Thank you for filling out the NSE!

We hereby would like to thank all of you for filling out the Nationale Studenten Enquete (NSE).

By now, you have received an email from the NSE with the results from your studies. These results show how you and your peers have rated your programme.

The NSE serves as the student input for the rankings that will appear later in the academic year in the Keuzegids and the Elsevier.

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UM signs DORA declaration

On Friday 25 October, rector Rianne Letschert will sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). With the signing of this declaration, UM commits itself to assess researchers not just on the number of publications and the impact factors of journals in which they have published, but also on the social or scientific impact of their publications.

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Student art at FASoS

On 11 September, first-year students from the BA Arts and Culture and the BA Digital Society gathered in the Turnzaal to work on several group artworks. The meeting was part of the faculty’s mentor programme for both BAs.

Serving as a lasting source of inspiration, the artworks will be on display in the tutorial rooms in Grote Gracht 76 for the rest of the academic year.

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FASoS alumna looks back on her time at UM

FASoS MA Arts and Sciences alumna Judith Maas, deputy ambassador in Mexico, reflects in an interview with UM on the way in which her studies helped her in her career. She advises prospective students to ‘choose a study programme you’re passionate about’. While she recalls her time at FASoS as ‘intense’, she also cherishes the memories of immersing herself in the challenging readings.
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Front Office closed on Thursday 26 September

The Front Office will be closed on Thursday 26 September from 12.30 onwards due to an employee meeting.

On Friday 27 September, from 10.00 onwards, the Front Office team is available to answer your questions again!

RMES Student Sem Duijndam nominated for Rachel Carson Thesis Award

Research Master European Studies student Sem wrote his MSc thesis on ‘Public Perceptions of Climate Change in the European Union: A Quantitative Inquiry on Spatial and Temporal Determinants’. The thesis, supervised by Dr Luana Russo, has been nominated for the prestigious prize of the Dutch Network of Environmental Professionals for its great scientific quality, societal relevance and applicability.
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Anja Selmer (UCM) wins ESST Undergraduate Essay prize

UCM student Anja Selmer has won the annual ESST prize for her paper ‘Disabling Heteronormative Sexuality: The promises and Limitations of Sexual Surrogacy for People with Disabilities’. The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize (€500) goes annually to the best-submitted paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. It is awarded by the international network that our MA ESST is part of.

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BA ES student Jeanine de Bruin and Patrick Bijsmans present at EARLI19

BA ES student Jeanine de Bruin and FASoS staff member Patrick Bijsmans presented their ongoing research project with Afke Groen during the 18th Biannual EARLI Conference, from 12 to 16 August 2019 in Aachen (Germany). Jeanine delivered the actual presentation, entitled ‘The role of social support in students’ transition to university. The case of Problem-Based Learning’, during this high-level teaching and learning conference.

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Ethnography Group resumes meetings and is looking for new members

Do you use ethnographic methods in your research or teaching? Do you want to exchange and discuss experiences with fellow ethnographers? Then you might want to join the Ethnography Group!

Since 2013, the Ethnography Group has grown into an interdisciplinary group of over 60 researchers and teachers from Faculties across the university who meet to discuss ethnographic concerns every month.

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