Scholarship Story: Charmayne

‘‘Charmayne, last year you received a scholarship from the Jan de Limpens Foundation in collaboration with our fund, to study the master’s programme Biobased Materials. How do you like it?’’   Charmayne: ‘‘I like this master’s programme very much! I gained my bachelor’s degree in chemical technology at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in…

Apply now for the Amrapali Zaveri Awards

Call for all UM data scientists: apply now for the Amrapali Zaveri Awards for Early Career Data Scientist and for Data Science. These awards are financially supported by our fund. They will be rewarded during the online Women in Data Science Conference on 9 March 2021. Applications are still open, so check the requirements and…

Let’s talk!

How can we create a lifelong bond with the student community of Maastricht University? And how can we encourage them to give back and support the (societal) ambitions of their university? Let’s ask the students themselves! Last week, our senior advisor Guido Vanderbroeck, office and events manager Miranda Klingenstijn and communications officer Milou Schreuders discussed…

Another successful workshop!

‘‘Crowdfunding is not all about funding, but also about marketing and creating (long-term) involvement.’’ It’s one of the takeaway messages from the online ‘Crowdfunding @UM: How to create a successful campaign?’, organised by the Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research. Our senior advisor Guido Vanderbroeck hosted this workshop last week. He was supported by Esther van Barneveld, who set up…

Donor in the spotlights: Davy Pieters

Davy Pieters is alumnus of the School of Business and Economics/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. What is the story behind his contribution to our ‘For Each Other 2020’ campaign?   Davy: “I look back at my time at Maastricht University with a lot of warm feelings. The UM has formed me…

Happy to host your workshop!

Last week, our director Bouwien Janssen – Kuijpers informed staff members of Maastricht University about commercial communication and relation management. It was a successful online workshop, organised by the Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research/MPCER. You can find more information about the workshop here. And there’s more news. On 28 January 2021, our senior advisor Guido…

We have signed the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge!

As you may know, we are rebuilding our investment portfolio. The new, more sustainable portfolio complies among others with the universal values and standards of the United Nations and the sustainability policy of Maastricht University. To this end, we also recently signed the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge of the not-for-profit organisation Tobacco Free Portfolios. This pledge…

Start campaign ‘For Each Other 2020’

Our ‘For Each Other 2020′ campaign is live! In this campaign, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL is seeking contributions to four special UM projects: a ‘corona aftercare instrument’, grants for disadvantaged students, research on youth and nutrition, and an initiative to alleviate loneliness. Maastricht University is committed to the important tasks of teaching and research, with…

Only a few days to go…

…until the start of our new campaign ‘For Each Other 2020’ (‘Voor Elkaar’)! We will be asking your contribution to four societal projects at Maastricht University: a ‘corona aftercare instrument’, grants for disadvantaged students, research on youth and nutrition, and an initiative to alleviate loneliness. Keep a close eye on your mailbox, social media and www.umcrowd.nl!

Scholarship Story: Mandy, Ilse and Robin

Last year, Mandy Dijcks, Ilse van Lier and Robin van Ophoven received a scholarship from the Regio Noord-Limburg, to study the master’s programme Health Food Innovation Management (HFIM) at Maastricht University (Campus Venlo). They are all graduated by now, so it is time for an update. What are these ambitious young professionals up to?  …