30 Notable alumni of
Maastricht University

Maastricht University is 1389th in the world, 473rd in Europe, and 11th in the Netherlands by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from Maastricht University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Pieter van den Hoogenband

    Pieter van den Hoogenband
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Pieter Cornelis Martijn van den Hoogenband is a Dutch retired swimmer. He is a triple Olympic champion and former world record holder.

  2. Mark Jansen

    Mark Jansen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    psychologistsingerguitaristcomposer
    Biography

    Mark Jansen is a Dutch guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. A prominent figure in the symphonic metal subgenre, he is known for his work with the bands After Forever (1995–2002), Epica (2002–present), and MaYaN (2010–present).

  3. Julia Shaw

    Julia Shaw
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Julia Shaw is a German-Canadian psychologist and popular science writer who specialises in false memories.

  4. Hanna Novosad

    Hanna Novosad
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    community leaderpolitician
    Biography

    Hanna Ihorivna Novosad is a Ukrainian educational activist, civil servant and politician. The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in the Honcharuk Government.

  5. Kelly Weekers

    Kelly Weekers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Kelly Weekers is a Dutch TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Nederland 2011 and represented the Netherlands at Miss Universe 2011 placed Top 16.

  6. Sabine Uitslag

    Sabine Uitslag
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Maastricht University
    Studied in 1997
    Occupations
    teachersingerpolitician
    Biography

    Albertje Sabine Uitslag is a former Dutch politician. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) she was (again) an MP from 3 September 2008 to 19 September 2012. She focused on matters of social care, and addiction and youth policy.

  7. Virginijus Sinkevičius

    Virginijus Sinkevičius
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Virginijus Sinkevičius is a Lithuanian politician, a European Commissioner since 2019. He has been a Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania.

  8. Mailis Reps

    Mailis Reps
    Born in
    Estonia Flag Estonia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Mailis Reps is an Estonian politician, a member of the Estonian Centre Party. She served as the Minister of Education and Research from 2002 to 2003, 2005 to 2007 and 2016 to 2020.

  9. Roland van Vliet

    Roland van Vliet
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Rudolf Aleida "Roland" van Vliet is a Dutch independent politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives between 17 June 2010 and 23 March 2017. A member of the Party for Freedom (PVV) until he left it on 20 March 2014, he became a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) on 1 June 2015 but remained an independent member of the House because of procedures that prohibits party switching during an incumbent legislative session. Unofficially he caucused with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy on voting.

  10. David Levy

    David Levy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    artificial intelligence researcherchess player
    Biography

    David Neil Laurence Levy is an English International Master of chess and a businessman. He is noted for his involvement with computer chess and artificial intelligence, and as the founder of the Computer Olympiads and the Mind Sports Olympiads. He has written more than 40 books on chess and computers.

  11. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

    Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed
    Born in
    Mauritania Flag Mauritania
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed is a Mauritanian diplomat and politician. He served as a United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen and was therefore head of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen from 25 April 2015 to February 2018.

  12. Dennis Gyllensporre

    Dennis Gyllensporre
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    political scientistmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Tage Dennis Gyllensporre, né Öztürkmen is a retired senior Swedish Army officer. Gyllensporre has served as Chief of Policy and Plans Department (2012–2014), Chief of Defence Staff (2014–2018), head of the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters (2014–2018), head of the Swedish Armed Forces Special Forces (2014–2018) and as the Commandant General in Stockholm (2014–2018). From August 2018 to 2021, Gyllensporre served as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

  13. Muhammad Hasan Mahmud

    Muhammad Hasan Mahmud
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Muhammad Hasan Mahmud is a Bangladesh Awami League politician who is the incumbent Jatiya Sangsad member from Chittagong-7 constituency. In January 2019, he was appointed as the Bangladesh Minister of Information.

  14. Kartika Liotard

    Kartika Liotard
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1971-2020 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Kartika Tamara Liotard was a Dutch politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2004. She was formerly a member of the Socialist Party, was vice-chair of the EUL–NGL group, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

  15. Ron Meyer

    Ron Meyer
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Maastricht University
    1999-2004 studied tax law
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ron Meyer is a Dutch politician and former trade unionist. He was the chairman of the Dutch Socialist Party from November 2015 to December 2019 and is a city councillor in Heerlen. Meyer became known after leading strikes in the cleaning industry and the distribution centres of Albert Heijn.

  16. Mina Andreeva

    Mina Andreeva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Maastricht University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in European studies
    Occupations
    spokesperson
    Biography

    Mina Andreeva is a Bulgarian-German political scientist and lawyer. She is the chief spokesperson for the European Commission.

  17. Henk Leenders

    Henk Leenders
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    directorpolitician
    Biography

    Henk Leenders is a Dutch politician.

  18. Harm Kuipers

    Harm Kuipers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    physicianuniversity teacherspeed skater
    Biography

    Harm Kuipers is a former speed skater from the Netherlands.

  19. Toine Manders

    Toine Manders
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Toine Manders is a Dutch lawyer and politician who has been serving as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 1999. He served for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 20 July 1999 until 17 October 2013 as part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). He left the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy to become the party leader for the 50PLUS party in the 2014 European Parliament election. After the 2019 European Parliament election, Manders joined the EPP Group. Since 2 June 2020 he is no longer representing the 50PLUS party, but the CDA party in the European Parliament.

  20. Jeroen Lenaers

    Jeroen Lenaers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jeroen Lenaers is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, part of the European People's Party.

  21. John Rwangombwa

    John Rwangombwa
    Occupations
    politicianaccountant
    Biography

    John Rwangombwa is a Rwandan accountant, politician and banker. He is the governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, the central bank and national banking regulator. He was appointed to that position on 25 February 2013.

  22. Charles van Rooy

    Charles van Rooy
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1912-1996 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Charles Joan Marie Adriaan van Rooy was a Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP), which is now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

  23. Sandra Escher

    Sandra Escher
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1947-2021 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Alexandre Dorothée Marie Adriaan Charlotte Escher was a Dutch mental health advocate and researcher.

  24. Reine Alapini-Gansou

    Reine Alapini-Gansou
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou is a Beninese jurist who has been a judge of the International Criminal Court since March 2018.

  25. Gabriel Fragnière

    Gabriel Fragnière
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1934-2015 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gabriel Fragnière was a Swiss university professor, philosopher and scientific researcher.

  26. Carlos Cadena Gaitan

    Carlos Cadena Gaitan
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    urban activistjournalist
    Biography

    Carlos Cadena Gaitan is a multi-award winning sustainability expert, professor, research and urban activist. Cadena Gaitan holds a Ph.D from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, and is an affiliated researcher with the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT). He has served as Transport Commissioner of Medellín, Colombia and is a full-member of the State of Antioquia Scientific Committee for the Climate Crisis.

  27. Navaan-Yundengiin Oyundari

    Navaan-Yundengiin Oyundari
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Navaan-Yundengiin Oyundari is a Mongolian politician and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  28. Jean Pieters

    Jean Pieters
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    biochemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jean Pieters is a Dutch biochemist and Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland.

  29. Harold Bekkering

    Harold Bekkering
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Harold Bekkering is a Dutch professor of cognitive psychology at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour of the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research has covered many different ways of learning, ranging from basic sensorimotor learning to complex forms of social learning. Lately, he aims to implement knowledge about human learning in educational settings.

  30. Antal van den Bosch

    Antal van den Bosch
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    directorlinguistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Antal P.J. van den Bosch is a Dutch-language researcher. He has been director of the Meertens Institute since January 2017. He previously was a professor at Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen.