FASoS News

Congratulations to our newly promoted colleagues at FASoS!

After hearing the advice of the BAC, the Faculty board is very happy to announce the promotion of several FASoS colleagues. See below for the new promotions.

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New categories and submission guidelines FASoS weekly

After the summer holidays, all editions of the FASoS weekly (staff and bachelor/master) will have new categories. Below you find the new categories and some of the guidelines for submission.

You can submit a message for the FASoS weekly through the submission form. In this form, you can indicate for whom the message you wrote is intended (staff, bachelor or master). Messages should be submitted before 17.00 on Wednesday. The FASoS Weekly is sent on Thursday afternoon.

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Video smart start-up at FASoS

On Monday 15 June, FASoS slowly started opening its buildings again. In that week, support staff was welcome to work at FASoS again under certain conditions. Since Monday 22 June, academic staff is also welcom again at the faculty.

Watch our welcome back video, presented by our facility manager Vincent Cordewener, and get to know more about the measures we have taken at FASoS to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

UM ranked 6th in Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking

Maastricht University has risen in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking and can call itself the sixth best young university in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking. In the QS 50 Under 50, UM rose from the 23rd to the 19th place.

These special rankings indicate which young universities are expected to be among the world’s best in the future.

Welcome back to FASoS – video smart start-up

The pilot with opening up GG90-92 to support staff has gone very smoothly. As of Monday 22 June, scientific staff can also come to FASoS again and buildings GG80-82 and GG86 will be opened as well. Welcome back everyone!

Please note that you must check-in and – out at the reception of GG90-92 with your UM-card. Watch this short video for more information.

The entrances of GG80-82 and GG86 will be closed from the street side. These buildings can only be accessed from within FASoS.

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New appointments in Graduate School: Thomas Conzelmann and Joey Tang

With the start of the new academic year, Thomas Conzelmann will assume the position of Director of the FASoS Graduate School. At the same time, Joey Tang will become the new PhD Representative in the Graduate School Advisory Board (GSAB).

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Video about directional signs in GG90-92

As communicated in yesterday’s FASoS weekly special edition, FASoS is starting a pilot to gradually open its buildings again to staff. On Monday 15 June, support staff – in consultation with their supervisors and keeping in mind the applicable rules – is welcome to go to the office again. When this pilot goes well, scientific staff is welcome to go to the office again as of Monday 22 June.

This short video shows the directional signs which indicate where to walk, and where not to walk, in GG90-92.

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FASoS ‘Valorisation’ Prize Winner

The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Klaartje Peters, Costas Papadopoulos and Ties van de Werff, has decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2019 to the project Maastricht Debate.

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New research programme directors GTD, AMC and PCE

The Faculty Board has appointed three new programme directors.

Adam Dixon will be the new programme director of the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD) research programme. Emilie Sitzia will be the new programme director of the Arts, Media and Culture (AMC) research programme. Hylke Dijkstra will be the new research programme director of the Politics and Culture in Europe (PCE) research programme.

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Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman win PDI-SSH grant

Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman have been awarded a prestigious €1 million grant from the platform Digitale Infrastructuur Social Sciences & Humanities (PDI-SSH).

With this grant, they will develop ‘PURE3D’: a digital infrastructure for the publication and preservation of 3D scholarship. Such an infrastructure is in the national interest as it addresses a growing research area, in effect, elevating 3D models from static representations to digital scholarly editions.

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