Making Clinical Sense team publishes multisensory immersive exhibit

As part of the annual STS conference 4S + EASST, the Making Clinical Sense team not only gave sensory-digital presentations but also crafted a multisensory website of their three fieldsites.

Immerse yourself into three different medical schools in the Netherlands, Ghana and Hungary by entering through the project website here.

GTD holds research retreat in Maastricht

On Thursday 20 August, the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD) research programme held their annual research retreat in Maastricht.

The retreat offered the chance to meet in person for the first time since the lockdown, welcome new colleagues, discuss the future direction of the GTD research programme, and handover the programme’s leadership from Prof. Valentina Mazzucato to Associate Professor Adam Dixon.

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Update: nominate a master’s thesis for the J.C. Baak Prize 2021

Nominations for the J.C. Baak Prijs 2021 for master’s theses in the scientific field of philosophy, political science, international relations and sociology are open.

The price is meant as encouragement for a (former) master’s student whose thesis was approved between 1 January 2019 and 31 August 2020.

Because FASoS can only nominate three candidates, please follow the internal procedure (click on read more).

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Follow the LIMES PhD candidates on social media

11 talented PhD candidates joined UM earlier this year to work on different topics within the domain of humanities and social sciences. All projects share one common aspect, Limes, the Latin word for borders.

The PhD candidates come from different academic, as well as multicultural backgrounds, enlarging the scope of cultural diversity at Maastricht University.

Are you interested in following the LIMES candidates’ journey on their PhD projects? Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn! On the LIMES website, you can find more information about the PhD candidates’ research projects.

Give a lecture at UM summer camp 2021

In the summer of 2021, the UM Diversity & Inclusivity office organises a summer camp for children of UM staff and students. During this 1-week summer camp, children get acquainted with all interesting research going on at UM.

Do you speak Dutch and would you like to enthuse children with your research and are you available to give one or two lectures during the summer of 2021? Then send an email to communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl to sign up or to receive more information.

New addendum rules and guidelines for on-site and online education

The existing FASoS Code of Conduct has been complemented by an addendum that provides rules and guidelines for online and on-site educational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for the FASoS Code of Conduct and click here for the FASoS addendum.

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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