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UU students talk to well-known philosophers in reality show
Last summer, students from University College Utrecht visited a farm in France, to chat with well-known philosophers every two days. Everything was filmed, resulting in TV series Food for Thought. Read more

‘We want to show that we take complaints about undesirable behaviour seriously’
It’s said there’s a ‘twisted culture’ at universities, where powerful professors can do whatever they want. In Utrecht, people have been trying for a while to break this hierarchical culture. Read more

New opportunity for Kruyt building
The UU will again reconsider whether the Kruyt building can remain in use. A surprising step, because many science students and staff already expected to get two new buildings. Read more

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University politics
University board promises lower travel costs
The three members of the Utrecht University Executive Board promise that this year, they will not spend more than 100,000 euros altogether on travel costs. That amount will have to be brought down in the next few years. Read more

UUinActie makes its entry in University Council
In both the student and employee elections, new party UUinActie has succeeded in obtaining a seat in the University Council. De Vrije Student will go from one to two seats. Lijst VUUR loses two of its seven student seats. Read more

Highest number of Vidi grants go to Utrecht
Ten UU scientists received good news: they received a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. Of all universities, the highest number of grants went to the UU. Read more

Student life
Becoming friends through Pokémon Go app in De Uithof
DUB asked Chemistry student Winnie Henderson to talk about the fanatical Uithof-based Pokémon Go WhatsApp group, which brings students and non-students together. Read more

The XR Rebellion phenomenon
blog Extinction Rebellion is a new social movement which has grown in numbers surprisingly fast in the last few months. Claudia Ionita takes a look at how Extinction Rebellion came to be so popular and the mixed feelings that UCU-dwellers have about it. Read more

The Electoral Women want to entice students to vote with entertainment-filled evening
To lure students to the voting booths, four students started a collective they call The Electoral Women. By means of a show filled with theatre, song, play, and humour, the ladies hope to enthuse other students. Read more

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