Students06 April 2022

Government: Energy relief is not for students

Students are being hit with skyrocketing energy bills. But the government has not moved to offer targeted assistance. Municipalities are even getting the advice not to give the one-off energy relief subsidy to students. 

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Society04 April 2022

The last straw: scientists demand climate action with protest week

Under the umbrella of Scientist Rebellion, scientists in over 25 countries are protesting for climate action in the coming week. VU sociologist Paulina Pankowska is one of them.

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Science01 April 2022

Dijkgraaf tries to mitigate concerns over ‘Recognition and Rewards’

Does the new ideal of ‘Recognition and Rewards’ in science damage the Netherlands’ competitive position? Education Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf thinks it does not: in fact, it gives science a better position internationally.

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Society31 March 2022

Fundraising to combat helplessness

A group of teachers and students set up a fundraiser for Ukraine. ‘I would feel very bad if I couldn't do anything.’

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Science31 March 2022

‘Scientists need to take better care of their brain’

Research, lectures, management… Scientists need to be at home in all areas.

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Campus25 March 2022

Student Wellbeing Point & Panel celebrates official launch

After a four-month trial period the Student Wellbeing Point & Panel opened its metaphorical doors yesterday in the main building.

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Students24 March 2022

Almost half of first-year university students come from abroad

Dutch higher education institutions are becoming increasingly popular with international students.

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Campus17 March 2022

Going away for the weekend with a colleague? Check it with your boss

VU employees will soon have to report any relationships they have with colleagues in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.

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Campus11 March 2022

Anthrocine Filmclub is open to everyone

The 3D space on campus has begun screening monthly films, offering anthropologically relevant films and engaging panel discussions.

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Taking Action10 March 2022

'Words of peace have no value now'

Emotions ran high at a solidarity gathering for Ukraine, yesterday at the VU. Lecturer Kilian Wawoe brought in ten students from Ukraine he had picked up at the Polish border the day before.

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