Student Representatives FASoS Year Agenda

Dear staff of FASoS,

We, the Student Representatives of FASoS, would like to present our agenda for the academic year 2018/2019.

The Student Representatives of FASoS are the student representation body of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Together with the faculty administration, we try to make the voices of students head and make the FASoS experience even better for staff and students.

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FASoS PhD alumna receives Honorable Mention for dissertation

Marie De Somer received the ‘Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award – Honorable Mention’ for her dissertation on the EU Court of Justice and its role in the area of EU immigration law. Awarded by APSA, the American Political Science Association, the prize recognises the best dissertations on European politics and society.

Marie defended her dissertation, which was supervised by Sophie Vanhoonacker and Maarten Vink, at FASoS in June 2017.

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FASoS alumnus Oliver Sarov in top 30 under 30 Serbian business magazine

In the Serbian business magazine Bizlife FASoS alumnus Oliver Sarov (BA European Studies) is listed in the 30 under 30. An English interview has been published on their website, in the printed magazine there is a more extensive interview in Serbian.

Sarov is currently a Senior Policy Adviser for Economic Affairs and Trade at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Belgrade.

Internship ‘Erotica through the Ages’: Research and Exhibition

Centre Céramique, the University Library and the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print (MABP) Fair offer an internship for FASoS BA and MA students. The internship focuses on collections of Erotica: sexually oriented publications, past to present. Students will research these works and pamphlets, help prepare an exhibition at the MABP Fair, and present their work to a larger audience.

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Get involved and develop a PREMIUM project

On 31 May, this years PREMIUM projects were succesfully finished. Together with students from FPN, LAW and SBE, FASoS students and staff helped solve challenges for a variety of clients, such as TOUT Maastricht, Videopower, Stichting IKL and the European Parliament.

If you have an idea for a project for next year, contact Ike Kamphof (FASoS Premium co-ordinator).

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CERiM awards UM/FASoS students with Summer School Scholarships

CERiM has awarded three UM students, Jules Bracke (UCM), Aslak Busch and Julia Käfer (FASoS, research master ES), with a scholarship for the summer school in Jakarta and Brussels in July on ‘Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism’, centred around the issue of managing diversities within societies in Europe and Southeast Asia, and between nations and regional organisations in the international society.

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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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