Honours+ is looking for supervisors

Honours+ honours programme is looking for Supervisors that are willing to supervise a group of talented motivated students from different faculties, during the exploration of the assignments inspired by Dutch National Research Agenda and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, following the scientific method.

Are you based in Maastricht during November-May and are interested in working with a group of motivated and talented students from different faculties? Then we are looking for you! Send an email to honoursplus@maastrichtuniversity.nl before 1 October.

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Anja Selmer (UCM) wins ESST Undergraduate Essay prize

UCM student Anja Selmer has won the annual ESST prize for her paper ‘Disabling Heteronormative Sexuality: The promises and Limitations of Sexual Surrogacy for People with Disabilities’. The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize (€500) goes annually to the best-submitted paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. It is awarded by the international network that our MA ESST is part of.

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FASoS alumna Hanna Novosad appointed minister in Ukraine

Master European Studies alumna Hanna Novosad has been appointed as Education Minister in the Ukraine. Hanna Novosad graduated from the master’s programme in 2013. She worked at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, where she has been leading the Directorate for Strategic Planning and European Integration since 2017.

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MA ES alum Virginijus Sinkevičius nominated as European Commissioner

Virginijus Sinkevičius has been nominated as European Commissioner for Lithuania. Sinkevičius graduated from the master’s programme European Studies in Maastricht in 2013. The European Parliament still needs to approve his nomination.

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Continuation bookshop de Tribune Maastricht: donate now

The current owner of the renowned bookshop de Tribune will hand over the bookshop to the four current employees. To make sure the bookshop can keep on existing the employees started a crowdfunding campaign: they need to raise €80.000.

Please support de Tribune and donate now! More information is available online.

Information-Wise – survey request

Information is everywhere around us: from (digital) books and articles to news alerts and videos. We need skills to deal effectively with this abundance of information.

Maastricht University is continuously working on improving the quality of its skills education. Therefore, we would like to ask for your participation in our Information-Wise project. Please take 10 minutes to fill in the survey online. You can complete the survey till Friday 5 July.

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New FASoS T&L Blog post on collaboration in PBL by two BA ES students

In the latest FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog post, BA ES students Kirstin Herbst and Sarah Goosens look back on two years of experience with Problem Based Learning (PBL). They discuss the one aspect of PBL that they find crucial: collaboration during tutorials, and explain why open-mindedness and active listening are crucial for this.

Also want to reflect on your experience in PBL? Leave your comments or contribute your own blog post!

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FASoS alumnus Jeroen Lenaers re-elected to European Parliament

During the European elections that took place in May 2019,  FASoS alumnus Jeroen Lenaers (BA and  MA European Studies) was re-elected as a member of the European parliament.

Jeroen Lenaers started his career in Brussels in 2008 and has been a member of the European parliament since 2014.

Article co-authored by student Kate Hall published at LSE Brexit Blog

FASoS student Kate Hall co-authored an article together with Mareike Müller (Handelsblatt) ‘Maastricht debate 2019: a second scramble for Africa?‘, which has recently been published on the LSE Brexit Blog.

ES student Adam Hussain interviewed by the Guardian

As applications from the UK to study in Europe plummet before Brexit, The Guardian asked British students who’ve done it where they are now.

“I already wanted to live abroad; when the higher fees came in it was a no-brainer,” says Hussain, 24. He chose a degree in European studies and said Maastricht was a truly amazing and enriching experience. “It has had such an impact on the way I want to live my life.”

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