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Science30 August 2022

Why communication scholars are concerned about open science

Communication scholars are concerned about the ramifications of open science. They fear additional workload, misuse of public data, and toxic masculinity.

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Campus23 August 2022

What are your pronouns?

Amsterdam Pride’s theme this year was my gender, my pride.

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Students22 August 2022

Cabinet concerned about drug use among students

Something needs to be done about drug use among students, according to State Secretary of Health Maarten van Ooijen, who says “prevention is very much needed”. But he doesn’t want to rush things.

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Staff11 July 2022

Faculty of Science gets rid of controversial tenure track

The Faculty of Science of VU Amsterdam will discontinue the highly discussed tenure track system. Instead, it will implement a career track policy that assumes a permanent contract after 18 months. 

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Campus08 July 2022

VU Amsterdam 25 million euros richer than expected

VU Amsterdam ended last year with a surplus of 25 million euros, mainly due to extra government funding, but also because the pandemic caused less financial damage than expected.

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Science30 June 2022

One in four PhD students fails to cross the finish line

A quarter of all doctoral candidates employed by Dutch universities quit before completing their dissertation, the Rathenau Institute has reported. Drop-outs are especially common in the field of law.

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Staff16 June 2022

Bullying and psychic violence rise sharply

VU employees are reasonably content, but they do bully each other more than employees at other universities.

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Internationalization16 June 2022

Universities are not allowed to limit the influx of international students

Minister of Education Robbert Dijkgraaf is temporarily scrapping a bill that would have allowed higher education to gain a better grip on the influx of foreign students. The universities are disappointed by the decision.

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Education10 June 2022

What lessons have higher education institutions learned from the pandemic?

During the lockdowns, higher education institutions had to quickly switch over to online teaching. Time now to take stock: what worked well and what didn’t?

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Campus03 June 2022

Paired up students photograph freedom in the city

Fifty student pairs went out to photograph the feeling of freedom with their smartphone cameras. Not only did they learn to take better pictures, they also made new friends.

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