The press officers of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are the first point of contact for journalists. They coordinate the handling of incoming media requests and arrange all outgoing communications with the media. That includes, for instance, communication concerning scientific and policy information and more general communication. The press officers also advise academics and administrators on their contacts with the media.
The press officers of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam can be contacted by telephone on +31 (0)20 5985666 and by email at [email protected]. For urgent media inquiries, they are available outside office hours on +31 (0)6 52361519.
By working from home we are more accessible during this period via our mobile number.
- Wessel Agterhof: Senior spokesperson
+31 (0)20 5982910 / +31 (0)6 11620382 [email protected]
- Frauke van Goethem: Spokesperson
+31 (0)20 5982460 / +31 (0)6 38684155 [email protected]
- Marijke Völlmar: Press officer
WhatsApp/sms (no phone) 06 25763092 [email protected]
- Marieke Theunissen: Press officer AS OF AUGUST 1!
06 11512753 [email protected]
If you have any questions about a specific academic area, please contact one of the faculty press officers:
- Science: Laura Janssen, Nena Speets and Annemiek Simons
+31 (0)20 5985219 / 06 25763097 / [email protected] / +31 (0)20 5988329 / 06 34192889 / [email protected] / +31 (0)20 5989099 / 06 25763103 / [email protected]
- Law: Annika Moerkens
020 5989075 / 06 34188609 [email protected]
- Social Sciences: Marieke Theunissen
020 5989075 / 06 11512753 [email protected]
- Humanities, Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Religion and Theology: Doede van der Hoeven
+31 (0)20 5982726 /06 24505895 [email protected]
- School of Business and Economics: Nicol Sanders
020 5982752 / 06 34188605 [email protected]
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