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.
Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019
Five years of innovative research
Het resultaat van 5 jaar grensverleggend onderzoek.
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.
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.
Radical alternatives: Marxism and Buddhism
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?
For the first time, we will be awarding all teaching prizes at the same time during the VU New Year’s Gala.
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.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) will appoint Catarina Dutilh Novaes as Professor of Reasoning and Argumentation, and their History at the University Research Chair on 1 January 2019.
In de Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019 krijgen zeven VU-bacheloropleidingen het kwaliteitszegel ‘Topopleiding’, twee meer dan vorig jaar. De VU stijgt hiermee naar de derde plek in de ranglijst van de zes klassieke universiteiten.
The Faculty of Humanities’ PAN-project (Portable Antiquities of the Netherlands) is nominated for the Dutch Data Award 2018
"Treasures in Trusted Hands – Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects" (2016) by Jos van Beurden is one of the three dissertations nominated for the Boekman Dissertation-price for art, culture and policy. The winner will be announced during a symposium at Radboud University on October 30 next. There were 74 entries.
Gerrit Zalm is a VU-alumnus, former VU professor in economic governmental policy, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, Director at ABN AMRO and later CEO and Chairman at ABN AMRO Group until his retirement a year ago.