SHE reinforces internationalisation through its research, education and collaborations in health professions education. It has a very strong international orientation, not only through its international student population but also through collaborating with the international networks of Maastricht University, the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences and the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).
Partners and networks of SHE
The Master of Health professions Education (MHPE) programme of the SHE Graduate School in Maastricht collaborates with various institutes throughout the world to offer the programme in diverse collaboration models, including:
The JMHPE programme in Egypt is a distance learning programme offered jointly with Suez Canal University.
The MHPE-C programme in Canada is taught from Vancouver, British Columbia and London, Ontario.
The MHPE-S is the Master of Health Professions Education taught from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
The MHPE-NY is the Master of Health Professions Education taught from NYU School of Medicine, USA
SHE Collaborates is the office for international collaboration in health professions education. SHE Collaborates also has innovation and capacity building projects in Vietnam, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and many more countries.
Where does Maastricht University’s international strength lie?
Established in 1976, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands. With over 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM is renowned for excellence and innovation in learning and the European pioneer of Problem-Based Learning. Despite being a young university, it has received very high international rankings.
Maastricht is the most international and fully bilingual university in the Netherlands. Every day you will encounter different languages and cultures, and most study programmes have a decidedly international theme. UM bachelor's and master's programmes place heavy emphasis on studying abroad, often including it as a core requirement for graduation. Our faculties have dozens of international partnerships and student-exchange agreements, and we encourage interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
Maastricht University (UM) is proud of its international study body. A full 49% of our students come from abroad, making UM the most international university in the Netherlands. The majority of our programmes embrace international themes and are taught either entirely or partly in English. Our academic staff are also highly diverse, with roughly 40% coming from abroad. Further, each year UM welcomes hundreds of foreign exchange students, while almost 40% of our own students participate in study-abroad programmes.
This focus on internationalism extends to the classroom, where interaction with students from different cultures, experiences and traditions impacts the education of each person. Interaction using Problem-Based Learning requires that students directly engage one-another to tackle each question and issue. Various perceptions are immediately brought to the fore as students establish what each person already knows and set learning objectives together.
Maastricht University Medical Centre MUMC+
In 2008, the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the academic hospital Maastricht (azM) merged into the eight academic medical centre of the Netherlands: Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+). MUMC+ is the first academic medical centre combining the functions of academic and regional hospital. FHML has over 3000 staff and annually educates more than 5100 students. The goals and ambitions of Maastricht UMC+ are laid out in the strategic plan for 2020 'Healthy Living'.