the city deal

research for the city

City Deal Kennis Maken > Maastricht is an interdisciplinary project by Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the municipality of Maastricht. Students, researchers and teachers work in close collaboration with citizens to improve the livability in two neighbourhoods: Mariaberg and Randwyck. 

The project is embedded into the curriculum of students at University College Maastricht, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and students in the MaRBle project. Students who write their thesis or assignment about a relevant topic can also take part. 

The topics for 2020-2021 are: 

  • Sustainability and climate (duurzaamheid en klimaat)
  • Participation (meedoen en ontmoeten)
  • Safe and clean (veilig en schoon) 
  • Physical mobility and health (bewegen en gezondheid)

The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is part of the national City Deal, which aims to achieve strengthening, growth, innovation and liveability in Dutch cities.

The project, in short

  • work with a multidisciplinary team of students and researchers 
  • have a positive impact in a Maastricht neighbourhood
  • collect ECTS while gaining real-life working experience
  • build your network in Maastricht
  • learn about action research
  • be a socially engaged researcher or teacher

frequently asked questions

Why choose this project?
The project provides a rich community-engaged learning environment, network opportunities and an interdisciplinary approach. It gives students, teachers and researchers the opportunity to have a local impact. 

Who can apply?
1. Teachers, course coordinators and researchers
Interested teachers, course coordinators and researchers who are involved in courses within the previously mentioned key themes. Researchers are also encouraged to join if their own field of research aligns with the project themes.

2. Students
The project is embedded in the curriculum. A student looking for an internship or research project for their Bachelor or Master thesis within the previously mentioned themes is also welcome to apply.

What are the requirements? 
For this project, you have to meet the following requirements.

  • A healthy dose of imagination and creativity and teamwork skills, as you will be working in a large and multidisciplinary team with students, researchers and teachers
  • Affinity with or interest in the key themes.
  • You are motivated and eager to deliver good work.
  • The workload in this project can be unevenly distributed over time. Good communication and time-management skills are therefore essential.

our partners in this project

contact

If you have any further questions, you can contact Michelle.

Michelle van Mulken, project coordinator
michelle.vanmulken@maastrichtuniversity.nl