Past events

GUS@UM – dr. Gonny Willems

Date: June 3, 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through? In this session, dr. Gonny Willems, managing director of Maastricht Working on Europe, will share her unofficial story. Gonny has obtained her MsC and PhD from the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University and has worked within the UM organisation at various positions and has also been organising and heading TEDxMaastricht for various years.

Intercultural training

Date: May 20, 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Location: zoom

Workshop description

This practical training is designed for UM staff only and is suitable for anyone working in a (international) team and for tutors/teachers that interact with international students.  Anyone working with people from different cultural backgrounds will notice that they have particular preferences when it comes styles of communication, time keeping, giving negative feedback, and hierarchy. The training will explore these differences as well as help participants navigate around different cultural styles in order to facilitate harmonious interaction and smoother productivity

About the trainer

Nava Hinrichs-Passuto is the Head of Executive Education and Capacity Building in Migration at the UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance where she heads various training and capacity building programs, including the Migration Management Diploma Program (MMDP) for migration professionals.

She was previously Managing Director of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) and CEO of M-Capital, a social enterprise subsidiary of THP.  She was Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with Better Future, a bespoke consultancy firm based in The Netherlands with a global reach. She has taught courses on International Migration Law as part of the MMDP in Maastricht. Previously, she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in Human Rights Law and Politics.  Mrs Hinrichs has worked as a legal advisor for asylum seekers in Cairo, focusing on unaccompanied minors.  She also has experience working with internally displaced persons in Colombia as well as in the UK.  Mrs Hinrichs holds an MA in Human Rights Law and Development (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and a BA in European Studies (King’s College London, University of London). 

Costs

MYA is able to offer this course to you free of charge.  Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list ​and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.

This workshop will take place online via zoom and you will receive a link in an outlook invitation or email shortly prior to the event.  The session will be given in English.

GUS@UM – Dr. Daniela Trani

Date: May 6, 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, Dr. Daniela Trani, managing director of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance (https://yufe.eu/), will share her unofficial story. Daniela holds an MSc degree in Physics from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and a PhD in Thoracic Oncology and Applied Biotechnology (2007) from the Second University of Naples, Italy. She worked as NASA/NSBRI postdoctoral fellow in the field of space radiation biology at Georgetown University (2008-2011) and then as senior researcher at the Department of Radiotherapy at Maastricht University (2011-2014). From 2014 to 2019, she worked as Senior Advisor for International Research Policy at the department of Academic Affairs of Maastricht University. In this position, she combined her international academic and policy background to advise and support the Executive Board of Maastricht University on strategic partnerships with other higher education institutions as well as research organisations in Europe and worldwide.

Intercultural training

Date: March 31, 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Location: zoom

Workshop description

This practical training is designed for UM staff only and is suitable for anyone working in a (international) team and for tutors/teachers that interact with international students.  Anyone working with people from different cultural backgrounds will notice that they have particular preferences when it comes styles of communication, time keeping, giving negative feedback, and hierarchy. The training will explore these differences as well as help participants navigate around different cultural styles in order to facilitate harmonious interaction and smoother productivity

About the trainer

Nava Hinrichs-Passuto is the Head of Executive Education and Capacity Building in Migration at the UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance where she heads various training and capacity building programs, including the Migration Management Diploma Program (MMDP) for migration professionals.

She was previously Managing Director of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) and CEO of M-Capital, a social enterprise subsidiary of THP.  She was Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with Better Future, a bespoke consultancy firm based in The Netherlands with a global reach. She has taught courses on International Migration Law as part of the MMDP in Maastricht. Previously, she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in Human Rights Law and Politics.  Mrs Hinrichs has worked as a legal advisor for asylum seekers in Cairo, focusing on unaccompanied minors.  She also has experience working with internally displaced persons in Colombia as well as in the UK.  Mrs Hinrichs holds an MA in Human Rights Law and Development (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and a BA in European Studies (King’s College London, University of London). 

Costs

MYA is able to offer this course to you free of charge.  Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list ​and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.

This workshop will take place online via zoom and you will receive a link in an outlook invitation or email shortly prior to the event.  The session will be given in English.

GUS@UM – Prof. Wei Ji Ma

Date: March 11, 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, Prof. Wei Ji Ma, professor at New York University will share his unofficial story. Wei Ji is the initiator of Growing Up in Science and cares deeply about mentorship:  

“We care deeply about quality teaching, good mentorship, a healthy lab culture, outreach, and engaging with the broader community. You can read more about these topics on Lab life and Community. Wei Ji has started the Growing up in Science mentorship network and is a founding member of the Scientist Action and Advocacy Network. Many lab members are also active in these efforts.”

You can find more information about Wei Ji here.

GUS@UM – dr. Jamiu Busari

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, dr. Jamiu Busari, associate professor at Maastricht University, department chair and former program director of the specialist training program at the Department of Pediatrics, Zuyderland Medical Center, will share his unofficial story.

You can find dr. Busari’s official story here: https://she.mumc.maastrichtuniversity.nl/profile/jamiu.busari%40maastrichtuniversity.nl

Intercultural training

Date: February 17, 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Location: zoom

Workshop description

This practical training is designed for UM staff only and is suitable for anyone working in a (international) team and for tutors/teachers that interact with international students.  Anyone working with people from different cultural backgrounds will notice that they have particular preferences when it comes styles of communication, time keeping, giving negative feedback, and hierarchy. The training will explore these differences as well as help participants navigate around different cultural styles in order to facilitate harmonious interaction and smoother productivity

About the trainer

Nava Hinrichs-Passuto is the Head of Executive Education and Capacity Building in Migration at the UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance where she heads various training and capacity building programs, including the Migration Management Diploma Program (MMDP) for migration professionals.

She was previously Managing Director of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) and CEO of M-Capital, a social enterprise subsidiary of THP.  She was Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with Better Future, a bespoke consultancy firm based in The Netherlands with a global reach. She has taught courses on International Migration Law as part of the MMDP in Maastricht. Previously, she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in Human Rights Law and Politics.  Mrs Hinrichs has worked as a legal advisor for asylum seekers in Cairo, focusing on unaccompanied minors.  She also has experience working with internally displaced persons in Colombia as well as in the UK.  Mrs Hinrichs holds an MA in Human Rights Law and Development (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and a BA in European Studies (King’s College London, University of London). 

Costs

MYA is able to offer this course to you free of charge.  Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list ​and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.

This workshop will take place online via zoom and you will receive a link in an outlook invitation or email shortly prior to the event.  The session will be given in English.

ORBEL – Corona session on “Collaborative Logistics”

Date: February 12, 2021

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: online

Digital seminar on collaborative logistics, hosted by Jean-Sébastien Tancrez (UCLouvain) and Christof Defryn (Maastricht University). Speakers are Aymen Aloui (Université de Picardie, France), Thomas Hacardiaux (UClouvain), Nathalie Vanvuchelen (KULeuven) and Lotte Verdonck (UHasselt).

GUS@UM – dr. Rajat Mani Thomas

Date: January 14, 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, dr. Rajat Mani Thomas, assistant professor at Amsterdam UMC, will share his unofficial story.

GUS@UM – dr. Veerle Melotte

Date: December 10, 2020

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: zoom

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this third session, dr. Veerle Melotte, associate professor at the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University, will share her unofficial story.