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.
Curious about the most international university in the Netherlands and its unique educational method? Visit the Bachelor's Open Day and experience Maastricht.
At Maastricht University (UM), our goal is to prepare students in the best possible way for a career either in the Netherlands or abroad. By focusing on learning through analysing and solving relevant international issues, Problem-Based Learning challenges and encourages students to do their best.
Visit Maastricht University on 25 November and take the opportunity to walk around in Maastricht and explore the city’s gems! Maastricht is a lively and welcoming city where most students quickly find a room within cycling distance of the university.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers two Bachelor's programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. If you want to learn more about these programmes then visit the Bachelor's Open Day on 25 November 2017
Our faculty offers three bachelor’s degrees for highly motivated bachelor’s students. The interdisciplinary bachelor’s programmes are focused on either European Studies or Arts and Culture.
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.
On Universal Children’s Day, 20 November 2017, the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) will issue a Statement of Principles, because it is worried about the ways in which contemporary geopolitics curtail academic freedom.
Anna Harris (FASoS), Susan Kelly (University of Exeter) and Sally Wyatt (FASoS) have won the 2017 Sociology of Health and Illness book prize for their book ‘CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media’ (Routledge 2016).
During the 25th biennial of the International Research Association for Children’s Literature, Lies Wesseling was re-elected as President of this scholarly society of 360 members from 46 countries worldwide
Video: virtual campus tour.