The Chipknip will go out of service on 31 December 2014. And at VU University Amsterdam too, it will no longer be possible to pay by Chipknip from 1 January 2015 onward.
Pending the appointment of the new Dean of Amstgerdam University College (AUC), the AUC Board has appointed Ramon Puras (currently Vice-Dean of AUC) as Acting Dean for the coming semester (or until the appointment of the new Dean, if sooner).
VU University Amsterdam has signed the renewed Memorandum of Understanding with UCLA University of California, Los Angeles on December 4th, 2014. Both the universities are linked by common academic interests and seek to develop collaborations and exchange fields of shared interest and expertise.
About half a million years ago, Homo erectus on Java was already using the shells of freshwater mussels as raw material for tools and as a “canvas” for an engraving. Archeologists report on this in Nature (3 December 2014). The discovery provides new insights into the evolution of human behaviour.