SG Lecture: The Missing Children: Tracing Children after World War

At the end of the war, the Allies discovered tens of thousands of unaccompanied children in liberated Europe. Who were they, to whom did they belong and who would help them?

Studium Generale Lecture
Speaker: Dan Stone, Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

When: Monday 21 January, 20.00.
Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6. Free entrance.

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Go off the beaten track! UM Master’s Fair, on 19 February

Explore your options at the Master’s Fair – Tuesday 19 February 2019 – MECC

The Master’s Fair is an event to explore all UM Master’s programmes in one location. There may be more master’s programmes to pick from at Maastricht University than you think! Maastricht University offers a great number of multidisciplinary master’s programmes. At the Master’s Fair the entire master’s offer will be presented in the following set-up.

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Maastricht Meets Short Films at Lumière, on 22 January

Join the film event Maastricht Meets Short Films on 22 January, 19.30 at Lumière Cinema.

After the big success last year, Lumière, Meet Maastricht and Video Power organise the second edition of ‘Maastricht Meets Short Films’. This is your chance to get to know filmmakers and the local film scene: from fiction to documentary to experimental short films.

Tickets (€ 5,00) and more info is available on the website.

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Become a student Green Impact auditor: join the training on 23 January

Do you dare to evaluate your professors and other UM staff on their sustainability performance? Do you want to contribute to a greener university? And would you like to follow a free IEMA-approved auditors training? Become a student Green Impact auditor!

Enroll now for the free Green Impact Student Auditors training on Wednesday 23 January at 15.00, by sending an e-mail to, and join the Facebook Event here.


So FASoS Design competition: design the So FASoS hoodie 2019

Join the designing contest for the So FASoS hoodie 2019.

The rules are simple:

  • The design has to include the name “So FASoS” or the So FASoS logo (you choose the color!)
  • And include the year “2019”
  • You can decide whether you want to have the design at the front or at the back of the hoodie (just make sure to specify it in the email when sending us your design!)

And the rest is up to you and your creativity!

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SG Lecture: Taking Stock of Donald Trump’s America, on 14 January

With 20 January marking the halfway point of President Trump’s first term in office, it is time to analyse where America stands. What are the effects of these two years of bruising presidency?

Studium Generale lecture, free entrance.

Speaker: Frans Verhagen. Journalist, Publicist, Expert on America

When: Monday 14 January, 20.00

Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6
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SG Lecture Series: Introduction to the History of Science

“Science has made our modern world.” Few people would argue with this statement, but what exactly does it mean?

Studium Generale Lecture Series

Speaker: Geert Somsen, PhD, Assistant Professor History of Science, FASoS

When: Thursday 17 and 24 Jan, 7, 14 and 21 Feb, 19.30 to 21.30.

Where: Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2.

Costs whole series: UM students €10, UM employees and students from other schools €25, others €50.

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Join the lecture by Amitav Ghosh: Can the non-human speak? On 23 January

Join the Public Lecture ‘Can the non-human speak? Other Beings in Myth, Literature and Ethnography’ by Dr. Amitav Ghosh, leading author of fiction. Dr Ghosh is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the 43rd Dies Natalis of Maastricht University.

When: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 16.30 – 18.00
Where: Franz Palm Lecture Hall, SBE

Please register online.

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UM Star lecture (in Dutch) in the Hague by Esther Versluis, on 7 February

On Thursday 7 February Esther Versluis will give the UM Star Lecture: ‘European Union or European variations? On the future of European integration.’. The lecture takes place at Dudok in the Hague from 19.30 – 22.30. Please register beforehand.

This year is the anniversary of the Star Lectures, it has been 5 years since the first lectures were organised.

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Save the date: UM Diversity Day – Living with Bias, on 14 March

Mark your calendars! On Thursday 14 March UM will be celebrating its 2nd Diversity Day.

When: 15.00 – midnight

Where: Lumière Cinema



  • Presentation of UM Sustainable Employability Monitor results


  • Intervening – learn how to become a ‘good lad
  • Participating – working with or teaching diverse teams
  • Historicizing biases – a look at Europe’s history of sexualising ‘the Other’

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