Features

Science21 January 2021

Work atmosphere a key factor in sloppy science

LONGREAD - In almost one-third of cases involving questionable research practices, the atmosphere in the relevant department is a key factor, according to research carried out by Tamarinde Haven for her PhD. “Young academics need role models.”

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Katalin Gaspar Campus11 January 2021

'How will I manage an extended lockdown?'

LONGREAD - Numerous VU employees have resumed their unofficial part-time job as home teacher. Anyone who has school-age children must accompany them with their schoolwork in addition to their own work. In this first episode PhD student Katalin Gaspar shares how she is keeping it up.

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Education20 November 2020

We shouldn’t waste students’ years of brilliance

LONGREAD - Honours students in the Department of Informatics have been given the opportunity to lead a research project to earn credits. To date, more than ten students have taken the plunge.

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Campus18 November 2020

Why so many researchers have left Psychology

LONGREAD - In Cognitive Psychology, a senior professor who intimidates his staff. And people in Social and Organizational Psychology who feel they have been misled and played off against each other. Our investigation reveals three research groups, together comprising one department, incapable of rectifying a tainted academic climate.

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Voting Politics02 November 2020

No matter the outcome, there will be chaos

LONGREAD - In preparation for the upcoming US Elections, over 90 Political Science students attended an online pre-election event to sharpen their ideas through expert opinions and discussion. What is at stake? Is the promised land going to implode or explode?

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Participation29 October 2020

Majority of Humanities' student council is non-Dutch

LONGREAD - More and more international students are finding their way into the various participation bodies of VU Amsterdam. German history student Pia Potthoff is one of them, as the newly appointed vice president of the Faculty of Humanities’ Student Council.

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Education27 October 2020

Canvas could be watching you

LONGREAD - Without the obligation to show up for face-to-face classes, has it become easier for students to fly under the radar and skive off? There are plenty of ways for teachers to monitor their students’ online activity. But to what extent is that desirable?

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studying at VU Campus08 October 2020

Is there anybody left on campus?

LONGREAD - Social distancing rules may have been tightened up again, but the main building of VU Amsterdam was far from empty last Friday. There were a lot people around, studying or having meetings, or on campus for a seminar.

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armpje drukken Campus01 October 2020

Struggling startup is not granted rent reduction

A start-up at VU Amsterdam asked for a rent reduction because of the corona crisis, but that was non-debatable. Instead, the owner received a letter that he must transfer 19,000 euros and leave the office, or legal action will follow.

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Mia Hammersley from her apartment Students24 September 2020

Online struggles and moments of loneliness

LONGREAD - Did the lockdown crush exchange students' dreams? Ad Valvas asked three of them about their experiences. 'It’s not that easy to engage with new people in an online environment.'

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