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 […]
Usually, students in Amsterdam can be found in the warm comfort of lecture theatres or seminar rooms, looking at a projector or a whiteboard, assembled behind laptops and writing blocks. This week, they were instead huddled on the steps along the Nieuwe Achtergracht, in the Oosterpark or even on the train between Amsterdam and The […]
After the government announced cutbacks of 183 million euros on higher education, the University of Amsterdam and especially the Humanities and Social Behavioural Sciences faculties were the first ones to suffer the consequences.