FASoS News

FASoS goes digital

As of the upcoming exam week, a few FASoS exams will be taken digitally. In period 1, three exams will be taken digitally. We expect that the number of digital exams will grow.

Students who will participate in the digital exams will receive detailed information about the digital exams this week.


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First FASoS CPD event: PBL Movie Night, on 23 October

The first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at FASoS will be the faculty’s annual PBL Movie Night on 23 October 2019, from 18.00 – 21.00. The Movie Night is worth 4 CPD hours. While aimed at colleagues who are eligible to do CPD, the Movie Night is also open to others who wish to learn more about group dynamics and tutoring in a PBL environment. Click on ‘read more’ to learn about details and how to sign up.


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Rianne Letschert ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’

On Thursday 26 September, Rianne Letschert, rector of Maastricht University, won the ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’ award (Dutch: Topvrouw van het Jaar).

She told Dagblad de Limburger that she chose to nominate herself “in order to use that position to be able to make a contribution towards the discussion about women who combine busy jobs with family life.”


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Kiran Klaus Patel & Valentina Mazzucato inaugurated at KNAW

On Monday 16 September, Kiran Patel, professor of European and global history, and Valentina Mazzucato, Professor of Globalisation & Development, were inaugurated at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Their prestigious appointment as members of the KNAW was celebrated during a festive gathering.

We would hereby like to congratulate both Kiran and Valentina on their permanent appointment!

FASoS Open Air Movie Night, on 25 September

This year FASoS celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout the year, a number of events are organised.

On Wednesday evening, 25 September (exact time t.b.a.), the iconic movie Forrest Gump will be played at the square behind the Turnzaal. Popcorn and cotton candy are provided. Make sure to bring your own drinks, blankets and inflatable chairs or beanbags. The event is open to all FASoS students and employees. Bring your UM card as identification.

FASoS welcomes Prof. Mathieu Segers

Following the end of his mandate as dean of University College Maastricht, Prof. Mathieu Segers, chair in contemporary European history and European integration, will be joining the History Department of FASoS as from 1 October 2019. As a well-known scholar on the history and pre-history of European integration, his research perfectly fits into the work of the faculty’s research programme ‘Politics and Culture in Europe’.


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Special chair ‘Limburg and Europe’ for Prof. Joep Leerssen

On 1 September, Prof. Joep Leerssen has been apppointed as special chair ‘Limburg and Europe (0,2 fte) at FASoS. The chair has been established by the Sociaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (SHCL) with the support of the Maastricht Working on Europe group. Professor Leerssen has a chair in Modern European Literature in the Department of European Studies (since 1991) at the University of Amsterdam and is recipient of the prestigious Spinoza Prize (2008).


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Christian Ernsten third at 2018-2019 UM Impact Course

FASoS researcher Christian Ernsten came in third place at the 2018-2019 UM Impact Course for his research on the history and development of the Meuse River and how this affects modern life.

Ties van de Werff and Arjan Schakel also participated in the course, next to 19 other UM researchers and two from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.


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The Maastricht Young Academy is looking for new members

As from 2020, 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 online.

Global Young Academy is looking for new members

The Global Young Academy, a truly unique international organisation of young scientists, is calling for new members: “Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.” Deadline for the Membership Call 2020: 15 September 2019, 22:00 (UTC). Anna Harris is a current member and happy for those to get in touch who are considering applying.

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