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Campus16 September 2021

'Arabic' instructions in VU buildings miss the mark

Throughout the VU Amsterdam buildings, about a thousand stickers urge people in multiple languages to keep their distance.

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Science10 September 2021

Studies using the DNA of Uyghurs withdrawn

Two researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center have been unable to prove that DNA they used for scientific research was donated voluntarily by Uyghur subjects. Their publications have therefore been withdrawn by two scientific journals.

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Education09 September 2021

Protesters ask: where is the 1.1 billion needed for higher education?

In her address at the opening of the academic year, outgoing minister Ingrid van Engelshoven took extra time to reflect on the coronavirus crisis.

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Society20 August 2021

House of Representatives and minister clashing over diversity plans

In the view of the VVD, inter alia, outgoing Minister Van Engelshoven is imposing her will too strongly on universities with regard to making the academic world more diverse and more inclusive. The feelings aroused by this political hot potato do not appear to have calmed down.

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Education19 August 2021

House of Representatives wants ‘hybrid’ learning for vulnerable students

Students suffering from poor health must be allowed to pursue their studies online again next year, according to a majority of the House of Representatives. Outgoing Minister Van Engelshoven is tempering expectations.

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Education15 July 2021

Coronavirus: dark clouds threaten new academic year

The number of coronavirus infections has risen sharply and the Dutch government is now rowing back its relaxation of certain measures. The new academic year may be looking less rosy than had been hoped.

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Science13 July 2021

51 percent of scientists sometimes cheat with research

Half of all scientists are occasionally guilty of dubious research practices. Even fabrication or manipulation of research results is a regular occurrence.

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Education13 July 2021

The plans to combat work pressure are not sufficient

The universities are coming up with all kinds of plans to combat work pressure, says the Labour Inspectorate, but they will probably not be sufficiently helpful. In addition, very little attention is being paid to undesirable behaviour and discrimination.

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Education09 July 2021

Budget cut is scrapped and back to face-to-face teaching

On the eve of the summer recess the House of Representatives took a decision on a number of issues.

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Campus07 July 2021

Students reclaim the campus during week of workshops

Finally they can be on campus and get a taste of it. About 150 bachelor’s students are roaming VU Amsterdam this week for workshop program Reclaim the Campus. For some it marks their return, for others it’s one of their first visits. “I finally feel like a proper member of this university.”

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