UvA Communication and Media Studies Are Running the Game Worldwide: What the Rankings Don’t Say

This year, the University of Amsterdam ranked first worldwide in Communication and Media Studies. Which of Communication Science or Media Studies ranked first worldwide? The Amsterdammer reveals the issues behind the rankings


“Vincent on Friday:” Partying at the Van Gogh Museum

Every last Friday of the month, the Van Gogh Museum museum hosts “Vincent on Friday” in the evening, a relaxed party with cross-cultural programs. In collaboration with young creative artists, last Friday the museum received about 1200 people to discover the Japanese culture through paintings, workshops, and music.

Candy for Signature: ASVA to Send a Letter to the Minister of Education

On Thursday afternoon, the ASVA student union offered candies at Roeterseilandcampus in exchange for a signature of a letter addressed to Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. The initiative was part of the National Action Week, from May 22 to May 25.

Objects with a Story: Refugees’ Life Vests Become Design Items

The Dutch social enterprise Makers Unite helps refugees to build a career by upcycling waste material collected on Greek shores. “It is good to give a new life to something that helped in saving people’s lives,” said Moutasem Alawad. The 38-year-old, who comes from Daraa in Syria, arrived in 2015 to the Netherlands as a refugee, where he spent one year …