FASoS News

BA Digital Society gets green light

The University received official confirmation from NVAO that the BA Digital Society meets all of the standards expected of a new programme. FASoS thus now has a third BA programme that will welcome students in September this year. In the report, the panel commended the course team and the Faculty for this ‘timely initiative, answering to a clear societal need, versed in a proposal of high quality’.

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Kiran Klaus Patel & Valentina Mazzucato appointed as KNAW members

Kiran Patel, professor of European and global history and Valentina Mazzucato, Professor of Globalisation & Development are both elected members of the Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). KNAW members are prominent researchers in their field, nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy. The KNAW is both a learned society and an organisation of Dutch national research institutes. Earlier this week, it appointed its new members with a membership for life. The inauguration will take place at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam on 16 September 2019.


MSc ES student nominated for prestigious thesis award

The MSc thesis by Lea Smidt, alumna of the MSc European Studies (Research), has been shortlisted among the top six theses nominated for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations).

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FASoS team brings award home from EuroSim 2019 in USA

During the EuroSim 2019 international inter-university simulation of the European Union that took place in the USA at St. John Fischer College in Rochester, NY between 28-31 March 2019, the FASoS team brought one of the 5 awards home.

Congratulations to Dominik Schmidt, second year European Studies Bachelor student, who was awarded best delegate at EuroSim 2019 for his alter-ego role.

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Care for Beira, UM Campaign for Mozambique

Maastricht University helps Universidade Católica de Moçambique (UCM) in Beira: donate and help us to raise money. From university to university. Together we can ensure that education in Mozambique can continue. If a cyclone destroys everything, you put your shoulders together.

IBAN: NL21 INGB 0653 6632 42 under the name Stichting Universiteitsfonds Limburg/SWOL referring to Care for Beira, Maastricht University.

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Vacancy BKO coordinator FASoS

Maastricht University (UM) offers a UTQ programme to all teaching staff. The faculty UTQ coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the UTQ programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS). Are you interested in teaching and learning in higher education and wants to support FASoS staff in their teaching career, please consider this position. It might be yours.

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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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