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 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.
Dr. Hans Schouwenburg and dr. David Barata were awarded the Valorisation Prize 2017 at the University Dinner on 11 april.
Sophie Vanhoonacker is one of the Ambassadors of this year’s Duck Race supporting the Refugee Project Maastricht
The Staatsman Thorbecke Fund of the KNAW has awarded a grant for a research project on ‘Strengthening the role of the local council’ by Klaartje Peters.
Video: virtual campus tour.