FASoS News

Reminder: check your laptop for log4j vulnerability

Last December, the news was filled with articles about the so-called log4j vulnerability; a software bug that allows hackers to break into computers. See for example this article in NRC Handelsblad.

Our colleagues at ICTS and our Information Manager Sven Assink have done a lot of work to mitigate all possible effects of the log4j vulnerability and they have checked most UM laptops for issues. However, they have been unable to check non-Athena Desktop laptops for log4j vulnerabilities.


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No Christmas party but event in Spring

We tried to square the circle by trying to organise an event to replace our Christmas party (which was cancelled a few weeks ago). Unfortunately, this proved impossible as the corona rules stand too much in our way.

As soon as the situation gets better, we would like to celebrate with you. We hope that this will be possible in Spring. We will keep you posted!


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Re-accreditation visit Research Master CAST

On Wednesday 24 November, a panel of international experts visited FASoS to assess the quality of the Research Master CAST (Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology).

The panel finds that the programme meets all four quality standards and will advise the accreditation organisation NVAO to give CAST its re-accreditation.


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Pick up your hard copy of the FASoS Strategic Plan

A while ago, we announced in the FASoS Weekly that the Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 has been finalised.

Besides the online version of the plan, we have also printed hard copies of the plan. We wanted to festively present the plan and give you the hard copies in person during a presentation on the day of the FASoS Christmas party. Unfortunately, due to the new and more restrictive corona measures, this is no longer possible.


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Maud Oostindie nominated for ISO Teacher of the Year Award

Maud Oostindie has been nominated by UM for the Interstedelijke Studenten Overleg (ISO) Teacher of the Year Award.

Every Dutch higher education institute can nominate only 1 candidate for the award and UM chose our very own Maud!


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Global Studies top-rated programme in Keuzegids

Global Studies has received the ‘top-rated programme’ seal from the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2022, with an overall score of 86 out of 100!

European Studies is still the first in its category with an overall score of 63. Moreover, European Studies has improved its overall score compared to the last time the Keuzegids was published.

Arts and Culture is also the first in its category. The overall score of Arts and Culture improved from 66 to 71.

Digital Society’s overall score is 66. Since this is the first time Digital Society is ranked, it is not possible to compare this score to last time.


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FASoS Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The FASoS Faculty Board (FB) proudly presents the FASoS Strategic Plan 2021-2025.

The plan, which is online available here, sets out the vision for FASoS HR, education and research the coming years. The FB would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this Strategic Plan.

The plan will be festively presented on the day of the FASoS Christmas party (15 December). You will soon receive more information about this.

Get your staff picture taken!

You can get your picture taken again!

We have hired a professional photographer to take pictures of all FASoS staff members who would like to have a professional picture of themselves.

The following time slots are available:

  • Monday 8 November between 15.00 – 16.00
  • Tuesday 9 November between 9.30 – 10.30
  • Thursday 11 November between 15.00 – 16.30

You can indicate your availability via Doodle or via email. Please sign up with your full name.


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FASoS graduation ceremonies

This year, we can celebrate the graduation ceremonies of our students on-campus again. We also provide livestreams of the ceremonies to guests who cannot attend the live ceremony.

You are more than welcome to follow the ceremonies via the livestreams as well. Have a look at the overview of the dates, times, and links to the livestreams of the ceremonies here.

FASoS Christmas party, on Wednesday 15 December

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and so the FASoS Christmas party is right around the corner!

The Faculty Board warmly invites you to our annual Christmas party in the Turnzaal on Wednesday 15 December from 16.00 – 21.00.

Last year, we organised a one-of-a-kind online Christmas party, but this year we can celebrate in person again! With an eye on the corona pandemic, the Christmas party is for FASoS employees only this year. Partners and children unfortunately cannot attend.

We kindly ask you to register here before Sunday 5 December.


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