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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 […]

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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 […]

Debunking Heineken: Olivier van Beemen Discusses his Provocative New Book

People across the globe know and recognize the red star and iconic green bottles associated with Heineken, the international Dutch brewing company. But they rarely stop to think about what lies behind the image. Heineken has been in the African continent for over 100 years. Their website promotes an underlying ethic of “growing together in […]

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 […]