Bachelor’s Edition

Peter Peters appointed Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at UM

On 1 September 2018, Peter Peters will be officially appointed as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at Maastricht University and will stand at the helm of the newly-founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). The MCICM is set to become an interdisciplinary research institute that will support revitalising developments in the classical music sector.

New minor: ‘Great Thinkers: Leading Paradigms of Western Culture’

Are you interested in what makes Western Culture tick? Then consider applying for the UM-wide minor ‘Great Thinkers’. This interdisciplinary programme focuses on the roots of Western culture. You will dive into the world views of a range of great thinkers, such as Aristotle, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and others. The minor is meant for ambitious bachelor students who are looking for an intellectually challenging programme.

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Please help us improve the provision of (study related) information to students by filling out this short questionnaire, which will only take a few minutes. The outcome of the questionnaire will be used to improve the FASoS Student Intranet and the FASoS Weekly.

The questionnaire will be processed anonymously but if you enter your student email address at the end of the questionnaire you will get a chance to win a €10 Bandito Expresso voucher.

SG Lecture: The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi, on 24 May

SG Lecture: ‘The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi‘ by Irwin Iradukunda, LGBT activist from Burundi.

Thursday 24 May, 20.00. Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2. Free entrance.

In April 2009, Burundi has codified homophobia, institutionalising stigma and discrimination against the LGBT community. Violation of the Article 567 of the Penal Code can lead to a sentence of two years in prison.

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Workshop ‘Public Ethics and Integrity in the European Parliament and Commission’

As the mandate of the current European Parliament and Commission is drawing to an end – with elections planned for next year – this workshop takes stock of ethics and transparency measures initiated and/or implemented in both institutions since 2014. The workshop is convened by Dr. Andreea Năstase (FASoS) and Dr. Natassa Athanasiadou (Law).

Friday 25 May, 10.00-18.00, UM Brussels Campus (Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 153). Register online.

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FASoS buildings closed on Monday 21 May

Please note that due to Pentecost all FASoS buildings will be closed on Monday 21 May. They will open again as of Tuesday 22 May during regular opening hours.

Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018

Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018, is a celebration of local culture, heritage, food, nature, and music. 30 cultural activities in English, with local experts, prepared for the international community of Maastricht. Don’t miss it! More information please check:

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The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values, on 17 June

Join the internationally-renowned guests on Sunday 17 June from 14.00-15.30 during a unique conversation about the current and future role that fashion plays in individuals’ lives, our society and today’s economy. Act quick: Limited seat availability!

The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values
Sunday 17 June 2018 | 14.00 – 15.30 | LAB-Gebouw, Maastricht | Part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018
Free admission, registration necessary.

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Workshop on The ECB’s accountability in a multilevel European order

On 29-30 May, a workshop organised by Diane Fromage and Phedon Nicolaides (Maastricht University) will be held at the Maastricht University Campus, Brussels. The event is free but registration is required.

The workshop will offer renewed perspectives on the question of the ECB’s accountability, informed by the exceptional transformations that its mandate, functions and tasks have undergone over the last few years.

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Conference on Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the EU, on 7 June

On Thursday 7 June, CERiM will be hosting a conference titled: ‘Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the European Union’. Registration is now open. Students will receive a participation certificate when attending the whole day.

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