Bachelor’s Edition

Sally Wyatt and two Digital Society students interviewed by UMagazine

Sally Wyatt and two Digital Society students – Julius Vornhecke and Leonie Trutschler – have been interviewed by UMagazine on the bachelor’s degree in Digital Society that started in September 2019.

They explain how Digital Society came into being as a programme and what the future holds.

Afke Groen leaves FASoS

Afke Groen will be leaving FASoS and Maastricht University by the end of February.

As of March, she will be working at the national office of the Dutch liberal-democratic party D66, where she will be a researcher for the party’s political foundation, the Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting.

She would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to her FASoS students: “it has been a great joy to have been your tutor, supervisor or mentor”.

Student Representatives midterm review

We have gathered information about what we have done at the Student Representatives in the past six months.

If you want to know more about the projects we have been working on and the achievements we made in our internal working groups, have a look at the overview.

MACCH annual conference, on 15-17 March

The Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) annual conference with this year’s topic of ‘Trust and Transparency in the Art and Heritage World and its Practices’ takes place from 15 until 17 March at the NH Hotel in Maastricht.

During the conference, questions such as ‘How can trust in arts and heritage practices be (re-)established?’ are discussed.

For more information on the programme, venue, costs and registration, see here.

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Debate Café: Can Trade Promote Democracy, on Tuesday 18 February

A lot of research is done on the economic impact of trade, but much less on its political consequences.

In this Debate Café we will discuss the broader foreign policy implications of trade and go into questions like: Is it morally wrong to trade with nondemocratic countries? Are democracies any good at spreading democracy? Do economic sanctions work in relation to non-democratic, dictatorial regimes?

When: Tuesday 18 February, 20.00
Where: Dominicanen bookshop
Entrance: Free

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Jean Monnet Lecture by Matthias Wismar, on Thursday 20 February

Why do European health guidelines work in one country but not another? How does the EU coordinate the different public health systems of its members? What exactly does “Governance in the European Public Health” mean?

Dr. Matthias Wismar will enlighten us during this Jean Monnet lecture.

When: 20 February, 18.30 – 20.00
Where: Spiegelzaal

Participation is free of charge, but registration via email to is required.

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International Women’s Day march Maastricht, on Sunday 8 March

The first ever International Women’s Day march in Maastricht will be held on Sunday 8 March, starting at 14.00 on the Vrijthof.

Organised by 15 different organisations in Maastricht, we will take to the streets in solidarity with women all over the world.

The event aims to be an inclusive space in which everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your own banners, and you are encouraged to wear purple.

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Open applications for UNSA volunteering & internship projects

UNSA has summer volunteering opportunities available at 17 partner NGOs around the world and internship opportunities at Citizens of Europe and the PREDA Foundation.

Send your application before Saturday 29 February to

Come by the UNSA information stand at the ICL on 18 February from 13.00 – 15.00 for more information.

Two Bachelor’s Thesis prizes for FASoS during the Dies Natalis

During the morning session of the annual Dies Natalis two FASoS students were presented with the Bachelor’s Thesis prize.

Congratulations to Ellen Petersén and Danai Petropoulou Ionescu!

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New FASoS T&L Blog: the tutorial as a site of performance

In our latest blog post, last year’s winners of the annual FASoS Education Award, Maud Oostindie and Robin Schormans, discuss the importance of creating the right atmosphere for learning in PBL.

Maud and Robin approach the tutorial as a site of performance – a metaphorical stage, in which individuals perform certain roles – and provide tips and tricks to make PBL-actors feel at ease in their roles.

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