Nantke Pecht receives Fellowship from University of Potsdam

Nantke Pecht has been offered a short-term fellowship in the research cluster SFB 1287 ‘Limits of Variability in Language’ at the University of Potsdam for 2018. For a period of three months, Nantke Pecht will carry out research within the project, ‘Integration of linguistic resources in highly diverse urban settings: Stretching the limits of variability’, set up by Prof. Heike Wiese and Ulrike Freywald. For more information, please see the website.

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21st ASEF Summer University, Australia & New Zealand, 27 Jan-10 Feb 2018

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental organisation based in Singapore which promotes understanding and cooperation between the people and institutions of both continents. The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21) takes place from 27 January–10 February 2018 and will focus on the topic ‘Youth with Disabilities: Shaping inclusive ASEM Societies’.

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University of Vienna Summer School: European and International Studies

The University of Vienna Summer School will take place from 14 July-11 August 2018. The four-week programme offers high-level European Studies courses and the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning, and German Language courses in the afternoon. For more information, please read below and visit the website.

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FASoS master’s student interviews new Artissima director

FASoS master’s student in Arts & Heritage, Sofia Evangelou, interviewed Ilaria Bonacossa. Bonacossa is the new director of Artissima, the most important art fair of Italy. The interview was published in the November edition of the international magazine ArtDependence.

Leonie Cornips pleads for language policy in playgroups in Limburg

In an interview published on L1 on Tuesday 7 November, Prof Leonie Cornips urged municipalities in Limburg to develop a language policy in playgroups and childcare facilities to preserve the use of the Limburg dialect.

Maarten Doorman interviewed in Dutch radio programme De Nieuwsshow

Maarten Doorman was interviewed in the popular Dutch Radio 1 programme ‘De Nieuwsshow’ about the meaning of the enormous upsurge of cookbooks, cooking programmes etc. Is this the new religion?

Nominations open for the ISO Teacher of the Year award 2018

Colleges and universities in the Netherlands are invited to nominate their most inspiring, creative and innovative teachers for the title of Teacher of the Year 2018, organised by the Dutch National Students’ Association Organisation (Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg, ISO). The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 31 January 2018. The election will take place at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on Saturday 21 April 2018. Please visit the website (in Dutch) for more information.

Internship at Dutch embassy in Vienna

Dutch students in the final phase of their master studies at a Dutch university are invited to apply for an internship at the Dutch Embassy in Vienna, during the period from 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018. Please send your application – in the form of a letter of motivation and a CV – to no later than Sunday 19 November 2017. Suitable candidates have to be able to speak Dutch, German and English. More information (in Dutch) can be found on the website.

Sophie Vanhoonacker interviewed on Belgian television

FASoS Dean Sophie Vanhoonacker was interviewed in the RTBF evening news broadcast of Monday 30 October at 19.30, as part of a story on Belgian students at Maastricht University: ‘Les Belges à l’Université de Maastricht’. The interview starts at 2’30”.

Submit nominations for J.C. Baak Prize 2017

The Board of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences will offer the J.C. Baak Prize 2017 of € 2,000, – to a student who has written a master thesis in one or more of the following areas of science: philosophy, jurisprudence, political science, international relations, sociology. Please submit your nominations to the Secretary of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences, Prof A. Soeteman by Sunday 31 December 2017.


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