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‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters

A ‘climate revolution’ was the goal of the 200-odd student protesters who gathered in Dam Square on February 14. Organized for the second time this month by the civil society group Students for Climate, the protest specifically asked high school students to pose the question ‘Why study for a future you won’t have?’. The strike […]

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Innovative Master’s Week attracts Over 600 Students

From February 11 until 15, the UvA hosted more than 600 students for the Master’s Week. Organized by the Communication Office, the annual occasion added some innovative new sessions. Kicked-off with a festive opening function, the week boasted other events such as the master boost training and program information sessions. All the sessions aimed to […]

‘Curry Community’: First-Year Students Launch Online Skills Exchange

First year PPLE students at the University of Amsterdam have set up a skills exchange startup, named Curry Community. The concept is a simple one: it matches students who want to learn a skill with students willing to teach a skill they already have. The cashless project is currently being piloted among the PPLE students […]

UvA Green Office Hosts its First Independent Lecture Event of 2019

Last Wednesday, February 6, more than 30 students attended the UvA Green Office event ‘Sustainable Transport: Innovations in Amsterdam’ at CREA’s theatre. The event was the office’s first independently-produced event of the year. Addressing the audience were Cornelia Dinca, founder of the consultancy Sustainable Amsterdam and delegation lead of the municipal organization Amsterdam Smart City, […]

UNICEF and Enactus Gala: A Ball with a Point

Around 100 merrymakers attended the Winter Charity Gala hosted by the UNICEF Student Team Amsterdam and Enactus VU at CREA Café on Saturday, February 9. The donations given for the event will be sent directly to a school in Aleppo, Syria. With CREA’s music hall successfully filled for the event, the event raised up to […]

ISN Welcomes 850 International Students During Largest Ever Introduction Week

Last Wednesday, members of the ISN committees and volunteers welcomed around 500 exchange students to Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport. About 850 students participated from Thursday to Saturday in the Winter Introduction Weekend, or Wintro, which is the largest introduction week ever organized by ISN. Last year, the Wintro received 750 students. The three-day event included […]