GDS Conference on Official Development Assistance, on 7 June

Official Development Assistance: A Political Instrument or a Real Chance? This question will be the focus on the 2nd conference organised by students of the MA Globalisation and Development Studies, which will take place on Friday 7 June in the Attic of GG80-82 from 14.00 – 17.00.

This conference seeks to explore the ways in which ODA is shaped by national interests of donor countries and discuss implications of this type of assistance.

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Concert of the Kazakh State Quartet, on 16 May

The national Quartet of Kazakhstan is coming to Maastricht, to launch their Benelux Tour! The Cellebroederskapel is a beautifull chapel up the road from FASoS where the concert will take place.

The concert is organised by the charity organisation: Stichting Spring Youth, which is set up by FASoS students. The foundation will donate all earnings to a fund that aims to educate underpriviliged youth.

Entry price: €15, with student card €10. Tickets can be bought at the door or via email:

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Join the Maastricht Student Debate 2019, on 22 May

Established political parties and their older candidates received most attention in campaigns for the European elections. But why not instead give a voice to our young generation, people who will be actually impacted the most?

In cooperation with FASoS, the 89 Generation Initiative Maastricht invites you to join the Student Maastricht Debate 2019 and debate about our future. Be there on Wednesday 22 May, 20.00, Franz Palm Lecture Hall (SBE).

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Young. Stressed. Depressed. Burned Out. Round table conversation, on 29 May

We all know it, from experience and/or from friends and colleagues around us: mental health issues as a result of the impossibly complex demands and expectations put before us: to be beautiful, smart, fast, fit to compete, everywhere at the same time. Strangely, although external forces are often blamed, solutions are invariably sought on the individual level: we need to learn how to cope.

Wednesday 29 May, 19.30. Lumiere Cinema.

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Schuman Lecture: The Wrong Lessons from History, on 13 May

Ian Buruma will re-examine George Santayana’s cliché about “having to learn from history” by looking at the various lessons people have drawn from World War Two. Great institutions, and many good intentions, were born from the catastrophe of war.

Schuman lecture. Free entrance.

Speaker: Ian Buruma, writer and historian.

When: Monday 13 May, 20.00
Where: Franz Palm Lecture Hall, Tongersestraat 53

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SG Talkshow: LET’S TALK about Your Future in Europe, on 15 May

With the European elections coming up, it’s time to reflect on the future of young people in Europe. It’s time to step forward and talk about this. It’s your future!

Studium Generale Talkshow. Free entrance.

Several speakers, including Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Patrick Bijsmans (FASoS).

When: Wednesday 15 May, 20.00
Where: Muziekgieterij, Boschstraat 7

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UM Career Evening, on 23 May

Do you want to learn about the art of sharing from an individual, academic, professional and community perspective? If yes – then come to the first of our new series of career events on 23 May 2019. The event is free and open for students from all faculties. Limited places are available for staff as well.

UM Career Evening.
Thursday 23 May, 18.00 – 22.00, SBE.
Please register online. Stay updated through our Facebook event.

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Launch event UM Pride, on 23 May

To officially kick-start this grassroots initiative, UM Pride is hosting a launch event on Thursday 23 May. We cordially invite you to attend both the academic part of the program and the social get-together afterwards!

  • Faculty of Law: Bouillonstraat 1-3- from 19.30-21.30
  • Café Rosé: Bogaardenstraat 43 – from 21.30 until late

UM Pride is a platform for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied staff members and students at the UM.

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Dress to Protest workshop by Fashionclash and Studio Europa

Are you between 18 and 25? And always wanted to design your own outfit? Join our DRESS TO PROTEST Workshop!

FASHIONCLASH and STUDIO EUROPA invite you to create your own Dress to Protest- outfit, sign or banner and present it at the FASHIONCLASH Festival van 1-3 November 2019 in Maastricht.  Let your creativity flow and meet other young Europeans with a passion for fashion!

Sign up for the workshops in The Student Hotel on 23, 24 or 25 May.

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SG Lecture: Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor, on 4 May

During the Second World War, Amos Arad managed to escape a razzia by hiding in a closet. He was nine years old. Although he eventually fell into the hands of the Nazis, he was able to survive the holocaust, together with his parents – by great good fortune.

Studium Generale Lecture. Free entrance.
Speaker: Amos Arad, Holocaust Survivor.

When: Saturday 4 May, 20.30.
Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6.

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