Mission & Objectives

Mission & Objectives

SHE Collaborates' mission is to improve healthcare globally, by facilitating higher educational institutes in realizing educational innovation. We provide quality and excellence in our tailor-made services. SHE Collaborates aims to maintain long-term collaborations with institutes for medical or health sciences in countries all over the world.

For Whom

SHE Collaborates cooperates on request with higher education institutes, governments, organizations and individuals worldwide. Are you looking for experts in facilitating innovation in higher education? Are you a manager who needs coaching and support through a process of change in your higher education institute? Are you, as a doctor, paramedic or teacher, keen to access a worldwide network of educational expertise? Then SHE Collaborates could be the right partner for you.

SHE Collaborates works with

  • Higher education institutes including universities and vocational schools in the area of health professions education
  • University management, presidents and deans
  • Health professionals including medical doctors and paramedics
  • Teachers
  • Education designers & curriculum innovators
  • Researchers
  • Ministries of Health and Ministries of Education

Our Method

Long term international collaboration is one of our goals, however we also invest in tailor-made projects that meet your needs and specific interests regarding the Maastricht approach to medical education. Accordingly, if you are looking for a medical education-training program that suits you and your institute, SHE Collaborates offers the perfect solution: programs of one or more days made to your special wishes, held either at your institute or at Maastricht University. We design the program by incorporating the preferences of the prospective participants regarding staff, topics and settings.

The program takes different forms based on your specific wishes. Potentially you would like to visit the Faculty's library and study facilities, or the University teaching hospital? Would you prefer to meet with specific staff members? Are there any topics that have your special interest?

To get a better idea of what we could offer you, please have a look at three customized competence development programs that SHE offers: the Summer Course, Certificate Courses online and the Advanced MSc+ Courses. Moreover, there is SHE Collaborates’ Enabling Learning Course; a professional development course for Health Professional Educators (trainers of health professionals). These courses could be of help in specifying your wish list.

As soon as we have a good idea of your wishes and needs, we will arrange a program for you, which includes selecting the best staff member for the job.


We can organize the program in Maastricht, with a delegation of the participating institute/organization visiting Maastricht Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences to attend the program. Alternatively, the participating institute/organization can invite one or more of the SHE 'problem-based learning (PBL) ambassadors' (staff members of Maastricht Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences) to deliver a tailor-made program in health professions education at their institute/organization.

SHE collaboration with the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. Foto Mike Robertson