Bachelor’s Edition

BA ES alumna wins CES 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize

Evelin Rizzo, alumna of the BA European Studies, has been awarded the CES’s 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize by the Council for European Studies. Evelin received the prize for an essay based on her bachelor thesis, which analyses the impact of air pollution on the interest of international students to migrate to the European Union. The CES Undergraduate Project Prize recognizes talented undergraduate students in the field of European Studies.


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Introducing: Adam Dixon

My name is Adam Dixon. I joined FASoS as Associate Professor of Globalization and Development in the GTD group on 1 January 2018. I am a political economist with an interest in understanding the relationship between the state and the economy, with a specific focus on state-controlled investment funds known conventionally as sovereign wealth funds.


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Internship with the Stuttgart Region European Office in Brussels

The Stuttgart Region European Office is looking for a German speaking intern From March 2019 until July 2019 (5 months). You will be working in Brussels and get the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the work of the European Institutions and that of regional representations. See the full description for further details. Please apply by 10 July by sending your CV and motivation letter to Anna Spechtenhauser.

Summer opening times Front Office FASoS

During July and August 2018 the Front Office has adjusted Summer opening times.

The Front Office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00.

During the Introduction week, from 27 -31 August, the Front Office will only be open between 13.30-16.00.

Have a nice summer!

Call for Proposals: SDG Action Competition

UM’s Opening of the Academic Year on Monday 3 September focuses on the responsibility of universities for sustainable development. The university is organising a competition on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This means you will have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping our community and to win an award worth €3,000 for your SDG action project. Please submit your proposal to green-office@maastrichtuniversity.nl before 24 July 2018.


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Guest lecture by Prof. Nikolas Kompridis, on 2 July

On Monday 2 July, 10.00 – 11.00, Professor Kompridis will give a guest lecture on ‘Beginning and Belonging: The Contemporary Refugee Crisis and the Right to the Human Condition’. Nikolas Kompridis is professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at the Australian Catholic University. The lecture will take place in the Turnzaal, Grote Gracht 90-92. 
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Giselle Bosse presents study on Belarus to the European Parliament

On 19 June 2018, Giselle Bosse (FASoS) presented her study on “Human rights in Belarus: The EU’s role since 2016” (co-author Alena Vieira, University of Minho) to the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). Special thanks to Mr Moritz Höpner (student Research Master European Studies), who has assisted this project with background research.


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FASoS Education Award 2018 winners announced

During the FASoS education day on Wednesday 6 June, the FASoS Education Award 2018 was presented. This year the BA European Studies prize was awarded to Anke van Wier. There were two winners at the BA Arts and Culture, Amanda Kluveld and Darryl Cressman.

We congratulate Amanda, Darryl and Anke with their prize!

Needed: Student Buddy for a student with a visual impairment

FASoS is looking for an enthusiastic Student Buddy for a Master’s student with a visual impairment, for the academic year 2018-2019. The job has flexible working hours and is offered through InterUM. If you are interested, please apply for this vacancy by 10 July 2018 the latest. If you have any questions, you can contact Dorothé Garé, Student Dean at SSC by phone: +31(0)43 3885269 (Tuesday – Friday).

See the job requirements below.


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Internship ‘Erotica through the Ages’: Research and Exhibition

Centre Céramique, the University Library and the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print (MABP) Fair offer an internship for FASoS BA and MA students. The internship focuses on collections of Erotica: sexually oriented publications, past to present. Students will research these works and pamphlets, help prepare an exhibition at the MABP Fair, and present their work to a larger audience.


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