FASoS News

Choose your christmas gift

Ho Ho Ho, it’s that time of year again: Christmas is coming. You may love or hate the build-up, but we’re already making preparations.

This year, we’ll let you decide on a Christmas gift. You can choose between extra salary (€50 extra net pay) or various gifts and giftcards.

Please indicate your preference via this link before Thursday 21 November. If you don’t specify your choice, we will assume that you want a gift.


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Hylke Dijkstra joins Advisory Council on International Affairs

Hylke Dijkstra has been appointed to the Advisory Council on International Affairs (Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken; AIV) where he will be a member of the Standing Committee on European Integration. The AIV advises the Dutch government and parliament on all matters of foreign affairs.


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First place rankings and medals for FASoS programmes in Elsevier Ranking

In the Elsevier Best Studies 2019 ranking, the bachelor’s programmes European Studies and Arts and Culture ended up first in their category.

Within the master’s programmes the research master’s in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST) ended up first and both the research master’s European Studies (RMES) and the master’s European Studies on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) received bronze medals.


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Digital Society research day, on Friday 15 November

On Friday 15 November, the Faculty welcomes three exciting researchers who will present their own work and help us think about future research directions around ‘digitalisation’. Digital technologies not only raise all sorts of fascinating research questions, they also offer new ways of doing research.

When: Friday 15 November
Where: Attic, Grote Gracht 80-82

To help us plan the catering and other arrangements, please register here.


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Register now for the FASoS Christmas Party on 18 December

The Faculty Board warmly invites you, your partner and children to our annual Christmas party on Wednesday 18 December from 16.00 – 21.00 in the Turnzaal.

Because we would like to know how many people will come, we kindly ask you to register before Friday 6 December.

If you have any questions please contact Armand Schoonbrood: aamj.schoonbrood@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

We hope to see you all on 18 December!

Raf De Bont wins Dr Hendrik Muller Prize

Raf De Bont has been awarded the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize of the KNAW. This prize is a two-yearly award for a mid-career researcher, who has made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences.

At the occasion of the prize ceremony, which will take place on 12 December at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam, Raf will organise a symposium entitled ‘Nature: A view from the humanities’.

FASoS goes digital

As of the upcoming exam week, a few FASoS exams will be taken digitally. In period 1, three exams will be taken digitally. We expect that the number of digital exams will grow.

Students who will participate in the digital exams will receive detailed information about the digital exams this week.


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First FASoS CPD event: PBL Movie Night, on 23 October

The first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at FASoS will be the faculty’s annual PBL Movie Night on 23 October 2019, from 18.00 – 21.00. The Movie Night is worth 4 CPD hours. While aimed at colleagues who are eligible to do CPD, the Movie Night is also open to others who wish to learn more about group dynamics and tutoring in a PBL environment. Click on ‘read more’ to learn about details and how to sign up.


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Rianne Letschert ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’

On Thursday 26 September, Rianne Letschert, rector of Maastricht University, won the ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’ award (Dutch: Topvrouw van het Jaar).

She told Dagblad de Limburger that she chose to nominate herself “in order to use that position to be able to make a contribution towards the discussion about women who combine busy jobs with family life.”


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Kiran Klaus Patel & Valentina Mazzucato inaugurated at KNAW

On Monday 16 September, Kiran Patel, professor of European and global history, and Valentina Mazzucato, Professor of Globalisation & Development, were inaugurated at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Their prestigious appointment as members of the KNAW was celebrated during a festive gathering.

We would hereby like to congratulate both Kiran and Valentina on their permanent appointment!

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