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University library also closed for UU students this summer
Anyone planning to study at the university library this summer will be disappointed. The UB in De Uithof is closed for six weeks due to maintenance work. The university library in the city centre will also be taken care of, but will remain open. Read more

Uithof line will not immediately run at full strength
If tram 22, also known as the Uithof line, will run at the end of July, it will not immediately be at full strength. The tram connection that is to replace bus 12 is still struggling with various problems. Read more

Spinoza winner Bas van Bavel studies how to measure prosperity in society
Historian Bas van Bavel plans to use the money that comes with this ‘Dutch Nobel Prize’ – 2.5 million euros – to develop new lines of research. Read more

Sleep professor: 'Night library is not a good idea'
Opening the university library for 24 hours a day so that students can continue learning until the early hours? Not sensible, says sleep expert Ton Coenen. However, student union LSVb is in favour. “There is nothing wrong with studying at night.” Read more

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Co-create: students devise solutions for stress
An app that blocks your social media when you’re studying; a one-person silence pod; and a canteen that feels more like a living room, providing good yet cheap food. These are some of the ideas students came up with during the Co-create course to combat stress. Read more

Englification hinders accessibility and depth of education
Loudly voice your objections to the advance of English at the university. That’s the message university council members Floris Boudens (VUUR) and Sebastian Wijnands (De Vrije Student) send their successors. Read more

Tackle the areas of tension in academia
University is rife with harassment. Guest lecturer Clara van der Woude at the faculty of Social Sciences analyses the areas of tension from which this culture of harassment originates. She also makes suggestions on how to improve this structure at universities. Read more

Eindhoven University of Technology will only recruit women for now
For the next one and a half years, only female scientists can apply for jobs at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Vacancies will only be open to men if six months of searching doesn’t yield a suitable candidate. Read more

Woman highly educated when man is not? Relationship fails more often
Relationships in which the woman has a higher educational attainment than the man still fail more often than relationships in which the roles are reversed. Read more

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Minister speaks
Minister: recruitment agencies for internationals are undesirable
Van Engelshoven is unhappy with the practice of luring international students as done by foreign recruitment agencies. She doesn’t understand why institutions are working with these organisations. Read more

Plus for UU after ‘dampened’ effects advice of Van Rijn
Minister Van Engelshoven says she’s ‘thoroughly dampened’ the negative effects of the advice of the Van Rijn committee. The UU’s finances will in fact improve although the question remains what the plans will mean for the non-technological sciences. Read more

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