Bachelor’s Edition

SG lecture: Psychology and the Law, on Monday 26 October

Biases plague many domains of our life and the legal system is no exception. Experts are therefore relied upon heavily, as their judgment is regarded as objective and impartial.

Drawing from the field of criminal justice, Itiel Dror will present data from real casework during this lecture, showing that many different types of biases affect even experts.

When: Monday 26 October, 20.00
Where: Zoom

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Lecture: Does Citizenship Matter?, on Wednesday 28 October

On 28 October at 19.00, UNSA, Refugee Project Maastricht and UNU-MERIT organise the second edition of the Migration Lecture Series on citizenship: Does holding citizenship affect migrants’ life experience and, if so, how?

In this lecture, Prof. Maarten Vink discusses the controversial and complex relation between immigrant naturalisation and life experiences within the host society.

For more information, see the Facebook event.

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European Studies Programme Committee

In this Programme Committee we discussed the year plan, the IWIO evaluations from period 5 of the last academic year, and the thesis evaluation procedure.

Firstly, on the matter of the year plan, we tackled the issue of the new curriculum: in the next meetings, we will take a look both at the students’ inputs, as well as the current revisions put in place.

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Digital Society Programme Committee

In the first Programme Committee (PC) meeting of this academic year, we introduced the new members and did a recap of what was discussed in the last meeting of the previous Digital Society PC. We discussed the year 2 coursebooks, their structure, content, and assessment criteria.

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SG lecture: the ethics of technology, on Thursday 29 October

On Thursday 29 October, from 20.00 – 21.45, Studium Generale organises a lecture on the ethics of technology. You can view the livestream here.

Katleen Gabriels will talk about Artificial Intelligence and her latest book ‘Rules for Robots’. Cultural sociologist Siri Beerends discusses the risks of Artificial Intelligence.

To all the creatives: submit for Mosaïek Magazine

Mosaïek Magazine is working on their next autumn edition and the topic will be FUTURE. We want to know what you have to say about FUTURE.

You can send your essay, poem, photography or any kind of art to We are also looking for your photography for our cover page. The submission deadline is 2 November.

Follow Mosaïek Magazine on Facebook and Instagram.

Wanted: creative initiatives in times of corona

Despite this strange and uncertain period, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL awards subsidies to projects and activities of UM students and UM (scientific) staff.

The UFL/SWOL is looking for creative (online) initiatives, such as a congress, symposium, workshop, and so on. Or perhaps you are a staff member with a corona-related research proposal?

Apply before 6 November 2020 (students) and 13 November 2020 (staff). More information can be found here.

UM’s Diversity Day reviewed in Science Guide

On 6 October, UM’s Diversity Day took place, organised by the Diversity & Inclusivity Office, with a special edition for students on the theme “You Belong at UM”.

The event was attended by some 75 UM students. The Centre for Gender and diversity contributed with a presentation on “Decolonising the Curriculum”. The event is reviewed rather favourably in Science Guide.

Online debate European security, on Friday 30 October

On 30 October, from 10.00 – 11.00, an online debate about European security (in Dutch) takes place with members of the Dutch parliament on the occasion of the publication of the report “European Security: Time for New Steps” by the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

The world around Europe is on fire, transatlantic relations are not what they used to be and it’s uncertain whether the Franco-German alliance is strong enough. What policy choices does this leave for the Netherlands?

You can watch the debate online via this link.

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UM Wellbeing Week 2020, from 2 – 6 November

From 2 – 6 November, the Wellbeing Movement is hosting workshops, talks and other activities centred around your wellbeing.

Enjoy this extensive programme from the comfort of your own home! A few events will take place on-site, adhering to corona measures.

We like to invite you to our official opening event ‘Finding Your Inner Freedom’ with David Bernstein on Monday 2 November at 18.00.

Register for the Wellbeing Week here.

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