New chair Solberg-Verlinden

In June 2020, a new special chair was set up at Maastricht University, in which specific instruments will be developed and implemented for the assessment of social-emotional abilities from scholars between 10 and 14 years old. This special chair will be administered by the University Fund Limburg/SWOL and will be coordinated for at least 5…

‘‘I truly enjoyed every moment I spent’’

Last year, Chiagozie Nneoma Dan-Nwankwo from Nigeria received a scholarship from the Elizabeth Strouven Foundation, in order to study the master’s programme Global Health at Maastricht University. She graduated this autumn, so it is time for a lookback. What has her study time been like in Maastricht? How did the scholarship contribute to her ambitions?…

Congratulations to Aylin Güney!

She received this year’s Jo Ritzen scholarship, which is intended for talented French first generation students who wish to study the bachelor’s programme LLB European Law School at Maastricht University. The scholarship is offered in collaboration with the UM Scholarship Office and our fund. Aylin: ‘‘This scholarship allows me to focus on my goals and…

ENGIE

ENGIE first participant of UM Partner Programme

As of 1 September, we will bring ENGIE, market leader in technical services, closer to Maastricht University! ENGIE will be the first participant of our UM Partner Programme, in which we will strengthen the relationships between companies and the university even more. “At ENGIE we love to contribute in research and education on themes regarding…

”I absolutely enjoyed this master’s programme!”

Dreams came true for Janique Hupperetz! Thanks to the Jan de Limpens Foundation, in cooperation with our fund, she had the opportunity to follow the master’s programme Biobased Materials at Maastricht University. The recent graduate shares her experiences and future plans in this article. ‘‘I was born and raised at my parent’s agricultural farm. Growing…

snnual report

Annual report 2019

We proudly present the annual report 2019 of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. In 2019, we took important steps towards building new bridges between society and academic talent, ambitions and knowledge. You can read the annual report via this link.  

Peter Thijssen

Peter Thijssen Fund: mission completed!

In November 2019, the closure congress of the Peter Thijssen Fund took place. This congress marked the end of the activities carried out by this Named Fund. The fund was set up to honour Peter Thijssen, director of ING Limburg. It aimed to support research and initiatives within Maastricht University to promote financial integrity. The…

data-science

Data science award winners give update

In March 2020, Suzanne van Bronswijk, Nalan Baştürk, Dyllis van Dijk and Frenk Peeters won the UM Data Science Competition. The award, valued at € 5,000, was sponsored by our fund. What happened after the award ceremony? Here’s an update! Currently, the winners are in the midst of their project ‘Treatment dropout in depression: development…

Help UM students in financial trouble due to corona!

At the moment, some students of Maastricht University barely have enough money to cover their basic needs, such as shelter and food. The companies where they had student jobs are closed, and for some of them existing provisions by the state are inadequate and their parents are not in a position to help. In fact,…