Society

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.

101-year-old VU Amsterdam alumnus: ‘I recently resigned from my last post’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
VU Amsterdam alumnus Lambertus Zijp (101) spent World War II in hiding and studying law from his safe house.

‘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?

‘Investing in yourself means investing in more job satisfaction’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Govert Buijs advocates for less education early in life and more room for retraining and career switches later in life.

‘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.

‘Refugees are entitled to proper mental health care’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
According to professor Marit Sijbrandij, large groups of refugees are experiencing benefits following mental health care provided by ordinary people.

‘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.

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.

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.