Society

‘We try to navigate using our instinct’

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
We can find answers to contemporary questions in human evolution, contends Mark van Vugt, evolutionary psychologist at VU Amsterdam.

'Religious institutions are not prepared to negotiate on sex and sexuality'

Hannah Stoffels6 April 2021
„The more institutionalised the religion, the more dominant the framework of gender, sex and patriarchy”, says Azza Karam, professor at VU Amsterdam.

‘A one-liner can sometimes say more than a long analysis’

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2021
Comedian Teun van den Elzen (27) produces ‘Saaie Kutpolitiek’ (Boring Shit Politics), a YouTube channel with satirical videos about Dutch politics.

'I learned from Kierkegaard: anxiety is a teacher'

Marjolein de Jong18 January 2021
When studying Pedagogy at VU Amsterdam, Geert Jan Blanken became fascinated by the work of Kierkegaard; a fascination that never left him.

VU alumnus Jos Brils receives special Romanian distinction

Marjolein de Jong17 January 2021
Every month we focus on an alumnus who has made an outstanding achievement. This time an interview with Jos Brils.

'The European Union is the great experiment of our time'

Jasmijn Snoijink19 October 2020
Eredoctor Anne-Marie Slaughter about the US elections, filter bubbles and democratic resilience.

Following in Abraham Kuyper’s footsteps

Marjolein de Jong18 October 2020
George Harinck (62) is professor at the VU and an expert on everything Abraham Kuyper.

“The coronavirus is here to stay.”

Annemiek Simons14 April 2020
“During this outbreak, everything depends on the capacity of hospitals to provide people with artificial respiration.”

WHY IS FAKE NEWS THRIVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC?

Frauke van Goethem8 April 2020
Fake news is flourishing these days, but why? We asked Ivar Vermeulen, associate professor in Communication Science and fake news researcher.

‘Invest now in digital skills for the elderly’

Omayra Mac Donald8 April 2020
The far-reaching government measures for the coronavirus outbreak are making personal contact very difficult for elderly. How can we contribute?