Inger Rutten, Student Ambassador European Studies on Society, Science and Technology 2018-2019
“In this programme you find yourself at the crossroads of society & culture and science & technology. With everything that is going on in today’s world, I cannot think of a more interesting place to be!”

Inger Rutten is from the Netherlands, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and decided to stay in Maastricht for the master’s programme in European Studies on Society, Science and Technology. “The atmosphere at FASoS is really appealing, very informal and international and very small-scale. I really enjoyed that during my bachelor’s studies and decided to stay here for my master’s. There are 22 students in my programme, coming from different cultures and with different nationalities. We all have different backgrounds too, some have a social degree, others a technical degree, some have even held jobs already but in spite of our differences, we form a great group together. So far, the programme is intense, but very satisfying. In that respect, the Open Day provided a realistic picture. And you do get sufficient support when and where you need it from tutors and professors, that is really special. Society, politics and culture influence -but are themselves also influenced by- technology and science. To understand these different actors and how they interact, that’s what this programme is about. I’ve already learned so many useful things, not only as an academic but also as a person.”

Other testimonials

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    Florieke Bogaarts, Student ambassador European Studies on Society, Science and Technology 2017-2018
    I would like to raise awareness about the growing influence of technology and science on people’s lives and the possible downsides of that development.
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    Maartje Zaal, European Studies on Society, Science and Technology
    After finishing my bachelor in European Public Health (EPH), I was looking for a more critical master which focuses on why our society looks the way it looks today. I wanted to go deeper into the “system” to be able to change it and hereby improve the health and sustainability of our society.
  • Shelly Tsui
    Shelly Tsui, Student Ambassador European Studies on Society, Science and Technology 2016-2017
    “In my future career, working in consultancy or conducting research, I will greatly benefit from the open-mindedness which is cultivated and highly valued here.”
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