FASoS News

New FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning

The Faculty Board is developing a set of supportive measures for the preparation and execution of next year’s teaching and learning activities. As part of these measures the FB has established a FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning consisting of Patrick Bijsmans, Diede Diederiks, Mirko Reithler and Sjoerd Stoffels.

On 11 June, from 14.00 – 15.30 they will host a webinar to identify lessons learned and to gather ideas.


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MERIAN PhD in the Arts approved by the UM College of Deans

After several years of preparation with central contributions from many FASoS colleagues, the MERIAN PhD in the Arts is finally becoming a reality.

The UM College of Deans recently approved changes to the UM PhD Regulation in order to allow for a PhD in the Arts. This important step means UM is formally prepared to host PhDs in the Arts.


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NWO Aspasia grants for Anna Herranz-Surrallés and Lauren Wagner

Anna Herranz-Surrallés (Politics) and Lauren Wagner (DSS) have been confirmed as Aspasia grant holders for their projects “Dangerous Assets? Foreign investment governance in times of de-globalisation” (Herranz-Surrallés) and “Care matters: making and valuing home in a mobile world” (Wagner).

Aspasia grants are awarded to female applicants who were assessed as very good or excellent after the NWO Vidi/Vici interview procedures.


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Can you always find what you’re looking for?

We aim to improve the communication within our organisation, to provide you with the information you need to do your job. But we need your help to do so. Who else knows better what you need than you?

Please take 4 minutes of your day to fill out this questionnaire so we can improve the information provision!

Paul Stephenson new programme director ES/EPA

The Faculty Board has appointed Paul Stephenson as the new programme director of the MA European Studies and MA European Public Affairs.

Paul was previously the programme director for the MA European Studies in 2008-13. Paul will succeed current MA ES programme director Hylke Dijkstra and MA EPA director Christine Arnold on 1 September 2020.


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Katleen Gabriels new programme director BA Digital Society

The Faculty Board has appointed Katleen Gabriels as the new Programme Director of the BA Digital Society. She will succeed current director Sally Wyatt on 1 September 2020. Katleen looks forward to starting this new role.


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Joep Leerssen wins ALLEA’s Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values

Joep Leerssen, Professor of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and special chair Limburg and Europe at FASoS, has won the Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values.

This prize is worth €10,000 and is awarded by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, jointly with the foundation Compagnia di San Paolo.


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New composition of the Faculty Board as of September 2020

It is my pleasure, as prospective Dean of FASoS, to announce the composition of the new Faculty Board as of 1 September 2020.

Giselle Bosse, Associate Professor in EU External Relations and Director of our Research Master European Studies, will take on the role as Associate Dean of Education.

Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures and Director of the Bachelor Digital Society, will be our new Associate Dean of Research.


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First FASoS online PhD defence by Afke Groen, on Friday 24 April

As the first FASoS PhD candidate to do this online, Afke Groen will defend her PhD dissertation ‘With a little help from our friends: Exploring the transnational party activities of the German SPD, Die Linke and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in the European Union’ on Friday 24 April 2020 at 12.00.

You can attend the ceremony online via Zoom.


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CERiM award winners

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) awarded two prizes in the academic year 2019-2020 to appreciate efforts to integrate research and teaching, and to reward outstanding interdisciplinary research.


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