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  • Gladys Akom Akonbrey Faces of Sciences blog

    Gladys Akom Ankobrey's first blog for Faces of Sciences

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    recently joined the platform by KNAW and 'De Jonge Akademie', Faces of Science. This week her first blog was posted.

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  • News Digital Society

    Bachelor Digital Society gets green light

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will start a new Bachelor's programme "Digital Society" in September 2019.

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  • KNAW

    Two UM professors among new KNAW appointees

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed 19 new members, including two UM professors: Valentina Mazzucato and Kiran Klaus Patel.

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  • joost van den akker

    “Europe belongs to all of us”

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    In 2018, European Studies alum Joost van den Akker became one of the regional ministers of Limburg, “the most international province of the Netherlands”. In his eyes, the university is a “European musketeer” whose pursuit of internationalisation and Europe is a winning model.

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  • Raf de Bont

    Moving Animals: animals are also globalising.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Globalisation is undeniable. People, goods and information are moving around the world at an increasing pace. But what about animals? Do they also cross national and continental borders and how does that work?

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  • Minimalism and post-growth research

    How not to have a sweater, postmodernly

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Miriam Meissner (FASoS) is researching minimalism and post-growth.

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Moving animals: animals are also globalising. Interview with Raf de Bont.

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Globalisation is undeniable. People, goods and information are moving around the world at an increasing pace. But what about animals? Do they also cross national and continental borders and how does that work? And how have people historically been involved in these movements? How have they tried to understand and manage animal movements? These are urgent questions for historian and researcher Dr Raf de Bont of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. With the Vici grant of 1.5 million euros that was awarded for the Moving Animals project, he can search for the answers with a team of three people over the next five years. 

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