Development and İntegration of Health Literacy Education With İnnovative Methods in Medical Curricula Across Europe

Maastricht University (UM)

Maastricht University (UM) was founded in 1976, which makes it the youngest Dutch university. The UM is situated in the very south of the Netherlands with close borders to Belgium and Germany and in a geographically central position in Western Europe. Maastricht University’s research and educational activities are focused on issues related to the development of society: Life Sciences, Innovation and Governance. Research at the UM is often undertaken by multidisciplinary teams working on relevant social themes, in close collaboration with international institutes, business and industries. UM scores 88 in the World Universities rankings and 14 for internationalization.

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) targets high-quality multidisciplinary research and education in European Public Health, Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine. All FHML educational programmes are rooted in externally recognized research programmes.

Maastricht University stands out for its innovative approach to learning using the Problem-based methodology and international outlook. With 13,100 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers unique international-oriented programmes taught in English. Almost 44% of students and 30% of teaching staff come from abroad, and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education.
The Institute of Education at the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences which will be responsible for the financial management of the project. It is responsible for the content (quality and innovation) of the education provided by the entire Faculty, as well as staffing, logistics, management and planning. The institute’s scientific director bears integral responsibility for its functioning. The management is responsible for all affairs that have to do with the study programmes, quality assurance within the various programmes; and the coherence of and synchronization among the various bachelor’s programmes and between the bachelor’s and master’s programmes.