Miscellaneous

Podcast episode on climate change regime complex

In this second episode of the podcasts series on regime complexity, FASoS students will look closer at the climate change regime complex.

The guest is Maheen Khan, a lecturer at Maastricht Sustainability Institute. Together with FASoS students, she will discuss the role of different actors in the climate change regime complex.

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify or on SoundCloud.


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Share your opinion about student life in Maastricht

How do you feel about student life in Maastricht? What is important to you?

Share your opinion with Gemeente Maastricht (the municipality of Maastricht) via this short survey. It will take about 7 minutes to complete. 25 randomly selected participants will win a voucher worth 25 euros for Local7.


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Two articles on student elections published in the Maastricht Diplomat

The Maastricht Diplomat has published two articles on the student elections.

Read the article on the FASoS student council election here. Read the article on the University student council elections here.

Podcast by FASoS honours students on International Regime Complexity

As part of the honours programme, a group of FASoS students made a three-part podcast series on regime complexity.

In episode 1, they introduce regime complexity from “two and a half” angles, discussing what the concept means and how we ended up in a world governed by regime complexes. How has academia made sense of regime complexity using IR theory and what problems does regime complexity create?

Listen to the podcast on Spotify or SoundCloud.


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New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on podcasts

It isn’t that long ago that podcasts were still a relatively unknown medium. But search for “podcast higher education” in Spotify and you’ll find yourself scrolling for quite a while until you reach the end of the list.

Patrick Bijsmans and Andreea Nastase recently embarked on using podcasts in their courses and share a few things to consider when you want to start producing podcasts for your course in this latest Teaching & Learning Blog post.


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University Fund Limburg/SWOL grant for staff and students

The University Fund Limburg (UFL)/SWOL aims to promote research and education at UM, stimulate international cooperation and intensify the relationship of UM with her social and local environment.

Therefore, UFL/SWOL annually awards grants to both innovative and creative scientific (research) projects, and student activities and events. The application deadline for this grant is 20 May.

You can find more information here.


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Ferenc Laczó co-editor of ‘A Global History of Hungary’

Ferenc Laczó has co-edited, together with Bálint Varga, A Global History of Hungary (in Hungarian).

The volume analyses the modern and contemporary history of Hungary in a truly global perspective for the very first time. The book is the result of broad interdisciplinary cooperation and includes contributions by historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, scholars of literature and economists.


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SOFASoS merchandise, available from 4 – 17 April

SOFASoS has launched a new line of merchandise that is available for purchase from 4 April to 17 April (2 weeks).

The collection’s aim is to spark a sense of community for SOFASoS members and FASoS students while delivering high-quality products.

The merch’s retail cost is non-profitable and with free shipping. Take a look at the new merchandise line here.

FASoS T&L Blog on organising virtual trips to Brussels

How do you organise a student trip to the EU institutions during a global pandemic? What if you can’t cross the border to Belgium? How do you cope when the Commission and Parliament are closed?

These were some of the questions Paul Stephenson was faced with over the last two years as Programme Director of the MA European Public Affairs and MA European Studies.

Read Paul’s reflections in this new post on the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog.


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UM Gender Equality Plan published

As of January 2022, the EU Commission requires every research or higher education institution to have a gender equality plan in place, in order to be eligible for funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027. This is part of the Commission’s broader aim to strengthen and support gender equality work in the areas of research, innovation and technology.

Access the UM Gender Equality Plan (GEP) here.


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