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Police professionals are better observers than ordinary civilians


Dutch research shows that trained detectives of specialized observation teams are much better at registering details of a drug deal than ordinary civilians. Previous legal-psychological research revealed no relevant differences in observation skills between police professionals and civilians.

Over 200 international students win a VU-bike


Same as last year, the International Office O VU University Amsterdam will give away VU-bikes to new incoming international students. This competition was an tremendous success last year.

VU University firmly in top 100 of Shanghai Ranking


On position four in the Netherlands and 98 in world ranking

In memoriam: Tineke Melis


With much sadness, we inform you that our dear colleague and friend, Tineke Melis, passed away early on Friday morning, 14 August 2015. As Director of the Centre for International Cooperation (CIS) at the VU, Tineke was the driving force behind the work and activities of the Centre over many years. With tremendous energy and drive, she led the design and implementation of a large number of international projects linking VU colleagues to partner institutions in developing countries and emerging economies across many parts of the world.

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