Inspiration

Want to work on your mental health? Then go on an adventure!

Marjolein de Jong18 July 2022
After an adventure-filled life as a foreign correspondent, Anthropology alumnus Brigitte Ars began a quest for the phenomenon of adventure.

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.

'Sustainability and commerce can reinforce each other'

Marjolein de Jong12 January 2022
With MOYU, his reusable notebook start-up, Paul Sintnicolaas (28) is contributing to creating a better world.

‘I used to think I had to be like the men’

Marjolein de Jong31 October 2021
VU alumna and trailer manufacturer Marinka Nooteboom is Business Woman of the Year for 2022. „It’s actually good for women to stand out."

How this VU start-up is conquering the online fashion world

Marjolein de Jong27 September 2021
VU alumni Ugnius Rimsa and Michael Musandu offer virtual models that customers can adjust to match their own likeness.

VU students develop vaccination strategy

Redactie VU Magazine31 August 2021
Having your class assignment that turns into a national vaccination plan would be an unexpected outcome for most. But it happened to five students.

‘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.

Kuyper as an enduring source of inspiration

Marjolein de Jong15 May 2021
Emeritus Professor Arend Soeteman who served as dean of our Law faculty for many years, has been chairperson of the Kuyperfonds since 2010.

‘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.

Three remarkable anecdotes about the VU

Marjolein de Jong20 October 2020
Three people that have made the VU’s history their life’s work elaborate on their favorite interesting anecdotes.