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Science30 June 2022

One in four PhD students fails to cross the finish line

A quarter of all doctoral candidates employed by Dutch universities quit before completing their dissertation, the Rathenau Institute has reported. Drop-outs are especially common in the field of law.

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Staff16 June 2022

Bullying and psychic violence rise sharply

VU employees are reasonably content, but they do bully each other more than employees at other universities.

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Internationalization16 June 2022

Universities are not allowed to limit the influx of international students

Minister of Education Robbert Dijkgraaf is temporarily scrapping a bill that would have allowed higher education to gain a better grip on the influx of foreign students. The universities are disappointed by the decision.

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Education10 June 2022

What lessons have higher education institutions learned from the pandemic?

During the lockdowns, higher education institutions had to quickly switch over to online teaching. Time now to take stock: what worked well and what didn’t?

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Campus03 June 2022

Paired up students photograph freedom in the city

Fifty student pairs went out to photograph the feeling of freedom with their smartphone cameras. Not only did they learn to take better pictures, they also made new friends.

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Science16 May 2022

Free speech and censorship on social media platforms

With social media platforms censoring more and more frequently, the question arises whether this happens with a political bias.

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Students12 May 2022

More international students have a right to student financing

Having lost a few court cases, the Education Executive Agency (DUO) is changing its course with regard to European students. They are now more likely to be granted student financing. The government is studying the consequences.

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Internationalization10 May 2022

Student accommodation: ‘I think it will be difficult this coming year’

The International Office is working hard to find all the incoming international students a room, but the numbers show that this will be tough. Therefore, extra measures are taken.

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Society09 May 2022

For the first time more women than men get PhD

In the past academic year more women than men got a PhD at Dutch universities. That has never happened before. There were also a record number of PhDs awarded, after a dip during the coronavirus crisis.

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Campus03 May 2022

'VU Amsterdam is an excellent place for joints and junk food'

What makes for a good university? According to Google reviewers, it might depend on whether you can smoke joints there, or how likely it is for someone to steal your plushies. Have a look at the most remarkable reviews of VU Amsterdam.

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