Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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.
- International community with 77% of our students and 42% of our staff coming from abroad
- Interdisciplinary approach towards teaching and research
- 4 bachelor's programmes, 8 master's programmes and 2 research master's programmes
- 4 research programmes, 7 research centres and a graduate school
Maastricht University (UM) has designated the Europa Archive, established under the guidance of Professor Mathieu Segers, as an official part of the university’s academic heritage.
The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) has published an edited collection titled ‘Classical Music Futures: Practices of Innovation.’
Four FASoS bachelor's students and one FASoS master's student received a thesis prizes during the 2024 Dies Natalis
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is delighted to have awarded honorary doctorates to Prof. Dr. Liesbet Hooghe and Prof. Dr. Gary Marks for their joint research on multi-level governance, particularly in the context of European integration.
Climate, war and resurgent nationalism: global cooperation is rattling on all sides. Yet Professor Mathieu Segers still advocates European leadership: 'When death and destruction are spreading, and there seems to be no more light, often the most brilliant plans emerge.'
Anna Harris has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of €2 million for her project ‘The Upcycled Clinic: A global ethnography of material creativity in contemporary medicine’. The project addresses the escalating issue of clinical waste.