FASoS News

Results Keuzegids Masters 2019 online: two top programmes at FASoS

According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. At FASoS, two programmes have been labelled Top Programmes: the research masters European Studies (ES) and Cultures of Arts, Sciences and Technology (CAST).

See the full results on the website of the ‘Keuzegids’ (only available in Dutch).

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Open calls for various (Graduate) Programme Committee members

There are several open calls available for (Graduate) Programme Committee members. The open calls are available on the FASoS Staff intranet.

See the links below for the individual calls (login at MyUM first):

  1. Chair MA Europe and a Globalising World
  2. Three General Members MA Europe and a Globalising World
  3. General Member MA Arts & Culture
  4. General Member Media, Technology & Innovation
  5. Chair BA Digital Society
  6. General Member BA Digital Society

Information session for teaching on BA Digital Society, on 22 March

After the successful accreditation of the BA Digital Society, we are looking for people to contribute to the teaching of the programme.

Attached is a short overview of the courses that will be offered to our new first year students. If you would like to find out more, come along to an information session on Friday 22 March, 12.00-13.00 in GG90-92, room D1.08.

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Accreditation BA Digital Society: Positive visit

On Wednesday 27 February 2019, an international committee visited FASoS to evaluate the BA Digital Society (BA DS) for the NVAO initial accreditation. The committee met with the Faculty Board, the team who designed all of the first year course material, new staff working on questions related to digital transformations, and representatives from the Board of Examiners. Many more colleagues were involved behind the scenes.

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NWO Vici grant for Raf de Bont

Raf de Bont received a €1,500,00 Vici grant for his research project ‘Moving animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century.’

Launch: Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers by Dorina Baltag

The project ‘Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers’, led by Dr. Dorina Baltag, was launched on Wednesday 27 February. This event took the form of a panel discussion where speakers shared their knowledge and personal experiences on the issue of dealing with uncertainty that early-career researchers face when they want to enter the labour market.

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Vacancy Programme Director CAST

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to the content and organisation of the programme? Are you a dedicated and inspirational teacher and committed to the educational practices at FASoS? Do you have a vision on how to provide bachelor education for today’s students? If so, consider applying for the following vacancy: Programme Director of the Research Master CAST.

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Save the date: Turnzaal meeting for all FASoS staff, on Wednesday 3 April

A lot has happened since the launch of our Strategic Plan in September 2016. So we propose to briefly look back on the main achievements in the past 2,5 years and discuss with you the further steps ahead. We therefore invite you to join us in the Turnzaal on Wednesday 3 April, from 13.00-14.00. We will kick off with a short presentation, followed by a discussion.

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Dorina Baltag wins Diversity & Inclusivity Grant

During the first round of competition for the UM grants on Diversity & Inclusivity, Dr. Dorina Baltag has been awarded with the Grant for her project “Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers”. This award encourages innovative activities promoting diversity, inclusion and equity, complementing UM’s broader institutional efforts in D&I policy ‘Diversity at the Core’.

Use the online form to register for the project activities.

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EU COFUND project ‘LIMES’ granted: 6 new PhD candidates at FASoS

The interfaculty Marie Curie COFUND proposal ‘LIMES’ is granted. UCM, SBE and FoL joined forces to set up this doctoral programme under the lead of FASoS. LIMES is aiming to recruit 13 PhD candidates at UM, of which 6 at FASoS. It is centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Challenges for Europe and the World’. LIMES– a Latin word that highlights the programme’s focus on moveable borders – is coordinated by CERiM.

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