Students and faculty who were peacefully protesting restructuring and cutbacks in the budget at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam did so without any issues and without the police making any arrests.
Dean Frank van Vree of the University of Amsterdam yesterday announced that the Faculty of Humanities will be thoroughly reorganized. The faculty has to deal with a budget shortfall, which means that the courses will have to be reevaluated.
Dutch researcher Karline Janmaat noticed that chimpanzees look for a place to sleep close to trees and shrubs with food, so that they can have breakfast first thing in the morning.
Professor of Dutch Sign Language Beppie van den Bogaerde is going to give a public lecture in sign language at the University of Amsterdam.
Leiden University has taken first place over the University of Amsterdam and Delft University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15. The Rankings judge universities upon four core missions and thirteen performance indicators to compare top universities, giving Leiden high marks for research, citations and international outlook.
According to research by AMC in Amsterdam, one in six victims of a serious accident develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Hospitals don't pay attention to this, causing victims to go about untreated.
According to recent research, the Germans did not stand in the way of the evacuation of children during the winter famine in the Second World War, but actually helped sending hungry children from the city to the countryside, Het Parool reports.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has taken first place over Leiden University and Utrecht University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the world in this year's QS World University Rankings. The Rankings rely upon six performance indicators to assess and compare top universities, giving UvA high marks in life sciences & medicine, social sciences & management, and arts & humanities.
Emeritus Professor Piet de Rooy wrote the best political book of last year. The book "Ons stipje op de waereldkaart" (Our specks on the world map) won him the Prinsjesboekenprijs on Monday.
The iWatch may have been the big story in the lead up to Apple’s annual keynote address, but a game develops debute of the infinity scarf is the product thats really got everybody talking. The developer, now deemed "scarf guy", has been revealed to be co-founder of Super Evil Mega Corp and Dutchman Tommy Krul.
Universities in The Netherlands are becoming more receptive to the idea of the university college, offering students a broad course including student housing at their own campus. In five years' time, the number of students opting for this has doubled to more than 3,000, De Volkskrant reports.
Physicists from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and researchers from the University of Amsterdam think they may have solved how ancient Egyptians transported heavy stones to construct Pyramids.
A scientific article from professor of social psychology Jens Förster of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and his colleague Markus Denzler has to be pulled due to the manipulation of research data. This decision was made by the UvA on the advice of the National Scientific Integrity Organ (LOWI), NRC Handelsblad reports.
Four Dutch universities have made it to the list of top 100 list worldwide. TU Delft is the winner in the country, at number 42.
On Wednesday, hundred foreign students were arrived in Amsterdam, the Parool reports.