European Citizen Initiative: specific learning disabilities on EU level

‘Focus on specific learning disabilities on EU level’ is a European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to grant more rights to people with specific learning disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia) by creating a European definition of the problem and granting more funds for research on the issue.

This initiative has been written and presented by people from this faculty.

Please sign the initiative here and share it with your friends and family.

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Improving sustainability at FASoS: share your ideas and feedback

The FASoS Sustainability Platform, which brings together students and staff interested in environmental topics, is looking for your input on how to improve sustainability at the faculty to update the FASoS Sustainability Plan.

Submit feedback and suggestions via email or via this short online survey.

Also, you are welcome to sign up for the UM Sustainability email newsletter or follow the FASoS Sustainability Platform on Instagram.

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Successful 7th ICLHE Conference

Last week, the 7th ICLHE Conference with the theme ‘EMI, ICLHE and Englishization: Reflecting on the changing university’ took place at FASoS.

Read a Science Guide article about the conference here (in Dutch).

Please find below an impression of the conference. Pictures have been taken by Eric Bleize.


Looking for helpers and tools for the FASoS garden

The new FASoS garden team is looking for people to join and help keep the green spaces tidy.

Are you a gardening enthusiast and want to spend 1-2 hours every two weeks to contribute to gardening at FASoS, then send an email to sustainability-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl before Thursday 3 November.

Also, more gardening tools are required. If you have spare ones that you want to donate, please send an email to jrharbord@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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PREMIUM is searching for project mentors

The PREMIUM honours programme is searching for staff members who would be interested in mentoring a team of students that will work on a project for an external client between January and May. A unique opportunity to work with talented students and businesses outside of UM.

Contact premium@maastrichtuniversity.nl if you are interested so the PREMIUM team can see which project might suit you best.

See here for more information.

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BA Arts and Culture alumna involved in production documentary

BA Arts and Culture alumna Nadine Bemelmans was closely involved in the production of the documentary ‘A World to Shape’, directed by Ton van Zantvoort and produced by Elbe Stevens Films.

The documentary is about two Dutch designers, Dave Hakkens and Nienke Hoogvliet, who want to improve the world with their ideas about sustainability.

Lumière is screening the film on 17 October at 20.00, you can get tickets here.

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Bernike Pasveer hosted workshop on multicultural eating

On 22 September, Bernike Pasveer hosted a workshop about multicultural eating in the ‘Arab-Dutch Culture House’ in Houten, upon invitation of Ghazwan Yaghi, whom she got to know during her fellowship at NIAS, Amsterdam.

The evening taught that food has an amazing ability to spark splendid conversations (with the frequent use of google-translate), and to articulate and crumble sometimes very outspoken and stereotypical attributions of ‘otherness’.

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Weg van Lawaai app (freely) available in Apple app store

The Weg van Lawaai app can be downloaded for free here. It offers audio stories about the history of noise from, in and around the car, using GPS. You hear the voice of Rik van de Westelaken.

The app was created under the supervision of Karin Bijsterveld by Maastricht University (text), Beeld en Geluid (historical audio fragments) and Q42 (app) and is co-financed by the ArchiScienza Foundation (Fund for Architecture and Science).

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Jan Brouwer Thesis prize

The Royal Dutch Society of Sciences (KHMW) awards 8 prizes of €2,000 to master’s theses written in various fields.

Did you supervise a student whose master’s thesis has been approved in the academic year 2021/2022? Please consider to nominate him/her for the Jan Brouwer Thesis Award 2023 before 7 October 2022.

if you would like to make a nomination for the prize, please get in touch with Marjo Krebbeks.
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Revised Beginner’s Guide to Dutch Academia available

The Young Academy has presented A Beginner’s Guide to Dutch Academia. It is a revised edition of a guide for foreign researchers who would like to work in the Netherlands that was originally published in 2018.

The guide discusses Dutch attitudes to work, employment contracts and the structure of academia in the Netherlands, with its universities and research organisations.

Access the guide here.

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