Johanna Hvalić’s third vlog about her MaRBLe research

Johanna is a third-year BA European Studies student. During the course On Expedition: travels into the unknown, MaRBLE students use travel books from the university library’s Special Collections to write their bachelor thesis and a Wikipedia entry. Johanna is one of them.

In her vlogs, Johanna takes you along her expedition and shares her experiences during this period. In this vlog, she tells how her research is going and she is returning to Maastricht!

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FASoS PhD graduate elected Dutch teacher of the year

Johanna Höffken, who completed her PhD at FASoS, has been elected Dutch teacher of the year. Johanna currently works as assistant professor in innovation studies at the Eindhoven University of Technology. With the election comes a scholarship of €25.000 which Johanna will spend on educational innovation.

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Zahar Koretsky and Harro van Lente organise webinar on technology exit

The webinar entitled “How are technologies abandoned?” was a virtual version of a session of a cancelled conference in Utrecht Eu-SPRI 2020. The webinar falls into technology decline/exit research agenda – a growing research topic in STS and sustainability transition studies. Seven presentations were held and 17 academics participated, both ‘veterans’ and newcomers to the topic.

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We need your input for the UM network for parents and carers

In the framework of the UM Cares project, the D&I Office is looking into establishing a UM network for parents and carers.

This network should be a place where students and staff with caring responsibilities can meet and exchange experiences and advice. It will also have an advisory role within UM on how to improve facilities for students and staff with caring responsibilities.

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Join the discussion on UM sustainability policy

Join the Green Impact team’s discussion on 17 June from 9.30 to 11.00 via Zoom.

We are looking for input concerning the following topics:

  • International business travel
  • Nature inclusive campus
  • Health & well-being in buildings on campus (water, nourishment and relaxing)
  • Competencies for UM staff members on sustainability

Send an email with your input to sustainability@maastrichtuniversity.nl stating your name, faculty and the topic.

Report on student evaluation of online education II

In week 5 of period 5 a student evaluation survey about online education at FASoS was offered to all students.

A report on the outcomes of this survey can be found here.

Contact information scientific staff on intranet

In the current corona crisis, it might be harder to reach your colleagues than usual. To this end, we have created a list of scientific staff members and their phone numbers and Skype names on which they can be reached.

To access the list, open the FASoS staff intranet, go to ‘organisation’ and then click on ‘contact details scientific staff’.

Please use the information provided with care. The overview is meant for internal use only. 

Is your personal profile page up to date?

We kindly ask you to update your UM personal profile page before 5 June 2020. Please update any information that is out of date.

Please note that you must be connected to the UM network to be able to update your profile pages. Have a look at these manuals on how to connect to the network from home. In case you have troubles connecting to the UM network or somehow cannot access the personal profile pages webpage, please contact the ICT servicedesk.

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Klaartje Peters gives online lecture for association of public administration

Klaartje Peters has given an online lecture on ‘local democracy in times of crisis’ for the ‘Special State of Science’ series of the association of public administration.

She discusses in her online lecture the importance, particularities and limitations of local democracies. You can watch the online lecture (in Dutch) here.

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RMES alumnus Sem Duijndam nominated for Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize

The MSc thesis written by Sem Duijndam, alumnus of the Research master’s in European Studies (RMES), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations).

Congratulations to Sem and his supervisor Dr Luana Russo.

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