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 their new collection of essays, Het hart op de tong, René Gabriëls, Sjaak Koenis and Tsjalling Swierstra argue that emotions are indispensable to democracy.
The interfaculty Marie Curie COFUND proposal ‘LIMES’ is granted. UCM, SBE and FoL joined forces to set up this doctoral programme under the lead of FASoS.
FASoS scientist Lauren Wagner has recently been elected as the new FASoS member.
Dr. Dorina Baltag has been awarded with the Grant for her project “Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers”.
Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) contributes to Terra Mosana, a euregional project aiming to investigate, digitalize and present the shared history of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.
NWO Grant for refugee Scientist fellowship awarded to Giselle Bosse.
Video: virtual campus tour.