Society

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.

This alumnus fights food waste in the hospitality industry

Marjolein de Jong5 April 2022
Alumnus Olaf van der Veen uses a smart food waste monitor to fight against waste in the hospitality industry.

‘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.

'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 expect the return of Christ within now and 14 years’

Marjolein de Jong14 December 2021
Orlando Bottenbley about his vocation, how his brother’s murder forced him to forgive and why he sees the coronavirus as a sign of the end of days.

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.

‘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.