Visit the UM Master’s Open Day on 17 November

The next UM Master’s Open Day takes place on Saturday 17 November, at the various faculties and schools of Maastricht University. Learn how you can become a master in Maastricht! During the different sessions, in-depth information will be provided by teaching and research staff.

You will have the opportunity to explore the different education and research facilities, visit information markets and speak with current students, professors and alumni.

Film Series on Totalitarianism: ‘Black Book’, on 20 November

The next film to be screened in the Film series on Totalitarianism, organised by Aline Sierp, will be ‘Black Book’ (Netherlands 2006) directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film will be shown on Tuesday 20 November at 19.00 in the Turnzaal. Entry is free, tea and cookies will be provided. Join us for the screening and discussion afterwards!

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Babel’s Salon Cancelled

Some ideas seem to be nice at first sight, but do not work in practice. We are sorry to say that we received only two registrations (from students) for Babel’s Salon, not enough for organising an entire evening, let alone three evenings. We therefore decided to cancel the Babel’s Salon initiative.


Kaoutar Ashour, Karin Bijsterveld & Karin Menks

SG Lecture: ‘What is at Stake’ by Philipp Blom, on 12 November

What if – 50 years after today – a historian looks back at the beginning of the 21st century? Probably, he or she would be stunned by the indecisiveness of today’s Western societies.

SG Lecture: What is at Stake
Speaker: Philipp Blom, historian, writer, journalist and lecturer

When: Monday 12 November, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6

Free entrance.

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Film Series on Totalitarianism: ‘Katyn’ on 13 November

The next film to be screened in the Film series on Totalitarianism organised by Aline Sierp will be ‘Katyn’, directed by Academy Honorary Award winner Andrzej Wajda. The film will be shown on Tuesday 13 November at 19.00 in the Turnzaal. Entry is free, tea and cookies will be provided.

Join us for the screening and discussion afterwards!

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Meet two Euro parliamentarians (in Dutch and German), on 23 November

Are you interested in the work of the European Parliament and would you like to meet two Euro parliamentarians?

On Friday 23 November, the BorderInfoPoint of the Euregion Rhine-Meuse-North invites Dutch and German students to have a debate with Euro parliamentarians Jeroen Lenaers en Sven Schulze.

The programme (which includes two workshops) takes place from 10.15 – 16.00 in Mönchengladbach. Bus transport has been arranged.

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Sophie Vanhoonacker speaks at EdView Symposium

At the EDview Symposium on 23 October, Sophie Vanhoonacker presented a response to the EDview results on behalf of the UM Executive Board and the Deans of the six UM faculties, embracing EDview’s conclusions.

“To keep the PBL spirit alive, it is, -as in any relationship-, important not to simply take PBL for granted, to continue to invest in it.”

The full response is available on the EDLAB website.

InScience International Science Film Festival, from 7-9 November

InScience is a unique film festival in the Netherlands, screening this year’s best science films. Founded in 2015 in Nijmegen, it is expanding to other cities and is now taking over Lumière Cinema. We are very pleased to be hosting the first satellite event of InScience in Maastricht! We are curating three thought-provoking and beautiful films.

When: 7-9 November, 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88
Tickets: students €5, others €9,50

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Lecture: How to Make Europe a People’s Project ahead of the EP Elections?

Together with the Ambassador Lectures of Maastricht University, CERIM invites you to attend the second Jean Monnet Lecture of this academic year. Professor Alberto Alemanno will provide a talk entitled ‘How to Make Europe a People’s Project ahead of the next EP Elections?’ ​on Tuesday 13 November in the Aula of the Minderbroedersberg, from 18.30-20.00.​ Registration is not required, but you are advised to arrive on time.

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Guest Lecture ‘Introduction to quantum computing with IBM’, on 21 November

This lecture will provide an introduction to quantum computing: both providing insights in the computing side as giving some use case scenarios of quantum computing. So no technical background is required to join. You do need to register; limited spaces are available so register now!

When: Wednesday 21 November, 14.30 – 16.30 (+ drinks afterwards)

Where: MECC, Forum 100, Maastricht

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