Staff’s Edition

Anna Herranz-Surrallés receives one of the three EUIA18 Best Paper Awards

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA18) is a biennial conference organised by several Brussels-based institutions. The 6th edition took place between 16 and 18 May, gathering around 350 participants. Anna Herranz-Surrallés received one of the three Best Paper awards for her paper “Paradoxes of parliamentarization in European security and defence: When politicization and integration undercut parliamentary capital”.

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Open Call Comenius teacher fellowships

Professionals in Higher Education can apply for a grant of €50,000 euro and a Comenius Teaching Fellowship for small-scale innovation in higher education. The Teaching Fellow (supported by a team of colleagues if relevant) can use the grant from the Comenius programme within the study programme for which they are responsible, such as a specific course, subject, learning pathway or skills trajectory) to implement an educational innovation project.

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Open call for Academic Coordinator of the FASoS Graduate School

The FASoS Faculty Board invites applications for the position of Graduate School (GS) Academic Coordinator for the period from 1 November 2018 to 31 August 2020. The Academic Coordinator must hold a PhD degree and be a staff member at FASoS. Applications can be sent to by Friday 20 July 2018.

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Please do not overfill the paper bins

We have noticed that sometimes the paper bins are filled with large amounts of archive documents and/or books. The paper bins are not intended for these large amounts of paper. The cleaning staff cannot carry the heavy weight.

Please use the large paper bins in the courtyard of GG90-92 if you need to get rid of large amounts of paper. Thank you for your cooperation.

BA ES alumna wins CES 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize

Evelin Rizzo, alumna of the BA European Studies, has been awarded the CES’s 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize by the Council for European Studies. Evelin received the prize for an essay based on her bachelor thesis, which analyses the impact of air pollution on the interest of international students to migrate to the European Union. The CES Undergraduate Project Prize recognizes talented undergraduate students in the field of European Studies.

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Important Decisions and announcements FB meetings June 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 6 and 20 June.


  • The Faculty Board agreed to implement a short procedure with regard to transferring to another research programme by academic staff.
  • The Board decided on the five applications for RSF-/VSF-funding.
  • The ‘FASoS Assessment Policy 2018-2019’ was adopted.

Ruud Hendriks interviewed in Austrian newspaper Kurier

Ruud Hendriks was interviewed, together with Magdalena Schamberger, in a series on dementia by Axel Halbhuber in the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’.

Hendriks was in Vienna at the occasion of the Health Care Clowning International Meeting (April 4-6), where he talked about the ethics of elder-clowning for an audience of 400 healthcare clowns from over 50 countries in the Opening plenary with Michael Christensen, Sue Morisson, and Giora Seeliger.

Introducing: Adam Dixon

My name is Adam Dixon. I joined FASoS as Associate Professor of Globalization and Development in the GTD group on 1 January 2018. I am a political economist with an interest in understanding the relationship between the state and the economy, with a specific focus on state-controlled investment funds known conventionally as sovereign wealth funds.

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Summer opening times Front Office FASoS

During July and August 2018 the Front Office has adjusted Summer opening times.

The Front Office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00.

During the Introduction week, from 27 -31 August, the Front Office will only be open between 13.30-16.00.

Have a nice summer!

UM Vidi workshops 2018 – new registration procedure

Do you have between 3-8 years of experience since your PhD, have a good track record and are you looking for funding for your research ideas? Are you (planning on) writing a Vidi proposal to submit in October 2018? Could you use some feedback and discussions with experts (and fellow applicants)? Do you want to discuss the best way to present your CV or any other part of your proposal?

Then Vidi workshops could be of interest for you!

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