Education22 February 2021

50 percent tuition fee reduction and relief for junior researchers next year

Students enrolled in study programmes in the past year will receive a 50 percent reduction in tuition fees for the upcoming academic year as compensation for coronavirus disruptions. The contracts of academic researchers will also be extended, and higher education will receive compensation for skyrocketing student numbers.

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Opinion19 February 2021

‘Give researchers a 3 month education break after the pandemic’

Twee organisatieantropologen zien hun onderzoek dieper en dieper wegzakken in een lange winterslaap. ‘Wij krijgen steeds complimenten over onze inzet voor het onderwijs, maar we hebben ook perspectief nodig om ons ingeslapen onderzoek weer wakker te schudden’, schreven Harry Wels en Frans Kamsteeg in een ingezonden brief aan Ad Valvas.

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Education16 February 2021

WOinActie: university staff on the brink of collapse

Minister Van Engelshoven has to move as quickly as possible to ensure that the number of university researchers and support personnel are expanded by 20 percent. “There is a desperate need.”

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Campus11 February 2021

VU students miss their fellow students

Almost all students of the VU Amsterdam worry about their mental and social well-being, according to a survey conducted by the VU.

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Education11 February 2021

House motions a tuition-free corona compensation year

Many students are falling behind in their studies due to the coronavirus crisis. The House of Representatives has just adopted a motion allowing them to enrol in an extra year of university free of charge. But it is too early to celebrate.

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Money11 February 2021

You can buy 24 billion bapao rolls from the national student debt

The total student debt in the Netherlands is over 21 billion euros, but how much is being added every second? And what could you buy with all that money? On the National Debt Metre website, you can see the figures getting bigger and bigger by the second.

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Science09 February 2021

Research into gender bias: 'Peer reviews are not the issue’

When it comes to the number of publications, female scientists are still lagging behind their male counterparts. A large study has revealed that this difference cannot be explained by the peer reviews of scientific journals.

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Education05 February 2021

What will open first: pubs or lecture halls?

The lockdown will be extended until 2 March, Prime Minister Rutte said on Tuesday. So for the time being, the majority of university teaching will remain online. When will universities and universities of applied sciences be allowed to open their doors again?

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Campus05 February 2021

GameStop hype has reached VU Amsterdam

The GameStop phenomenon has spread globally. Several students on our campus have invested in the volatile stock as well.

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Campus04 February 2021

Head of Psychology Department steps down

The head of the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology has laid down his directorial responsibilities as of last week. Reason for his leaving is the arisen commotion surrounding his job performance.

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