Shoki Hayir on Student Radio Maastricht

Shoki Hayir was interviewed by Student Radio Maastricht on Wednesday 15 January. He spoke about the challenges in the Middle East, in specific Iran.

You can listen to the interview here.

FASoS students in photoshoot Robin de Puy

Photographer Robin de Puy was asked by UM’s Arts and Heritage committee to create an artwork for the Tapijnkazerne’s carré building.

For this artwork, Robin de Puy decided to photograph a diverse group of students. Among this group were two FASoS students, one from BA European Studies and one from BA Arts and Culture.

The photograph will be printed on a large sun screen, covering a 30-meter glass front. The artwork will be revealed on 2 March, when the carré building will be officially opened.

New FASoS T&L Blog post on designing atmospheres of learning

Classrooms and lecture theatres are often taken-for-granted. On 22 October 2019, colleagues and students gathered in the FASoS attic for a workshop to explore the places in which we learn and teach, and how they could be changed.

In the latest contribution to the FASoS T&L Blog, Anna Harris, Shanti Sumartojo and Sally Wyatt discuss how the sensory and design ethnography workshop made possible new considerations for thinking about learning spaces.

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Present your PhD research at the PechaKucha night, on 20 January

Are you doing a PhD at the UM? And would you like to talk about your research to your fellow PhD candidates in a creative and accessible way? Then speaking at the PhD Academy PechaKucha night on Monday 20 January 2020 may just be the thing for you.

To sign up as a speaker, drop us a line at or contact Elisa D’Alessandro (

For more information on PechaKucha, check the website.

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ESports event for BA Digital Society students, on Friday 17 January 2020

In January 2020, many businesses and policy makers will be coming to Maastricht to discuss the future of eSports, focusing particularly on simulated car racing (simracing).

There is a special student programme on Friday 17 January open to BA Digital Society students (which does not conflict with your Surveillance Society course).

To attend, please register here.

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Update on Albron deliveries

Please note that Albron (banqueting) currently has only limited information available about scheduled meetings and events within the university due to the cyber attack. We request that you check whether you have an ongoing order for your unit for the coming weeks and contact Albron via +31 43 388 5986. For current and new orders you can contact them via this phone number.

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EuroSim Antwerp 2020: unprecedented success

Our team left Maastricht unannounced, but they are back with terrific news.

During EuroSim 2020, an international, inter-university, and transatlantic simulation of the European Union that took place in Antwerp from 5 – 9 January 2020, the FASoS team made an outstanding success.

The team of 8 students – prepared and accompanied by Jelena Stankovic, the EuroSim coordinator at FASoS – returned home with 3 out of 5 possible awards.

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SG lecture: the 2018 IPCC report on global warming, on 20 January

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on whether we can still limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and what the consequences would be. This lecture discusses how the report came about and how climate politics meets climate science within the IPCC.

When: Monday 20 January, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Free entrance.

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Green Impact information session, on 20 and 21 January

Do you wish to contribute to sustainability at UM? Get involved in Green Impact! Have fun and be inspired whilst making positive changes within your department and perhaps beyond.

Staff and students are invited to join one of the two information sessions:

  • 20 January, at Ad Fundum, SBE, from 16.00 – 17.00
  • 21 January, at Luikzaal, FHML, from 16.00 – 17.00

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Joey Tang receives YERUN Researcher Mobility Award

The results of the 2019 call of the YERUN Researcher Mobility Awards (RMAs) have been published. In total 40 RMAs will be awarded to researchers from across the YERUN network. Nine of these researchers come from UM, the highest number among the 17 YERUN partner universities.

One of these RMAs has been awarded to Joey Tang, PhD candidate at FASoS. Joey’s research explores gender inequality in Dutch organisations by using ‘big data’.

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