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Eleven UU Master’s Programmes receive excellency label
Of the 77 UU Master’s programmes that were assessed, eleven were granted the ‘excellent study programme’ label. Read more

The Uithof tram is running, but passengers aren’t allowed on yet
After months and months of testing in the middle of the night, the tram between De Uithof and Utrecht Central Station is finally running during the day. It is hoped that the first passengers will be able to take the tram by September. Read more

Winners Teacher Awards announced  
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Niels Bovenschen was voted best UU teacher in 2019 in the University Hall. The prize for the greatest teaching talent went to public administration teacher Marij Swinkels. Read more

A university-wide wellbeing week will be introduced
PhD seemed like the next logical step, but…’
At Utrecht University, the percentage of female PhD candidates is falling faster than at most other universities. Why is that? Read more

Parliament remains critical of ending the student-PhD experiment
Political parties CDA and VVD are unsatisfied with minister Van Engelshoven’s reasons for not extending the experiment with PhD students. They’ve sent in questions to the minister again. Read more

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Utrecht drops in ranking of best student housing cities
This year, Utrecht ranks second to last. The jury says students are only worse off in Delft if they’re looking for student housing. Utrecht gets failing grades for half of the criteria the report assessed. Read more

Students living on the Cambridgelaan receive underground waste containers
The student complex is littered with waste every second. The municipality of Utrecht and landlord SSH are busy preparing the installation of the new containers to put an end to the many years of waste problems. Read more

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University Council approves agreements on study finance millions
The University Council has approved a plan that details the way the ‘study finance millions’ will be spent at the UU. In these so-called quality agreements, all faculties explain how they want to use these funds to improve education. Read more

Drunkorexia; almost no food to be able to drink
Not eating in order to compensate the calories in a beer. UU student Emma lived like that for a long time. The phenomenon is called drunkorexia, and it’s not a disease as much as it’s a disorder. Read more

Chinese hackers skip the Netherlands
Chinese hackers have attacked 27 universities worldwide. They were looking for maritime technological research that can be used for military purposes. As far as it is known, Dutch institutions have not been a target. Read more

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