Zina Nimeh
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Faculty representative - chair

Zina Nimeh

Zina currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Social Protection and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG). She is the coordinator of the Social Protection Masters Specialisation, and is also the co-coordinator of the Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development research theme. Her work focuses on social protection and social security policy and financing, social exclusion, poverty and inequality measurement, governance reform and public policy analysis with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Outside academia she has had managerial and consulting experience in the areas of human development, social policies and public sector reform with focus on Employment and Education. She has applied experience in policy development and implementation and continues to work as a consultant for the ILO and UNICEF.

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Melline Somers
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Faculty representative - Vice chair

Melline Somers

Melline is a PhD student at the Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research. Her research is focused on the mismatch between education and the labour market. Melline studied International Business Economics at Maastricht University and completed the Master of Science programme Management of Learning. She wrote her master thesis at the Research Centre for Education and the Labor market about the underlying determinants of regretting educational choices and specifically examined the role of labour market conditions and personality traits.

Melline has a great interest in societal issues. Outside academia she was involved as a participant in the National ThinkTank that worked on practical solutions for a 'future-proof vocational education system' in the Netherlands. Moreover, she participated in the Erasmus for Young Enterpreneurs Programme with Made in Carcere, a social enterprise that offers training programmes to inmates in Southern Italy. The courses teach incarcerated people to make bags and accessories from waste materials to acquire post-prison skills.

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Jeroen Moes
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Faculty representative

Jeroen Moes

Jeroen is lecturer Research Methods at University College Maastricht (UCM). His background is in Sociology, (Social/Cultural) Anthropology, and Political Science. He is interested in research methods, and has experience in quantitative and qualitative approaches including visual methods, frame analysis, and social network analysis. Beyond methods as tools for gathering and analysing data, he has a particular substantive interest in collective identities, nationalism, European integration, globalisation, and the role of space and place within those subjects. He is currently finalizing his PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

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Pietro Bonizzi
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Faculty representative

Pietro Bonizzi

Pietro Bonizzi received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia Antipolis (I3S), France. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University. His research interests are on signal processing, time series analysis, time series decomposition, time-frequency analysis, with application to biomedical signals, in particular to the study of the complexity of biological signals and to the inverse problem in electrocardiography.

His teaching activities are focused on knowledge engineering, mathematics, statistics, and scientific computing in the bachelor programme, and on time series analysis, signal processing and system theory in the master programme Data Science for Decision Making at DKE.

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Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen
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Support staff representative

Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen

Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen is Valorisation Officer at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE). Her main focus is KE@Work, but she happily combines this with alumni affairs, employability and external business contacts. Ellen started working for UM in September 2015.

In the past two years year she has come to appreciate the diversity in her faculty. Although FHS is composed of a very diverse group of departments and institutions, in the end everybody wants the same: which is the best for students and staff. As a member of the Faculty Council Ellen hopes she can play a role in achieving this.

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Chantal Rogers
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Support staff representative

Chantal Rogers

Chantal is Admissions Officer / Coordinator Academic Advising at University College Maastricht (UCM). She started working at UCM in November 2002 and has worked in several departments since. Being involved in the admissions process and reviewing all applications is something Chantal enjoys doing, however, after so many years she felt it was time for something new and therefore, since January 2017 she is combining the job of Admissions Officer with the role of Coordinator of Academic Advising. That way Chantal actually gets to know our students and is able to help them throughout their years at UCM. As a member of this council she hopes to get even more involved with our faculty.

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Paul Grass
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Student representative

Paul Grass

Paul Grass is currently studying in his second year at University College Maastricht (UCM), focusing on Economics and Political Science. As he is passionate about his study environment, he is looking forward to get to know better the organization within the faculty.

During the Faculty Council meetings, Paul strives to voice the concerns, problems, and issues of his fellow students. His personal goal is to improve the cooperation between the Faculty Council and the student associations of the different departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.

Joanne Snel
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Student representative

Joanne Snel

Joanne Snel is currently in her first year of University College Maastricht (UCM) and hopes to be focusing on Economics and Political Science. She strives to voice the ongoing concerns of students within FHS, primarily first years who often are not aware of the role of the Faculty Council.

Her personal objective as member of the Faculty Council is to provide students with resources to make their studies more accessible, such as recorded lectures and adequate study spaces.

Iulia Ferroli
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Student representative

Iulia Feroli

Iulia is in her third year of the Data Science and Knowledge Engineering bachelor's programme at DKE. She is part of DKE's KE@Work program, and is currently doing her internship at Mediaan, focusing on Web Application Security. Through EDLAB's honours+ program she has had the chance to work on interdisciplinary projects with students across UM's faculties, which gave her a better understanding of the differences between workloads, approaches and needs among students.

As this raised her interest, she joined the faculty council with the goal to continue learning more about the unique ways students experience UM, as well as help enhance the communication and interaction between the diverse units of FHS.

Max Lipsch
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Student representative

Max Lipsch

Max Lipsch is a third-year student at University College Maastricht (UCM), focusing on social sciences. He sees a good connection between the different departments as the key to a well-functioning faculty. Furthermore, to represent the students as much as possible, he will actively bring over their concerns to the council. However, he also sees that the students should get more acquainted with the council and its activities so to increase their democratic participation.

He hopes to increase this by the use of social media and events organized at the different departments.

Meike Kievits
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Student representative

Meike Kievits

Meike Kievits is in her third year of University College Maastricht (UCM), focusing on International Relations and Politics. This year she will voice concerns and safeguard the interests of students enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities and Science by taking place in the FHS Faculty Council.

Last year, the awareness amongst students of the existence of the faculty councils and university council has increased a lot. To Meike, student participation in the decision making process at our faculty is extremely important. Therefore, Meike will focus on continuing this upward trend.

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Student representative

Maaike Trân

Maaike Trân is currently in her second year at Maastricht Science Programme (MSP), focussing on mathematics and biology. Her personal goal this year is to create more interaction between the different departments of our faculty.

More communication and cooperation makes it easier to solve encountered problems and creates more opportunities for the faculty as a whole and our students.

ICIS Marc Dijk
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Round table

Marc Dijk

Marc Dijk (PhD) is a research fellow at the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS). His main research interests are innovation and innovation policy, sustainability assessment and socio-technical transitions.

Marc is currently principal investigator and project coordinator of SmarterLabs, an action- research project focussed on upscaling and social exclusion in Smart City Living Labs in Maastricht, Brussels, Graz and Bellinzona.

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Round table

Donna Carroll

Donna is a physics lecturer at the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) responsible for courses in mathematics and electronics. She completed her PhD in experimental physics at the University of Warwick (UK) in 2008 and since then has held a variety of different roles in higher education in the UK and Netherlands including working in research and innovation of educational services, management of research-support services and technology transfer (valorisation).

In addition to her lecturing role at Maastricht University, she also works for EDLAB, the Maastricht Institute for Education Innovation, and is the Assessment Expert for the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.

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  • Faculty representative - chair

    Zina Nimeh

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  • Faculty representative - Vice chair

    Melline Somers

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  • Faculty representative

    Jeroen Moes

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  • Faculty representative

    Pietro Bonizzi

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  • Support staff representative

    Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen

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  • Support staff representative

    Chantal Rogers

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  • Student representative

    Paul Grass

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  • Student representative

    Joanne Snel

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  • Student representative

    Iulia Feroli

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  • Student representative

    Max Lipsch

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  • Student representative

    Meike Kievits

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  • Student representative

    Maaike Trân

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  • Round table

    Marc Dijk

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  • Round table

    Donna Carroll

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