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Society20 July 2020

Foundation for Refugee Students UAF is pleased: more refugees obtain diplomas

Over two hundred refugee students obtained a higher education degree last year. This is a slight increase compared to the previous year, reports the UAF. The foundation is looking for student mentors for the upcoming academic year.

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Science17 July 2020

Scientists hold a bike protest against temporary contracts this year

No big banners, but bring your bicycle spanners! Scientists are planning a protest on wheels for the opening of the new academic year. With the aptly named ‘Tour of Academics’, they want to make a stand against the high number of temporary contracts.

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International16 July 2020

Studying in Scotland set to also become prohibitively expensive

In recent years, hundreds of Dutch students travelled to Scotland for their studies No tuition fees were required until now, but due to Brexit it now costs the proverbial arm and leg.

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Campus16 July 2020

Construction of new research building

The next VU Amsterdam new-build project has begun. The first sheet piling for the construction of the new lab building broke ground this week. Even well before construction began, it became known that the building was going to be a lot more expensive than initially budgeted.

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Science14 July 2020

Emergency letter: extra support needed for young scientists

Due to the coronavirus crisis many young scientists on temporary contracts cannot complete their research on time. In an emergency letter, they have asked Minister Van Engelshoven for financial aid in the form of 350 million euros that they can use to extend their appointment.

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Campus13 July 2020

Ventilation is excellent, says VU Amsterdam

Employees and students at VU Amsterdam do not need to worry about the ventilation of the buildings. There is plenty of fresh air and air circulation, according to the on-site crisis team.

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Science03 July 2020

Open access now also available for old publications

Scientists from VU Amsterdam can also provide access to their old publications to everyone. All they need to do is give permission, everything else will be arranged by the University Library.

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Science02 July 2020

‘Women were seen as too irrational to be philosophers’

Philosophy teacher Carlo Ierna has been awarded €50,000 to update the canon of the history of philosophy. “Non-Western and female philosophers have been actively erased from the canon.”

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Campus01 July 2020

VU Amsterdam to get a ‘village’ for enterprising inventors

VU Amsterdam will be getting a start-up village: a place on campus where students or employees can rent office space for launching a business.

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Debate30 June 2020

'More researchers with a migration background at the university’

Universities should focus on recruiting more scientists with a migration background, says Rector Magnificus Vinod Subramaniam.

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