Maastricht University, the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. Almost 45% of our students and more than 30% of the teaching staff come from abroad. Most of programmes are taught in English and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education. That creates an international atmosphere that's attractive to Dutch as well as international students and employees.

CAPHRI (School for Public Health and Primary Care) is the largest of the five schools of the Maastricht UMC+ (consisting of the Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences (FHML) and the Academic Hospital Maastricht (AzM)). Maastricht UMC+ is well known for its expertise in the prevention of diseases, diagnostic and prognostic research in primary care and public health, the promotion of healthy behaviour, and the redesign of health care services. CAPHRI plays a central role in the MUMC+, being at the forefront of scientific, innovative, applied, ethical and policy-related research in public health and primary care. In total, CAPHRI has 629 staff members, including 50 professors and 305 PhD candidates (142 internal candidates with appointments at CAPHRI, and 163 external candidates).

Department HES (Health Ethics & Society)is offering interdisciplinary teaching and research about health in society through philosophy, ethics, sociology, law, gender research, history and anthropology. HES is located at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and within the research school CAPHRI.

Appointed as associate professor of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University Ineke Klinge has a long track record in coordinating and partnering in EU projects aimed at innovation of biomedical research practices. Since 2001 she coordinated the Gender Impact Assessment study of FP5 (life sciences part), was partner in FP6 projects NuGO, SAFEFOODS and Europrevall, implementing the Gender Action Plans of these consortia, coordinated GenderBasic - elected as FP6 success story -  and most recently was co-chair and Rapporteur of the EU/US Gendered  Innovations Project .

She was also partner in the Erasmus educational project EUGIM that developed master modules of Gender Medicine teaching. In the area of Public Health she was partner in the ENGENDER project. She organized a session on Gender Medicine at the ESOF conference in Torino in 2010 that attracted a lot of media and press attention. A press release on the Gendered Innovations project in NL in Spring 2012 led to many interviews and media reporting on Gender Medicine in NL. Major health funding organizations showed their interest.

In the Cost Action gender STE (2012-2014) she leads the work group on dissemination of Gendered Innovations. She further serves on important committees and editorial boards in the Gender Medicine field.