About FASoS

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. It was founded in 1994. The faculty offers a place where scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds - historians, political scientists, literary and arts scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and others - are brought together in joint research. This interdisciplinary approach is predominant in our teaching as well; all of our programmes acquaint students with different disciplines and perspectives.


International outlook

At FASoS, we are also focused on creating an international environment, a place where our differences become our strengths. Every day, our students and staff are challenged with differing viewpoints and experiences as they interact peers from all over the world. All of the faculty’s programmes are taught entirely in English and with 77% of our students and 42% of our staff coming from abroad, FASoS is Maastricht University’s most international faculty. Such diversity creates an atmosphere that strengthens the international orientation of our research and education.

Historic location

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several historic buildings in the city centre of Maastricht. These structures and the artwork in and around them add to both the city’s and the university’s special atmosphere. The buildings, as well as the arts and cultural heritage, are definitely worth a closer look.

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Circular City Challenge

FASoS researchers Denise Petzold, Özlemnur Ataol and Darian Meacham are working with partners from around Europe to create and promote the Circular City Challenge as part of a project funded by the European Commission.

The Circular City Challenge (#CircularCityChallenge) is a Pan-European contest for ideas on circular interventions in students’ local environments. This challenge aims to empower young people to make the world a better place by proposing innovative and sustainable solutions that support a circular way of living. At FASoS we are always looking for ways to improve our sustainability. Have a look at one way we’re doing it in this video.
Learn more about the project here: https://lnkd.in/e59raRpq

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25th Anniversary FASoS

In 2019, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences celebrated its 25th anniversary (1994-2019). Professor Tannelie Blom and senior lecturer Jo Wachelder founded the sixth faculty at Maastricht University, and together they look back on an especially dynamic quarter of a century. “The common thread? Innovation and interdisciplinarity.”

 Read the whole interview