March 16, 2019 Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike By AISHWARYA KOTTAPURATH On Friday, March 15, students, teachers, and professors around the Netherlands went on a nationwide strike and protested in The Hague to demand the reversal of budget cuts for, and more investment in, education. The strike asks that the […]
Although the area has seen a major increase in safety in the past few decades – having gone from 20,000 reported complaints in 1995 to 8,000 in 2005 – it is still considered one of the most dangerous areas to live in.
The QS World University Rankings by subject for 2019 were released on February 27. The University of Amsterdam maintained its worldwide top position in the field of Communication Science & Media Studies, which QS ranks as one subject area. The ranks are appointed based on the four criteria evaluated by QS: academic reputation, employer reputation, […]
Study Association Off-Screen Host Charity Gala for ‘Movies that Matter’ February 26, 2019 By AISHWARYA KOTTAPURATH On February 20, Off-Screen, the study association of Media and Culture and Media and Information students, hosted a charity gala at the Vondelpark’s VondelCS. The gala was in aid of Movies that Matter, an organization in Amsterdam that aims […]
What You Need to Know About the 2019 Student Council Elections February 25, 2019 By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTER and SARAH IACOBACCI University Student Councils in the Netherlands possess powers which many other educational institutions do not reward their students with. For instance, the university needs their approval to instigate changes. The importance of students’ voting is […]
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 […]