Communi-K information session, on Thursday 28 November

On Thursday 28 November, LAW and FASoS alumni working at Communi-K will share their experiences with you in the Feestzaal at the Faculty of Law.

Why is it so interesting to work here? And what are the career/internship opportunities for you at this company?

To join, please register by sending an email to Kathleen Mertens (Internship coordinator) before Thursday 27 November with mention of your student number and the name of your BA/MA programme.

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Human chain against climate change, on Friday 29 November

On Friday 29 November, Black Friday takes place – a Friday of consumerism. But this Black Friday will be different because it coincides with the fourth Global Climate Strike.

On Friday 29 November, from 15.30 onwards, Students for Climate Maastricht is organising a huge human chain against climate change in the shopping streets of Maastricht. If you want to participate, please sign up via this Google form or via Facebook.

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Visit the UM Master’s Open Day, on Saturday 30 November

On Saturday 30 November, the UM open day takes place at the various faculties of Maastricht University. At FASoS, you can join information sessions of the different master’s programmes we offer.

You can register here and find the programme of the day here.

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Book Launch “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa”, on 3 December

On Tuesday 3 December, the book launch of “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa” by Jo Ritzen takes place at the Maastricht University Campus Brussels from 16.00 – 18.00.

The event will feature presentations by Member of European Parliament Mr. Javier López, and distinguished scholars from several Spanish universities, followed by a drinks reception.

Please register by sending an email to; first come, first served basis.

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SG lecture: Follow the Money, on Monday 18 November

Follow the Money (FTM) is a journalistic platform with a crystal clear goal: finding truth at the service of society. It conducts research into people, systems and organisations that misbehave (financially and economically) and thereby possibly cause damage to groups in society.

Thomas Bollen, investigative journalist at FTM, will give this lecture.

When: Monday 18 November, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Free entrance.

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Masterclass with Robert Putnam, on Monday 25 November

On 25 November, Robert Putnam, the eminent political sociologist, gives the first Jaap Dronkers Lecture in Maastricht. As part of his visit, Prof. Putnam will conduct a Masterclass earlier that day for a limited number of students.

When: Monday 25 November, 15.00 – 17.00
Where: UCM

There is a limited number of spots available. To give everyone a fair chance, registration will open here on Monday 11 November at 10.45.

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Debate Café: Climate Action, on Tuesday 19 November

Climate change is everywhere and its causes are so deeply rooted in our modern way of living that we are all part of the problem. Can we also be part of the solution? Does individual action make a difference? Several panelists will enter into debate.

When: Tuesday 19 November, 20.00
Where: Dominicanen Bookshop, Dominicanerkerkstraat 1

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Lecture + film: Gauguin’s work in the era of #MeToo, on 26 November

Dr. Jack Post will comment on the discussions that arose in France following the premiere of Edouard Deluc’s film Gaugain – Voyage de Tahiti. His reading is followed by the documentary Gauguin In Tahiti – Paradise Lost.

When: Tuesday 26 November, 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Lumière cinema
Costs: Regular €9.50 / students €6.50

Order your tickets here.

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Book presentations Katleen Gabriëls in Brussels and Maastricht

The new book by Assistant Professor Katleen Gabriels (department of Philosophy) on ethics of technology, Regels voor robots: Ethiek in tijden van AI (VUBPRESS), will be launched on Monday 25 November at 19.30 in Brussels (Bozar).

For more information concerning the programme (in Dutch) and registration, see here.

There will also be a book presentation (in Dutch) in Maastricht, in boekhandel Dominicanen, on Sunday 8 December at 17.00.

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Parkstad Limburg Theaters discount on shows

Parkstad Limburg Theaters (PLT) offers students and staff at UM discounts for two engaging performances (both in Dutch, €10 each):

  • Een democratische avond voor bijna iedereen on Tuesday 26 November at 20.30: The remarkable combination of theatre, music and direct dialogue creates an evening where the audience can get closer to politics.
  • Heidegger on Saturday 30 November at 20.30: Bo Tarenskeen wrote and performs in a play about the Nazi past of philosopher Heidegger.

Use code demos19 and Heid19 during checkout to get you tickets for just €10.

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