Recent News

Coronavirus: No activities at VU campus until 1 June

04-09-20

Read the latest update of Thursday 9 April.

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam

03-27-20

The Dutch government decided to close all schools, catering establishments and childcare facilities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has cancelled all classes on campus. All teaching will be organized online until the end of the academic year. Employees are advised to work from home.

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam

03-27-20

Op 15 maart heeft het kabinet besloten om onder meer alle scholen, horeca en kinderdagverblijven te sluiten. Ook de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam heeft haar deuren gesloten om de verdere verspreiding van het coronavirus te voorkomen. Tot het einde van het collegejaar wordt er daarom alleen online onderwijs gegeven. Ook medewerkers worden geadviseerd thuis te werken.

Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus visits the Cross Cultural Human Rights Centre

11-12-19

On Friday 7 November the Dutch Justice & Security minister, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, visited the Cross Cultural Human Rights Centre.

Martin Luther King Lecture 2019

11-05-19

We cordially invite you to the lecture on 28 November from 7:30pm to 9:15pm that will be held in the Aula of the Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Genes affect bullying behaviour

09-10-19

What makes some children more vulnerable to being bullied by peers than others? Heritability plays a major role in school bullying, even more so than the school and home environment. This also goes for the behaviour of bullies. Some bullies are victims themselves, and this too has a genetic basis. This is shown by scientists from the Netherlands Twin Register of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The study is published today in the scientific journal Behavior Genetics.

We are in charge

09-04-19

Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019

NWO-Spinoza Prize projects Piek Vossen "Understanding Language by Machines"

06-26-19

Five years of innovative research

NWO-Spinoza project Piek Vossen "Understanding Language by Machines"

06-26-19

Het resultaat van 5 jaar grensverleggend onderzoek.

Specialization Literature and Society: Dutch is being phased out

02-22-19

VU Amsterdam will not be able to offer the Bachelor’s degree programme specialization 'Literature and Society: Dutch' to new, incoming students from next academic year (2019-2020) onwards.

TERRANOVA: 15 PhD positions available!

02-18-19

Would you like to become part of a new generation of landscape managers? Would you like to be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of landscape history and management? Then, the TERRANOVA partners would like to hear from you. Apply for the position of PhD in one of our 15 research and training projects in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Famous philosopher Graham Priest gives lecture at VU Amsterdam - CANCELED!

02-12-19

Radical alternatives: Marxism and Buddhism

Heriland: 15 PhD positions available!

02-11-19

Would you like to become part of a new generation of cultural heritage managers? Would you like to be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of cultural heritage?

VU New Year’s Gala 2019

12-17-18

For the first time, we will be awarding all teaching prizes at the same time during the VU New Year’s Gala.

Conference ‘The corrupt colony? Empire, colonialism and corruption: 1800-present’

12-09-18

Scandal, corruption, exploitation and abuse of power are related to the history of modern empire-building. In spite of some case-studies and general essays on corruption and imperialism, no entangled analysis exists of empire and corruption. This conference is an attempt to discuss the topic more systematically.