Diversity

Availability of university admission essential for refugees

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Halleh Ghorashi fled to the Netherlands from Iran in the 1980s and became professor of diversity and integration at VU Amsterdam.

‘I write to deal with life’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
This academic year, Gustaaf Peek will be taking on the role of Vrije Schrijver (Writer in Residence) at VU Amsterdam. How does he view this role?

‘People’s faith may change, but they don’t become unbelievers’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Professor André van der Braak does research into the fact that it is becoming more normal to combine religions, something he does in practice too.

‘Refugees are entitled to proper mental health care’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
According to professor Marit Sijbrandij, large groups of refugees are experiencing benefits following mental health care provided by ordinary people.

‘I have learnt to press on when things get tough’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
Rowan Blijd discusses topical issues as a media maker. Last week, the moving documentary, Silent Life about her stillborn son Amari, was released.

‘I used to think I had to be like the men’

Marjolein de Jong31 October 2021
VU alumna and trailer manufacturer Marinka Nooteboom is Business Woman of the Year for 2022. „It’s actually good for women to stand out."

How this VU start-up is conquering the online fashion world

Marjolein de Jong27 September 2021
VU alumni Ugnius Rimsa and Michael Musandu offer virtual models that customers can adjust to match their own likeness.

Role of women in art severely underestimated

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Were women once only good at appearing nude on a canvas? According to Jitske Jasperse, this is a much too limited view.

‘Be proud of where you come from’

Marjolein de Jong30 August 2021
Law alumna Mounia Benabdallah (37) grew up in Amsterdam-West and is now a partner at Baker McKenzie in New York.

‘There is value in resistance’

Hannah Stoffels17 May 2021
VU alumnus Dineke de Groot is the first woman president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands: „It's no big deal, yet special at the same time."