In our teaching and research we highlight major developments in societies and cultures as they have unfolded during the modern and contemporary eras. We seek to gain understanding of the interrelationships of Europeanisation, globalisation, scientific and technological development, political change and cultural innovation. We are interested in how today’s societies cope with these challenges through, amongst others, practices of remembrance, governance techniques, strategies for managing knowledge, technologies and risks and ways of dealing with diversity and inequality. Yet, understanding our present world is impossible without insight into its past. This is why historical research serves as a key element of our scholarly and educational identity.
Our faculty offers two bachelor’s degrees for highly motivated bachelor’s students. The interdisciplinary bachelor’s programmes are focused on either European Studies or Arts and Culture. A bachelor's programme on Digital Society is planned to start on 1 September 2019.
Our faculty offers eight different interdisciplinary master’s programmes in the fields of Arts and Culture, Globalisation and Development, Media, Technology and Innovation and Politics and Governance.
Our faculty offers two research master’s programmes to reach your full potential. We offer a programme in European Studies and a programme in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology.
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.
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?
Miriam Meissner (FASoS) is researching minimalism and post-growth.
During the EuroSim 2019 international interuniversity simulation of the European Union the FASoS student team brought one of the 5 awards home.
Three FASoS students successfully presented the result of 4 months of research during the MABP fair last week.
The project ‘Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers’, led by Dr. Dorina Baltag, was launched on Wednesday 27 February.
This year the Faculty of Arts and Social Science celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout the year, a number of events are organised for employees and students.
Video: virtual campus tour.