FASoS News

Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman win PDI-SSH grant

Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman have been awarded a prestigious €1 million grant from the platform Digitale Infrastructuur Social Sciences & Humanities (PDI-SSH).

With this grant, they will develop ‘PURE3D’: a digital infrastructure for the publication and preservation of 3D scholarship. Such an infrastructure is in the national interest as it addresses a growing research area, in effect, elevating 3D models from static representations to digital scholarly editions.


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What do you think of online education?

From 15 March, education at UM underwent an abrupt transition to online education and we would like to know how you experienced this. The university has launched a questionnaire where you can tell us about your experiences with online education in period 5.

Your participation would help us enormously to determine what works and what doesn’t work in online learning at UM and how we can guarantee the best possible learning experience for current and future students.


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New FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning

The Faculty Board is developing a set of supportive measures for the preparation and execution of next year’s teaching and learning activities. As part of these measures the FB has established a FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning consisting of Patrick Bijsmans, Diede Diederiks, Mirko Reithler and Sjoerd Stoffels.

On 11 June, from 14.00 – 15.30 they will host a webinar to identify lessons learned and to gather ideas.


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NWO Aspasia grants for Anna Herranz-Surrallés and Lauren Wagner

Anna Herranz-Surrallés (Politics) and Lauren Wagner (DSS) have been confirmed as Aspasia grant holders for their projects “Dangerous Assets? Foreign investment governance in times of de-globalisation” (Herranz-Surrallés) and “Care matters: making and valuing home in a mobile world” (Wagner).

Aspasia grants are awarded to female applicants who were assessed as very good or excellent after the NWO Vidi/Vici interview procedures.


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University Council and Faculty Council elections, 25 – 28 May

The 2020 elections for the student delegations of the University Council and the Faculty Councils will take place between 25 and 28 May 2020. These are important bodies through which participation and having a voice within UM are formally regulated.

From 25 until 28 May you can vote for your preferred candidate. Elected candidates will also become member of the FASoS student representatives.


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Paul Stephenson new programme director ES/EPA

The Faculty Board has appointed Paul Stephenson as the new programme director of the MA European Studies and MA European Public Affairs.

Paul was previously the programme director for the MA European Studies in 2008-13. Paul will succeed current MA ES programme director Hylke Dijkstra and MA EPA director Christine Arnold on 1 September 2020.


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UM licensed ZOOM accounts now for students too

UM students can use their own UM licensed Zoom account from now on. Please note that these student accounts may be temporary and should be used for study-related activities only.

Download the ZOOM student manual for more information.


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Report on student evaluation of online education I

In week 2 of period 5 a student evaluation survey about online education at FASoS was offered to all students.

A report on the outcomes of this survey can be found here.

New composition of the Faculty Board as of September 2020

It is my pleasure, as prospective Dean of FASoS, to announce the composition of the new Faculty Board as of 1 September 2020.

Giselle Bosse, Associate Professor in EU External Relations and Director of our Research Master European Studies, will take on the role as Associate Dean of Education.

Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures and Director of the Bachelor Digital Society, will be our new Associate Dean of Research.


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Fill out the online education evaluation

We ask all students to fill out a Qualtrics evaluation survey about their online learning experience in weeks 2, 5 and 8 of period 5. There will be a fixed, short reaction term of only 5 days to speedily inquire and process information. A summary of the main points will be communicated to all stakeholders on the FASoS intranet.

The survey will be open from Friday 17 April until Tuesday 21 April. The link will also be published on the Student Portal.


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