Master’s Edition

Apply for Humanity in Action Summer Fellowships

Applications for the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellowships are now open. We invite applications from students and recent graduates who are passionate about advancing human rights, pluralism, and active citizenship. The following fellowships are available:

  • Fellowships in Europe (Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, Warsaw): 7 June – 3 July 2019
  • Fellowship in the United States (Atlanta, Georgia): 1 – 31 July 2019

Application deadline: 10 February.


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SG Lecture: The Missing Children: Tracing Children after World War

At the end of the war, the Allies discovered tens of thousands of unaccompanied children in liberated Europe. Who were they, to whom did they belong and who would help them?

Studium Generale Lecture
Speaker: Dan Stone, Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

When: Monday 21 January, 20.00.
Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6. Free entrance.


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Kiran Patel interviewed by German radio station on the EU in 2018

The public German radio station MDR looks back on 2018 from an EU-perspective and interviews Kiran Patel on the subject.

The interview was also broadcasted in the radio show ‘Tagesschau‘ from the channel Deutschlandfunk, part of ARD.

Submissions open for the Kremers Award 2019

The Kremers Award has been set up to commemorate the restructuring activity that took place after the closure of the coal mines in the South Limburg region between 1965 and 2010. The Kremers Prizes will be awarded once every two years for the best research project described in a thesis by a higher education student.

Students (bachelor, master or PhD) are invited to upload their thesis by 31 August. More information can be found on the website.

Common Room GG76s refurbished: join the launch on 22 January

The FASoS Faculty Board made some budget available to refurbish the Common Room in GG76s. After hard work of the Student Reps the Common Room is now a nice place for FASoS students and staff to come together. The Common Room is shared with SBE.

To celebrate FASoS’ 25th birthday this year, we would like to have a festive launch of the new Common Room. Have some (free) cake with us on Tuesday 22 January at 13.00 and explore the new Common Room!

Giselle Bosse’s course on ‘Survey Research’ UM best practice example

The course ‘Research Methods: Survey Research’ (BA European Studies), coordinated by Dr Bosse, has been selected by EDLAB as ‘Best Practice Example for the Use of Creative PBL’. In this course, students carry out quantitative surveys for cultural and social organisations in Maastricht and the wider Meuse–Rhine Euroregion. Students also create interactive WordPress websites to present research results and policy recommendations to local clients.


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Maastricht Meets Short Films at Lumière, on 22 January

Join the film event Maastricht Meets Short Films on 22 January, 19.30 at Lumière Cinema.

After the big success last year, Lumière, Meet Maastricht and Video Power organise the second edition of ‘Maastricht Meets Short Films’. This is your chance to get to know filmmakers and the local film scene: from fiction to documentary to experimental short films.

Tickets (€ 5,00) and more info is available on the website.


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UM SPORTS For Every Body: fill in our online survey or join a focus group

We need your help! We are interested in the views of all UM students and staff members regarding body diversity and inclusivity at UM SPORTS – regardless of whether or not you are a UM SPORTS member. You will share your views via an online questionnaire that will take you max. 15 minutes to complete. Or you will share your views during a 1-hour focus group, for which you will receive a €7,50 gift voucher as a thank you. 
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Become a student Green Impact auditor: join the training on 23 January

Do you dare to evaluate your professors and other UM staff on their sustainability performance? Do you want to contribute to a greener university? And would you like to follow a free IEMA-approved auditors training? Become a student Green Impact auditor!

Enroll now for the free Green Impact Student Auditors training on Wednesday 23 January at 15.00, by sending an e-mail to sustainability@maastrichtuniversity.nl, and join the Facebook Event here.

 

Giselle Bosse awarded NWO grant for Refugee Scientist Fellowship

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ‘Refugees in Science’ pilot contributes to making Dutch science and the academic labour market accessible to refugee scientists. This grant (€60.000) finances the appointment of Mr Erman Atak to Dr Bosse’s ongoing NWO project. During his one-year fellowship at FASoS, Mr Atak’s research will focus on the influence of lobby groups on EU military operation ‘Sophia’ against migrant smugglers.


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