Yes, we research!
Maastricht is a leading Centre of Excellence for multi-disciplinary Europe-focused research with societal impact. We make academic knowledge widely accessible with special attention to citizen science.
In a world characterised by ongoing crises such as migration, climate change, Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic or the more recent war in Ukraine, the role of Europe on the global stage is a key research theme at Maastricht University (UM) and Studio Europa Maastricht. UM has developed major interdisciplinary research programmes focusing on the role of the European Union (EU).
With the Strategic Research Agenda led by Studio Europa Maastricht, Maastricht University heeds the urgent need to renew and expand UMs research agenda on European integration, the EU and Europe more generally.
The research agenda provides a framework for future interfaculty and multi-disciplinary Europe-related research at Maastricht University and functions as a fundamental academic pillar with a visible outreach and citizen science component.
The research scheme contains seven calls and aims to encourage multidisciplinary research, larger grant applications, publication of scholarly papers and the establishment of strategic research consortia as well as a Young Researchers Network.
Call 1-5 are continually open to teams of UM researchers. Interdisciplinary collaboration within the theme’s of our research agenda is central in all of the calls. The calls stimulate academic research and societal relevance and impact on European topics.
Structure of the Research Agenda
Discover its four themes