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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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Feb 4 '16 12:55

Children with depressed or anxious parents are between two and six times more likely to be anxious or depressed than children with relaxed parents, according to a study done by psychologist Evin Aktar. He received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam on Wednesday

Jan 4 '16 10:06

Lecturers at the University of Amsterdam are again protesting against the lack of transparency at the university This time they are concerned about the "undemocratic" and "non-transparent" procedure in appointing the new Chairman of the Executive Board this spring. The new chairman will succeed Louise Gunning, who resigned last year after months of protests by students and staff in which the call for democracy stood central.

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Dec 17 '15 13:50

Two scientists from the University of Amsterdam can cure arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, within two minutes using a combination of a beta blocker and an encounter with a large tarantula

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Dec 14 '15 07:53

The VVD and PvdA want to give students the option to pay for their studies per subject, instead of the current "one size fits all" method of study financing in which students pay per year of studying.

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Dec 4 '15 15:45

The University of Amsterdam and Hogeschool van Amsterdam will be placing 2,563 solar panels on the roofs of five buildings next year, the UvA announced on Friday.

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Dec 3 '15 10:18

The University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit and the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science are opening the QuSoft institute on Thursday. At QuSoft, a collaboration between the three universities, scientists will research and develop software for quantum computers

Nov 19 '15 11:33

The century old mystery of the exact location of Johannes Vermeer's painting "Little Street", has finally been solved. The setting for the world-famous painting is on Vlamingstraat in Delft, where houses 40-42 now stand.

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Nov 12 '15 13:35

In what seems to be an effort to circumvent the Work and Security Act, Dutch universities are appointing lecturers with a combination of a small permanent contract and flexible contracts

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Nov 12 '15 13:01

Student protest group De Nieuwe Universiteit, or The New University in English, has occupied another University of Amsterdam building. The university has pressed charges.

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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