The Dutch system of higher education enjoys a worldwide reputation for high quality. This quality is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance. Maastricht University, situated in the picturesque south-east of the Netherlands embodies this prime quality in research and education in a variety of areas spanning health, nutrition, life sciences, business, economics, psychology, neuroscience, law, humanities, arts, knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, etc. With its international ambitions for longterm co-operation, Maastricht University is unique with its India-focus on partnering in research and education in close collaboration with the international business and industry world. In this approach of partnerships, Maastricht University is strongly committed to promote `brain circulation.’
Together with Indian partners, Maastricht University has started a number of specified research and education projects in several areas like nutrition, heart diseases, and workflow management and is keen to develop projects in fields including IPR, culture and innovation. To support its’ joint activities with India the Maastricht Education and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. (MERC) has started its operations in Bangalore to partner Indian academia and prospective students on new opportunities for top quality research and study. V G Kumar, director of the centre, is building a strong network across the spectrum of society to explore joint programmes as well as connecting Maastricht and India’s research champions and linking India’s business, industry world and society to these new initiatives to trigger top quality innovation.
Maastricht University in the Netherlands offers prospective Indian students true learning through a problembased learning model in a unique environment of small and interactive classes with a maximum of 14 students per group.
The prime focus of Maastricht’s education is on independent initiative and leadership development to build future world leaders. The Maastricht University India Institute (MUII) aims to host leading researchers who collaborate on increasing the understanding of contemporary Indian culture, knowledge and practice in academia, industry, business and government with the intention to disseminate the accumulated knowledge to academics and practitioners working with India.