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Literature and Character Education

Following the classical idea of liberal arts and sciences education that education is not only about transferring knowledge but also, and perhaps even more so, about personal development, this volume seeks to advance the discussion of character education at the level of the university, addressing the varying ways in which the reading of core texts

By |2021-09-07T14:47:29+02:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Research|0 Comments

ECOLAS Julie Johnson Kidd Fellowship

ECOLAS is announcing the Call for Applications for the 2021 Julie Johnson Kidd Fellowship. Please apply and/or distribute this announcement. The Fellowship this year has a different focus owing to the experience of the pandemic. It has demonstrated once and for all that university education is not only about the transfer of knowledge but also

By |2021-04-19T11:06:54+02:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Projects|Tags: |0 Comments

Hans Adriaansens Student Awards

Please distribute amongst your students: Dear LAS students, Your generation has a great deal of hope but also concerns for the future of our societies. While you have a deep desire to make the world a better place, sometimes you feel that your views are not taken seriously or that your potential contribution is dismissed

By |2021-03-29T15:47:06+02:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: General LAS|1 Comment


The European Consortium for Liberal Arts and Sciences (ECOLAS) offers a number of interesting opportunities to students and faculty members, such as student awards, travel grants, and collaborative teaching scholarships. More information may be found here: https://www.ecolas.eu

By |2021-03-23T16:04:19+01:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: General LAS|0 Comments

Invitation to write a book review

UCANN is looking for members who are willing to write a book review for the website. Currently the book reviews are published here: https://ucann.nl/blog In the future, we envision a separate blog on the website for the reviews. A book review is around 750-1000 words. The book review deals with a book on higher education,

By |2021-03-22T12:55:20+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: General LAS|0 Comments

Failing Forward event

Failing Forward event Sharing your failures can make you more resilient in the future and help you deal with setbacks better. However, only a small minority is willing to do so. It’s time to break the taboo! If you ask a person whether he or she has failed in the past year, the vast majority

By |2020-12-14T11:13:41+01:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

First annual UCANN meeting a succes!

UCANN’s first annual event took place on October 30th 2020 in Zoom, hosted by University College Maastricht with special thanks to Prof. dr. Roberta Haar, Prof. dr. Jos Welie (Dean), and Anne van Dijk for making this possible. The theme of the meeting was career trajectories at the university colleges. The main speakers were Kim

By |2020-11-19T14:00:08+01:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Higher Expectations: A Review

Derek Bok. 2020. Higher Expectations. Can Colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Princeton: Princeton University Press. Can colleges do more? Derek Bok, who is emeritus professor at Harvard University after having served for decades as dean and long-term president, argues that colleges should offer a kind of comprehensive education

By |2020-11-19T12:58:35+01:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Education / Teaching|0 Comments

Join a core conversation

People are warmly invited to join a core conversation, which is an online meeting about an interesting text in the fields of history, philosophy, literature, or science. The first excellent contribution is by Roosevelt Montás (Columbia University) about Frederick Douglass' What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? A core conversation starts out with

By |2020-09-14T20:54:59+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments
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