FASoS News

BA Digital Society gets green light

The University received official confirmation from NVAO that the BA Digital Society meets all of the standards expected of a new programme. FASoS thus now has a third BA programme that will welcome students in September this year. In the report, the panel commended the course team and the Faculty for this ‘timely initiative, answering to a clear societal need, versed in a proposal of high quality’.

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Kiran Klaus Patel & Valentina Mazzucato appointed as KNAW members

Kiran Patel, professor of European and global history and Valentina Mazzucato, Professor of Globalisation & Development are both elected members of the Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). KNAW members are prominent researchers in their field, nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy. The KNAW is both a learned society and an organisation of Dutch national research institutes. Earlier this week, it appointed its new members with a membership for life. The inauguration will take place at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam on 16 September 2019.


MSc ES student nominated for prestigious thesis award

The MSc thesis by Lea Smidt, alumna of the MSc European Studies (Research), has been shortlisted among the top six theses nominated for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations).

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FASoS Green Impact team encourages sustainable habits at UM

Two weeks ago, on Friday 22 March, the sun was shining down onto Maastricht and it was the first warm day after the long winter. Whilst many were still working or studying, FASoS Soylent Green Impact team members were working like busy bees on setting up an outdoor clothing swap event in the faculty courtyard! The idea behind this initiative was to spread sustainable habits at UM.

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Call for Ideas: Tiny Innovation Award, for the best small improvement

At FASoS, creativity abounds. Hence, it is likely that students and staff members are full of ideas for improving life at FASoS. The Tiny Innovation Award rewards the best small idea for a big improvement. The reward consists of immediate implementation, as well as a VVV gift voucher of €100.

Non-winning ideas will also be considered for implementation, so that no good ideas will be lost!

Submissions deadline for this round: Friday 12 April 2019.

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FASoS team brings award home from EuroSim 2019 in USA

During the EuroSim 2019 international inter-university simulation of the European Union that took place in the USA at St. John Fischer College in Rochester, NY between 28-31 March 2019, the FASoS team brought one of the 5 awards home.

Congratulations to Dominik Schmidt, second year European Studies Bachelor student, who was awarded best delegate at EuroSim 2019 for his alter-ego role.

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Care for Beira, UM Campaign for Mozambique

Maastricht University helps Universidade Católica de Moçambique (UCM) in Beira: donate and help us to raise money. From university to university. Together we can ensure that education in Mozambique can continue. If a cyclone destroys everything, you put your shoulders together.

IBAN: NL21 INGB 0653 6632 42 under the name Stichting Universiteitsfonds Limburg/SWOL referring to Care for Beira, Maastricht University.

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NSE extended: last chance to fill in the questionnaire and win prizes

Due to some technical issues the NSE has decided to extend their deadline till 7 April. So if you would still like to help FASoS and have a chance to win one of the prizes please fill in the NSE.

You all received an invitation email to participate on your UM email address.

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FASoS takes the lead in new UM waste sorting guidelines

As you may have noticed, all faculty waste bin locations now carry waste sorting information sheets. These sheets provide the guidelines concerning the latest UM waste sorting standards.

By own initiative, the Faculty Green Impact team -FASoS Soylent Green- took care of adjusting and distributing the new waste sorting information guidelines. FASoS is hereby the first UM faculty and overall location, that applies the most recent and correct guidelines.

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Three FASoS students successfully present research during MABP

Three FASoS students successfully presented the result of 4 months of research during the MABP fair last week.

Maxime Hallatu’s focus was on marriage and health advices by gynecologist and physician Theodoor Hendrik van de Velde. Nabilah Noordin researched Japanese erotic woodblock prints from Edo Japan. And Yasmin Geradts researched the sexual morality from the Beyart Brothers collection.

All students were supervised by Annemieke Klijn.

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