Staff’s Edition

SG lecture: Can Democracy Really Change, on Monday 10 February

This lecture by David Runciman will explore how democratic politics can adjust to a new reality without undermining the idea of democracy itself.

When: Monday 10 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6

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Motivate your students to choose a social thesis topic

Are you a thesis supervisor or tutor with a passion for social engagement? You can help!

Match Maastricht – an organisation which is part of the university that improves social cohesion between students and locals – is looking for students who write their thesis about social issues in Maastricht. Match supports students in choosing a relevant topic and finding the right people to talk to.

Spread the word to your students, or reach out for more information.

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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.

Kick-off Green Impact, on Wednesday 5 February

Do you wish to contribute to sustainability at UM? Get involved in Green Impact!

Join the kick-off event on Wednesday 5 February and choose one of the themes to work on this year:

  • International business travel
  • Nature inclusive campus
  • Sustainable events & meetings
  • Health & wellbeing in buildings on campus
  • Competencies for UM staff members on sustainability

For more information, see here.

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Data protection day

Privacy and data protection are becoming increasingly important in the digital society. Correct handling of personal data is relevant to everyone. In light of data protection day, it is worthwhile to have a closer look at data.

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Apply now for the Addison Wheeler Fellowships

Applications for the Durham University Addison Wheeler Fellowships are open. The Addison Wheeler Fellowships are designed to provide early career researchers of outstanding promise with three years to pursue original ideas, free from teaching and administrative responsibilities.

The deadline to apply is Friday 7 February. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please see here.

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Lecture Europa na de Brexit, on Thursday 6 February

In this lecture, Caroline de Gruyter discusses the consequences of Brexit on Europe. What new alliances can we expect? What countries play the ‘new game’ best? Will the Netherlands be one of these countries?

When: Thursday 6 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Franz Palmzaal, Tongersestraat 53

Please note: the lecture is in Dutch.

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MCICM organised its second experiment: The People’s Salon

The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) concluded its second experiment working together with the ‘Friends of philharmonie zuidnederland’ and designed an evening where the audience not only listened to classical music, but also to each other’s stories about that music.

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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.

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