will see the existing and Brightlands campuses merged into a single, international knowledge center specializing in the areas of biomaterials and innovative healthcare. The campuses serve as flywheels to attract knowledge workers, keep the population vital and fuel the growth engine of the regional economy.

The Maastricht University Medical Centre +

The Maastricht University Medical Centre + (Maastricht UMC+) is the name under which the academic hospital Maastricht and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of the Maastricht University cooperate. They
provide a broad offer of basic care, top clinical and advanced specialized care,
always with the integration of research and education from the faculty.

Their aim is health recovery, health preservation and health promotion. This
means that they do not only want to cure people once they are ill, but rather
keep them healthy for as long as possible and prevent they need care. So they
mainly focus on prevention (preventing diseases) and by doing so, they distinguish +
themselves internationally from other university medical centers. This is why they have
the “+” in their name and their motto is Healthy living.