FASoS News

Have you seen the latest FASoS vlogs?

Our Bachelor European studies student Alice is currently on her exchange semester in Hong Kong. During her time abroad she vlogs about her experiences as an exchange student.

Her vlogs are available on the FASoS Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Stay tuned because there are more vlogs to come!

FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 awarded

The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Vivian van Saaze, Kiran Klaus Patel (chair) and Klaartje Peters, decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 to Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets for their research and strategic interventions regarding the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation in the Netherlands.


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Competition: we want your art in FASoS tutorial rooms

We would like the people of FASoS to help us decorate the tutorial rooms. Anyone can chip in and multiple people will be selected. This includes students, staff and supporting staff.

Send in your ideas to studentrep@maastrichtuniversity.nl or to our Facebook page. The deadline is 27 January 2019.

See the announcement for more details.

Let your creative side run wild and don’t forget to have fun with it!

Study Saturday @ FASoS from 09.00-19.00 on 20 October

FASoS will open its doors again for you to study on the Saturday before exam week!

You will have all day from 09.00 to 19.00. And if you’re worried that you’ll get hungry, no problem, Banditos will be open as well (between 10.00-14.00)!

Practical information:

  • Entrance to FASoS is through GG90-92
  • Bikes can be parked in the courtyard (only this day!)
  • Building GG76 is open for studying


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Three FASoS programmes first place in Elsevier Ranking

In the Elsevier Best Studies 2018 ranking, both 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.

The Elsevier ranking is based on the National Student Survey (NSE).


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Green Impact at UM: join the FASoS team

Do you dare to compete against the Executive Board in the Sustainability Challenge of the UM? And do you want to act on sustainability at UM, but you don’t know how to start? Get involved in Green Impact!

FASoS would like to set-up their own team to join Green Impact. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please send an email to Sjoerd Stoffels.


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Trial: Inner City Library open 24/7 from 6 – 25 October

During the upcoming exam period, the University Library offers UM students ‘XXL’ opening hours. As a trial, for the first time the Inner City Library will be open 24/7 from Saturday 6 October until Thursday 25 October. Don’t forget your UMcard for access!

ES student Jan Kleinheinrich wins ESST European Undergraduate Essay Prize

Jan Kleinheinrich (bachelor’s programme European Studies) has won the 2018 ESST Prize. The prize was awarded for “Towards an Oligoopticon”, an engaging essay in which Jan addresses the contemporary socio-technical dynamics of surveillance in a globalized world. The Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually to the best paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. It is issued by the European network of ESST master’s programmes, one of which is at FASoS.
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So FASoS: the new student association @ FASoS

So FASoS is the new study association at the Faculty. We organise all the events, exam prep sessions, excursions and more! We have four teams: Events, Education, Excursions and Marketing.

Are you interested in joining one of our teams? Send us your cv & motivational letter by 14 September. More information is available on our website sofasos.org & Facebook page So FASoS.

BA ES alumna wins CES 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize

Evelin Rizzo, alumna of the BA European Studies, has been awarded the CES’s 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize by the Council for European Studies. Evelin received the prize for an essay based on her bachelor thesis, which analyses the impact of air pollution on the interest of international students to migrate to the European Union. The CES Undergraduate Project Prize recognizes talented undergraduate students in the field of European Studies.


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