Staff’s Edition

Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier interviewed by ScienceGuide

Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier are interviewed by the national online platform ScienceGuide. Both have a very different view on digitalisation and would like to use this to make students think about the societal implications of big data and artificial intelligence. The full interview is available online (in Dutch).

Picture: Sacha Ruland

Keuzegids Bachelors 2019: same places for FASoS

On 15 November, the annual Keuzegids Bachelors was published. European Studies became first again in their category and Arts & Culture fourth, both with an overall score of 58.

About the Keuzegids

An independent editorial team at the Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie (Centre for Higher Education Information) compiles the annual Keuzegids as a guide for prospective students.


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Have you seen the latest FASoS vlogs?

Our Bachelor European studies student Alice is currently on her exchange semester in Hong Kong. During her time abroad she vlogs about her experiences as an exchange student.

Her vlogs are available on the FASoS Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Stay tuned because there are more vlogs to come!

Pulling at academic teaching and research: WOinAction, on 26 November

What is the future of academic teaching and research in The Netherlands?

On Monday 26 November, from 20.00-21.30, a discussion evening will be organised in the framework of WOinAction, at the Statenzaal (C1.302) Faculty of Law, Bouillonstraat 1-3.


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Green Impact Maastricht University 2018 successfully started

A number of 84 employees and students have signed up for the Green Impact Programme, something that we are very proud of! This includes a FASoS team: Soylent Green. However, we are still looking for other sustainability contributors (staff and students), who help us through the Green Impact Programme to spread sustainability across the UM and who are capable of beating the Board of Executives from their first Green Impact Programme position…


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FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 awarded

The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Vivian van Saaze, Kiran Klaus Patel (chair) and Klaartje Peters, decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 to Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets for their research and strategic interventions regarding the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation in the Netherlands.


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PhD Defence Paulina Bury, on 6 December

Paulina Bury will defend her PhD dissertation ‘Cooperation and competition in highly skilled migration policy in the European Union. Analysing the policy cycle of the Blue Card directive’ in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, on Thursday December 6 at 14.00. Paulina’s supervisors are Prof. Tannelie Blom and Prof. Maarten Vink. The defence will be followed by a reception in the Refter. Please confirm attendance of the defence ceremony and reception with Paulina herself.


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UM Societal Engagement Event, on November 27

You are invited to take part in a UM-wide Societal Engagement Event on Tuesday 27 November, from 12.00 – 17.30. The event will offer presentations and workshops to make you more familiar with the concept of societal engagement and to give you tools, tips and tricks to become socially engaged.

Entrance is free, but registration is necessary. Please register online.


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Register now for the FASoS Christmas Party, on 19 December

The Faculty Board warmly invites you, your partner and children to our annual Christmas party on Wednesday 19 December from 16.00 till 21.00 in the Turnzaal. Because we would like to know how many people will come, we kindly ask you to register before Friday 7 December.

If you have any questions please contact Armand Schoonbrood.

We hope to see you all on 19 December!

In memoriam: Leo Primozic

Last Saturday, our former colleague Leo Primozic passed away at the age of 66. Leo was the FASoS HR advisor between 2001 and 2008. He successively worked at Maastricht University for FHML, Facility Services and the Maastricht University Office (MUO).

Leo retired in 2017. Due to several unexpected health problems, he was unfortunately not able to enjoy his retirement for very long. Our thoughts are with Leo’s family.


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