Identity

Availability of university admission essential for refugees

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Halleh Ghorashi fled to the Netherlands from Iran in the 1980s and became professor of diversity and integration at VU Amsterdam.

‘I write to deal with life’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
This academic year, Gustaaf Peek will be taking on the role of Vrije Schrijver (Writer in Residence) at VU Amsterdam. How does he view this role?

‘People’s faith may change, but they don’t become unbelievers’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Professor André van der Braak does research into the fact that it is becoming more normal to combine religions, something he does in practice too.

‘I have learnt to press on when things get tough’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
Rowan Blijd discusses topical issues as a media maker. Last week, the moving documentary, Silent Life about her stillborn son Amari, was released.

‘Be proud of where you come from’

Marjolein de Jong30 August 2021
Law alumna Mounia Benabdallah (37) grew up in Amsterdam-West and is now a partner at Baker McKenzie in New York.

'I learned from Kierkegaard: anxiety is a teacher'

Marjolein de Jong18 January 2021
When studying Pedagogy at VU Amsterdam, Geert Jan Blanken became fascinated by the work of Kierkegaard; a fascination that never left him.

Caught in a web of disadvantage

Jessica Brouwer18 January 2021
Halleh Ghorashi takes a stand against the negative portrayal of refugees and migrants and fights for diversity and inclusion.

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.

Back to the origins of eroticism? Sexperiment!

Marjolein de Jong17 December 2019
We seem to have a limited view of what sexuality is, according to philosopher Ype de Boer.

How a hallucinogenic trip can change your life for the better

Marjolein de Jong17 December 2019
The building in Zandvoort that once functioned as a church is now the backdrop for a special type of retreat sessions with psychedelic truffles.