Master’s Edition

Ilias Alami publishes book on financial capital in emerging markets

lias Alami, postdoctoral researcher at the department of Technology & Society Studies, has published his book ‘Money Power and Financial Capital in Emerging Markets: Facing the Liquidity Tsunami’ with Routledge. The book is set to be in stores by mid-December.

You can pre-order the book here.

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Communi-K information session, on Thursday 28 November

On Thursday 28 November, LAW and FASoS alumni working at Communi-K will share their experiences with you in the Feestzaal at the Faculty of Law.

Why is it so interesting to work here? And what are the career/internship opportunities for you at this company?

To join, please register by sending an email to Kathleen Mertens (Internship coordinator) before Thursday 27 November with mention of your student number and the name of your BA/MA programme.

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Library XXL opening hours

Due to exam period 2 the University Library offers XXL opening hours.

Inner City Library
Extended opening hours from Saturday 30 November until Thursday 19 December: 08.00 – 24.00

Randwyck Library

  • Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December: 08.30 – 18.00
  • Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December: 08.30 – 18.00
  • Friday 13 December: 08.30 – 22.00
  • Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December: 08.30 – 18.00

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Human chain against climate change, on Friday 29 November

On Friday 29 November, Black Friday takes place – a Friday of consumerism. But this Black Friday will be different because it coincides with the fourth Global Climate Strike.

On Friday 29 November, from 15.30 onwards, Students for Climate Maastricht is organising a huge human chain against climate change in the shopping streets of Maastricht. If you want to participate, please sign up via this Google form or via Facebook.

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Visit the UM Master’s Open Day, on Saturday 30 November

On Saturday 30 November, the UM open day takes place at the various faculties of Maastricht University. At FASoS, you can join information sessions of the different master’s programmes we offer.

You can register here and find the programme of the day here.

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Book Launch “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa”, on 3 December

On Tuesday 3 December, the book launch of “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa” by Jo Ritzen takes place at the Maastricht University Campus Brussels from 16.00 – 18.00.

The event will feature presentations by Member of European Parliament Mr. Javier López, and distinguished scholars from several Spanish universities, followed by a drinks reception.

Please register by sending an email to; first come, first served basis.

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Meet our master’s ambassadors

Our master’s ambassadors represent their programmes on social media and at Maastricht University’s events, such as Open Days.

The Master’s Open Day on Saturday 30 November is the perfect chance to meet our master’s ambassadors in person. They are ready to answer all your questions about their respective programmes. You can also already contact them via social media.

Click on ‘read more’ for the links to their social media pages.

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Message In A Bottle: follow FASoS students’ initiative on Instagram

Almost everyone has a reusable water bottle at FASoS, not only for daily hydration but also as an effort to fight plastic pollution. Where did you get your bottle? How long have you been using it? There is a story behind every reusable bottle.

To show your support to the ocean and the earth, don’t forget to follow messageinabottle_um on Instagram, post your selfie with your reusable bottle using the hashtag #messageinabottle and tag @messageinabottle_um.

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SG lecture: Follow the Money, on Monday 18 November

Follow the Money (FTM) is a journalistic platform with a crystal clear goal: finding truth at the service of society. It conducts research into people, systems and organisations that misbehave (financially and economically) and thereby possibly cause damage to groups in society.

Thomas Bollen, investigative journalist at FTM, will give this lecture.

When: Monday 18 November, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Free entrance.

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Last days to apply for Premium

There are a few more days left to apply for Premium, UM’s honors program for master’s students.

Check out the exciting range of projects for this year on the Premium website. Many of these need your specific expertise on art and heritage, media and technology or cultural and political globalisation.

The deadline is Monday 18 November.

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