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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

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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 […]

Students and Teachers Protest University Budget Cuts

On Tuesday night, around 400 students and teachers of UvA faculties for humanities and social studies took the Oudemanhuispoort building to protest against the university’s ongoing budget cuts as a prologue to the larger scheduled protests on June 8.  Once again, the student outrage creates a critical climax as Dutch universities are being criticized for the […]