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UvA Communication Science & Media Studies Keep Worldwide First Place Ranking

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, […]

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Hygge and Nordic Noir: Two Sides of Scandinavia

According to Collins English Dictionary, ‘hygge’ came second only to ‘Brexit’ as the UK’s word of the year in 2016. It has since blown up as a marketing ploy in the Western world to promote comfortable socks, knitted sweaters, and oversized mugs. The first oversight is the reduction of what hygge actually means. It is […]