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The YUFE Institutional Coordinator is the main institutional point of contact and a key player for every YUFE full partner institution.
As the YUFE Institutional Coordinator at UM, you will be responsible for the timely facilitation and effective local implementation of YUFE activities, with particular attention to the YUFE activities led by UM. You will be responsible for the operational coordination of the administrative and academic engagement of UM in the YUFE project, and for the dissemination of relevant information within the UM community, including the government, businesses, and the local community.
The YUFE Institutional Coordinator is a pivotal and central actor linking UM and the YUFE Project Management Team, chaired by the YUFE Director Dr. Daniela Trani. Alongside the institutional YUFE Strategy Board representative (President or Rector), the YUFE Coordinator functions as the face of YUFE at the institution and will act as an inspiring ambassador to local students, staff, and external stakeholders.
The YUFE Coordinator at UM:
The ideal candidate is an outstanding individual with a hands-on mentality. You are, or are able to quickly adapt to becoming, well-connected within the institution and equipped with excellent social and communication skills. You are able to, effectively coordinate policy implementation within UM, to perform advisory functions for the YUFE Strategy Board representative, and to report to the YUFE Director and the wider alliance. The successful candidate has:
Fixed-term contract: 1 year with the possibility for an extension of up to 3 years, based on a good assessment.
What do we offer?
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO).
Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/um-employees
Based in Europe, focused on the world. Maastricht University (UM) is a stimulating environment where research and teaching are complementary. UM has around 18,000 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, 53% of students and 42% of academic staff are from abroad. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. UM is renowned for its unique and innovative problem-based learning system, characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Therefore, we are recognized as one of the best young universities in the world, placed #10 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young Universities Ranking 2019.
The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) is the top-scoring European University alliance, selected by the European Commission to develop and implement the first true student-centered, open, and inclusive European University. The YUFE alliance is composed of eight young universities as full partners (1) and six associated partners (2) from the academic, non-governmental and private sector. Together, they hope to initiate a radical change by becoming the leading model of a student-centered, non-elitist, open, and inclusive European University. This will center on cooperation between higher education institutions, the public and private sector, and citizens.
In the coming three years, the YUFE alliance will build the foundation for its European University, and will develop truly European study programmes for students, enhance European career perspectives for staff, and contribute to solving important European regional challenges. In doing so, the YUFE European University will pursue its vision of strengthening European collective identity and contributing to a more cohesive European society.
(1) Maastricht University (coordinator), Carlos III University of Madrid, University of Antwerpen, University of Bremen, University of Cyprus, University of Eastern Finland, University of Essex, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
(2) European Entrepreneurs CMA-PME, Kiron Open Higher Education, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torún, Adecco group France, ETS Global, University of Rijek.