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Groene Loper Run

Today Hart voor Hellp participates in de Groene Loper Run. For the Queen of Hearts Fund, against cardiovascular disease in women! Make your MOVE too. DONATE now or ATTEND our exclusive charity event. Click here.

Minervalia halfway home

We have raised enough money by now to bring the Minervalia to Eindhoven (figuratively). 50% of the money we need to take the book to Maastricht is in the pocket! Help us to bring the Minervalia all the way ‘home’. Click here.

Queen of Hearts event: organisation packages

Did you know that the Queen of Hearts charity event offers special packages for organisations? Discover them below. You can find and purchase all packages here. Can’t make it to the event? Contribute via www.umcrowd.nl. Give women a future without cardiovascular disease!

Minervalia update 4: did you know?

Did you know that… the theme of the Minervalia also fits in this time? The comedy shows in a humorous way that science and study are still the perfect solution to stupidity and ignorance. All help is welcome to get the Minervalia back to Maastricht! Help via www.umcrowd.nl.

World Health Day

It is World Health Day! A good moment to draw attention to research by the Queen of Hearts Fund. This fund carries out important research projects regarding cardiovascular diseases in women. Contribute or attend our exclusive charity event! Click here: https://bit.ly/2Vk9aZC.

Successful Maastricht University Dinner 2019

‘A nice balance between food, entertainment and conversation.’ That is how Mark Post, professor at Maastricht University, describes the Maastricht University Dinner 2019. This event took place on Wednesday, April 3 at the Province of Limburg (Gouvernement). Mr. Post gave an interesting lecture about ‘healthy, juicy and sustainable regenerative biology’. The University Fund Limburg, which…

Minervalia one step closer to Maastricht

Great news: Maastricht service club Ronde Tafel 179 Maastricht-Charlemagne wants to support our Minervalia project! This financial contribution is possible thanks to the proceeds of the Bassinario event, which is organised by Ronde Tafel 179. Committed to the city, committed to the cultural heritage of Maastricht. Many thanks for your contribution. For more information about…

Minervalia update 2: Book Week

It is Book Week! A great moment to bring the special book Minervalia (see picture) back to Maastricht. Support this project! More information: www.umcrowd.nl.

Minervalia update 1: wanderlust

Did you know… Jacob Baethen, printer of the book Minervalia, has traveled a lot? He was born and raised near Leuven, moved to Maastricht and ended up living in Dusseldorf. The University Fund Limburg/SWOL and the Maastricht University Library want to start the last journey of the Minervalia towards Maastricht, its ‘place of birth’. You…

Project Minervalia is live!

The official launch of the first Maastricht University crowdfunding project is a fact. On March 15, Ingrid Wijk, director of the Maastricht University Library, officially launched the crowdfunding project at the opening of the Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair in the St. Janskerk on the Vrijthof in Maastricht. What is the Minervalia and why…

UM and crowdfunding: all about it

Making projects possible and showing them on a large stage: that is crowdfunding in a nutshell. Therefore, we are proud of the new, innovative crowdfunding platform of Maastricht University: UM Crowd. However: what is crowdfunding exactly and what is going to happen? What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding means ‘funding by many people’. In other words: people…

About HIV and Hong Kong: Mart’s research

Preventing is better than curing. This is definitely the case for the STD called HIV, known to cause AIDS. Mart van Dijk investigates PrEP, a new medicine that should prevent HIV. In many countries, men having sexual intercourse with other men are at a much higher risk of contracting HIV than other people. That being…

Refugee entrepreneurs get down to business

Building a new life in a new country is hard enough, one would think. For refugee entrepreneurs, however, this process is even more challenging, as they face many hurdles when starting a business in their new ‘homeland’. Jarrod Ormiston, assistant professor in social entrepreneurship at the Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship (MC4E), has been awarded an…

Save the date: fundraising event

Save the date! On 24 mei 2019, the Queen of Hearts fundraising event will take place in AINSI Maastricht. This festive night is dedicated to research regarding heart disease and women. This message already includes some information (in Dutch), more details will follow soon!

Bring the Minervalia back to Maastricht!

A small book of great value: Jean Guyot’s Minervalia. It is one of the oldest comedy books printed in Maastricht. Worldwide only five copies are known. In 1554, the printer Jacob Baethen produced something unique: a Maastricht-printed book with a special, humoristic story! A good home for a special bookWe want to dedicate the Minervalia…

Call: subsidies for scientists

Are you currently organizing a congres? A symposium? Or in possession of a great research proposal? And does your activity contribute directly to UM’s international profile and to the research or education activities of your faculty? Then maybe, the University Fund Limburg can help you realise your idea! The application deadline is 1 March 2019.…

Call: subsidies for students

Are you a UM student and do you organise a sports event, symposium, writing contest, workshop etc. for fellow students? We reward good proposals with a grant! Apply before 1 March 2019. For more information, click here.

