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Smell, the neglected sense


Though unnoticed, our sense of smell is a major mood determiner. Scents evoke vivid childhood memories. They are part of our identity: we each have a scent that is as unique as our fingerprints.

VU Amsterdam wins grant for training programme in Tanzania


The Centre for International Cooperation of VU Amsterdam (CIS-VU) has been awarded a grant to implement a tailor-made training programme at Mzumbe University in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Bickelhaupt and Ubachs in 2 Million Euro Dutch Astrochemistry Network II


Theoretical Chemist Matthias Bickelhaupt and Experimental Physicist Wim Ubachs were granted research projects in the new NWO Dutch Astrochemistry Network (DAN) II which comprises a budget of 2 million euros.

Open Access publishing now possible in more Elsevier journals


Corresponding authors of VU and VUmc can now publish Open Access in a selection of 276 of Elsevier titles, at no additional cost to the individual researcher.

VU Amsterdam wins grant for training programme in Bhutan


The Zijlstra Center, Faculty of Social Science and the Centre for International Cooperation of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have been awarded a grant to implement a tailor-made training programme for the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet (OPMC) in Bhutan. The objective of the project is to strengthen the professional services provided by the OPMC. The OPMC is expected to facilitate the Government to effectively deliver the national objectives in pursuit of Gross National Happiness (GNH)”.

VU Amsterdam awarded €1.28 ML for Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution Project in Virunga Region


The Centre for International Cooperation of VU Amsterdam (CIS-VU) has been awarded a grant worth €1.280.000 to implement a project on Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution for Stability and Inclusive Growth in the Greater Virunga Region. The grant is part of the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE), a Netherlands-funded development cooperation programme.

Bicycle disposal operation on December 27th 2016


Around December 12th, red warning stickers will be attached to any bicycles that meet the criteria for removal. Their owners have until December 24th to remove their bicycle, as all bicycles marked with a warning sticker will be removed on December 27th.

Christmas recess: changed opening and closing times buildings and support services


There will be changed opening and closing times of the buildings and support services during the Christmas and New Year period at the end of the month.

12 DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size’


VU Regreening research exhibited at the Museon


The VU research on Regreening features in the new permanent exhibition of the Museon in The Hague. The exhibition interactively visualizes the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. As content partner of the Museon, the W4RA programme of VU has contributed ideas, visuals and texts for the exposition related to SDG No. 15, entitled Plant in het Zand – Regreening.

New dawn for community of European universities


A new community of European universities united by a shared commitment to advancing social good and helping solve global challenges will be launched in Amsterdam today. Aurora is a new network of nine European universities with similar philosophies and a shared mission to make a real difference to society. The nine founding institutions are: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands), Université Grenoble-Alpes (France), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Duisberg-Essen (Germany), University of East Anglia (England), University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Iceland.

VU looking further in Mali


W4RA organizes UN Green Climate Fund workshop with farmer organization AOPP in Bamako, Mali

Dick Stufkens Prize 2016 awarded to chemist Lando Wolters


The Dick Stufkens Prize 2016 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) has been awarded to Dr Lando P. Wolters.

Alexandru Iosup, Jacobien Rutgers and Egija Zaura will hold University Research Chair at VU


As of January 2017, dr. ir. Alexandru Iosup (FEW), dr. Jacobien Rutgers (RCH) and dr. Egija Zaura (ACTA) will hold a University Research Chair at our University. This five year professorship is awarded to associate professors with an excellent research track record. Provided that certain criteria are met, URC professors are offered a full professorship after this five year period.

Guus Schreiber appointed as dean of FEW-FALW


The Executive Board has appointed Guus Schreiber as dean of the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences with effect from 1 December 2016.

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