FASoS News

Renewed IWIO student course evaluation

Based on student feedback, we have made some changes to the IWIO course evaluation process for this academic year.

Firstly, you indicated that filling out two questionnaires is not efficient and too much of a burden. Because of that, we merged the IWIO course evaluation and the IWIO exam evaluation questionnaires into one IWIO course evaluation questionnaire.

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FASoS Faculty Board urges all students and staff to wear a face mask

The Faculty Board urges all students and staff to wear a face mask when walking in the corridors and moving from one place to another (both inside the FASoS buildings, as well as outside when moving between buildings).

You are not obliged to wear a face mask in tutorial rooms or offices, but we urge you to wear a face mask in situations where the 1.5-metre distance rule cannot be guaranteed. Please do keep in mind that the 1.5-metre distance rule stays in place.

FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 usage

Since the start of this academic year, the new FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 has been available on the intranet. The latest version of the writing guide has been written in line with APA 7th edition.

This new writing guide will be used in all teaching at FASoS. That being said, students will not be penalised if they adhere to the rules of APA 6th edition this academic year, as long as they are consistent.

Successful launch Global Studies

Students from 28 countries and scholars from all UM faculties kicked off the new Bachelor Global Studies. The Global Studies team is happy to share impressions of the festive and well-distanced launch in the Theater aan het Vrijthof.

Despite the pandemic, the first cohort of 68 students includes representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, DRC, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.

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UM rises from 127th to 121st place in Times Higher Education ranking

UM improves its position in the prestigious Times Higher World University Rankings from the 127th to the 121st place.

You are responsible for other people’s health and safety!

As communicated in the FASoS weekly special edition on Monday, there are several rules and regulations staff and students need to adhere to when coming to FASoS.

Watch this video to see what is expected of you.

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New addendum rules and guidelines for on-site and online education

The existing FASoS Code of Conduct has been complemented by an addendum that provides rules and guidelines for online and on-site educational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for the FASoS Code of Conduct and click here for the FASoS addendum.

Follow the LIMES PhD candidates on social media

11 talented PhD candidates joined UM earlier this year to work on different topics within the domain of humanities and social sciences. All projects share one common aspect, Limes, the Latin word for borders.

The PhD candidates come from different academic, as well as multicultural backgrounds, enlarging the scope of cultural diversity at Maastricht University.

Are you interested in following the LIMES candidates’ journey on their PhD projects? Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn! On the LIMES website, you can find more information about the PhD candidates’ research projects.

Important message for graduating students: online graduation

Dear students,

The last few months before your graduation did probably not go as you had planned. Instead of chilling in the park, meeting for coffee breaks with friends and going out to parties, you were required to stay at home as much as possible. On top of that, university buildings closed and you had to finalise your last courses and your thesis via an online teaching and learning format.

Though this has undoubtedly been a stressful period for many of you, you can be extremely proud of yourselves as you are now very close to receiving your final grades and are almost graduating.

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UM ranked 6th in Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking

Maastricht University has risen in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking and can call itself the sixth best young university in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking. In the QS 50 Under 50, UM rose from the 23rd to the 19th place.

These special rankings indicate which young universities are expected to be among the world’s best in the future.

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