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New blog on thesis supervision @ the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog

In the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning blog, Esther Versluis shares her experience as a thesis supervisor. In addition to some useful advice for other supervisors, Esther also has one top tip for students working on their thesis!


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Giselle Bosse new Programme Director Research Master European Studies

From 1 January 2018, Giselle Bosse is (sole) Programme Director of the Research Master European Studies (MScES). Thomas Conzelmann, the previous co-director of the programme, has joined the Faculty Board as Associate Dean for Research.The MSc ES is a 2-year programme which offers tailored training for careers that require specialist knowledge and advanced research and communication skills to work in international, multidisciplinary environments.


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Giselle Bosse’s course on ‘Civil Society’ best UM practice example

The course ‘Civil Society and European Integration’ (MA European Studies), coordinated by Giselle Bosse, has been selected by Maastricht University as “Best Practice Example for the Use of Video in Education“. In this course, students prepare and record BBC-style documentaries, for example on populist movements in Europe or the European Citizens’ Initiative. Many thanks to Luana Russo and Andreea Nastase for their excellent input into the course.

Giselle Bosse leads professional training for Armenian Diplomatic Corps

In January 2018, Giselle Bosse led another round of professional trainings on EU Foreign Policy on behalf of the College of Europe and the EU in the framework of the project ‘Support to capacity and institution building of the Diplomatic Academy in Armenia’. This entailed five days of intensive teaching and workshops with diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yerevan.

Charles van Leeuwen appointed Visiting Professor at University of Namur

Dr Charles van Leeuwen has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Namur for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 (one day per week, History of Dutch Literature). The University of Namur, with 6500 students, is a relatively small university in the region. Founded in 1831 by the Jesuits, the University of Namur still has a strong humanistic and catholic identity.

Introducing: Maike Schmeitz

In August 2017, I started my teaching position at the Department of Political Science at FASoS. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Studies and a master’s degree in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management at Maastricht University. During the coming academic year, I will be teaching in the bachelor’s programme European Studies. I look forward to this new position at FASoS and to meeting you all (again)!

Maarten Vink appointed Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Malmö, Sweden

Maarten Vink has been appointed Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University for the academic year 2017-2018.


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Maarten Vink speaks at State of the Union Conference 2017

On Thursday 4 May, professor of Political Science Maarten Vink gave a presentation on trends in dual citizenship at the State of the Union Conference in Florence, Italy.


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Introducing: Laura Ogden

I’m Laura Ogden and I’m one of 4 new PhD students on Valentina Mazzucato’s ERC project, MO-TRAYL (Mobility trajectories of young lives in the Global South and North). Originally from Australia, I studied sociology and visual art in Sydney and Mexico City; worked in arts administration and international development in Australia and Timor-Leste; and recently completed my MA in Cultural Anthropology and Visual Ethnography at Leiden University.


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Valentina Mazzucato nominated for AcademiaNet

Professor Valentina Mazzucato has been nominated by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific research (NWO) to join AcademiaNet – the Expert Database for Outstanding Women in Academia. The Database was launched in 2010 by Chancellor Angela Merkel with the aim to raise the visibility of female scientists and increase the number of women in leadership positions. In becoming part of the database, Valentina joins colleagues such as Karin Bijsterveld, Jenny Slatman and, more recenty, Anna Harris.


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