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Last chance to sign up for the Amsterdam Summer School 2015


Spend your summer in Amsterdam, studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic! You will study together with a diverse group of peers, while spending time in an academically inspiring and cultural environment. There are still places available in the following courses:

Largest ever twin study yields more reliable understanding of heritability


A team led by Danielle Posthuma, Professor of Neuroscience at VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center, has carried out the largest ever twin study. This ground-breaking work has greatly expanded our understanding of the heritability of human traits. The study was published on 18 May in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.

European Migrant Death Observatory needed


On 12 May 2015, researchers of VU University Amsterdam release a border death database, based on official death records of migrants who died at the Southern European borders in the years 1990-2013.

One step closer to solving the dark energy puzzle


PhD student Atta Almasi (Department of Physics) published this week in the scientific journal Physical review D about a promising new kind of experiment, designed to detect dark energy interactions.

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