FASoS Research

Call for contributions to the Working on Europe Paper Series

The Working on Europe Paper Series (WEPS) is a joint project of the Maastricht Working on Europe research programme and the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM).

We call for contributions on a wide range of topics in European affairs, stimulating theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary academic debate, as well as promoting dialogue with policymakers, stakeholders and citizens from Europe and beyond.


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Till Schöfer wins the Dahrendorf Forum PhD research paper award

Till Schöfer has won the Dahrendorf Forum PhD research paper award for his paper Is Multilateralism in Crisis? – Insights from the US, China and the European Union

Vote for Leonie Cornips to win the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs

Leonie Cornips has been nominated for the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs. Her research into the language cows speak is one of the 10 shortlisted research topics. The prize is awarded to research that is interesting for children aged 9 through 12.

Voting for Leonie’s research ‘koeientaal’ can be done through the Klokhuis website.

Watch her 8-second promotional video which is broadcast on Dutch television here.

Terra Mosana soundscape

A sonic artwork, consisting of a collection of spoken messages, is the impressive result of a special project in the Euregion.

This project, called Terra Mosana, studies the history of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. Via this project, the dialects, languages and ways of speaking in-between of the present and the past are gathered in a special sonic artwork, bringing together and presenting its cultural heritage.


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Timo Makori in winning team at Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

The project titled, “Matokeo” meaning “outcomes/results/happenings” won the Tungsten prize for the Global Data sub-challenge at the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge organised by Conservation X Labs and a Global coalition of partners. The award came with funding of $118,000 for the project.


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Online exhibition: The Jesuits between East and West

Cultural anxieties and suspicions are likely to prevent the development of more realistic images of each other. Therefore, it is instructive to look more closely at a relevant episode from the past: the adventures of the Jesuits in China in the 17th and 18th century.

These missionaries managed to establish a real dialogue on religion, philosophy and science with the oft well-educated upper echelons of Chinese society.

Access the online exhibition here.


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WUN collaborative research

Much collaborative research is conducted in the framework of the World Universities Network (WUN).

Find some examples of joint projects and international collaborators on the WUN website or in the WUN newsletter.

Focus group on service work in academia: are you a helper or a doer?

Service work is an essential part of jobs in academia. However, research shows that service work may be potentially harmful for one’s career.

What do you think? Share your thoughts and experiences with us during a focus group.


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Reach out to our data steward if you have data management questions

My name is Maria Vivas-Romero. For the past academic year, I have been supporting researchers at FASoS with their data management requests.

This academic year, I will continue to support researchers online. My role is to assist researchers with the creation of their Research Data Management Plans, and any other questions or inquiries related to Data Management.


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Corona Delay Committee for PhD candidates and postdocs

The COVID-19 measures and lockdown have a large impact on research at FASoS. Researchers may experience obstacles to do planned fieldwork, may be negatively affected by cancelled conferences and workshops, or may lack time to do research because of the need to take care of children or others.

While some colleagues may have adapted and found ways of coping with the situation, PhD candidates and postdocs (researchers with temporary contracts) may be hit particularly hard by Corona-induced delays.


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