15 januari 2018

The Adventure 2018

During my New Year’s address to the VU community last year, I referred to the words of the late Sumantra Ghoshal, and expressed my ambition to work together to change ‘the smell of the place’.What... lees meer
10 oktober 2017

To the next level

What sort of university are we? What sort of university do we want to be? These are the essential questions that we have been asking as we take stock of where we are, and chart the course for where... lees meer
7 december 2016

Engaged Students

Is the university simply an institution where you come for an education in your chosen field? Is there more to the VU than the courses you follow as a student? What does it mean to be truly engaged... lees meer
16 september 2016

Welcome to the VU

To all the new students and colleagues starting at the VU this academic year: One year ago, I was in your shoes. I can remember being a touch apprehensive, but mostly excited about starting on a fantastic new adventure. ... lees meer
18 mei 2016

Core business

Education is the core business of a university. Our mission is to prepare succeeding generations of students to contribute to solutions to the complex problems they will face in their professional... lees meer
9 februari 2016

The New Order

‘The old order changeth, yielding place to new…’ (From the poem Morte d’Arthur, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1835).The New Year marked the passing of an eventful 2015 for the VU, and the promise of an... lees meer
29 oktober 2015

First Impressions

Upon taking office as rector, I remarked during my installation address that I would be spending a great deal of my time listening to the VU academic community. I am now six weeks into the role,... lees meer