Tom van Veen on internationalisation

As UMIO we are part of Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE). Just like SBE, we are an international organisation that attracts students from all over the world. With the Week of the International Student coming up (16-22 November), our colleagues at SBE interviewed Tom van Veen about the importance of internationalisation.

As one of the first faculties to introduce English courses and exchange programmes in the 1990s, Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) has long been an advocate for internationalisation. One of the academics that has lead the way for SBE on its journey towards internationalisation is Professor Tom van Veen.

“We live in a globalised world. That also implies for me that even if you work for a local company in Maastricht, at some point in your career, you will work in an international context and with people from different countries and cultures”, says Tom. “For this reason, I think that students need to have international exposure and to meet international students, either in Maastricht or abroad.”

The full interview with Tom van Veen can be found on the SBE website.

Photo: Michel Saive