Master’s Edition

SG lecture: Can Democracy Really Change, on Monday 10 February

This lecture by David Runciman will explore how democratic politics can adjust to a new reality without undermining the idea of democracy itself.

When: Monday 10 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6

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Become a member of the University Choir Maastricht

Do you enjoy singing? Are you looking for a relaxing Monday evening activity? Do you want to meet lovely people from all over the world? If your answer is a resounding yes, then come join the University Choir Maastricht!

In June, we will perform the impressive ‘Ein Deutsches Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms. For this, we are looking for new members. Everybody is welcome, especially those men and women who can reach the high notes (tenors and sopranos).

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Become a member of the University Orchestra Maastricht

This February we are starting our next musical project and we are looking for new musicians.

Join our open rehearsals! All instruments are welcome, but we are especially searching for string instruments, oboes, bassoons, French horns, and trumpets.


  • Monday 3 February 2020 20.00
  • Monday 10 February 2020 20.00
  • Monday 17 February 2020 20.00

Where: Turnzaal

For more information, send an e-mail or follow us on Facebook.

Kick-off Green Impact, on Wednesday 5 February

Do you wish to contribute to sustainability at UM? Get involved in Green Impact!

Join the kick-off event on Wednesday 5 February and choose one of the themes to work on this year:

  • International business travel
  • Nature inclusive campus
  • Sustainable events & meetings
  • Health & wellbeing in buildings on campus
  • Competencies for UM staff members on sustainability

For more information, see here.

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Lecture Europa na de Brexit, on Thursday 6 February

In this lecture, Caroline de Gruyter discusses the consequences of Brexit on Europe. What new alliances can we expect? What countries play the ‘new game’ best? Will the Netherlands be one of these countries?

When: Thursday 6 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Franz Palmzaal, Tongersestraat 53

Please note: the lecture is in Dutch.

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UM SPORTS For Every Body fact sheet

The Research Team of the UM SPORTS For Every Body Project has created a fact sheet about how to make the gym and sports classes a safe space for every body to engage in physical activity.

It includes research-based tips and tricks on how to foster a body diverse and body inclusive environment where every body, regardless of characteristics like body shape and weight, age, gender, or physical ability feels welcome to enjoy their workout.

AGORA soirée ‘Rethinking Innocence in Intercountry Adoption’, 20 February

On 20 February, 18.00 – 21.00 at the Spiegelzaal (Grote Gracht 80-92), UM AGORA will host a soirée on ‘Rethinking Innocence in Intercountry Adoption‘.

Attendance is free, but registration is desired. To register, please send an email to before 8 February. All welcome!

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AMC colloquium on artful participation, on Wednesday 29 January

You are kindly invited to the Arts, Media & Culture Colloquium on Artful Participation – Doing Artistic Research with Symphonic Music Audiences by Ruth Benschop, Imogen Eve, Veerle Spronck, Peter Peters and Ties van de Werff.

When: Wednesday 29 January, 15.30
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

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Access to Files4Students

Our IT department is still working hard to get all systems up and running again after the cyber attack. Files4Students now has been restored, albeit with limited accessibility.

To access Files4Students you need to be connected to the UM network via a network cable. You cannot access Files4Students via Wi-Fi.

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Hylke Dijkstra contributes to European Security and Defence College

Hylke Dijkstra has provided training for the 15th European Security and Defence College (ESDC) High-Level Course in Berlin on 20 January.

He briefed approximately 70 senior military officers, diplomats and EU officials on civilian capacities for EU security missions and chaired a roundtable on the new EU Civilian Compact to improve such capabilities.

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