FASoS News

The winner of the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 is…

With two ideas ending in a shared first place, the award committee is happy to announce the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 winners:

Joeri Bruyninckx and Bernike Pasveer, assistant professors at the Department of Social Sciences, with their idea “Books of fiction: a common library of works of literary fiction in a common room” and Simone Gavazzi, Bachelor Arts and Culture student, with his idea “Chess Table”.

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Winners of the FASoS Education Award 2019

During the Education Day 2019, which took place on 25 June, two tutors received the FASoS Education Prize 2019. Maud Oostindie won the prize for the bachelor’s programme Arts and Culture and Robin Schormans for the bachelor’s programme European Studies.

Congratulations Maud and Robin!

The Maastricht Young Academy is looking for new FASoS members

From 2020 onwards the Maastricht Young Academy is looking for two new members from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Are you an enthusiastic young and dynamic researcher, open to the world outside your own research topic? Join us and apply before 16 September via the application form.

More information can be found in the form and on the MYA website.

Research Master ES alumna Lea Smidt wins thesis award

Lea Smidt, alumna 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).

Lea received the prestigious award for his thesis on: ‘Can Civil Society be Socially Engineered? The Influence of EU Democracy Aid on Civic Participation in Africa’. The prize was awarded at the Politicologenetmaal at Antwerp University on 13 June.

Results Elections Faculty and University Council

Last week the results of the 2019 elections for the Faculty and University Council were made public. The following colleagues have been elected for the Faculty Council: Karlijn Haagsman, Amanda Kluveld, John Parkinson, Luana Russo and Simon Vogel. Sjaak Koenis and Pia Harbers will continue to represent us at the University Council.

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Achievements of the FASoS Green Impact team 2018/19

Green Impact 2018/19 is coming to an end and it is the occasion to look back to the actions and initiatives implemented by the FASoS Green Impact team led by Sjoerd, Silvija, Eliza, John, Zahar, Vincent, Manon, Jana, Timothé and Charlotte.

The first and more impactful action is without a doubt the setting up of the Kerosene Tax and the ECI project in order to impose a regular tax on intra European flights.

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Lea Beiermann shortlisted for Thesis Award

Lea Beiermann is one of the three remaining candidates for the 2019 Gewina-Descartes-Huygens Thesis Award.

This prize is given triannually to the best MA thesis in the History of Science and Universities written in the Netherlands and Belgium. A four-member jury made the selection out of 18 submissions. The award will be handed to the winner on 21 June at the Gewina Woudschoten Conference.

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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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