Staff’s Edition

Impacter tool available for funding proposals

Impact on society is increasingly important in NWO and Horizon2020 calls. To improve your impact section, Maastricht University offers you the use of Impacter: an online tool that helps to avoid common pitfalls and provides an overview of similar research projects in your field. The tool works for H2020 calls, ERC, MC and most NWO calls. Use Impacter by uploading your current document version for feedback. Below are a few important remarks.

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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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Book by Maaike Meijer nominated for OPZIJ Literatuurprijs

Hemelse mevrouw Frederike, a biography of the Dutch poet and multi-artist F. Harmsen van Beek (1927-2009), written by FASoS Prof. Dr Maaike Meijer, has been nominated for the OPZIJ Literatuurprijs.

The winner will be announced on 3 July in a special edition of OPZIJ magazine.

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Georgi Verbeeck interviewed for Belgian VRT news

In the programme ‘De Wereld Vandaag’ Georgi Verbeeck answers the question how Germans and Russians experience the large scale remembrances before D-day. This year it was exactly 75 years ago that D-day took place. To commemorate this several ceremonies took place, which were also attended by Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump en Justin Trudeau. Angela Merkel and Vladimir Poetin did not attend.

The full episode is available online.

Summer opening times Education Office FASoS

During summer (July and August) the FASoS education Office, including the Front Office, will have no opening hours. You can reach the Front Office via

In the Introduction week (26 August-30 August 2019) the Front Office will only be open from 13.30-16.00

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Thirteen 4-year PhD positions @ UM

LIMES is a doctoral programme for 13 talented PhD candidates in the domain of the humanities and social sciences, centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’.

The call for vacancies is open!

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First Impact Factor for Contemporary Security Policy

The academic journal Contemporary Security Policy, hosted at FASoS and edited by Hylke Dijkstra, has received its first Impact Factor in the Social Science Citation Index. It now ranks 33 among the best 91 academic journals in the field of International Relations.

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Klaartje Peters in ‘Buitenhof’ on national TV

Klaartje Peters was a guest on the national TV programme ‘Buitenhof’ on Sunday 16 June. Together with Wim Kuijken she discusses how the Dutch government can let large governmental projects fail.

The full episode is available online.

Maastricht Disrupt Conference 2019, on Saturday 22 June

We are an interdisciplinary student committee passionate about Design Thinking for creative problem-solving. The annual ‘Not a Design Conference‘ inspires its audience with innovative concepts and visions. Through talks, workshops and a panel discussion you learn about how our inventions influence nature and how nature influences our inventions.

Saturday 22 June, 09.00 – 21.00. Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade. Tickets are available online.


Update various positions within FASoS

From September 2019 onwards various positions for staff members at FASoS have changed. Below you can find an overview of the staff at various positions from September onwards.

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