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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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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