Posted on 15 October 2019
The partnership was set up earlier this year to support research and education collaborations between both institutions. This first tranche of funding – made up of contributions from the Partnership, University departments, research council grants, and private sector funding – will support joint research initiatives across York and Maastricht.
The money will be used in areas including medical imaging, data science and to fund research programmes investigating the future of Europe and global development. Every project will run jointly between Maastricht and York, co-led by researchers on each side.
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York said: “These projects bring together world- leading expertise across a range of exciting projects at two Universities committed to collaboration in tackling some of the most urgent and important challenges facing the world today.”
President of Maastricht University, Professor Martin Paul said: “The chosen projects show the potential of our Dutch/British university collaboration, creating synergies in a number of fields that will increase our competitiveness and resilience in the European higher education arena - independent of political challenges.”
Ian Wiggins, Director of the York-Maastricht Partnership said: “Wherever the Brexit negotiations end up, this partnership demonstrates the value of European collaboration, and how much more we can achieve when we work in partnership across Europe.”