Trial: Premium Collection Project MUSE

As of 15 September, FASoS can access the Premium Collection of the database ‘Project MUSE’ for a trial period of 45 days. Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world.

Connect to the UM network (see tips below) and you can access the database here.

We invite you to take a look at the database and inform us about your experiences via this form before 29 October.

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Free access to ARTSTOR

Given the situation with COVID-19, many publishers are making their resources freely and temporarily available, i.e. for the coming weeks, months or for the remainder of the academic year.

Recently JSTOR granted free access to ARTSTOR. ARTSTOR is an extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use.

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UM’s vision of information literacy education

In the past 1.5 years, the team members (consisting of UM colleagues and students) of Project Information-Wise have been working hard to innovate information literacy education at our university. FASoS members of this team were John Harbord and Susan Schreibmann.

The outcomes of the project such as newly designed information literacy modules to use in Canvas, recommendations, and follow-up activities of the project are outlined in this newsletter.

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FASoS Student Representatives’ annual report 2019/2020

Here you can find the student representatives’ annual report of the previous academic year 2019/2020.

In the report, you can find everything we have worked on, what we have achieved and what remains on our agenda for this year.

You can find more about what we are up to, our goals and achievements, as well as our Year Plan for 2020/2021 on our social media or by simply sending an email to

Leonard Schuette co-authors policy brief on EU-China-US relations

Leonard Schuette has contributed to a policy brief on triangular relations between Europe, China, and the US, published by the Centre for European Reform in London.

You can read the policy brief here.

GTD colloquium by Nick Jepson, on Wednesday 30 September

Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium ‘In China’s Wake: How the commodity boom transformed development strategies in the global south’ by Dr. Nick Jepson, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

When: Wednesday 30 September, 16.00 – 17.30
Where: Zoom (

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Research integrity symposium, on Thursday 15 October

If you have ever wondered: “What impact does politicising research have on the work we do?” “How can we foster better research practices within our organisation?” “How will open science practices affect my research?” (Or, if you are just considering this now)… then join the Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN) symposium on research integrity on 15 October 2020, at 13.00.

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Cohesion policy series in Mosaïek magazine

MA EPA student Julia Walczyk is writing an article series for Mosaïek magazine. Each of her contributions discusses a specific topic in the field of EU cohesion policy.

Julia’s articles are based on interviews with the representatives of EU institutions and bodies: the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors, the European Parliament or the European Economic and Social Committee.

Check out her new articles every second Wednesday of the month!

NovUM is recruiting new members

Would you like to have a say in improving your UM experience? Do you value internationalism and sustainability? Do you think the housing problem here in Maastricht needs addressing?

We are the most international student representation party in Maastricht, and this year we are making it our mission to tackle the housing crisis, but we need your help.

We believe student politics is for everyone. Visit the NovUM website to join us.

REI Platform call for Research Integrity and Ethics Grants

The Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity is getting ready to launch their annual call for their UM Ethics and Integrity Grants. This small Grant of €10,000 can be used for any project or activity aiming to facilitate Good Conduct of Research of our UM community.

Please note that the call will launch on Thursday 1 October 2020, and closes on Sunday 15 November 2020. For more information, contact us at

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