Introducing: Cecilia Schenetti

I studied at Maastricht University where I completed my BA in Arts and Culture and MA in Globalization and Development Studies. During my master I focused on migration and I conducted a fieldwork among migrant youth living in the Netherlands.

After my studies I worked with an NGO in Senegal for the socio-economic reintegration of returnee migrants.

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Mariëlle Wijermars interviewed on Russian internet sovereignty

Mariëlle Wijermars was interviewed by Meduza‘s English-language podcast series ‘The Naked Pravda’ on Russia’s efforts to create a “sovereign” Internet.

The podcast episode can be listened to on the website and via most podcast player apps.

Introducing: Sarah Vancluysen

Hello everyone! I am Sarah Vancluysen from the Institute of Development Policy in Antwerp, Belgium.

Until the beginning of April I am a visiting PhD at MACIMIDE, under the supervision of prof. dr. Valentina Mazzucato. During the fellowship, I am working on a chapter about the mobility of South-Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

SG lecture: Science, Citizenship & Public Value, on 20 February

SG lecture on Science, Citizenship & Public Value of the University by Alan Irwin, Professor of Organisations, Risk and Environment, Copenhagen Business School.

When: Thursday 20 February, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Entrance: Free

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Mariëlle Wijermars joins Hybrid CoE academic expert pool on Cyber

Mariëlle Wijermars has been invited by the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats to join its academic expert pool on Cyber.

On 12 and 13 February, she participates in the first expert pool meeting organised in Helsinki. The meeting aims to identify main trends in the cyber domain that will affect the international security environment in the near future.

Update on PURE & Scientific Report 2019

PURE is expected to be online again early next week (17 or 18 February). If you were not able to update your research outputs for 2019 yet, please do so no later 10 March.

This deadline replaces the earlier deadline of 1 January 2020. If you require assistance with data entry, please read on.

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Jean Monnet Lecture by Matthias Wismar, on Thursday 20 February

Why do European health guidelines work in one country but not another? How does the EU coordinate the different public health systems of its members? What exactly does “Governance in the European Public Health” mean?

Dr. Matthias Wismar will enlighten us during this Jean Monnet lecture.

When: 20 February, 18.30 – 20.00
Where: Spiegelzaal

Participation is free of charge, but registration via email to is required.

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CPD feedback workshop with John Harbord, on Wednesday 4 March

The next FASoS CPD workshop takes place on Wednesday 4 March, 11.00 – 13.00, and focuses on individual feedback, probably the most important variable (of those under our control) in influencing student learning success.

John Harbord will discuss how to respond to student writing. Through hands-on discussion exercises you will explore the aims of formative feedback and the techniques available to maximise student learning.

Please sign up here.

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International Women’s Day march Maastricht, on Sunday 8 March

The first ever International Women’s Day march in Maastricht will be held on Sunday 8 March, starting at 14.00 on the Vrijthof.

Organised by 15 different organisations in Maastricht, we will take to the streets in solidarity with women all over the world.

The event aims to be an inclusive space in which everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your own banners, and you are encouraged to wear purple.

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Open applications for UNSA volunteering & internship projects

UNSA has summer volunteering opportunities available at 17 partner NGOs around the world and internship opportunities at Citizens of Europe and the PREDA Foundation.

Send your application before Saturday 29 February to

Come by the UNSA information stand at the ICL on 18 February from 13.00 – 15.00 for more information.

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