FASoS News

FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 awarded

The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Vivian van Saaze, Kiran Klaus Patel (chair) and Klaartje Peters, decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 to Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets for their research and strategic interventions regarding the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation in the Netherlands.

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In memoriam: Leo Primozic

Last Saturday, our former colleague Leo Primozic passed away at the age of 66. Leo was the FASoS HR advisor between 2001 and 2008. He successively worked at Maastricht University for FHML, Facility Services and the Maastricht University Office (MUO).

Leo retired in 2017. Due to several unexpected health problems, he was unfortunately not able to enjoy his retirement for very long. Our thoughts are with Leo’s family.

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Competition: we want your art in FASoS tutorial rooms

We would like the people of FASoS to help us decorate the tutorial rooms. Anyone can chip in and multiple people will be selected. This includes students, staff and supporting staff.

Send in your ideas to studentrep@maastrichtuniversity.nl or to our Facebook page. The deadline is 27 January 2019.

See the announcement for more details.

Let your creative side run wild and don’t forget to have fun with it!

In Memoriam: Ingrid Regout

Early this week, we received the sad news that our former colleague Ingrid Regout passed away in the night of 28 October. Ingrid joined the faculty in 2003 as master admissions officer and she retired from FASoS in December 2012.

The funeral service will take place this Saturday, 3 November, 11.00 at the church of Sint-Pieter op de Berg (Ursulinenweg, Maastricht).

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Open application call for Programme Director of MA Arts & Heritage

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to content and organisation of the Masters programme Arts & Heritage? If so, consider applying for the position of Programme Director of this programme. The focus of the programme is the interdisciplinary study of cultural practices, and of the different ways arts and heritage are available and functioning in society.

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Three FASoS programmes first place in Elsevier Ranking

In the Elsevier Best Studies 2018 ranking, both 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.

The Elsevier ranking is based on the National Student Survey (NSE).

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Get your staff picture taken in October

It is time for the yearly staff picture update. If you would like a (new) picture taken please join us during one of the following days:

  • Tuesday 9 October between 13.00 – 14.30
  • Thursday 11 October between 15.30 – 16.30
  • Monday 22 October between 12.30 – 13.30

It will only take 5 minutes of your time. You can indicate your availability via Doodle or via email at communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl. You will receive a confirmation via Outlook with the exact time.


ES student Jan Kleinheinrich wins ESST European Undergraduate Essay Prize

Jan Kleinheinrich (bachelor’s programme European Studies) has won the 2018 ESST Prize. The prize was awarded for “Towards an Oligoopticon”, an engaging essay in which Jan addresses the contemporary socio-technical dynamics of surveillance in a globalized world. The Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually to the best paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. It is issued by the European network of ESST master’s programmes, one of which is at FASoS.
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In Memoriam – Simon Duke

In the past week, the tragic news reached us that Simon Duke, a respected scholar, colleague and friend of many of us at Maastricht University, unexpectedly passed away on 5 September. Simon worked at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) at the rank of Professor and was also a Senior Research Fellow at Maastricht University. He taught regularly in the Masters of European Public Affairs at FASoS.

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Join the FASoS anniversary committee for the 25th anniversary in 2019

In 2019, FASoS will celebrate its 25th anniversary. To plan various activities and a party an anniversary committee will be formed. Would you like to join the committee? Contact Ruben Janssen at ruben.janssen@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

If you can’t join the committee but have ideas on how to celebrate, please let Ruben know as well.

We’re looking forward to celebrating 25 years of FASoS together!

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