FASoS News

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 research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl by Friday 20 July 2018.


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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.

Decisions

  • 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.

FASoS Education Award 2018 winners announced

During the FASoS education day on Wednesday 6 June, the FASoS Education Award 2018 was presented. This year the BA European Studies prize was awarded to Anke van Wier. There were two winners at the BA Arts and Culture, Amanda Kluveld and Darryl Cressman.

We congratulate Amanda, Darryl and Anke with their prize!

Important Decisions and announcements FB meetings May 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 9 and 23 May.

Decisions

  • The Faculty Board, after hearing the Educational Programme Committees concerned and the Faculty Council, appointed two new chairs: Gergana Noutcheva will chair the Undergraduate Programme Committee European Studies, and Georgi Verbeeck will chair the Graduate Programme Committee Arts and Culture as of 1 September 2018.


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Vidi grant for Tamar Sharon

NWO has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800.000 euro to six experienced UM researchers: Dr. Tamar Sharon (FASoS ), Prof. Caroline Goukens, Prof. Olivier Marie and Dr. Annelies Renders (all SBE) and Prof. Bart Rutten and Dr. Judith Sluimer (both FHML/MUMC+). The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.

Sharon’s research is about The Googlization of health and the common good.


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Research Master ES alumnus Hayo Raaphorst wins thesis award

Hayo Raaphorst, alumnus of the MSc European Studies (Research), has been awarded the Daniel Heinsius Prize for the best MA thesis in political science (by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations). Hayo received the prestigious award for his thesis on: ‘Countering the Realist Narrative on Common Diplomacy Coordination: A Political-Historical Analysis of European Political Cooperation, 1970-1986’.


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The winner of the Tiny Innovation Award is…

With pleasure the award committee announces that the first winner of the Tiny Innovation Award is…

Ragna Zeiss, assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences,

with her ‘best small idea for a big improvement’ of purchasing equipment for playing table tennis outdoors.


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Common room SBE in GG76S available for FASoS staff and students

Thanks to a collaboration with SBE, the common room in GG76s (the building next to GG80-82, street side) is also available for FASoS staff and students from this week onwards. The common room is open on weekdays from 8.30 – 18.00.

In the new academic year students from FASoS and SBE will start a project to further improve the atmosphere in the room (e.g. by placing new furniture).


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New name for TSS: Department of Society Studies

The former department of Technology and Society Studies (TSS) has changed its name into Department of Society Studies (DSS). The new name fits better with the broad expertise in social studies of science, globalisation, technology, medicine, migration, innovation and more. It also better aligns with the matrix structure of FASoS.

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