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, […]

Continued Epidemics Call for Stricter Anti-Vaxx Policies

Continued Epidemics Call for Stricter Anti-Vaxx Policies March 01, 2019 By IVY WADE For a long time, I thought anti-vaxxers (those skeptical of vaccination) were mythical creatures, unicorns with tinfoil hats and fanatics using essential oils and garlic cloves instead of antibiotics. However, as the news continues to come in, it is becoming more and […]

Study Association Off-Screen Host Charity Gala for ‘Movies that Matter’

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

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 […]

Nausicaa: Amsterdam’s Underground Art Community

On Monday, February 11, live art enthusiasts with a sense of adventure attended the 26th Nausicaa event held in a remote location in the north of Amsterdam. Nausicaa is a platform where artists of various disciplines are invited to present their work, or work in progress. Having started in September 2016 as an independent initiative of […]

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

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters February 18, 2019 By CARA RAKER 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 […]