Bilderdijk lecture by Prof. Maaike Meijer, on Friday 13 December

On Friday 13 December, Prof. Maaike Meijer will give the Bilderdijk lecture 2019 ‘Triumf! ik ben voldaan, ik zal onsterfelijk zijn’ (in Dutch).

This biennial lecture takes place at the Grote of St. Bavokerk at de Grote Markt in Haarlem. The lecture starts at 16.30 but doors open at 16.00. Tickets cost €5.

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Dress to Protest, from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 December

In the Pop-up Atelier Europa of Studio Europa Maastricht and FASHIONCLASH, 10 young European fashion designers work together to develop various creations within one week. They do this from a glass house at Mosae Forum from 2 to 8 December.

On Sunday 8 December, 16.30-18.00, the outfits will be unveiled during the Maastricht Europe Days closing show in the Eiffel building in Maastricht.

The full program of the Maastricht Europe Days can be found here.

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Attend the UM symposium on sustainability, on Friday 29 November

UM organises a symposium for staff and students on Friday 29 November 2019 to co-create a strategy on sustainability research and sustainable research.

Harro van Lente is one of the four speakers. He will address the dynamics of research agendas and the (im)possibilities of steering.

When: Friday 29 November 2019, 13.30
Where: Turnzaal

To attend the symposium, please sign up here.

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Fireplace talks on Big Data, on Monday 2 December

Come join us on Monday 2 December from 18.00-20.30 at the UM Campus Brussels for a pleasant discussion after work with drinks and snacks. Meet our UM academics in person and get unique insights into their views and visions on the topic of Big Data. It’s also an opportunity to ask any questions in order to learn more on the different perspectives regarding Big Data.

The event is free, but please register here.

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Workshop ‘Oxygen for the Soul’, on Tuesday 3 December

The UM Wellbeing Movement organises events concerning students’ mental health not only during the Wellbeing Week.

On Tuesday 3 December, actress, singer and musical therapist Ryan van den Akker will give a workshop at UCM called ‘Oxygen for the Soul’.

The workshop in English takes place at UCM at 11.00 in room D2.041. Register here.

The workshop in Dutch takes place at UCM at 15.00 in room D0.033. Register here.

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Debate Café on diversity, on Monday 2 December

Over the last decade, UM and Maastricht have become more and more international. Students and staff from all over the world work and live together. How does this affect the UM as a space for learning and research? What can the UM do to establish an inclusive and open environment for students and staff? What can we learn from each other?

What: Debate café
When: Monday 2 December, 20.00-21.45
Where: Dominicanen bookshop

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Movie screening Parasite; introduction by Wiebe Nauta, on 4 December

On Wednesday 4 December from 19.30-22.00 FASoS is, in collaboration with Lumière cinema, organising a screening of the award-winning South Korean movie Parasite.

Parasite is about an umemployed family that integrates slowly in a wealthy family. Wiebe Nauta will introduce the film by discussing some of the main challenges South Koreans face in contemporary South Korean society such as growing inequality.

Tickets cost €5 for students and €6.50 for staff.

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Lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva, on Friday 13 December

On Friday 13 December at 14.00, the prominent Indian scholar, scientist and modern-day revolutionary Dr. Vandana Shiva will deliver a lecture on food sovereignty and alter-globalisation at the Jan van Eyck Auditorium.

Attendance is free, but please register by sending an email to

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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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