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In memoriam: Stephen Ellis


The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam is very sad to have to announce the death of our colleague, endowed professor Stephen Ellis. He died July 29, 2015, only 61 years old. Professor Ellis suffered from leukemia. A few weeks ago, it became clear that the disease could no longer be treated effectively.

Home births lead to higher infant mortality at least for mothers living in poorer areas


Dutch mothers in poorer areas at risk

Elsje van Bergen receives Young Investigator Award and Veni fellowship


Both awards endorse van Bergen’s academic talent and will allow her to study the interplay between genes and environment on reading ability.

25,000 euros in vouchers for research collaborations


The VU Network Institute awarded five research-business collaboration proposals with a voucher of € 5,000 each. Businesses-research matches were made with 2CoolMonkeys, Konnektid, Akvo.org, ETCBC and Eigen Werk.

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