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Students01 March 2021

Will you be getting coronavirus support? Check it out here

The outgoing cabinet has earmarked an extra 8.5 billion euros to cushion the impact of the coronavirus crisis in the educational sector. Students will be compensated, too, but some will get more than others. You can check to find out.

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Campus25 February 2021

'Women should have access to menstrual products at all time'

Those in need of a tampon or pad at the VU can get theirs at Studentendok where recently, a cupboard has been placed with free sanitary products.

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Education25 February 2021

Universities stay closed, VU starts with rapid tests

As was feared, teaching at universities and universities of applied sciences will have to continue largely online for the time being. However, evening practical classes are permitted again, and the higher education sector has been given the green light by the government to ‘prepare’ itself to reopen.

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Students25 February 2021

Physical classes keep lonely foreign students going

International students are also struggling in these times of coronavirus crisis. Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, announced this in a new report. Many of these students feel lonely, anxious or even depressed. But an occasional physical class makes up for this to an extent.

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Science23 February 2021

Academic freedom at risk, warns KNAW

The fierce battle for research funds is having an impact on academic freedom, argues Dutch science association KNAW. Researchers are increasingly being constrained by a spectrum of requirements and conditions.

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Students22 February 2021

1000 euro reduction on higher institutional tuition fees

Students who pay higher institutional tuition fees will also be receiving a coronavirus discount next year. They will not, however, be eligible for the earlier announced fifty percent reduction. For these students the fee reduction has been fixed at about one thousand euros, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science said.

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Education22 February 2021

50 percent tuition fee reduction and relief for junior researchers next year

Students enrolled in study programmes in the past year will receive a 50 percent reduction in tuition fees for the upcoming academic year as compensation for coronavirus disruptions. The contracts of academic researchers will also be extended, and higher education will receive compensation for skyrocketing student numbers.

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Opinion19 February 2021

‘Give researchers a 3 month education break after the pandemic’

Twee organisatieantropologen zien hun onderzoek dieper en dieper wegzakken in een lange winterslaap. ‘Wij krijgen steeds complimenten over onze inzet voor het onderwijs, maar we hebben ook perspectief nodig om ons ingeslapen onderzoek weer wakker te schudden’, schreven Harry Wels en Frans Kamsteeg in een ingezonden brief aan Ad Valvas.

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Education16 February 2021

WOinActie: university staff on the brink of collapse

Minister Van Engelshoven has to move as quickly as possible to ensure that the number of university researchers and support personnel are expanded by 20 percent. “There is a desperate need.”

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Campus11 February 2021

VU students miss their fellow students

Almost all students of the VU Amsterdam worry about their mental and social well-being, according to a survey conducted by the VU.

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