Culture

Scientists bring Constantijn Huygens back to life

Marjolein de Jong23 May 2022
VU alumna and Professor of Neuropsychology Hanneke Hulst, together with other scientists, reconstructed a fragrance created by Constantijn Huygens.

‘The rules of the game in the boardroom are the problem'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2022
According to VU economist Marilieke Engbers, the transcripts of boardroom meetings don’t reveal everything behind the decision-making process.

The magical world of fungi

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Professor of evolutionary biology, Toby Kiers, has discovered a mycelial network beneath our feet that is both suspiciously like the market economy.

Suffering under the yoke of technology

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Philosopher Hans Schnitzler examines why we all have such a complex relationship with technology, but find it so hard to free ourselves from it.

New Young Theologian of the Netherlands is business administration alumna

Marjolein de Jong6 December 2021
Tabitha van Krimpen (23) is using her business administration programme to reform the church.

Role of women in art severely underestimated

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Were women once only good at appearing nude on a canvas? According to Jitske Jasperse, this is a much too limited view.

‘We’re inclined to have more respect for intelligent people’

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
According to Renée van Schoonhoven, a lecturer in Education Law, we tend to regard diplomas as a reward for hard work.

‘We try to navigate using our instinct’

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
We can find answers to contemporary questions in human evolution, contends Mark van Vugt, evolutionary psychologist at VU Amsterdam.

'Religious institutions are not prepared to negotiate on sex and sexuality'

Hannah Stoffels6 April 2021
„The more institutionalised the religion, the more dominant the framework of gender, sex and patriarchy”, says Azza Karam, professor at VU Amsterdam.

‘A one-liner can sometimes say more than a long analysis’

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2021
Comedian Teun van den Elzen (27) produces ‘Saaie Kutpolitiek’ (Boring Shit Politics), a YouTube channel with satirical videos about Dutch politics.