WUN Conference & AGM 2016


In 2016, the WUN Conference and AGM will convene in mainland Europe for the first time.

Maastricht, The Netherlands is a charming city at the heart of Europe with a fascinating blend of history and culture. Its central location will facilitate the participation of representatives of the nearby European headquarters of multilateral and donor organisations (European Commission, OECD, WHO, WFP, WTO, UNESCO).

Maastricht is known as the culinary capital of the Netherlands with a wide selection of bars, brasseries and restaurants showcasing regional and international cuisine. Dating from Roman times, the city is an absolute gem of historical architecture adapted to today’s modern and fast changing world, surrounded by a gentle rolling countryside.

As usual, we have compiled a smorgasboard of academic workshops and conferences to accompany the core dates of the WUN AGM. These meetings highlight the diverse array of academic research occuring throughout WUN and range from migration to economics to public health. 

Check this website regularly for more information as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you in Maastricht!  

Key Dates

2-3 April WUN in-FLAME Workshop
2-3 April WUN Migration Conference 2016
3-4 April  Public Health Workshop: Resilience in Young People & Service Providers
3-4 April Workshop on Global Health Partnership: Collaboration for Sustainable Innovations in Health
3-4 April WUN China Workshop
3-4 April WUN Economics Workshop
4 April International Classroom Symposium 
4 April WUN COLA Workshop
5-7 April WUN Annual General Meeting 
7 April WUN Presidents Forum


Registration has now closed. 

Conference Delegate Guide

View the WUN Conference Delegate Guide.


The venue for the 2016 WUN Conference & AGM is  Maastricht University. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, Maastricht University is a city campus based at the heart of Maastricht. The campus infrastructure blends seamlessly with the surrounding city and all meeting venues are located a short walking distance from official conference hotels. 

Maastricht is a compact city that is easily traversible by foot... and it is by this mode of transport that you will discover the true delights of Maastricht down hidden laneways and cobblesone streets. 

Some social events, including the WUN Annual Dinner will take place at nearby attractions and for these occasions buses will be provided to transport guests to and from official conference hotels. 

The WUN China Workshop (4 April) and the WUN Presidents Forum (7 April) will take place in Brussels to take advantage of Maastricht's proximity to the capital of Europe. 


Special delegate rates have been negotiated at a number of hotels in Maastricht. These official conference hotels can be booked through the online registration form. Student guides will be based in the lobby of official conference hotels throughout the conference to provide advice and assistance; and for events that require bus transport, buses will only pick up from official conference hotels. 

Getting there and away 

Delegates can book  airport transfers from  Düsseldorf (DUS) or  Brussels (BRU) at a cost of €30 each way, or  Amsterdam (AMS) at a cost of €50 each way.

Delegates who have already booked airport transfers from Brussels Airport but wish to cancel or change their transfer to Dusseldorf Airport or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport should email  transportation@jacobsbus.com

Delegates arriving through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) might also consider taking a train to Maastricht. Trains depart from the airport terminal every 30 minutes. Delegates must change trains (briefly) in Utrecht. The train journey takes approximately 2.5 hours. For more information visit  Dutch Rail.

Visiting Maastricht

Maastricht is a charming Dutch town with a rich history, engaging culture and delightful cuisine. You may choose to extend your stay in Maastricht following the conference. To learn more about Maastricht go to Visit Maastricht.


WUN proudly thanks the sponsors of the 2016 WUN Conference & AGM.