University of Amsterdam

Nov 2 '15 08:48

Wageningen University is the best university in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam the Vrije Universiteit, or Free University, has come out on top. Technical University Twente has the unhappiest students.

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Oct 30 '15 18:03

A university student studying medicine was reported missing over two days ago in Uganda. The 21-year-old reportedly went missing in Murchison Falls National Park while near the bank of the Nile River.

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Oct 29 '15 10:53

Half of psychology research papers contain at least one statistical error. One in eight contain such large errors that it affects the paper's statistical conclusions.

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Oct 7 '15 17:57

Former asylum seeker Kiza Magendane is fed up with the anti-Islam PVV party's attacks on refugees and has launched his own registry for complaints about the PVV and its vociferous leader, Geert Wilders. The hotline was launched in response to a similar service announced by Wilders Wednesday for the public to complain about “nuisance” caused by asylum seekers.

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Sep 22 '15 19:28

An app that helps you sleep better. That is what researchers from Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and TU Delft have been developing for suffering insomniacs.

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Sep 15 '15 08:46

The University of Amsterdam has once again managed to snag the top Dutch university position in the QS World University Rankings, beating Delft University of Technology and Utrecht University. TU Delft moved up 22 places from last year's 86th position, to number 64 this year.

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Sep 8 '15 10:37

A group of students calling themselves the Spinhuis Collective has decided to occupy the dungeon space under the Torensluis on the Singel in the center of Amsterdam, where they want to open a new student study cafe.

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Aug 31 '15 16:08

The University of Amsterdam has banned the reading of a poem about the protest occupation of the Maagdenhuis at the opening of the academic year on Monday.According to the university, the poem and the two songs which were to follow it - Mijn Stad and We Better Learn by band Nachtschade - are not suitable for the opening, which started at 3:00 p.m. at the Lutheran church.

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Aug 21 '15 15:50

The gap between rich and poor is increasing rapidly in European capitals, including in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is number 8 on the list of the most segregated cities in Europe.

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Aug 14 '15 13:42

International students arriving in Amsterdam for the start of the new semester, will be welcomed by a special help desk the University of Amsterdam has set up at Schiphol airport, the university announced.

Jul 30 '15 19:11

Chinese-Dutch real estate company CTF completed the purchase of the former Paleis van Justitie, literally the "Justice Palace" in the center of Amsterdam for 61.3 Million Euros. It was the second attempt by the firm to pick up the historic building on the famed Prinsengracht canal.

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Jul 28 '15 10:51

A large international conference on the psycho-social aspects of HIV and AIDS starts in Amsterdam on Tuesday

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Jul 16 '15 09:02

Joep Lange, the renowned HIV/AIDS researcher that died in the disaster with flight MH17 last year, will not be forgotten in Amsterdam. A medical institute called the Joep Lange Institute will be opening in the capital. The University of Amsterdam is also establishing a lectern named after the Aids researcher.

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Jun 24 '15 11:43

Pensioners were hit 6 times harder by the financial crisis than their working counterparts.

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Jun 19 '15 12:48

The individual expense claims made by the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board will from now on be published on the university's website every 6 months.

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Jun 16 '15 13:45

Board members of major universities often spend more money than allowed on expenses, while sidestepping many rules meant to prevent fraud, reports RTL Nieuws. Travel expenses were frequently cited as a major source of spending beyond limits.

Jun 12 '15 13:45

The occupation of the Maagdenhuis and Bungehuis cost the University of Amsterdam more than 700 thousand euros, NOS reports.

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Jun 5 '15 14:15

A group of activists from De Nieuwe Universiteit blocked the entrance to the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis on Friday morning.

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Jun 3 '15 09:22

Visual artist Kurt Löb passed away at the age of 89 in his hometown of Amsterdam on Monday after being ill for some time.

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May 25 '15 10:19

The University of Amsterdam has to pay thousands of euros in compensation to a student because he suffered a 6 month study delay through no fault of his own.

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May 22 '15 09:47

Dutch students find InHolland the most disappointing college in the Netherlands. Key issues at the college include the quality of the lecturers and the way manner in which the college deals with problems and complaints. The college De Kempel scored the best.

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May 14 '15 10:34

The University of Amsterdam's financial debt will be monitored by the Education Inspectorate, Minister Jet Bussemaker said on Wednesday.

Apr 30 '15 15:28

Dutch universities performed typically well in several subject-specific rankings released by QS earlier today. The most successful category for Dutch universities is economics and econometrics, with three of them entering top-50 in these subjects.

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Apr 30 '15 14:43

The police entered the University of Amsterdam's Service and Information Center, the building occupied by protesters earlier today, but found no trace of the protesters.

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