Politics

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.

Every day I think: ‘This world is screwed’

Marjolein de Jong22 May 2022
Every day, VU alumnus Michel Scholte (35), examines the issue of how the economy should be changed to prevent the further destruction of the world.

‘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.

'I always wanted to stay in control of my life'

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Cees Smit was born with the rare illness of haemophilia. Although he wasn’t expected reach old age he’ll be 71 this month.

‘There is value in resistance’

Hannah Stoffels17 May 2021
VU alumnus Dineke de Groot is the first woman president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands: „It's no big deal, yet special at the same time."

‘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.

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.

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.

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.