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Fill in the National Monitor Student Housing

You can now fill in the National Monitor Student Housing.

With this survey, universities gain insights into how students live now and how they would like to live. The answers you give will be used to determine where there is need for what type of student housing.

You can win a reward of €400.

FASoS alumni win NORTIA student essay competition

About one and a half years after the end of the course, Mathias Weidinger’s and Patricia Senge’s MaRBLe research project titled “MEPs’ Receptiveness to Third Country Interests in the Framework of ACP-EU Parliamentary Diplomacy” just won the NORTIA student essay competition 2020.

NORTIA published the essay online and invited them to their conference on 50 years of foreign policy cooperation in Florence.

Ten tips for FASoS BA students as we move to online education

FASoS students already know a lot about independent learning and self-directed study. You can do this!

Here are some tips to help you as we re-start education today.

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NWO Vici grant for Cyrus Mody

Cyrus Mody, historian of science and technology at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has received an NWO Vici grant of €1,500,000 for his research project ‘Managing Scarcity and Sustainability: The Oil Industry, Environmentalism, and Alternative Energy in the Age of Scarcity’.

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Two Bachelor’s Thesis prizes for FASoS during the Dies Natalis

During the morning session of the annual Dies Natalis two FASoS students were presented with the Bachelor’s Thesis prize.

Congratulations to Ellen Petersén and Danai Petropoulou Ionescu!

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Two Master’s Thesis Awards for FASoS during the Dies Natalis

During the annual Dies Natalis two FASoS students were presented with the 2019 Student Award during the academic session.

Sem Duijndam won an award for his thesis ‘Public perceptions of climate change in the European Union: quantitative inquiry on spatial and temporal determinants’.

Nicolle Becke Franco won an award for her research on the impact that mobility or immobility has on migrant youth in Germany on their education pathways.

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BSc Global Studies launching in September

Global Studies is a new broad bachelor jointly developed by a team from all UM faculties. FASoS is the host faculty. The programme emphasises core UM strengths: interdisciplinary skills and strong international focus. Global Studies was recently accredited by NVAO and awarded the special distinction for small-scale and intensive education. You can find out more about the programme on our website.

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Access to Files4Students

Our IT department is still working hard to get all systems up and running again after the cyber attack. Files4Students now has been restored, albeit with limited accessibility.

To access Files4Students you need to be connected to the UM network via a network cable. You cannot access Files4Students via Wi-Fi.

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EuroSim Antwerp 2020: unprecedented success

Our team left Maastricht unannounced, but they are back with terrific news.

During EuroSim 2020, an international, inter-university, and transatlantic simulation of the European Union that took place in Antwerp from 5 – 9 January 2020, the FASoS team made an outstanding success.

The team of 8 students – prepared and accompanied by Jelena Stankovic, the EuroSim coordinator at FASoS – returned home with 3 out of 5 possible awards.

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Cyber attack update

On Monday 6 January, right after the christmas holidays, students were updated in the Turnzaal on the cyber attack that was targeted against UM on 23 December.

FASoS dean Sophie Vanhoonacker explained that after the cyber attack, the top priority was to ensure education could resume as usual on Monday 6 January. Thanks to our IT staff – and also other staff members – that have worked continuously since the cyber attack, this has been made possible. The student portal, eleum, the timetable and the library were all working again already before 6 January.

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