Most of the ICT infrastructure of Maastricht University (UM) is offline as a result of a ransomware attack. This means that none of the email addresses of the university are working. We cannot send or read any email. This situation may take a while (weeks rather than days) to solve.

Luckily, UNU-MERIT has its own systems, which are unaffected. This means that all of us at UNU-MERIT can still use email, but at our boxes. addresses will not work. I assume that those of you who need to get in touch with me will know how to form a UNU-MERIT email address (hint: last_name @

Please assume that any email sent to me at my address after 17.00 CET 23 December 2019 has not reached me, and will never reach me.

You can follow the status of UM's systems here: