Diënne Hoofs and the best kept secret of Maastricht

“This is different”, I said to Laura Barendregt two weeks ago when I interviewed her for the Humans of FASoS, “I usually meet people at Bandito for the interview, discuss their life over a cup of coffee.”


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Christine Neuhold and sister publish second article in Observant

Christine Neuhold and her sister Stephanie Neuhold have published a second article in Observant. This time, the article is written in an e-mail format in which Christine and her sister Stephanie, who works at the Intensive Care Unit of Infectious and Tropical diseases of the Kaiser-Franz-Jozef Hospital in Vienna, discuss developments in the coronacrisis.

You can read the entire article here.

JPI More Years, Better Life

The 2020 JPI call More Years, Better Life “Equality and Wellbeing across Generations” seeks research proposals that improve our understanding of how demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations and how policy can ensure that change reduces inequality instead of increasing it.

International consortia consisting of participating countries are invited. The launch is postponed, a new deadline will be announced soon.


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WUN Call for proposals

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) currently invites proposals for projects that address time-sensitive research problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposals should focus on research problems whose value depends on being able to collect or analyse data obtained during the pandemic, and on which the collaboration of WUN partners confers real advantage.


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Invitation Maastricht International Virtual Online Community

Those who cannot get enough of chatting online are welcome to join the Maastricht International Virtual Online Community (MIVOC-20), an initiative conceived by Maastricht University, Expat Centre Maastricht Region and News in English – RTV Maastricht.

You can sign up via this link (sign up with you @maastrichtuniversity.nl e-mail address). If you already are a member, go to slack.com/signin.


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Get to know more about our 10 master’s programmes

In order for you to get more acquainted with our 10 FASoS master’s programmes, we would like to offer you the opportunity to speak to one (or more) of our master’s programme directors directly in an online 1-on-1 meeting via Skype or ZOOM.

The availability of each of the programme directors is presented in the table below.


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IGNITE digital roundtables: sticky Learning for the 21st Century

The IGNITE project, coordinated by Maastricht University, is delighted to announce a series of 4 Zoom roundtables to be held on Wednesday afternoons through April (8, 15, 22, 29 April).

These aim to explore how we can leverage digital technologies and new methods of teaching to promote ‘sticky learning’ – learning that is retained well after it is taught.


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2020-2021 So FASoS Board applications: Phase 1

We are looking for motivated and ambitious students to pass the torch to for the next So FASoS Team.

Applicants will be able to improve their skills through team management and social networking. Moreover, they will contribute to further developing social activities and gatherings for all FASoS community members, regardless of their study programmes. The position is paid.


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Former BA ES student cleans ambulances

Former BA ES student Thierry Bleijswijk has been a volunteer with the Netherlands Red Cross for four years. He usually helps out at concerts and festivals, but now he helps clean ambulances. This helps paramedics reduce their turnover time.

You can read the entire interview here.

Call for UHD position in the field of education

In line with the FASoS Strategic Personnel Plan for Academic Staff (2016-20), and the faculty’s, and UM, ambition to enable greater diversity in career paths, the Faculty Board has decided to open up a faculty-wide UHD2 position for a colleague excelling in the field of teaching and learning.


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