Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences/MERLN
At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total.
In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).
FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's
and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.
The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.
Situated at Maastricht University, the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine was founded in 2014 and operates at the interface between biology and engineering for the purpose of regenerating diseased or damaged tissues. The institute has an international reputation for technological innovation and for translating research findings into clinical solutions for patients. The institute employs more than 130 scientists including support personnel working in state-of-the-art facilities that were rebuilt and furnished with new equipment approximately 4 years ago. MERLN scientists have a diverse expertise and research interests including for example in biomaterials, cell biology, tissue engineering, biofabrication, microfabrication, nanotechnology , bioinformatics and computational modelling. MERLN benefits from close collaboration with an academic hospital, the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Merln scientists are leaders in the field of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and translational research.