Meet the Faculty Board, on Thursday 28 January

On Thursday 28 January from 13.00 – 14.00, students have the chance to meet the Faculty Board and ask them questions about education at FASoS!

Our dean Christine Neuhold, associate dean of education Giselle Bosse and associate dean of research Sally Wyatt are looking forward to welcoming you to the ‘meet the Faculty Board’ Zoom session.

Register here for this event before Wednesday 27 January. You will receive a Zoom link to this event upon registration.

Workshop on community organising by CUBE, on Saturday 6 February

On Saturday 6 February, CUBE organises a workshop that will introduce you to the most fundamental concepts and practices of community organising. Community organising teaches us how ordinary citizens can take their common fate into their own hands by intervening collectively in the political systems that shape their lives.

For more information and registration, send an email to Sören Brandes at

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Save the date: Caring Communities for Radical Change event, 24-28 August

From 24 to 28 August, the International Degrowth Conference ‘Caring Communities for Radical Change’ will take place in The Hague. It aims to connect activists, artists, academics, practitioners, students, and general public to create an open platform for discussing ideas and practices which can ensure well-being for all within the Earth’s limits.

Registration for this event opens in May.

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Lecture on COVID-19 vaccines: the legal and social aspects, on 21 January

This lecture, taking place on Thursday 21 January at 19.00 by Remco van de Pas, public health specialist and global health scholar at UM, will address the general topics of fair access to essential medicines like the COVID-19 vaccines and the role of profit and power in global health. The lecture is organised by UNSA in cooperation with UAEM Maastricht.

You can register for this lecture here.

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Jean Monnet lecture by Marietje Schaake, on Tuesday 12 January

The first Jean Monnet Lecture for 2021 will be held on 12 January from 18.00 – 19.30 by Marietje Schaake.

To register, please send an email to The Zoom link will be sent after the registration.

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Lecture on COVID-19 vaccines, on Friday 15 January

UNSA, in collaboration with UAEM Maastricht, invites you to a lecture on Friday 15 January at 18.00, to address some burning questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The guest lecturer is Dr. Christine Dahlke who is a Post Doc at the German University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and a project manager at the German Center for Infection Research and focuses in her work on emerging infectious diseases and Vaccinology.

Please sign up for this event here. We hope to see you on Zoom!

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Fourth Growing Up in Science event @UM, on Thursday 14 January

What are the struggles that academics go through? Growing Up in Science is a conversation series featuring personal narratives of becoming and being a scientist.

In this session, which takes place on 14 January 2021 from 16.00 – 17.00, dr. Rajat Mani Thomas, assistant professor at Amsterdam UMC, will share his unofficial story.

Register for the event here. A Zoom link will be shared with you before the start of the event via email.

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Workshop crowdfunding, on Thursday 28 January

Do you want to learn how to find funding for your community-engaged research project in an innovative way?

MPCER, together with University Fund Limburg/SWOL, is organising an online workshop on crowdfunding, on 28 January 2021 from 16.00 – 17.30.

The workshop will be taught by senior advisor Guido Vanderbroecke and former crowdfunder Esther van Barneveld (PhD).

You can register for the workshop here. For more information, see here.

Winter decoration making & gift wrapping session, on 20 December

Are you staying in Maastricht for your winter holiday this year? Or going home a little bit later?

Join us at the InnBetween on 20 December from 12.00 – 15.00 for a cosy session to make some winter decorations for your home or as a gift for your loved ones. You can also bring your gifts and wrap them here!

Spots are limited, so please register in advance here.

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Dive into your career, from 4 – 8 January 2021

Are you completing the last steps before graduating? Finishing your bachelor’s or master’s thesis and thinking about some career-wise new year’s resolutions? Then we have something interesting for you!

UM Career Services offers a full-immersion one-week programme: ‘Dive into your career’. Especially designed to give nearly-graduates all the tools they need to confidently start their job search and land their first ‘real’ job.

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