Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+) is located in the south of the Netherlands, and is the result of a merger between Maastricht University: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) and the University Hospital Maastricht. This has given Maastricht UMC+ a strong identity. We work as a university hospital, where dedicated patient care, top clinical and top referral, last resort care is combined with a strong health sciences component, specialized academic training, and cutting-edge scientific research: a distinctive approach to medical treatment signified by the + in our name. Health care and health care research are both highly dynamic fields. Doctors, paramedics and scientists constantly have to deal with changes, be it in the organisation, in the financing of care, or in the growing demand for high-quality care products. In addition to developments in curative health care, there is a growing focus on prediction and prevention. Maastricht UMC+ is in the midst of these developments and are continually looking for effective and ambitious solutions to the challenges they face. The main tasks of the Maastricht UMC+ are patient care, education and research, all of which are closely interrelated. In addition to standard patient care, top referral care and advanced clinical care play an important role at Maastricht UMC+. Advanced clinical care and top referral care require fine-tuning and close cooperation with the fundamental research and (experimental) clinical research. Key research areas are cardiovascular diseases, oncology, chronic diseases, mental health care and neurosciences, public health and primary care and health professions education. Maastricht UMC+ is located in the centre of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine. University hospitals in Liege and Aachen lie within a range of just thirty kilometres. Intensifying collaboration in the Euregion is one of the Maastricht UMC+ main goals.
(Other departments may refer to researchers and projects as well.)