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Maastricht's University is the Netherlands second youngest having formally been awarded its charter in 1976. The University was originally intended to be built as a medical school in a purpose designed modern campus.
However the expected shortage of medical professionals had been avoided by the existing schools taking on more students but the Limburg and city authorities continued to go ahead with plans to have a university sited here. The first faculty, that of medicine, began teaching in 1974 despite the University not being recognised as such. Its charter was officially granted in January 1976 since when it has expanded considerably and now hosts six faculties offering courses, at all levels including PhD, in Arts and Sciences, Business, Law, Humanities, Medicine and Psychology.
What's particularly interesting is that many of the new faculties are housed in historically important buildings which had at the time fallen into disuse and disprepair. Thus the University has contributed hugely to the urban regeneration of what was a decaying city following the collapse of its industrial base.
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