Bachelor’s Edition

Visit the UM Master’s Open Day on 17 November

The next UM Master’s Open Day takes place on Saturday 17 November, at the various faculties and schools of Maastricht University. Learn how you can become a master in Maastricht! During the different sessions, in-depth information will be provided by teaching and research staff.

You will have the opportunity to explore the different education and research facilities, visit information markets and speak with current students, professors and alumni.

Have you seen the latest FASoS vlogs?

Our Bachelor European studies student Alice is currently on her exchange semester in Hong Kong. During her time abroad she vlogs about her experiences as an exchange student.

Her vlogs are available on the FASoS Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Stay tuned because there are more vlogs to come!

Green Impact Maastricht University 2018 successfully started

A number of 84 employees and students have signed up for the Green Impact Programme, something that we are very proud of! This includes a FASoS team: Soylent Green. However, we are still looking for other sustainability contributors (staff and students), who help us through the Green Impact Programme to spread sustainability across the UM and who are capable of beating the Board of Executives from their first Green Impact Programme position…

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FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 awarded

The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Vivian van Saaze, Kiran Klaus Patel (chair) and Klaartje Peters, decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 to Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets for their research and strategic interventions regarding the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation in the Netherlands.

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We like all 3000 of you too! UM Career Services on Facebook

We at UM Career Services think it is awesome you follow us on Facebook! As a thank you, Saint Nicolas will bring chocolate to four lucky UM students that liked our page. If you have not liked us yet, make sure you hit the like button on our page so you will not miss any opportunity anymore.

Did you know that all FASoS students have one free workshop or training from UM Career Services per academic year? You can read more about that online.

Competition: we want your art in FASoS tutorial rooms

We would like the people of FASoS to help us decorate the tutorial rooms. Anyone can chip in and multiple people will be selected. This includes students, staff and supporting staff.

Send in your ideas to or to our Facebook page. The deadline is 27 January 2019.

See the announcement for more details.

Let your creative side run wild and don’t forget to have fun with it!

Hylke Dijkstra interviewed by Luxemburger Wort

The Luxemburger Wort published an article about the 25-year anniversary of the EU Treaty, the European Studies programme and the city of Maastricht. Hylke Dijkstra was interviewed for the article, which includes his quote that ‘the Treaty had the same significance as the Yalta conference of 1945’.

The full article is available online after entering an email address.

Join the EDLAB Student Advisory Board

Do you have an opinion about studying and education at Maastricht University? Do you understand the needs and desires of your fellow students? Join the EDLAB Student Advisory Board and make sure your opinion is heard!

The student board will meet every two months. To make sure all faculties are represented, we are ideally looking for one or two faculties per student.

Interested? Apply before 21 November.

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RMES student interviewed by Armenian online magazine

In the context of the Research Master European Studies, Moritz Höpner spent two weeks in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Focusing his thesis research on EU-Armenia relations, a DAAD scholarship enabled him to travel there.

As a follow-up on his stay, the Armenian online magazine interviewed Moritz. In the interview (in Armenian) Moritz talks about his interest in the Armenian language and how he first came to visit this country.

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Film Series on Totalitarianism: ‘Black Book’, on 20 November

The next film to be screened in the Film series on Totalitarianism, organised by Aline Sierp, will be ‘Black Book’ (Netherlands 2006) directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film will be shown on Tuesday 20 November at 19.00 in the Turnzaal. Entry is free, tea and cookies will be provided. Join us for the screening and discussion afterwards!

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