University Fund Limburg

The mission of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL is to support scientific research and education at Maastricht University. As one of the cornerstones of a better future for generations to come, science deserves that support.


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 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

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:

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:

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…


Science and education are inextricably linked to universities, but also to progress and sustainable developments. From the discovery of DNA and antibiotics to the development of new energy sources and the finding of solutions for the world food problem, science and education provide the building blocks for a better world in the future.

Maastricht University is one of the world’s best universities, and our scientists, researchers and students work on the further and sustainable development of our society for future generations every day.


We undertake these endeavours on your behalf, though we would rather work on them together with you. A gift to Maastricht University is a way to personally contribute to the funding of ground-breaking research, allow UM to attract the best scientists to Maastricht and give students, regardless of their background and origin, an opportunity to study. Your gift, however small, will make a large difference.



Young scientists

The Alumni Fund supports scientific research at UM and focuses mainly on projects with a positive social impact that bring together science and tomorrow’s entrepreneurship.


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Scientific projects

About to start with a particular research project? Are you setting up a special, enduring cooperation between with foreign sister institutions or are you organizing a conference? The fund may help you realize your ambitions!

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Do you have an idea that is beneficial to the student community of Maastricht University? The fund supports activities organized by students for students who are new or special and of lasting significance.

About us

The Limburg University Fund/SWOL originated from the Foundation for Higher Education in Limburg (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Limburg, abbreviated to SWOL). This foundation stood at the basis of Maastricht University (UM), which developed from the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg.

The University Fund has contributed to Maastricht University as it is now; the most international university in the Netherlands, standing out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. Next to building bridges between academia and industry, the University Fund has continuously played a pivotal role in the realisation of the ambitions of students, researchers and teachers.