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Contribute to the content of the FASoS social media channels!

As of today, the new Social Media submission form is online. This means that you can submit your content for one (or more) of FASoS’ social media platforms.

Interested in how it works? Check the guidelines. Can’t wait to submit a post? Fill out the submission form.

If you have any questions, please contact

Contribute to the special Anniversary Edition of the FASoS Weekly

After summer a special Anniversary Edition of the FASoS Weekly will be published. Stay tuned to find out more about upcoming events, read a special interview with some of the pioneers of FASoS, and much more.

Do you have special memories, stories, pictures or anything else you would like to share on 25 years FASoS? Contact

The winner of the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 is…

With two ideas ending in a shared first place, the award committee is happy to announce the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 winners:

Joeri Bruyninckx and Bernike Pasveer, assistant professors at the Department of Social Sciences, with their idea “Books of fiction: a common library of works of literary fiction in a common room” and Simone Gavazzi, Bachelor Arts and Culture student, with his idea “Chess Table”.

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Maternity leave data steward Fieke Wauters

Fieke Wauters, data steward of FASoS, will be on maternity leave from 9 August onwards. She will be back part-time in December 2019 and return full time in January 2020. During her absence Erik Jansen, data management specialist of the University Library, will support all FASoS researchers with data management-related questions. You can contact Erik via mail ( or via phone (82615).

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Kiran Patel interviewed by ZDF on stepping down of Theresa May

For the programme Heute Journal of the ZDF Kiran Patel was interviewed after the announcement that Theresa May would step down as Prime Minister.

The full interview (in German) is available online.

Winners of the FASoS Education Award 2019

During the Education Day 2019, which took place on 25 June, two tutors received the FASoS Education Prize 2019. Maud Oostindie won the prize for the bachelor’s programme Arts and Culture and Robin Schormans for the bachelor’s programme European Studies.

Congratulations Maud and Robin!

Comenius call teaching and senior fellows

The 2020 call for the Comenius education grants is out! Comenius funds teaching innovation projects in higher education and enable professionals in higher education to implement their ideas in practice. It focuses on excellence in education, and is intended to stimulate education careers.

You are invited to apply for the teaching and senior fellowships. If interested in the senior ones, please contact Joost Dijkstra and/or Merle Achten.

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The European Parliament Elections of 2019

50 authors from 30 different countries, and available exactly one month after the 2019 European Parliament election night.

Edited by Lorenzo De Sio, Mark N. Franklin and Luana Russo for CISE-LUISS University Press (with the cooperation of Maastricht University), “The European Parliament Elections of 2019” is now available as a free download.

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FASoS writing workshop leads to photoessay in popular food/art magazine

Last year Simon Clews ran a number of interactive writing workshops for FASoS staff, PhD students and the Maastricht Young Academy. During the workshops participants wrote pitches for non-academic publications and worked on social media/public presentations.

One of the successful outcomes of the workshop is a photo essay by Anna Harris this month in the food/art magazine The Gourmand, which started as a pitch during a workshop writing exercise.

The Maastricht Young Academy is looking for new FASoS members

From 2020 onwards the Maastricht Young Academy is looking for two new members from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Are you an enthusiastic young and dynamic researcher, open to the world outside your own research topic? Join us and apply before 16 September via the application form.

More information can be found in the form and on the MYA website.

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