The Research Institute of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University unites the research being done in the different parts of the Faculty. It comprises four distinct programmes, which form the backbone of our research:
This programme focuses on theoretical, normative and empirical questions related to the phenomenon of European integration.
Researchers in this programme analyse how modern societies are constituted by science and technology, and how, vice versa, social and cultural conditions shape technological and scientific developments.
This programme studies the intricate process of cultural change and the dynamics of cultural remembrance.
The Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research programme brings together new and existing research conducted within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that focuses on the Global South using a transnational perspective.
In an attempt to further carve out the academic profile of our faculty, we have identified four thematically defined focal points around which activities of the established research programmes converge.