Staff’s Edition

Ties van de Werff interviewed in Dutch newspaper Trouw

Ties van de Werff has been interviewed by the Dutch newspaper Trouw on his PhD thesis ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain’. Read the interview online which has been published on 8 May.

Peter Peters appointed Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at UM

On 1 September 2018, Peter Peters will be officially appointed as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at Maastricht University and will stand at the helm of the newly-founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). The MCICM is set to become an interdisciplinary research institute that will support revitalising developments in the classical music sector.

Register for the FASoS Education Day on 6 June

The FASoS Education Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday 6 June in the Turnzaal. During this day we will discuss several issues: the role of digitalisation in our teaching, the ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’, innovations in teaching and internationalisation. There will also be news from the BA Digital Society, the Board of Examiners and the Assessment Committee. A more detailed programme will follow soon. Please register online.

UM Veni/Vidi information session, on 29 May

Are you (planning on) writing a Veni or Vidi proposal to submit in August 2018 respectively in October 2018? Could you use some extra information and tips from experts? Then attend the UM Veni/Vidi information session on Tuesday 29 May from 13.00 – 15.00. Please register online.


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Peter Peters interviewed by Dutch radio 4

Peter Peters has been interviewed by the Dutch radio station ‘Radio 4’ in the programme Podium on his appointment as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music and the newly founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM).

UM Information session ‘Changes in NWO funding instruments’, on 4 June

Are you interested in the recent developments at the NWO, in particular the changes of funding instruments within the Social Sciences and Humanities domain? Please feel welcome to join our afternoon information session (14.00 – 16.00) on Monday 4 June. Please register online by 22 May.


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Vacancy: General Member FASoS Board of Examiners

Are you interested in the teaching and assessment practices at FASoS? Would you like to take part in the quality assurance of the FASoS assessment policy and examinations? Do you have the educational experience and procedural sensitivity that enables you to formulate balanced judgments and recommendations? Then consider the vacancy for General Member of the FASoS Board of Examiners (BoE).


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Follow-up Research Assessment 2017

As communicated before, our research institute received a very positive result in the 2017 research assessment exercise (three times ‘very good’ for research quality, the link to society, and the viability of the research institute). The Executive Board of our university has in the meantime approved the response by the FASoS Faculty Board to the recommendations that we received.


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MUSTS Colloquium, on 23 May

MUSTS Colloquium: discussing ‘Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings’

Raf de Bont, Joeri Bruyninckx, Jens Lachmund & Miriam Meissner

Wednesday 23 May, 15.30 – 17.00,
GG 80-82, Attic

This MUSTS meeting will be an Authors-meet-Critics session on Raf de Bont’s and Jens Lachmund’s book Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings (Routledge, 2017). Joeri Bruyninckx and Miriam Meissner will act as commentators.


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SG Lecture: The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi, on 24 May

SG Lecture: ‘The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi‘ by Irwin Iradukunda, LGBT activist from Burundi.

Thursday 24 May, 20.00. Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2. Free entrance.

In April 2009, Burundi has codified homophobia, institutionalising stigma and discrimination against the LGBT community. Violation of the Article 567 of the Penal Code can lead to a sentence of two years in prison.


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