FASoS News

Danai Petropoulou Ionescu receives Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize

Danai Petropoulou Ionescu had received this years Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize during the 2022 Politicologenetmaal, organised by the NKWP and the VWP.

Each year, the prize is awarded to the best thesis MA Thesis in Political Science written at a Dutch or Belgian University.


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Winners Education Awards 2022

The winners of the Education Awards 2022 are proudly presented to you.

Best tutors:

  • BA ES: Chiara Russo
  • BA AC: Jacob Ward
  • BA DS: Eva Dieteren
  • MA (all programmes): Aneta Spendzharova

The special award ‘Best technology’ has been given to Josje Weusten as tutor and course coordinator for the course of Discourse analysis 2 (ACU2510).


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Patrick Bijsmans new Associate Dean for Education

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Patrick Bijsmans will be the new Associate Dean for Education at FASoS, starting on 1 September 2022.

We are very much looking forward to working with Patrick. He hardly needs an introduction to the readers of FASoS Weekly as he has contributed to education at FASoS in different ways over many years.


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Anique Hommels appointed Head of Department Society Studies

The Faculty Board has appointed Anique Hommels as the new Head of Department of Society Studies.

She will succeed Harro van Lente, the current Head of Department, who has fulfilled this role for eight years. Anique will start on 1 September 2022 and she looks forward to it.

The Faculty is very grateful to Harro for his full commitment to the task of Head of Department over the past eight years!

New Programme Director and Associate Programme Director BA ES

As of September 2022, the BA European Studies has a new directorship. Luana Russo has been appointed by the Faculty Board as the new Programme Director and Karin van Leeuwen will start as Associate Programme Director.

Luana will succeed Elissaveta Radulova as Programme Director. Karin will take over Luana’s role as Associate Programme Director.

Luana and Karin are looking forward to their new role.

FASoS research report 2021 now available

The digital version of the FASoS research report 2021 has just been published on the FASoS research institute website. The report includes in-depth interviews with some of our colleagues and highlights the key achievements of FASoS research in 2021.


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Get your pictures of the FASoS Spring Fest!

The FASoS Spring Fest on 25 May was a huge success! We hope you enjoyed the lovely food and cocktails, got to sing your heart out during karaoke, and beat your colleagues at beer pong.

The pictures that were taken during the day by our student ambassadors and the pictures that you took yourself in the photo booth are now digitally available! Scan the QR code on the chalkboard in the coffee room or send an email to communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl to receive the link to the pictures.

Yoga sessions at FASoS on Mondays and Wednesdays

Rest your mind during yoga class in GG76S, 1.017 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 16.30 – 17.45. Wear a comfortable outfit and bring along your yoga mat (and possibly a pillow).

There is no need to register, but the capacity is limited. If you see that the door is closed, there is no more room to attend the class. 


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Yoga sessions at FASoS on Mondays and Tuesdays

Rest your mind during yoga class in GG76S, 1.017 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 16.30 – 17.45. Wear a comfortable outfit and bring along your yoga mat (and possibly a pillow).

There is no need to register, but the capacity is limited. If you see that the door is closed, there is no more room to attend the class.

Please note that the day of the yoga session has changed, it now takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays instead of Mondays and Wednesdays. 


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Jack Post will be leaving FASoS

Jack Post will be leaving FASoS because he is taking early retirement.

As a farewell, he will screen the film L’événement by French-Romanian filmmaker Audrey Diwan on 29 April at 16.00 in Lumière. The film is in French and has Dutch subtitles. After the movie, from about 18.00, there will be a farewell drink with snacks, where you can say goodbye to Jack .

If you want to come (to the film and/or drink), please let Jack know by sending an email to j.post@maastrichtuniversity.nl, so he can reserve a ticket for the film.


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