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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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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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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Toast on Vici for Raf and KNAW memberships of Kiran and Valentina, on 18 June

In the past couple of months the faculty has reached a couple of new milestones in the field of research. Raf de Bont has been awarded a Vici grant and Valentina Mazzucato and Kiran Patel have both been elected as members of the KNAW.

We would therefore like to invite you for ‘vlaai’ (cake) on Tuesday 18 June at 15.00 in the coffee room, Grote Gracht 90-92.

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Register now for the FASoS Education Day, on 25 June

On Tuesday 25 June, the FASoS Education Day 2019 will take place at the StayOkay Maastricht (Maasboulevard 101). See the full programme below.

Online registration is now open.

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Schuman Lecture: The Wrong Lessons from History, on 13 May

Ian Buruma will re-examine George Santayana’s cliché about “having to learn from history” by looking at the various lessons people have drawn from World War Two. Great institutions, and many good intentions, were born from the catastrophe of war.

Schuman lecture. Free entrance.

Speaker: Ian Buruma, writer and historian.

When: Monday 13 May, 20.00
Where: Franz Palm Lecture Hall, Tongersestraat 53

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SG Talkshow: LET’S TALK about Your Future in Europe, on 15 May

With the European elections coming up, it’s time to reflect on the future of young people in Europe. It’s time to step forward and talk about this. It’s your future!

Studium Generale Talkshow. Free entrance.

Several speakers, including Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Patrick Bijsmans (FASoS).

When: Wednesday 15 May, 20.00
Where: Muziekgieterij, Boschstraat 7

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PhD Defence Daniel Stinksy on 17 May

Daniel Stinsky will defend his PhD dissertation ‘Sisyphus’ Palace; The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 1947-60’ in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, on Friday 17 May 2019 at 12.00. You are cordially invited to attend. Daniel’s supervisors are Prof K. Patel, Dr N. Randeraad and Dr V. Lagendijk.

The defence will be followed by a reception in the Refter. Please confirm attendance of the defence ceremony and reception with Daniel.

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