Bachelor’s Edition

FASoS Weekly summer break from 5 July-20 August

Please note there will be no FASoS Weekly between Monday 5 July and Friday 20 August 2021.

This edition is the last FASoS Weekly before the summer break. The first edition after the summer break will be published on Thursday 26 August.

Third-year BA AC students: take part in focus groups about the thesis

Next week, third-year students of the BA AC have the opportunity to take part in a focus group discussion about their experiences with the entire thesis trajectory.

The BA AC is very interested in your impressions of the thesis trajectory and would appreciate to hear from you what you think went well and what we could improve in order to make the thesis trajectory suit students’ needs even better.


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Submit your thesis for the Kremers award

Are you conducting research on how a region can reinvent itself after major change? If so, submit your thesis and compete to win the Kremers Award.

The Kremers Award is a prize of €5000 for the best thesis or dissertation on socio-economic restructuring.

Positive accreditation Research Master European Studies

On 10 June, the Research Master European studies was visited by a panel of peers in light of the re-accreditation of the programme.

On that day, the panel held conversations with different groups of representatives from the programme, being programme management, teaching staff, the board of examiners, the educational programme committee, the student adviser, students and alumni.


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Génération Maastricht is looking for new members

Génération Maastricht is an independent and apolitical think-tank that promotes work on the European Union. They now have more than 750 sympathisers, 150 volunteers and 50 researchers while being entirely student-led. They work with the United Nations and European institutions in an interconnectedness to foster multilateral cultural and political geopolitical matters.

You can keep up with their news by becoming a member.

Read the Observant online

Due to the corona crisis, we cannot enjoy our paper version of the Observant anymore.

Luckily here you can find the online version to this week’s Observant.

Contested Histories event, on Thursday 1 July

Aline Sierp and Lorena Ortiz Cabrero are organising the first event of the Contested Histories project funded by the European Commission.

It will take place on 1 July, from 16.00 – 17.30 and is about the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The museum is known for its narration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and the violent context of the Second World War’s Eastern Front. The event will be free and open to the public.

You can register for the event here.


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Annual Memory Studies Association conference, from 5-9 July

The annual conference of the Memory Studies Association (co-organised by Aline Sierp) will take place online from 5-9 July.

The leading theme is “convergences”, and we would like to invite you to join us in discussions around the interplay of mnemonic layers.

Join more than 1000 passionate scholars and practitioners! Registration for non-presenting participants is now open.


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Save the date: on-site FASoS graduation ceremonies!

Good news: we are planning to host the FASoS graduation ceremonies onsite again!

The dates for the FASoS graduation ceremonies (for graduates of the academic year 2020/2021) can be found on the FASoS Graduation website.

Students will receive an email as soon as the Board of Examiners has determined that they have complied with the requirements of their study programme. This email will include an invitation to the ceremony and a link to the registration form. Registration is required.

*Please note that all the information stated here and on the FASoS graduation website is subject to change due to COVID-19 related developments.

UM ranked 6th in Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking

Maastricht University may once again call itself the sixth-best young university in the world!

UM is proud that its efforts, including those in education and research, have been rewarded in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking. ⁠

The prestigious magazine ranks 200 international universities aged 50 years or under according to 13 performance indicators, which fall in the categories of teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.

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