Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We offer a programme of lectures, debates and talkshowslecture series, film-, theatre, and poetry night's and we organise the yearly PAS-festival.

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Studium Generale still fully open, but now with the coronavirus entry pas
With the numbers of COVID-19 infections rising the policy of Studium Generale has changed and measures are being tightend. The live events are now only accesible with a coronavirus entry pas. Don't forget to bring your QR code or document of proof together with your ID.

Next to that mouth masks are mandatory when you move around in the buildings of Maastricht University, the hygiene measures will still be followed, rooms will be aired, doors will remain open and we will ask everyone to stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, cold and loss of taste. To attend our live activities, reservations online in advance are necessary.

For programmes outside the walls of the university, the rules of that particular location apply.

For those who prefer to stay at home, Studium Generale provides live streams of most activities.

Download the programme booklet here:

The Economics of Sustainability and Resilience

Tuesday 30 November, 20:00
Live & live stream
Prof. Mark Sanders
Professor of International Economics, UM

One of the global challenges we face is to make the transition to a sustainable and resilient economy. In this lecture, Mark Sanders will discuss the economics of sustainability and resilience.



Feels Good Man

Film & Talk
Monday 6 December, 19:30
Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88

What’s it like as an artist to lose your character to alt-right? That’s a question Matt Furie can answer. His character Pepe the Frog was appropriated as a meme by alt-right and ultimately declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League in 2016. 


Diversity with a "Bite"

Wednesday 8 December, 20:00
Online via Zoom
Prof. Halleh Ghorashi
Full Professor of Diversity and Integration, VU Amsterdam

In this lecture, Halleh Ghorashi will discuss our changing attitude to diversity. First, she will go into the dominant way we deal with diversity in the Netherlands, placing it in a historical context.