University of Amsterdam

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Mar 12 '15 09:52

The Technical University in Delft (TU Delft) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) only just missed out on being in the top 50 of the most prestigious university of the world, according to the annual World Reputation Ranking in Times Higher Education.

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Mar 10 '15 12:39

The University of Amsterdam Executive Board today sent a letter to the protesting students and lecturers in the Maagdenhuis containing 10 proposals with which they hope to meet the protesters' demands, NU reports.

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Mar 9 '15 11:38

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a group of protesting lecturers, Rethink UvA, are still discussing the lecturers' demands, De Telegraaf reports. The UvA will give a response to the demands for more democracy early this week.

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Mar 6 '15 13:30

The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam has asked the protesting lecturers for more time to come up with a comprehensive answer on their demands. They said this in a letter, Het Parool reports.

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Mar 5 '15 08:40

A group of University of Amsterdam (UvA) lecturers have threatened that there will be more protests, such as more UvA buildings being occupied, if Executive board of the university does not meet their demands by 16:00 tomorrow. NU reports.

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Mar 4 '15 08:39

According to Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education) the students occupying the Maagdenhuis have "a point". She is advising the University Directors, who will have a discussion with students across the country today, to "listen very carefully", Trouw reports.

Mar 2 '15 08:45

The students currently occupying the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis, have called for a national protest day on Wednesday, NRC reports.

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Feb 26 '15 08:08

About 300 students occupied the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) administrative center, last night. The students are demanding the resignation of the University's administration, NU reports.

Feb 25 '15 12:04

University of Amsterdam's (UvA) humanities building, the Bungehuis, is scheduled for development into an exclusive, membership-only Soho House club, real estate developer Aedes announced.

Feb 24 '15 16:03

Police evicted the occupiers of the Bungehuis on Tuesday morning and early afternoon, reporting a total of 46 arrests. The removal of De Nieuwe Unviersiteit (The New University) protesters from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building began peacefully, but proved more difficult when students outside the building blocked police trucks from entering the property.

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Feb 24 '15 12:11

The police are currently removing De Nieuwe Universiteit protesters from the University of Amsterdam, AD reports.

Feb 24 '15 08:09

The last talks between The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the occupiers of the Bungehuis and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has once again produced no results.

Feb 23 '15 18:29

As the student-led occupation of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) humanities department building, the Bungehuis, wrapped up its eleventh day, the occupiers announced their rejection of proposals submitted to them by the university's Executive Board, it was revealed Monday evening. The points of compromise were submitted to De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) occupiers at noon on Monday, following an agreement to do so at a four-hour meeting between the two parties at Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan's residence on Sunday.

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Feb 23 '15 09:14

The activists who had been occupying a building of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for days, had a discussion with Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and representatives of the University's executive board at the Mayor's residence last night, the Volkskrant reports.

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Feb 19 '15 19:39

Protesters who have occupied the University of Amsterdam’s Bungehuis building in the city center will have to leave the building or pay a penalty of 1,000 euros per person per day, a court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday. The hearing took place after the university sued the protesters, hoping to fine the occupants 100,000 each, every day they remained in the building

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Feb 19 '15 15:36

A district court in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon will hear the case the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has launched against students occupying the Bungehuis building. A group of students and at least one lecturer first barricaded themselves in the university’s Faculty of Humanities headquarters on February 13 and have not left since.

Feb 18 '15 15:20

The fifth day of the Bungehuis occupation has left the protesting students without heating but De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) do not seem to be closer to reaching an agreement. The protesters in the Bungehuis took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, informing followers that their heating was cut off, but they are unperturbed by the cold treatment.

Feb 16 '15 18:22

Following insufficient enrollment numbers for the 2015-2016 academic year, the Duisenberg School of Finance will be integrated into the economics and business faculties at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) for the start of the next academic year, the institution announced.

Feb 16 '15 08:17

Protesting students and at least one lecturer are still barricaded inside the University of Amsterdam's humanities building, the Bungehuis.

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Feb 13 '15 18:21

Humanities staff at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) may be unable to return to their offices on Monday after students and at least one university lecturer began an occupation of the Bungehuis building in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday.

Feb 13 '15 16:14

A group of students and at least one lecturer barricaded themselves inside the University of Amsterdam humanities building, the Bungehuis, while others marched in demonstration through the city center in protest against anticipated funding and resource cuts to the university's humanities department on Friday.

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Jan 6 '15 19:10

As many as 174 of the 475 mosques in the Netherlands were attacked by vandals over the last ten years, according to University ox Amsterdam researcher Ineke van der Valk. The statistic is dramatically different from the 1980s and 1990s, when you could count the number of abusive attacks on one hand, she told the Volkskrant.

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Dec 31 '14 10:31

According to researcher Gerard Kerkhof, Dutch people sleep too little, especially young women. "We have a problem of epidemic proportions." he says. Poor sleepers have more chance of being overweight, have a shorter lifespan and poorer performance. Kerkhof's urgent advice is to stop using smartphones after 21:00 at night.

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Dec 24 '14 14:05

Dutch people are very old fashioned when it comes to raising their children. Although fathers spent more time on their kids in 2014, it is still the mothers who play the leading role in the family.

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