University of Amsterdam

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May 15 '17 13:55

Controversial websites GeenStijl and Powned definitely make use of Islamophobic language and may play a part in the rising anti-Muslim sentiment in the Netherlands, University of Amsterdam researcher Dr. said to NPO Radio 1.

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Apr 28 '17 14:10

The University of Amsterdam is launching a test run in allowing part-time students to pay tuition per subject they take, instead of paying for a whole year. The University believes that this will be ideal for motivated students who don't have time to attend university full time because they also work, take care of a family member, have their own business or have to do an internship, Het Parool reports.

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Jan 19 '17 09:14

A group of leading primatologists, including University of Amsterdam professor Serge Wich, is sounding the alarm about the effect logging and industrial farming is having on the global primate population. A massive 60 percent of the 500 primate species are threatened with extinction, according to their research, published in Science Advances on Wednesday, Het Parool reports.

Jan 18 '17 16:50

The Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC) got authorization to bury bodies in their own small cemetery in order to study decomposition. According to the hospital, this study will be of great value to forensic investigators, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jan 17 '17 15:40

A massive homes in and around Amsterdam this morning and left train traffic across the country in chaos, was the result of a "component failure" in a TenneT power station on Hemweg in the Dutch capital, Dutch utility Liander said on its website. If you were without electricity for four or more hours, Liander will contact you regarding compensation.

Dec 13 '16 12:50

The glass ceiling for women in Dutch universities remains firmly in place, with the percentage of female professors hardly increasing, according to the national network of female professors LNVH in their annual monitor. There is also still a significant wage gap between female professors and their male colleagues, Het Parool reports.

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Nov 8 '16 15:10

University of Amsterdam scientist Erik Verlinde published a new theory fo gravity which he debunks the existence of dark matter, NOS reports.

Astronomers often note in their observations that they observe more gravity in galaxies than the number of stars would suggest. This extra gravity is attributed to dark matter - an unknown substance believed to hold the galaxies together.

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Sep 22 '16 09:43

For the first time ever 13 Dutch universities made it onto the Top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, which was published on Wednesday. Though a number of the Netherlands' universities did have to settle for a lower position than they had last year

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Sep 9 '16 10:09

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) are making an end to their joint administration. From January 1st next year, the two higher education institutions will stand completely separately from each other again. The past 13 years of administrative cooperation yielded too benefits, the Executive Board announced

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Sep 5 '16 15:20

On Monday the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit both opened their doors for the start of the new academic year, officially ending the summer holidays

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Aug 17 '16 10:06

Authors of a report titled Destination Syria are accusing the Public Prosecutor of misinterpreting the report. The Prosecutor is using the report to show that every woman takes an active part in the caliphate, but according to the professors, that's not what they wrote

Jun 10 '16 11:11

All seven members of the University of Amsterdam's Supervisory Board resigned, the university announced in a statement on Friday. This is to "make space for new members".

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Jun 6 '16 15:00

The foundation Amsterdam University Fund received 4 million euros from the estate of a University of Amsterdam alumnus. According to the university, it is the highest donation ever received from an individual

Jun 3 '16 12:05

Students and Dutch universities seem to be losing interest in university democracy. Almost all institutions in the country saw a drop in election attendance and only about 3 in 10 students cast a vote this year, the Volkskrant reports based on figures received from all universities.

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Apr 25 '16 08:01

A team of Dutch investigators is heading to Uganda on Monday to search for Amsterdam medical student Sophia Koetsier, who went missing in the African country in October last year. Her parents raised the money necessary for this investigation.

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Apr 22 '16 14:20

The University of Maastricht appointed Rianne Letschert its new rector. The 39 year old woman is the youngest person ever to take leadership of a Dutch university.

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Apr 21 '16 11:05

The facilities department of the University of Amsterdam accidentally painted over a wall painting believed to be by Banksy while removing graffiti. "Something went wrong, this was never our intention", the University said on Wednesday

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Apr 11 '16 10:28

Higher education institutions often give prospective students too positive or even inaccurate information about the job prospects awaiting them following the completion of a study program, according to a study done by intercity student association ISO

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Mar 17 '16 14:05

The University of Amsterdam issued an internal memo warning of a scabies outbreak at the Science Park. At least one student was diagnosed with the highly contagious, itchy skin infection

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Mar 15 '16 10:44

Hans Amman, vice chairman of the University of Amsterdam's executive board, handed in his resignation. He fulfilled the position for two years

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Mar 14 '16 11:00

The editorial board of student magazine Folia wants a meeting with the board of the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, known locally as the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), over the institution's decision to block distribution of the latest magazine issue because it depicts students with bare breasts

Mar 4 '16 15:45

Two thirds of the people who took the Banker's Oath, do not believe that they actually also have to adhere to it, according to a study among 800 bankers by Tom Loonen of the Vrije Universiteit and Mark Rutgers of the University of Amsterdam.

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Mar 2 '16 11:01

NS wants Dutch universities to adapt their schedules so that students can travel outside rush hour. This should help relieve the pressure on overcrowded trains. And according to NS CEO Roger van Boxtel, many universities are willing to be flexible about this.

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Mar 1 '16 09:26

Violent incidents directed against mosques are increasingly common occurrences and happen far more often than is reported in the media, according to researcher Ineke van der Valk. "Many Mosque leaders choose not to make the violence against their address public", she said to Dutch newspaper Trouw. "For example, because they do not want to exacerbate the matter."

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