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.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Visit our Bachelor's Open Day

BOD februari 2018

Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on Saturday 24 February 2018.

Almost all of our bachelor’s programmes are taught in English and we have an extensive institutional network that allows you to study abroad. We have more than 100 different nationalities among our students and staff.

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News

  • UM celebrates Mother Language Day

    Friday, February 16, 2018
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  • Veerle Spronck scriptie prijs

    Veerle Spronck wins Max van der Kamp thesis prize

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Veerle Spronck, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, won the biannual Max van der Kamp thesis prize.

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  • Lies Wesseling

    Lies Wesseling interviewed in Dutch newspaper NRC

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    NRC newspaper interview with Lies Wesseling on raising kids gender neutral

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  • Christiane Barth

    Patrick Bijsmans and FASoS alumna Christiane Barth publish thesis research

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Patrick Bijsmans and FASoS alumna Christiane Barth (MA in European Studies) have just published Christiane's thesis research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Contemporary European Studies

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  • FASoS student prizes Dies natalis 2018

    FASoS students receive thesis prizes during Dies Natalis 2018

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    During the annual Dies Natalis of Maastricht University 2018, four FASoS students received a prize for their bachelor’s/master’s thesis.

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  • Claudia Egher-1

    Claudia Egher wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Claudia Egher, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

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  • dumontier en wyatt

    The future of data in academia

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    From Apple's personal assistant Siri helping you out to Netflix recommending content for you, artificial intelligence and big-data technologies are increasingly affecting our daily lives. Is society prepared for the data revolution we are experiencing? And what will the data-filled world of the future look like? These questions are being explored on 26 January during Maastricht University’s 42nd Dies Natalis. Keynote speakers Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier share their thoughts on data in academia.  

     

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  • Rubicon Grants

    Rubicon grants for four UM researchers

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    UM researchers Valentina Carraro (FASoS), Bart Spronck (FHML), Els van der Ven (FHML) and Erik Vrij (MERLN) received a Rubicon grant from research financing institution NWO. This grant gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

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  • Why do we ask people where they’re from?

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    In her dissertation Lotte Thissen illustrates that everyone can experience foreignness, irrespective of their origin or background. One of the key conclusions in this study is that we should stop asking people where they are from.  

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