Special meeting in the MECC

From 4 to 7 September 2018, the global LVC-meeting took place in the MECC. During this meeting, scientists discuss the latest developments in research into gravitation waves. The LVC-meeting was organised by dr. Gideon Koekoek, who has received financial support from the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. It was a great success! Click here for a short…

Student Manon receives grant

In the picture, you see the French student Manon Baert. Thanks to professor Jo Ritzen, former president of Maastricht University and former minister of Education and Science, she is able to follow the bachelor’s programme European Law School. She is very thankful for this opportunity! Jo Ritzen aims to increase the number of French students at Maastricht University. Therefore,…

‘Bridge builder’ researches the brain

Imagine this: you can take a look inside people’s brains. Healthy people, but also people suffering from hallucinations. What will you see in that case? Stijn Michielse (33) researches this mind-bending question. Hallucinations, voices inside your head, and other psychotic disorders. They are the result of the brain short-circuiting. Investigator Stijn likes to occupy himself…

Students receive UM master scholarship

On this picture, you see 3 thankful and enthusiastic students. Great praise for the Venlo Region! Thanks to this region, Mandy Dijcks, Ilse van Lier and Robin van Ophoven can follow the UM master’s programme Health Food Innovation Management. The University Fund Limburg is one of the bridges between the Regio Venlo and the UM.

Virtual reality project of two alumni in newspaper

On Thursday 6 December, local newspaper De Limburger (edition Maastricht) includes a nice article about the project of Christoph Lynen and Mike Verhiel. They are developing an app, in combination with virtual reality glasses. Through the app, they want to stimulate accessible, affordable psychotherapy and a happier society. Both have just returned from Sillcon Valley.…

Do you organise an activity for fellow students? Apply for subsidy!

The University Fund Limburg supports activities from students for students. Interesting, original and/or innovative activities, which are important for both the university and the student community. Furthermore, they represent the university and its students at an (inter-)national level. These are examples of activities that have already received a subsidy: Taking part in the European Cheerleading…

Art auction HersenStrijd Fund raises €26.000,-

A special art auction in Meerssen! The total proceeds raised during the auction, which took place on 29 September, will be donated to the HersenStrijd Fund. That fund stimulates research on better treatments for people with brain injury. In the beautiful Leopold’s church, no less than €26.000 has been raised! Mirjam Clermonts-Aretz, mayor of the…

2018 Annual Fund Campaign kicks off

Next week, many of our social-sector partners as well as alumni, retired and current staff and others with personal links to UM will find a letter from the Limburg University Fund/SWOL in their mailbox. This year, our campaign slogan is ‘Give for a healthy future’.  In this 2018 Annual Fund Campaign, we’re asking people to…

Call for proposals from young researchers

The Professors’ Fund aims to promote excellence in research among young researchers attached to Maastricht University. The fund, which is under the management of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL, is financed through annual donations from Maastricht University professors. The Fund again has the opportunity to consider a number of research grants and is calling on interested parties…

Grants for entrepreneurial scientists

Does your research have positive societal impact. Does it connect academia and entrepreneurship? The Alumni Fund has published a call for proposals. Apply for a grant from this fund before 15 September! This fund consists of all donations made to the University Fund by alumni of Maastricht University. Thankfully the number of committed alumni is…

Call for proposals student activities

Are you a UM student and do have a brilliant idea to serve, interest or unite the UM Student community? We reward good ideas and proposals with a grant which enables you to actually follow through on your plans! Do it before September 21st and check the rules of the game here first!

Subsidies for researchers and professors

One of the goals of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL is to empower great ideas from students, researchers, UM staff and teachers by means of a grant. Are you currently organizing a congres? A symposium? Or in possession of a great research proposal? Does your activity contribute directly to UM’s international profile and to the research…

Integrity of green bonds under scrutiny

Responsibility for the climate issue no longer lies with administrators and policymakers alone. Many businesses are formulating ambitious targets for climate-neutral operation and are positioning themselves as ‘green’. For many institutional investors sustainability has now become an integral part of their investment philosophy. The green bonds with which businesses, banks and public or semi-public institutions…

Process your trauma with Virtual Reality

A car accident, a stress-inducing situation, a breakup… all events that can send people into a psychological tailspin. Failure to quickly ‘diffuse’ such a traumatic experiences can cause them to loom ever larger, even leading to behavioural disorders. And there’s the rub, because instead of swift treatment, patients find themselves at the back of a…

Record amount raised for Refugee Project Maastricht with Duckrace

On Sunday May 13th, Mother’s Day, the Duckrace took place in the Stadspark Maastricht. Visitors of the race who wanted to buy duck on the day itself came out disappointed. This year the event was sold out completely a day in advance! Good news for the charities and the organizing party Round Table 174. This…

