FASoS News

Access to Files4Students

Our IT department is still working hard to get all systems up and running again after the cyber attack. Files4Students now has been restored, albeit with limited accessibility.

To access Files4Students you need to be connected to the UM network via a network cable. You cannot access Files4Students via Wi-Fi.


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EuroSim Antwerp 2020: unprecedented success

Our team left Maastricht unannounced, but they are back with terrific news.

During EuroSim 2020, an international, inter-university, and transatlantic simulation of the European Union that took place in Antwerp from 5 – 9 January 2020, the FASoS team made an outstanding success.

The team of 8 students – prepared and accompanied by Jelena Stankovic, the EuroSim coordinator at FASoS – returned home with 3 out of 5 possible awards.


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Cyber attack update

On Monday 6 January, right after the christmas holidays, students were updated in the Turnzaal on the cyber attack that was targeted against UM on 23 December.

FASoS dean Sophie Vanhoonacker explained that after the cyber attack, the top priority was to ensure education could resume as usual on Monday 6 January. Thanks to our IT staff – and also other staff members – that have worked continuously since the cyber attack, this has been made possible. The student portal, eleum, the timetable and the library were all working again already before 6 January.


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Positive advice European Studies re-accreditation

From Wednesday 11 until Friday 13 December, an audit panel visited FASoS to evaluate the 4 programmes in the European Studies Cluster (BA ES, MA ES, EPA, ESST) for the NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) re-accreditation. The panel enjoyed the sessions with staff, students, alumni, and management which took place in an open atmosphere.


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Good luck in your exams!

On behalf of all FASoS staff members: good luck in your exams!

Just a little over one week and you will be able to enjoy a much-deserved Christmas break.

Artwork at Grote Gracht 76

Have you already spotted the new piece of art at FASoS? In light of FASoS’ 25-year anniversary, a large artwork has been installed on the side of the building Grote Gracht 76.

‘Painting No. 1826’ was created by artist Jan van der Ploeg. It was a gift to FASoS, obtained through assistant professor Christian Ernsten, who has previously worked together with Jan van der Ploeg.
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Results Keuzegids bachelor’s 2020

The results of the annual Keuzegids bachelors have been published. European Studies is still the first in its category with an overall score of 50. Arts and Culture is now in fifth place, with an overall score of 64. Since Digital Society has only started in September 2019, no data are available yet.


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Hylke Dijkstra joins Advisory Council on International Affairs

Hylke Dijkstra has been appointed to the Advisory Council on International Affairs (Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken; AIV) where he will be a member of the Standing Committee on European Integration. The AIV advises the Dutch government and parliament on all matters of foreign affairs.


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First place rankings and medals for FASoS programmes in Elsevier Ranking

In the Elsevier Best Studies 2019 ranking, the bachelor’s programmes European Studies and Arts and Culture ended up first in their category.

Within the master’s programmes the research master’s in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST) ended up first and both the research master’s European Studies (RMES) and the master’s European Studies on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) received bronze medals.


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FASoS goes digital

As of the upcoming exam week, a few FASoS exams will be taken digitally. In period 1, three exams will be taken digitally. We expect that the number of digital exams will grow.

Students who will participate in the digital exams will receive detailed information about the digital exams this week.


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