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Campus25 June 2021

IT department has too many external staff members

The works council is generally satisfied with the year 2020, except for one thing: the enormously high number of external staff hired by the IT department. The costs were budgeted at €7.8 million, but actually amounted to almost €9 million.

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Students24 June 2021

Students give higher education a lower grade

How satisfied are students with their educational experience? Finally, the question could be asked again, and given the coronavirus crisis, the outcome was to be expected: they are less satisfied than previously.

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Campus18 June 2021

VU wants at least one introduction day on campus

While preparing for every eventuality, universities and universities of applied sciences are hoping that first-year students will have a normal introduction week, without all the fuss of social distancing and other restrictions.

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ICT17 June 2021

Protect your students and employees against Big Tech, scientists warn

In an open letter published last Friday, a group of professors from various Dutch universities urge their institutions to stop using American cloud services in order to protect their students and staff.

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Job market15 June 2021

Minister's solution for dubious PhD contracts: more talks

What should be done about the peculiar employment contracts PhD students are sometimes presented with, the kind the collective labour agreement does not allow? According to outgoing Minister Ingrid Van Engelshoven everyone has to sit down together at the table.

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Other universities11 June 2021

Working from home: blessing for one, curse for the other

Some professors and lecturers in higher education “can’t stand” working from home, while others are quite happy to do so. Opinions are sharply divided, a survey conducted by Newcom Research & Consultancy has revealed.

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Society11 June 2021

One in every ten female students has been raped during her studies

Around one in ten female students have been penetrated without consent at some point during their time at university, Amnesty International reports. One percent of male students report non-consensual penetration.

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Campus09 June 2021

VU receives 13.5 million euros coronavirus support

To limit the damage caused by the coronavirus crisis, the Dutch universities will receive an extra 162.8 million euros from the government over the next two years. How much of that will go to VU Amsterdam?

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Campus07 June 2021

Anthropology withdraws controversial cartoons

The department of Anthropology has withdrawn two cartoons today that have stirred up controversy. Some employees and people from outside the university saw them as racial stereotypes.

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Education03 June 2021

Furious about another million-euro cut in higher education

They were very much surprised by the cutbacks amounting to 149 million euros, write universities, academic medical centres, universities of applied sciences, secondary vocational schools and students in a letter to Minister of Education Van Engelshoven.

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