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Results Warm Sweater Day 2018

On 2 February 2018, 243.022 people joined the Warm Sweater Day. On this national energy saving day they turned down the heaters one degree Celsius.
Maastricht University participated as well. Our goal was to save 6% energy, so 6% CO2 emission. Our real emission on 2 February was 1708 kg/CO2 and that equals a 19% CO2 reduction!

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Important decisions and announcements FB meetings January 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 10 and 24 January.

• The Faculty Board has decided on the three research proposals which will be submitted in the framework of NWO PhDs in the Humanities.

• The Board approved the requests for registration as an external PhD candidate from Ilias Alami (supervised by among others Leonie Cornips) and Kathleen Gregory (Sally Wyatt is one of her supervisors).

Pension Information Sessions in 2018

This year will see the return of UM’s series of information sessions on pension options. Separate sessions will be held for employees aged 59 and over, which will focus specifically on the particular questions this age group may have.

UM employees that wish to find out more about the options available to them under the current pension scheme can attend one of the following information sessions:

  • March 12 (Dutch)
  • April 9 (English)
  • 1 November (Dutch)

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Bachelor’s Open Day on 24 February

Our next  Bachelor’s Open Day will take place on Saturday 24 February. This will be the opportunity for prospective bachelor’s students to find out what it is like to study at FASoS and Maastricht University.
Do not hesitate to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in a bachelor’s study at Maastricht University. Prospective students can register here.

MUSTS Colloquium: Reconceptualising Privacy Protection, on 28 February

MUSTS Colloquium: ‘Reconceptualising privacy protection for the 21st century’
Speaker: Bert-Jaap Koops, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
When: Wednesday 28 February, 15.30-17.00
Where: Attic, Grote Gracht 80-82

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Update on smoking areas at FASoS

Last year, FASoS has introduced a new smoking policy. The designated smoking areas have now slightly changed, as it is no longer allowed to smoke in front of the Grote Gracht 76 building. This way people can walk in and out and in front of the building without having to go through smoke.
We would like to ask the FASoS community (staff and students) to contribute to making FASoS a comfortable place for everyone.

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Historical debate: Living in Your Own Bubble: choice or destiny?, on 4 March

The annual LGOG (Koninklijk Limburgs Geschied- en Oudheidkundig Genootschap) historical debate will take place on 4 March with the theme ‘Living in Your Own Bubble: choise or destiny?’.

When: Sunday 4 March, 13.30
Where: Centre Ceramique
Entrance: free
Panellists: Petra Quaedvlieg, Johan van de Beek, Judith Möller and Angélique Janssens

Workshop: Literature, fieldwork, and the social sciences, on 13-14 March

Workshop: Literature, fieldwork, and the social sciences

Where: Spiegelzaal, Grote Gracht 80-82
When: 13-14 March 2018, 11.00-18.00

Please register by 4 March by sending your name, affiliation and day(s) you will attend to with the subject ‘Workshop March’.

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Are you going to vote on 21 March?

Did you know that around 15.000 out of the 25.000 international residents of Maastricht have the privilege to vote for a new City Council during the municipal elections on 21 March 2018? Learn more about the municipal elections and have the opportunity to talk to political parties who will be standing in the municipal elections during the ‘Let’s Catch Up to vote‘ on Saturday 3 March, organised by the Holland Expat Center South. Please register beforehand.

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Call for Applications: Jean Monnet Network Summer School, 15-28 July

The EU Centre, together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism (JMN-CMM), are organising a 2-week Summer Programme in Brussels and Jakarta in July 2018 to introduce students to the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Applications for the Summer Programme are now open. The deadline for applications for the programme and the scholarship is 30 March.

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