University of Amsterdam

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Apr 30 '15 10:16

A group of students and university staff occupied yet another University of Amsterdam building on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the UvA confirmed to NU. According to the protesters, they occupied the building in the run up to May 1st - Labor Day.

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Apr 20 '15 12:34

Louise Gunning will not receive severance pay now that she has resigned as the chairman of the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board, a spokesperson for the supervisory board announced.

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Apr 20 '15 10:08

Rector magnificus Dymph van den Boom has been appointed the interim chairman of the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board, NRC reports. She is temporarily succeeding Louise Gunning, who resigned on Sunday.

Apr 19 '15 12:44

Just over three years after taking her leadership role at the University of Amsterdam, Louise Gunning resigned from the university’s Executive Board on Sunday. She took charge on April 1, 2012, and was a key target for university protesters who occupied the Humanities faculty building, Bungehuis, and the administration building, Maagdenhuis, over a two-month stretch.

Apr 19 '15 12:26

A wide range of reactions poured out after University of Amsterdam Executive Board chairman Louise Gunning announced she would resign her position. “[Gunning’s] departure was inevitable. Good first step in restoring peace at the UvA,” the ASVA student union said on Twitter.

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Apr 16 '15 10:54

The occupation of the Maagdenhuis will cost the University of Amsterdam an estimated 460 thousand euros, according to the first assessment of the Facility Services, Folia reports.

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Apr 15 '15 11:05

A group of University of Amsterdam professors have started an online petition to show support for the university's executive board after the eviction of the Maagdenhuis on Saturday.

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Apr 13 '15 17:23

Approximately a thousand people joined a new demonstration against the University of Amsterdam following the end of a two month long sit-in protest split between two university buildings. Demonstrators on Monday included students and lecturers marching for "more democracy" at the university, and a demand for the resignation of the the university's Executive Board (CvB).

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Apr 13 '15 09:48

Another protest has been planned at the University of Amsterdam on Monday afternoon, the group of lecturers involved in the protest actions of the past two months under the name Rethink UvA announced on their website.

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Apr 11 '15 12:36

Police in Amsterdam on Saturday began the eviction of a group of protesters who have held a sit-in demonstration at the University of Amsterdam’s Maagdenhuis building for over a month. A judge ordered the protesters to leave by midnight on Friday, but the students, lecturers and researchers camped out at the site refused.

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Apr 8 '15 08:31

The students occupying the Maagdenhuis will leave the building at 21:00 on Sunday night, the University of Amsterdam announced. The actions against the university administration will continue, however, the occupiers said in a press conference Wednesday morning. This occupation protest at the University of Amsterdam has been going on for nearly two months.

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Mar 18 '15 11:54

The SP supports the action group De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) that is protesting for more democracy at the University of Amsterdam. The party will draft a legislative proposal that states that the management of a university should be chosen by the university's students and staff, AT5 reports.

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Mar 16 '15 11:11

Students of the action group De Nieuwe Universiteti (The New University) are unhappy about the police's behavior during the demonstration on the Spui on Friday. In a statement on their website, De Niuewe Universiteit claims that the police used "excessive force."

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Mar 13 '15 21:51

At least two students protesting the University of Amsterdam were arrested Friday evening after the Lieverdje statue in the Spui was set on fire. Demonstrating students and supportive lectures were gathered to commemorate their month-long occupation of university buildings.

Mar 13 '15 15:30

The protests at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been going on for exactly a month today. Here follows a brief summary of what has happened so far.

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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.

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