Staff’s Edition

VSBfonds research grant for Joop de Jong and his team

The research project on Community Arts, commissioned by Burgerkracht Limburg and Huis voor de Kunsten Limburg and led by Joop de Jong, has received an extra grant from the VSBfonds.

VSBfonds is one of the biggest private endowment funds in the Netherlands, annually contributing EUR 26 million to a society in which everybody feels included, is able to fully participate and experience self-development.

EDLunch: Problems with the problem, on 28 May

Join the EDLunch ‘Problems with the problem: A reflection on ‘problems’ in PBL task design for the humanities’ presented by Sven Schaepkens.

This session for UM teaching staff takes place at EDLAB, TAPX (Building X, Sint Hubertuslaan), room 0.16 and includes lunch. The session is in English. The presentation with questions usually lasts from 12.00 – 13.00 and for those interested in discussing or networking for longer there will be time until 13.30.

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Open consultation hour accreditation panel BA and MA Arts & Culture

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2019 a panel will visit FASoS to review the quality of the programmes BA AC and MA AC (Arts & Heritage; Art, Literature & Society; Politics & Society). The panel will organise an open consultation hour on Friday 14 June. If you would like to speak to the panel, please read below.

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Maarten Vink and Sally Wyatt in De Limburger

Maarten Vink was interviewed in De Limburger to comment on a plea for regional and national voting rights for non-citizen residents in the Netherlands. In the same article, Sally Wyatt’s recent op-ed arguing that the tie to a nationality clashes with the basic reasoning of the democratic system was cited.

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Concert of the Kazakh State Quartet, on 16 May

The national Quartet of Kazakhstan is coming to Maastricht, to launch their Benelux Tour! The Cellebroederskapel is a beautifull chapel up the road from FASoS where the concert will take place.

The concert is organised by the charity organisation: Stichting Spring Youth, which is set up by FASoS students. The foundation will donate all earnings to a fund that aims to educate underpriviliged youth.

Entry price: €15, with student card €10. Tickets can be bought at the door or via email:

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Join the Maastricht Student Debate 2019, on 22 May

Established political parties and their older candidates received most attention in campaigns for the European elections. But why not instead give a voice to our young generation, people who will be actually impacted the most?

In cooperation with FASoS, the 89 Generation Initiative Maastricht invites you to join the Student Maastricht Debate 2019 and debate about our future. Be there on Wednesday 22 May, 20.00, Franz Palm Lecture Hall (SBE).

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Young. Stressed. Depressed. Burned Out. Round table conversation, on 29 May

We all know it, from experience and/or from friends and colleagues around us: mental health issues as a result of the impossibly complex demands and expectations put before us: to be beautiful, smart, fast, fit to compete, everywhere at the same time. Strangely, although external forces are often blamed, solutions are invariably sought on the individual level: we need to learn how to cope.

Wednesday 29 May, 19.30. Lumiere Cinema.

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Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 2019

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open as of today, Thursday 16 May. Download the calls below for more information and use one of the applicable application forms to submit your proposal by Thursday 6 June 2019, 12.00 hours to

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EDLAB teach-meet on Student well-being, on 4 June

You are invited to join our upcoming teach-meet, focusing on Student well-being, on Tuesday 4 June from 15.30-17.00 in the EDLAB common room. Sign up via

During the teach-meet a couple of UM colleagues will address the issue from both a teacher -and student-guidance perspective. Do we for instance see a different performance culture amongst students? Do students perceive more stress?

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Faculty Office closed on Thursday 23 May

Due to a team event the entire Faculty Office will be closed on Thursday 23 May 2019.

This means there will be no visiting/opening hours for the Front Office, Exam Administration Office, International Relations Office, and Board of Examiners and the student advisors.

If you need to contact a support staff member in case of an extremely urgent matter please report to the reception at Grote Gracht 90-92.

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