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.



  • maastricht working on europe

    Video impression on the Maastricht Europe Days

    Thursday, December 13, 2018
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  • Harro van Lente

    Harro van Lente appointed as Chair of National Research School WTMC

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Prof. Harro van Lente has been appointed as Chair for five years.

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  • europa vredestichter

    The EU as peacemaker

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    It may come as a surprise that a core task of the European Union is to promote peace and security in crisis areas around the world. But why does it do this, and what is it aiming to achieve?

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  • Kick off MCICM

    Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music officially begins its research

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) officially began work on September 1st, 2018. On the same date, Peter Peters, professor at Maastricht University, began his position as director of the centre with a team of two postdocs, two PhD students, one artistic researcher, one research assistant.

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  • ITEM conferentie

    Euroregions: stronger than we think

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    How do you empower citizens and Euroregions within the European Union?

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  • Elsevier ranking

    Three FASoS education programmes first place in Elsevier Ranking 2018

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    In the Elsevier Best Studies 2018 ranking, the bachelor’s programmes European Studies and Arts and Culture and the research master's programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) ended up first in their category.

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  • Evelin Rizzo

    Prize Winning Bachelor European Studies thesis published in EuropeNow

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Alumna Evelin Rizzo (Bachelor European Studies) has published her prize winning bachelor's thesis in EuropeNow.

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  • ESST

    European Studies student wins ESST European Undergraduate Prize

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Jan Kleinheinrich (student of the bachelor's programme European Studies) has won the 20188 ESST prize.

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  • dijkstra

    Why some international organisations lose their legitimacy

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    How is it possible that international organisations at a certain point lose some of their competences or even are abolished by member states? Dr Hylke Dijkstra, director of the European Studies master’s programme at Maastricht University, plans to research this issue.

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  • FASoS Green team

    First FASoS Green Impact Team meeting

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    On Wednesday 21 November, the first FASoS Green Impact Team meeting took place.

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  • COAC workshop

    CGD hosts workshop on child removal in the Dutch East Indies

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    First workshop of the international network Children as Object and Agents of (Post-)Colonial Change (COAC) hosted by CGD.

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  • Klankkast

    Soundcupboard installed in nursing homes

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips researched the impact of dialect on residents of a nursing home.

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  • PhD Pitch Night 2018

    Marith Dieker and Zahar Koretsky in TEDx PhD Pitch Night

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Maastricht’s first ever TEDx PhD Pitch Night took place on 12 September 2018. PhD candidates had 3 minutes to pitch their research and see if they could secure a place on the TEDx Maastricht stage.

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  • Marie de Somer

    FASoS PhD Marie de Somer receives Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation award

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Marie De Somer received the ‘Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award – Honorable Mention’ for her dissertation on the EU Court of Justice and its role in the area of EU immigration law.

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  • sharon

    The Digital Disruption of Health

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Philosopher Tamar Sharon explores the social and ethical impacts of new technologies in the health domain.

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