• Why PAS?

Why PAS?

The university and the city
During the PAS festival, Maastricht University (UM) is throwing open the doors of several buildings in the Maastricht Quartier Latin, so that a wide public can explore some unique, sometimes unfamiliar places in person. They will be treated to a wide variety of short lectures, concerts, dance and theatre performances, demonstrations, art and guided tours.

To connect
The PAS festival connects art and science by showing various disciplines side by side. It connects academics with the general public and the university with the city, bringing students and other residents of the city and region into contact with one another.

Grand and intimate
This is now the fifth edition of the PAS festival. Once again, the UM has pulled out all the stops to provide two evenings filled with a staggering choice of around 120 activities. But most items on the programme last no more than 30 minutes, so you can fit a lot into each evening. Some of the music and theatre performances are repeated, so you can see them later that evening or the following one. A special feature
of the festival is its intimacy – with small venues, unusual places you may not know yet, beautiful courtyards and personal contact with speakers, artists and other visitors.

UM alumni day
This year, there’s another UM alumni day on the Saturday afternoon. Nearly all the faculties have a programme of events. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow students again and then get swept up in the festival whirl together.

The sun
Although we can’t control the weather, everything will go ahead even if it pours down. So just as in previous years – let the sun shine in your heart and come and enjoy PAS!