Call: ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize

The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize (€500) is awarded annually to the best paper on science, technology and society relations. BA students from all fields of study attending any European university are eligible to apply. Essays should be 2000-3000 words long, in English, and can be about any aspect of science, technology, and society.

If you know good students, please stimulate them to apply.

Deadline: 26 July 2019. Details can be found on the website.


Submit your nominations for the Höffmann Academic Award

The Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2019 is being conferred at the University of Vechta. The aim of the Award is to support the endeavours of an outstanding academic by awarding a prize to groundbreaking work carried out on topics of intercultural competence.

Nominations are made by proposals put forward by the management of a university or research institution.

Please read the full call and the guidelines for more information.

The Well-being Movement UM is looking for your event

During the upcoming Well-being week 2019, a week filled with lectures workshops or others events, we are expending across all faculties. To make our offer as diverse as possible, we are looking for staff members of all faculties that are interested in hosting an event for the Well-being week 2019 from 4 to 7 November 2019. Every subject can be related in one way or another to the topic of well-being.

Fill out the online form you to offer your event.

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Observing the Maastricht Debate: Post-Debate Survey

On 29 April, the Maastricht Debate took place among the leading candidates. We would like to invite you to complete a post-debate survey.

We know surprisingly little what effect debates among leading candidates have on voters and especially on young or first time voters. Your answers will help us to assess this. So please help us and fill in the questionnaire online.

GDS alumnus nominated for LOVA thesis award

In celebration of the 40 years of LOVA, an active network of engaged feminist anthropologists within and outside the Netherlands, the jury has awarded four theses from the nominated theses.

One of the nominees is Isadora Cardoso Vasconcelos, a GDS graduate, with her thesis ‘Gender and Climate Change in Pathways of Development Encounters of National Policies with Gender Justice and Climate Justice’.

The award ceremony takes place on 10 May.

Survey: Observing the Maastricht Debate

As you might know, the Maastricht Debate will take place on Monday 29 April 2019. We know surprisingly little what effect debates among leading candidates have on voters, which is why we have designed two surveys to assess people’s views.

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New Mosaïek issue to be published in May

The Mosaïek team is proud to announce that the new Mosaïek magazine will be published and up for sale in the beginning of May! This magazine’s theme is “Losing ground”. Once again we worked with many talented writers and artists at Maastricht University to bring you a must-read magazine.

Interview with MA ES Alumnus Joost van de Akker

In 2018, European Studies alum Joost van den Akker became one of the regional ministers of Limburg, “the most international province of the Netherlands”. In his eyes, the university is a “European musketeer” whose pursuit of internationalisation and Europe is a winning model. “It’s an example to all of Limburg.”

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Call for Applications PhD programme Tech4Culture

The University of Torino, with the support of the European Commission and the banking foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, has launched ‘PhD Technology Driven Sciences: Technologies for Cultural Heritage (Tech4Culture)’, a new doctoral programme in ‘Heritage Sciences’, specifically focused on technologies applied to Cultural Heritage.

The second Call for Applications is now open and the deadline is 7 May 2019.

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Submissions open for Mosaïek’s spring/summer edition

Mosaïek‘s spring/summer edition is coming out in April and we are currently looking for submissions. If you would like to contribute to the magazine, email us at mosaiek-submissions@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Need a little inspiration? This edition’s theme is ‘Losing Grounds’. What does this mean? Anything you want it to. Losing grounds does not have to be something negative.

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