Society

‘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.

Want to work on your mental health? Then go on an adventure!

Marjolein de Jong18 July 2022
After an adventure-filled life as a foreign correspondent, Anthropology alumnus Brigitte Ars began a quest for the phenomenon of adventure.

Every day I think: ‘This world is screwed’

Marjolein de Jong22 May 2022
Every day, VU alumnus Michel Scholte (35), examines the issue of how the economy should be changed to prevent the further destruction of the world.

This alumnus fights food waste in the hospitality industry

Marjolein de Jong5 April 2022
Alumnus Olaf van der Veen uses a smart food waste monitor to fight against waste in the hospitality industry.

‘The rules of the game in the boardroom are the problem'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2022
According to VU economist Marilieke Engbers, the transcripts of boardroom meetings don’t reveal everything behind the decision-making process.

'Sustainability and commerce can reinforce each other'

Marjolein de Jong12 January 2022
With MOYU, his reusable notebook start-up, Paul Sintnicolaas (28) is contributing to creating a better world.

‘I expect the return of Christ within now and 14 years’

Marjolein de Jong14 December 2021
Orlando Bottenbley about his vocation, how his brother’s murder forced him to forgive and why he sees the coronavirus as a sign of the end of days.

The magical world of fungi

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Professor of evolutionary biology, Toby Kiers, has discovered a mycelial network beneath our feet that is both suspiciously like the market economy.