UM alum joins board University Fund

On 11 April last, the board of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL was joined by a new member. Thomas Schok studied Medicine at Maastricht University and is now a surgeon-in-training in the Teaching and Training Region South-East Netherlands (OOR-ZON) (currently at the VieCuri Medical Centre, from 1 July at MUMC+). He has ample experience on boards, having held…

Jos Kievits receives UM Medallion of Honour

On the occasion of his retirement from Maastricht University, on 11 April 2018 the Maastricht University Medallion of Honour was awarded to Jos Kievits, director of Development and Alumni Relations and director of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. The award recognises his outstanding services to UM, including his dedication to the University Fund and the professionalisation…

Duckrace Maastricht to support war refugees

This year, the annual Duck Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday 13 May. This year, the Refugee Project Maastricht will be one of the main beneficiaries of this charity event, which will be held in the back garden of Maastricht University. Every rubber ducky that bobs through the Jeker on Mother’s Day will…

Innovative Data Science research project wins award

A research project titled ‘Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children’ was awarded a prize at Maastricht University’s Pre-Dies Natalis symposium ‘The Future of a Data-Driven Society’ held on Thursday. Also at the symposium, Claudia Egher was declared the winner of the ‘visionary essay competition’. The winning project’s  main…

Call for proposals: Science and Future Entrepreneurship

Does your (future) project have direct social impact & does it connect science with future entrepreneurship and do you need extra means to go ahead with it? The Alumni Fund (University Fund Limburg) might make it possible to realize these ambitions. Submit your proposal before 23 February! Check the rules of the game here!

Fund invests €140.000 in UM research

In the past year, the University Fund Limburg has provided support to 57 research projects, conferences and other initiatives. Thanks to a total of €140,000 in grants, researchers were able to start their projects, making them better able to compete for larger grants at the national or European level and allowing them to launch initiatives…

Venlo Region extends scholarship programme for UM students

The Venlo Region has promised to invest another €15,000 in a study scholarship programme. The University Fund Limburg is grateful that the eight municipalities* wish to support ambitious and talented students from the region and in doing so contribute to the development of UM’s Venlo campus. The Venlo Region has now funded eight scholarships to…

Back on stage thanks to the balance belt

Thanks to the University Fund Limburg’s participation in Zweit Veur Leid, four patients have been relieved of their balance problems Ms Bongers (66 years old) is over the moon: today is the day when she finally receives her balance belt. Four years ago, her life changed dramatically when she experienced a balance disorder, most likely…

New fund for Women’s Studies

With the recent establishment of the Queen of Hearts Fund, researchers at Maastricht University are putting the focus on women’s health. Precisely because cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality among Dutch women, they deserve our full attention. During pregnancy, which they position as a biological stress test, the researchers will look for…

Saudi Aramco to support study in Biobased Materials by Maastricht University

We are pleased to announce that leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, is supporting a research programme on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM). With Saudi Aramco’s generous donation, Maastricht University is able to establish a Chair that will focus on the Sustainability…

Successful University Dinner

The annual Maastricht University Dinner took place on 19 April. Held in the provincial government building of Limburg, the dinner allows Maastricht University to meet with companies and institutions from Limburg and the southern region of the Netherlands which support and collaborate with the university. The dinner is hosted by the Limburg University Fund/SWOL and…

MACCH Conference 2017: Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage

On 17 and 18 March 2017, the third annual conference of the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) took place. The event, entitled ‘Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage’, was attended by 150 international researchers and professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds, including academics, policy makers, legal and museum professionals.…

Better balance thanks to Zweit Veur Leid

175 students, employees and sponsors of Maastricht University participated in Zweit Veur Leid last Sunday. The charity run opened with a spectacular warming up in the Geusselt Stadium and followed a stretch of Maastricht’s green mile. The University Fund Limburg raise funds for a project entitled ‘A Chance for Balance; focusing on people with severe vestibular problems’. Under the…

Zweit Veur Leid: A Chance for Balance

Op 15 januari vindt de 23ste editie van Zweit Veur Leid plaats. Het UM team werkt zich in het zweet voor mensen met een serieuze evenwichtsaandoening. Jij kunt ook iets doen! Schrijf je vandaag nog in voor ons team en begin 2017 gezond, goed en gezellig samen met vrienden en of collega’s en Geef Balans een Kans!

Alumni phonaton

Begin oktober neemt ons studenten belteam contact op met de afgestudeerden van de UM met de vraag of zij de wetenschap aan de UM willen ondersteunen met een donatie.

Monument erected in honour of Dr Sjeng Tans

On Friday 2 September 2016, a monument was unveiled on the square outside the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics – the original home of Maastricht University – in honour of Dr Sjeng Tans. The monument was the initiative of the Dr J. Tans Committee and was created by sculptor Caius Spronken.