Bachelor’s Open Day on 24 February

Our next  Bachelor’s Open Day will take place on Saturday 24 February. This will be the opportunity for prospective bachelor’s students to find out what it is like to study at FASoS and Maastricht University.
Do not hesitate to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in a bachelor’s study at Maastricht University. Prospective students can register here.

Are you going to vote on 21 March?

Did you know that around 15.000 out of the 25.000 international residents of Maastricht have the privilege to vote for a new City Council during the municipal elections on 21 March 2018? Learn more about the municipal elections and have the opportunity to talk to political parties who will be standing in the municipal elections during the ‘Let’s Catch Up to vote‘ on Saturday 3 March, organised by the Holland Expat Center South. Please register beforehand.

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Do you want to participate in ‘Spoken Word Maastricht 2018’?

During Museumnacht Maastricht, on Friday 13 April 2018, Boekhandel Dominicanen and Maastricht University Library will team up again and organise the event Spoken Word, this year revolving itself around the theme ‘Lucky/Unlucky’. And you are welcome to take part! We are looking for young writers, poets, singers and songwriters who want to inspire others with their works during our third edition of Spoken Word Maastricht.

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Apply for the Student Idea Competition 2018

The Student Project Team, with the support of the SSC, is organising this year’s edition of the Student Idea Competition. Are you a UM student and do you have an original idea that could benefit both the university and students? Apply now, before 18 February. You’ll have a chance to participate in a workshop on how to present and develop your idea and, if selected, pitch it in front of the jury. Enter the competition and win up to €400!

SG Debate Cafe: What is the Price of your Privacy?, on 20 February

Your behaviour is analysed by every online purchase on Amazon, every search on Google or transaction with your credit card. Companies continuously collect data with every click you make and every cookie that you accept. What do they do with these data?

Studium Generale Debate Cafe: What is the Price of your Privacy?

Free entrance. Several speakers.

When: Tuesday 20 February, 20.00.
Where: Dominicanen Bookshop, Dominicanerkerkstraat 1.

Jean Monnet Lecture with Peer Steinbrück, on 19 March

On Monday 19 March, the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) is pleased to welcome Dr. Peer Steinbrück, the former German Federal Minister of Finance and 2013 candidate for Chancellor, for their third Jean Monnet lecture on ‘Germany’s Role in the European Union: Towards a Reform of the Eurozone?’.

Registration is required due to limited space.

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MACCH Annual Conference ´Crossing Borders in Arts & Heritage´

On 18 and 19 March 2018, the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) will host its annual, transdisciplinary conference together with the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. This year’s theme ‘Crossing Borders in Arts & Heritage’ will explore the challenges we encounter when arts and heritage cross geographical borders today or which persist because of past cross-border movements.

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Jean Monnet Lecture with Romanian Ambassador Brânduşa Ioana Predescu

On Thursday 19 April, the Centre for European Research in Maastricht’s (CERiM) has invited Her Excellency Ambassador Brândușa Ioana Predescu, Minister Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to their fourth Jean Monnet lecture on: ‘From Rome to Romania: Taking the Presidency in a defining moment for the European Union (January – June 2019)’. The event is free but registration is required.

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PhD defense Bart Zwegers, on Wednesday 7 February

Bart Zwegers will defend his PhD dissertation ‘Heritage in Transition: Global and Local Challenges in Germany and the United Kingdom, 1970-2010’ on Wednesday 7 February at 12.00, Aula, MBB 4-6. His supervisors are Prof. dr. Ernst Homburg and Dr. Jo Wachelder. You are cordially invited to attend the public defense. If you have any questions or would like to receive a digital copy of Heritage in Transition, please send an email to Bart.

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Film viewing in Lumière for FASoS: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

Where: Lumière Cinema, Maastricht
Important film: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ (text by the famous author James Baldwin)
When: Thursday 8 February, 16.15-17.50 and 18.15-19.50 (you can choose)
Tickets: €5,00 for students and staff members
Interested?: buy your tickets via the Lumiere website, so that the Cinema has an indication how many students will come, and when (16:15 or 18:15). The menu on the website says ‘students’, but staff members can buy via the same link.

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