Maastricht University (officially abbreviated as UM) is a public university in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Founded in 1976, the university is the second youngest in the Netherlands. The university's founding name was Rijksuniversiteit Limburg and was changed into Universiteit Maastricht in 1996. Since 2008 the name is Maastricht University, which the university claims will emphasize the international character. The University is consistently ranked highly in international league tables, reflecting its reputation as one of the best universities in Europe.
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