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.

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.

CERiM awards

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) awards two prizes to appreciate efforts to integrate research and teaching, and to reward outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a 1-page document laying down the reasons why the nominee (student or staff member) made an outstanding contribution to research/teaching integration or interdisciplinary research in the field of studies on Europe.

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Dopper bottle giveaway by message in a bottle

Message in a bottle collaborated with FASoS to realise a reusable bottle giveaway. UM sponsored message in a bottle three sustainable UM Doppers, and you can win one of these!

What do you need to do?

Follow @messageinabottle_um on Instagram, share your green resolution for 2020 in your own Instagram story and tag @messageinabottle_um.

To make your life a bit easier, message in a bottle has created a template to use.

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Shoki Hayir on Student Radio Maastricht

Shoki Hayir was interviewed by Student Radio Maastricht on Wednesday 15 January. He spoke about the challenges in the Middle East, in specific Iran.

You can listen to the interview here.

FASoS students in photoshoot Robin de Puy

Photographer Robin de Puy was asked by UM’s Arts and Heritage committee to create an artwork for the Tapijnkazerne’s carré building.

For this artwork, Robin de Puy decided to photograph a diverse group of students. Among this group were two FASoS students, one from BA European Studies and one from BA Arts and Culture.

The photograph will be printed on a large sun screen, covering a 30-meter glass front. The artwork will be revealed on 2 March, when the carré building will be officially opened.

New FASoS T&L Blog post on designing atmospheres of learning

Classrooms and lecture theatres are often taken-for-granted. On 22 October 2019, colleagues and students gathered in the FASoS attic for a workshop to explore the places in which we learn and teach, and how they could be changed.

In the latest contribution to the FASoS T&L Blog, Anna Harris, Shanti Sumartojo and Sally Wyatt discuss how the sensory and design ethnography workshop made possible new considerations for thinking about learning spaces.

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Call for research participants: first generation academics

For a project on the experiences of first generation students, we are looking for students and academic staff members whose parents did not obtain a university degree. By participating in one of our focus group discussions, you will not only access free food, but also significantly contribute to the improvement of the diversity policy of the UM.

For more information, please see here.

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CAST alumn Remco Beckers interviewed by UM

Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) alumn Remco Beckers was interviewed by UM on his current position at the architecture institute Bureau Europa and on the importance of CAST to him.

Remco looks back at his time as CAST student with much joy. He says that thanks to the interdisciplinarity of the programme, he “[looks] at the world differently now; it shaped [him] as a person”.

You can read the entire interview with Remco here
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