Call for Applications: Jean Monnet Network Summer School, 15-28 July

The EU Centre, together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism (JMN-CMM), are organising a 2-week Summer Programme in Brussels and Jakarta in July 2018 to introduce students to the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Applications for the Summer Programme are now open. The deadline for applications for the programme and the scholarship is 30 March.

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Arts & Culture alumna new Director Telecom, Transport and Mail at ACM

The Authority Consumer & Market (Autoriteit Consument & Markt – ACM) has appointed Annemarie Sipkes as the new director Telecom, transport and mail as of 16 April. Spikes is an alumna of the bachelor Arts & Culture (CWS) and Economics at Maastricht University.

Reminder: EDview survey now open

Can you spare 7 minutes of your time? This is your chance to contribute to shaping the future of education at our university. Please complete the EDview survey, in which we ask all UM students and staff for their opinion on the current state of education at our university, and where we should move towards in the future. The survey is open until March 4.
Thank you for your contribution!

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Special treat from Mosaïek: the Mosaïek Advent Calendar

To kick off this holiday season, Mosaïek Magazine has a special treat for you: A Mosaïek Advent Calendar! Mosaïek Magazine will be releasing one article, poem, short story, on a daily basis, to fill up its blog section. This will be done in the way you opened one little gift every day from your advent calendar when you were a child.

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FASoS alumnus appointed as Economy Minister Lithuania

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite on Monday appointed Virginijus Sinkevicius, chairman of the parliamentary Economic Committee and a member of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union, as the country’s economy minister. Sinkevicius holds a master’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University, FASoS. At 27, he will become the youngest minister in Lithuania’s post-independence history.

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Submit nominations for J.C. Baak Prize 2017

The Board of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences will offer the J.C. Baak Prize 2017 of € 2,000, – to a student who has written a master thesis in one or more of the following areas of science: philosophy, jurisprudence, political science, international relations, sociology. Please submit your nominations to the Secretary of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences, Prof A. Soeteman by Sunday 31 December 2017.


Good and creative PBL practices wanted!

We are looking for members of FASoS teaching staff who use a creative PBL format and would like to share that with the rest of the UM teaching community. The idea is to record a short, 3 minute clip, in which you explain your practice. A collection of recorded creative PBL practices may be featured on the EDLAB website and used for teacher training (UTQ/BKO) as well as the UM PBL MOOC.
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Launch new Student Intranet

As of today all FASoS students will have access to the new Student Intranet, which will replace FASoS Study Information. The new Student Intranet will be the one-stop location for all students to access all study related information such as the course registration procedure, the education and examination regulations, binding study advice, the exam schedules etc. 
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New for UM employees: activate your library account within 10 minutes

(New) UM employees who wish to have a University Library account but who do not have the time to go to the library can now activate or update their library account via their UM card, wherever they are. You will have access to all library services within 10 minutes. The procedure to follow is described on the Library website.

Erasmus Prize Essay Competition ‘Knowledge, Power & Diversity’

On the occasion of the award of the 2017 Erasmus Prize to sociologist Michèle Lamont, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation is organising an essay competition on the theme ‘Knowledge, Power and Diversity’ for students. Students of social sciences are invited to connect the three themes, and may draw inspiration from Michèle Lamont. Send your submission via email by Wednesday 1 November. A jury will select three essays from those submitted.

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