SG Lecture: How the World Thinks, on 17 September

In this lecture, Julian Baggini gives a global overview of philosophy, looking at how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.

Tuesday 17 September, 20.00. Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. Free entrance. Speaker: Julian Baggini, writer and philosopher.

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Poetry in Action, on 8 October

Poetry in Action. Tuesday 8 October, 20.00. Common Room University College Maastricht (UCM), Zwingelput 4.

Kila van der Starre, Literary Scholar and Poetry Critic, Utrecht University

Brohlin Coumans, Performing Artist and Rapper

Mensen Zeggen Dingen, Platform for Poetry and Performance

Poetry is on the rise! More and more, it is finding its way as part of present-day manifestations of our modern culture.

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Finding your Voice, a creative workshop for young Ghanaians

The MO-TRAYL project organised a workshop entitled “Finding your Voice” for young Ghanaians between the ages of 17 and 24 who are research participants of the MO-TRAYL project. The workshop took place between June 28 and July 1 and brought together participants from Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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True Opening of the Academic Year

On Monday 2 September, Harro van Lente, Valentina Mazzucato and Lies Wesseling attended the True Opening of the Academic Year in Leiden, in the outdoors, right next to the building where the official opening was taking place with minister van Engelshoven present, to protest against the transfer of 100 million euros from the social and medical sciences and the humanities to the natural sciences.

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Food Art Film Festival at the Jan van Eyck Academie, on 5-6-7 September

On 5, 6 and 7 September the Jan van Eyck Academie is filled to the brim with workshops, tastings, performances, walks and films that help us understand the complexities and importance of (not only human) digestive systems. Keeping in mind that digestion starts well before and goes far beyond the inner processes of human body, the Food Art Film Festival will explore how creativity can help shape more sustainable (food)futures and lifestyles.

Alternative Opening Academic Year in Leiden, on 2 September

Students and staff members of Maastricht University: join the nation-wide True Opening of the Academic Year, which will take place in Leiden on Monday 2 September, from 15.00-17.00. This opening is organised by Woinactie to coincide with the regular Openings taking place at all Dutch universities, to protest the planned budget shifts and budget cuts in Dutch higher education.

The protests are organised jointly with the unions VAWO, FNV and LSVb.

Lecture Ties van de Werff at PAS festival, on 6 September

Ties van de Werff gives a lecture on ‘What should we do with our brain?’ during the upcoming PAS festival. The lecture takes place on Friday 6 September from 19.30 – 20.00 (NL) and 22.30 – 23.00 (EN) at Kapoenstraat 2.

Bookshops are full of them: self-help books that encourage you to take better care of your brain. They tell us we will only find true happiness and success if we get to know our brain. But what does this good life look like?

Lecture Erman Atak at PAS festival, on 7 September

Erman Atak gives a lecture on ‘The influence of lobby groups on EU military operations’ during the upcoming PAS festival. The lecture takes place on Saturday 7 September from 19.30-20.00 at the MBB 4-6.

Despite lacking an army, the EU deploys thousands of personnel for its own military Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations abroad.

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Free try five at UM Sports for first year students

UM SPORTS offers you a two-week try out of the sports programme without any obligations. Within these two weeks, you can try out the sports programme 5 times for free. This can be a group class (Box-it, Zumba, Yoga, Spinning, etc.), a walk-in training (Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Unihockey, etc.), the Gym, squash or participation in tryouts of the Student Sports Associations.

Start your Try Five from 23 August -16 September 2019. Register online.

Maastricht Disrupt Conference 2019, on Saturday 22 June

We are an interdisciplinary student committee passionate about Design Thinking for creative problem-solving. The annual ‘Not a Design Conference‘ inspires its audience with innovative concepts and visions. Through talks, workshops and a panel discussion you learn about how our inventions influence nature and how nature influences our inventions.

Saturday 22 June, 09.00 – 21.00. Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade. Tickets are available online.


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