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Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Universiteitsingel 40-60, Maastricht, Netherlands



Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences started on January 1st, 2007. The faculty was the result of a merger between the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine was the first faculty to be established at Maastricht University. The University was officially established on the 9th of January 1976, although the first medical students began their studies in September 1974. The Faculty of Medicine was the second in the world that applied the Problem-Based Learning method. The other faculties of Maastricht University, i.e. Arts and Culture, Economics and Business Administration, General Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, and Psychology adopted educational systems and research organisations akin to that of the Faculty of Medicine.

The Faculty developed into a community with a staff of around 1200 (academics, administrative and support staff), and approximately 1950 medical students. Since 1992 staff and students are based at the complex of buildings of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Psychology, and the University Hospital (Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht) which opened in 1991.

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences offered a broad range of disciplines that made the faculty unique, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Europe. The format allowed students to integrate their discipline and research work into all areas related to society, sickness and health. By way of research and specific (undergraduate and postgraduate) education, the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences contributed to quality improvement in health care.

At the moment the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences has some 4,500 students enrolled in its broad spectrum of educational programmes leading to a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree.

To ensure a good quality of health care not only doctors are needed, nurses and paramedics are important, too. But also the expertise of other professionals is essential.


Timeline Photos

Wanna be a bikini/speedo model? ;) The organisation of an international anaesthesia conference in the MECC in Maastricht (5-10 September) is looking for students who would like to model as a patient for the doctors to show where and how they would treat the patient. If you're interested, please contact Payment: 18 years old: €8,50 / 19-22 years old: €9,25 / 23 years and up: €10,50. If there is time between your modeling you are welcome to enter sessions in the programme for learning or watch the trade show. Please note: you must be fluent in Dutch and English. And be aware that some modeling involves exposure of the back and down to the hips and the upper half of the buttocks, or exposure of the chest for breast cancer teaching.Therefore, the organisation requires that you bring you bikini or speedo to wear during sessions.

Timeline Photos

Student sprawled out in library ends up in Photoshop battle

Be aware, do not fall asleep in the university library!

Joey Roberts Photography

On one of the hottest day of the year, our resident university photographer Joey Roberts climbed up on the roof of our faculty building UNS60 to make these beautiful futuristic photo's. Thanks Joey, hope you didn't get a heat stroke!

Joey Roberts Photography


Two new FHML students enjoying their INKOM: Konny Flämig (master Global Health): Marijne Vermeer (master Biomedical Science):


Recordaantal studenten doet mee aan INKOM

INKOM 2016: record number of students participating!

The Most Arresting Photography Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Did your favourite photo make the cut? Yes? Tell us, which one is it? No? Add your favourite in the comments!

Instagram video by My Therapist Says... • Aug 13, 2016 at 3:58am UTC

Inspired after watching #Rio2016 but out of shape? The brand new Maastricht University Sports Centre is within a stone's throw of the FHML buildings in Randwyck, so no excuses there :)!

Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

To all our new students: soon you'll be studying here yourself! Exciting and a bit scary at the same time, right? First enjoy the INKOM, and we'll see you at the faculty introduction after that.

D.A. Henderson, 'disease detective' who eradicated smallpox, dies at 87

"Donald Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980, the only such vanquishment in history of a human disease and an achievement that was credited with saving tens of millions of lives, died on 19 August."

A breakthrough in combating malaria with odour-baited trap for mosquitoes

No medication, no insecticides, just a trap with a human sweat perfume to trap mosquitos. [ok, not news from our university, but good news is always worth sharing]

Back-To-School Gadgets For Every University Major In Your Life

Productivity, entertainment and everything in-between. Let's start your academic year with these fun gadgets!

The new leading cause of death in some European countries is actually an encouraging sign

There's a new leading cause of death in certain European countries, and it's actually not bad news.


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