FASoS Research Institute
Moving boundaries, bridging disciplines
The research institute of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University 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. We are interested in how today’s societies cope with and reflect these challenges in various ways. These could be artistic practices and practices of remembrance as well as specific forms of governance and political integration as well as strategies for managing knowledge, technologies and risks. While our research starts from today’s problems, we have a strong interest in how the modern world came to be.
- Interdisciplinary research
- Unique organisational structure
- €5.010.039,85 external funding received in 2020
- 167 researchers
- Annually 160 scientific refereed publications
- Led by Prof. S. Wyatt
To nurture and maintain this kind of innovative, interdisciplinary research, the research institute of FASoS has created a matrix organisational structure. Its backbone are four distinct research programmes, each of which is composed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. While the research programmes form the core of the research activities at FASoS, the faculty also has five centres as specific research hubs and to facilitate interaction with external academic partners and societal stakeholders. Together, the research programmes and the research centres provide a framework that facilitates flexibility, networking, and mobility beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Ad hoc crisis responses: a curse for international organisations?Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Yf Reykers, Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has received a 1.2 million euro grant from the Norwegian Research Council to study the impact of ad hoc crisis responses on international organisations.
Fair healthcare in primary care plus centres in MaastrichtThursday, September 9, 2021
Willemine Willems, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will defend her dissertation 'Connected at the joints; Calibrating knowledge, morals and health care' on 10 September. In her dissertation, Willemine researches the fairness of a new type of healthcare: primary care plus.
Katleen Gabriels awarded Edmond Hustinx prize 2021Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Dr. Katleen Gabriels was awarded the Edmond Hustinx prize for Science 2021 during the Opening of the Academic Year.