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Favorite thing: The Maastricht University is the youngest university in the Netherlands. Founded in 1976 as Rijks University Limburg (RL) with a faculty for medical studies. The mainreason for the seat of the university in the Southern of Limburg was economical, to give the region a new economic life. The university now has some 6000 studenst and is by polls choosen as one of the best in the country, dued to its unique teaching system: the PGO. Poblem based educaion is a form in which students focuss on open-ended problems, the studets work in small groupes and the teachers perform as ?coaches? in staed of the old fashioned one way bringing over information. The students themselves are responsible for the process of learning, poiting out their chairman for the meeting. Nowadays the Maastricht University does also trans-national co-operation and has many research on international issues. This goes well together with Maastricht becoming an international town since the Verdrag van Maastricht of 1992.

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  • Written Jun 11, 2007
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