FASoS News

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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Results Keuzegids Masters 2019 online: two top programmes at FASoS

According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. At FASoS, two programmes have been labelled Top Programmes: the research masters European Studies (ES) and Cultures of Arts, Sciences and Technology (CAST).

See the full results on the website of the ‘Keuzegids’ (only available in Dutch).

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NWO Vici grant for Raf de Bont

Raf de Bont received a €1,500,00 Vici grant for his research project ‘Moving animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century.’

EU COFUND project ‘LIMES’ granted: 6 new PhD candidates at FASoS

The interfaculty Marie Curie COFUND proposal ‘LIMES’ is granted. UCM, SBE and FoL joined forces to set up this doctoral programme under the lead of FASoS. LIMES is aiming to recruit 13 PhD candidates at UM, of which 6 at FASoS. It is centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Challenges for Europe and the World’. LIMES– a Latin word that highlights the programme’s focus on moveable borders – is coordinated by CERiM.

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Lauren Wagner elected as new member of Maastricht Young Academy

Lauren Wagner has recently been elected as the new FASoS member of the Maastricht Young Academy, after an open application process. The Maastricht Young Academy is a group of early-career scientists from each of the Faculties at Maastricht University. Their aim is to operate as an independent – and, when necessary critical – platform within the university.

The Academy is looking forward to the new ideas and experiences that Lauren will bring.

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