Launch of COVID-19 collection by MSDC students, on 22 October

Students from the MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures (MSDC), digitised in 3D, personal items that spoke to their experience of the pandemic. These models were woven into digital stories that explore their experience from personal, cultural, and social perspectives.

These objects, connected to wider themes that will resonate with all of us, are being presented on a new website, which will be launched at 20.00 on 22 October at the Boekhandel Dominicanen as part of Museumnacht.

Please join us for the launch by getting your tickets for Musuemnacht here.

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FEM Lunch with Cassy Juhasz, on Wednesday 27 October

On Wednesday 27 October from 12.00 – 13.00, FEM invites you for its second online lunch of this academic year.

For this edition, travel back in time together with Cassy Juhasz, who recently joined the philosophy department of FASoS.

Please register to attend here.

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ECA webinar with Council of Europe, on 28 October

European Career Association Maastricht and the Council of Europe will hold a webinar titled ‘Discover the Council of Europe and its Career Opportunities’ via Zoom on Thursday 28 October at 16.30.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Council of Europe, its functioning, its mission, how it works to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law, as well as what career opportunities it can offer you, then join the webinar!

You can register for the webinar here.

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Annual UM Learning & Innovation Conference, on 10 November

On Wednesday 10 November 2021, the university’s Taskforce Learning & Innovation will organise their annual conference.

The conference is free of charge for everyone interested in our conference, be it an (educational) scientist, a teacher, or a student, from within or outside UM.

There is no need to submit an abstract to attend the conference, but because of COVID-19 rules, registration is mandatory via this link.

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DSRI community event, on Tuesday 23 November

Are you doing data science work and want to use something more powerful than your laptop? Come learn about UM’s updated Data Science Research Infrastructure (DSRI) on Tuesday 23 November, from 09.30 – 14.00.

You can register for the event here.

For more information, please see here.

SG lecture: Comeback – Hoe welkom is de wolf?, on 14 October

This lecture (in Dutch), held by Tijs Goldschmidt, writer and evolution biologist, is about the ecological, anthropological, and cultural-historical implications of the recent return of the wolf to the Netherlands.

When: Thursday 14 October, 20.00
Where: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 and online

Attendance is free, but please register here to attend the event live.

Study Saturday, on Saturday 16 October

Library full and nowhere to go? Is your room feeling tiny and you need to get out? Good news: FASoS will be open on Saturday 16 October from 9.00 – 19.00 for a Study Saturday.

All tutorial rooms in GG76 (the building with the white/ orange stripes) will be open. This includes all study rooms and the computer suite.

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MYA x Lumière film: Midnight Traveler, on 1 November

In partnership with Lumière Cinema, the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA) is planning a series of 3 films in the 2021-22 season, focusing on themes that connect emerging research at Maastricht University with our community.

The first of this series on the theme of migration will be Midnight Traveler on Monday 1 November at 19.30.

Tickets are €5, and include 2 drinks to help continue the conversation, sponsored by the MYA.

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UM wellbeing week, from 1 – 5 November

From 1 until 5 November you can participate in workshops, talks and other activities during the UM wellbeing week.

The events are for free and are open for all students and staff members. An extensive programme has been put together for you to discover. This year we will go for a combination of online and on-campus sessions: some events you can join from the comfort of your own home, for others we would love to meet in person.

Check out the programme and register here!

CERiM Jean Monnet lecture by Virginijus Sinkevičius, on 9 November

On Tuesday 9 November, the current Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission, Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius will deliver the 1st Jean Monnet Lecture of this academic year.

The lecture, titled ‘The Economic Logic behind the European Green Deal: benefits of the green transition for the society of tomorrow’, will be held in the Turnzaal at Grote Gracht 90-92 from 18.30 – 19.30.

If you wish to participate in the event, kindly register by sending an email to with your full name.

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