FASoS News

So FASoS: the new student association @ FASoS

So FASoS is the new study association at the Faculty. We organise all the events, exam prep sessions, excursions and more! We have four teams: Events, Education, Excursions and Marketing.

Are you interested in joining one of our teams? Send us your cv & motivational letter by 14 September. More information is available on our website sofasos.org & Facebook page So FASoS.

BA ES alumna wins CES 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize

Evelin Rizzo, alumna of the BA European Studies, has been awarded the CES’s 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize by the Council for European Studies. Evelin received the prize for an essay based on her bachelor thesis, which analyses the impact of air pollution on the interest of international students to migrate to the European Union. The CES Undergraduate Project Prize recognizes talented undergraduate students in the field of European Studies.


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Summer opening times Front Office FASoS

During July and August 2018 the Front Office has adjusted Summer opening times.

The Front Office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00.

During the Introduction week, from 27 -31 August, the Front Office will only be open between 13.30-16.00.

Have a nice summer!

FASoS Education Award 2018 winners announced

During the FASoS education day on Wednesday 6 June, the FASoS Education Award 2018 was presented. This year the BA European Studies prize was awarded to Anke van Wier. There were two winners at the BA Arts and Culture, Amanda Kluveld and Darryl Cressman.

We congratulate Amanda, Darryl and Anke with their prize!

Vidi grant for Tamar Sharon

NWO has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800.000 euro to six experienced UM researchers: Dr. Tamar Sharon (FASoS ), Prof. Caroline Goukens, Prof. Olivier Marie and Dr. Annelies Renders (all SBE) and Prof. Bart Rutten and Dr. Judith Sluimer (both FHML/MUMC+). The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.

Sharon’s research is about The Googlization of health and the common good.


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Research Master ES alumnus Hayo Raaphorst wins thesis award

Hayo Raaphorst, alumnus of the MSc European Studies (Research), has been awarded the Daniel Heinsius Prize for the best MA thesis in political science (by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations). Hayo received the prestigious award for his thesis on: ‘Countering the Realist Narrative on Common Diplomacy Coordination: A Political-Historical Analysis of European Political Cooperation, 1970-1986’.


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The winner of the Tiny Innovation Award is…

With pleasure the award committee announces that the first winner of the Tiny Innovation Award is…

Ragna Zeiss, assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences,

with her ‘best small idea for a big improvement’ of purchasing equipment for playing table tennis outdoors.


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Common room SBE in GG76S available for FASoS staff and students

Thanks to a collaboration with SBE, the common room in GG76s (the building next to GG80-82, street side) is also available for FASoS staff and students from this week onwards. The common room is open on weekdays from 8.30 – 18.00.

In the new academic year students from FASoS and SBE will start a project to further improve the atmosphere in the room (e.g. by placing new furniture).


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Two Research Master ES students nominated for thesis award

The MSc theses by Nora Kökce and Hayo Raaphorst, alumni of the MSc European Studies (Research), have been shortlisted among the top six theses nominated for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations). Congratulations to Nora and Hayo and their respective supervisors Dr Luana Russo and Dr Vincent Lagendijk!


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Peter Peters appointed Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at UM

On 1 September 2018, Peter Peters will be officially appointed as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at Maastricht University and will stand at the helm of the newly-founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). The MCICM is set to become an interdisciplinary research institute that will support revitalising developments in the classical music sector.

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