FASoS News

Winner OBP staff outing

On Wednesday 16 June, OBP had a staff outing. All separate teams within OBP went on a treasure hunt, where they needed to solve puzzles to get the coordinates of the next spot in Maastricht they needed to go to.

On top of this, there was a photo challenge. We received a lot of pictures and after reviewing them all, we have chosen the winner of the nicest photo: Hans, Eric, Andrada and Lucie. Congratulations!

And a big thank you to everyone else who sent in pictures!

Raf de Bont appointed head of department of History

The Faculty Board has appointed Raf de Bont as the new head of the department of History. He will succeed current head of department Cyrus Mody on 1 September 2021.

Raf looks forward to starting this new role.

New Research Programme Director AMC

The Faculty Board has appointed a new Research Programme Director for Arts, Media and Culture (AMC).

Susan Schreibman will succeed current AMC Research Programme Director Emilie Sitzia on 1 September 2021.

Peter Peters new Programme Director MA ALS/PS

The Faculty Board has appointed Peter Peters as the new Programme Director of the MA Art, Literature and Society and the MA Politics and Society for academic year 2021/2022. He will succeed current Programme Director Georgi Verbeeck on 1 September 2021.

Peters is also coordinator of the revision of the MA Arts and Culture.

UM first university in the Netherlands to sign NDE manifesto

During the online event Digital Heritage @UM on Wednesday 16 June, Nick Bos, vice president of the Executive Board of Maastricht University (UM), signed the manifesto of the Digital Heritage Network (NDE).

With the signing of the manifesto, and with it the National Digital Heritage Strategy, UM recognises the strength of the network and reinforces its ambitions to make its digital heritage more visible, usable and sustainable.


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FASoS research report 2020 now available

The digital version of the FASoS research report 2020 has just been published on the FASoS research institute website. The report has a different lay out than in previous years and now includes in-depth interviews with some of our colleagues about their research projects.

You can read the digital version of the report here. A hard copy of the report will be available in your pigeon hole when you return to campus.

Positive accreditation Research Master European Studies

On 10 June, the Research Master European studies was visited by a panel of peers in light of the re-accreditation of the programme.

On that day, the panel held conversations with different groups of representatives from the programme, being programme management, teaching staff, the board of examiners, the educational programme committee, the student adviser, students and alumni.


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UM ranked 6th in Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking

Maastricht University may once again call itself the sixth-best young university in the world!

UM is proud that its efforts, including those in education and research, have been rewarded in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking. ⁠

The prestigious magazine ranks 200 international universities aged 50 years or under according to 13 performance indicators, which fall in the categories of teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.

New research Programme Director MUSTS

The Faculty Board has appointed a new research Programme Director for Maastricht University – Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS). Cyrus Mody will succeed current MUSTS research Programme Director Karin Bijsterveld on 1 September 2021.

On-campus yoga for FASoS staff members

As you know, FASoS has been organising activities for students on campus. The Faculty Board has decided to extend one of these activities, the yoga classes, to staff too! So ease your mind, stretch your legs and join yoga instructor Michelle during her daily yoga practice in the attic (GG80-82).

The yoga classes take place on every working day from 13.00 – 14.30 in the attic until Friday 18 June. We do ask you to register for the yoga classes before taking part in them. You can do so via this link. Please note that you must be connected to the UM network to be able to register. Have a look at these manuals on how to connect to the network from home.

Please note: we are still in the process of granting everyone access to the registration system. Please try again tomorrow if you don’t manage to register today. If you still cannot register for yoga, please contact ict-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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