SHE Collaborates

Working in a global context in health profession education is so very challenging and diversified; it is not a job, it is a lifestyle”!

Geraldine Beaujean MD, MHPE, Managing Director SHE Collaborates

The Office for International Collaboration

SHE Collaborates, established in 2012, is the office for international collaboration of the School of Health Professions Education (SHE). This branch of international activities and collaborations offers a tailored approach to innovative training and consulting in the areas of education, management and research on a global scale. In doing so, SHE Collaborates capitalizes on Maastricht University’s nearly 50 years of experience in implementing student-centered learning in medicine and health sciences.

It is SHE Collaborates’ aim to promote improvement in health professions education practices worldwide through collaboration with partners from a variety of disciplines, educational backgrounds and cultures. The tailor made capacity building activities of SHE Collaborates, together with those of SHE Research and SHE Educates, work towards a borderless world in which all healthcare professionals are well educated and in the best position to contribute to high quality care.

Our Approach 

Internationally, SHE Collaborates is creating impact through numerous consultancy and development projects, including faculty development and support in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) implementation and curriculum design. SHE Collaborates engages in long-term educational development projects based on requests from (educational) institutes abroad.

For a successful collaboration, it is pivotal to learn about specific needs, wishes and interests of our partners, and to understand the local context. In case the partners are in the Global South, SHE Collaborates not only assists in developing a project plan to address their needs in capacity development in the area of health professions education, but also tries to attract donors to find the resources to execute these projects.

SHE Collaborates’ staff coordinates these partnerships (project and financial management) and contributes as educational facilitators in the capacity building activities. Depending on the needs and expectations, the SHE Collaborates team members involve other consultants from SHE, Maastricht UMC+, other Dutch institutes for Higher Education, NGO’s, and local partners in the South etc. Through our wide (inter)national network of educational and/or health experts, we can address the capacity development needs in a contextualized manner.

Our Partners

Country  Partner Website


Unifacisa Brazil 


Addis Ababa University - Jigjaga University -  Gambella University


MOI University - Pwani University - Kenya School for Integrated Medicine - North Coast MTC


EDU Higher Education








 Country  Partner Website 


Catholic University of Mozambique - Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde - Associação Coalizão da Juventude Moçambicana


Dhulikhel Hospital

The  Netherlands   

Nuffic - BUKU - Academie Verloskunde Maastricht - Dioraphte - RINO Zuid - Skills Meducation - Royal Tropical Institute - GGD Zuid Limburg - Aidsfonds Soa Aids Nederland - Simavi


Social Innovation in Health Initiative - University of the Philippines School of Health Sciences - University of the Philippines College of Medicine


Católica Medical School


 Country Partner Website


University of Ljubljana

 South Africa 

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute


WASH Alliance Uganda - SRHR Alliance Uganda