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.
The impact of the corona crisis on society has been huge and we understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life?
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Our faculty offers four bachelor’s programmes, eight master's programmes and two research master's programmes.
Our research institute studies societies and cultures as they unfolded during the modern and contemporary era in a radically interdisciplinary manner. We analyse the interrelationships of Europeanisation, globalisation, scientific and technological development, political change and cultural innovation.
During the Opening of the Academic Year on Monday 6 September, Dr. Katleen Gabriels was awarded the Edmond Hustinx prize 2021 for Science.
The Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science exists to emphasise the importance of the practical application of research as well as the importance of UM to Limburg. The cash prize of €15,000 is awarded to a different faculty each year.
Interview with Dr. Katleen Gabriels in University Magazine Observant about her research and about what she plans on doing with the prize money.
Video of the Opening of the Academic Year, and the awarding of the prize
Eliza Steinbock, Associate Professor Gender and Diversity Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, leads the NWO Smart Culture project “The Critical Visitor: Intersectional Approaches for Rethinking and Retooling Accessibility and Inclusivity in Heritage Spaces”.
UM professor Mathieu Segers speaks in TV program Buitenhof about poor leadership and the hardening of society: 'The quality of the relationships between people has deteriorated. I'm doing well, together, we're doing badly.”
BSC Global Studies has received the "top-rated programme" seal from the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2022.
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Video: virtual campus tour.