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Holidays are just around the corner. In this last newsletter for the summer, DUB will be sharing last week's most striking articles and blogs at the last minute. DUB, the independent news site for Utrecht University, publishes new articles almost every day. For a complete overview of our news and articles, dub.uu.nl/en.
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Drinks at the UU before 5pm will be alcohol-free
From 1 September, consuming alcoholic drinks at Utrecht University before five o’clock in the afternoon is out of the question. Students and staff who want to raise their glass before that time may only do so with non-alcoholic drinks. Read more

 
Arrival of International school one step closer
The International School Utrecht will be located at The Utrecht Science Park. The design was announced at the end of June. However, the zoning plan still needs to be changed. The school should open in 2022. Read more

 
Student contributes to the construction of a hydrogen airplane
Helge Giezeman studies Global Sustainability Science in Utrecht. In his spare time he contributes to the construction of the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered fuel cell aircraft in Delft. DUB went to the work area for a day. Read more

 
‘Many people were simply afraid of our professor’
The number of complaints filed with the university’s counsellors is on the rise. Still, very few people actually file an official complaint, because the complainants are afraid it’s a fight they’ll lose. Read more

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DUB gives away tickets for Haelos in TivoliVredenburg.
Education
 
‘Not every teacher can teach in English without any training’
“Offering an academic study programme in one single language is not self-evident," according to humanities scientists Rick de Graaff and Rias van den Doel. Read more

 
Reorganisation at University College Utrecht after critical report
Utrecht University College will reorganise its own structure after a university committee’s remarkably critical assessment of UCU’s ambiguous organisational structure. It cripples the organisation and causes resentment amongst employees. Read more

 
Minister wants to extend Student-PhD experiment after all
Universities will have the chance to recruit so-called student PhDs after all. As Parliament had urged her to, minister Van Engelshoven has decided to make a new round of applications possible. Read more

Diversity
 
UU straightens out pay for 30 female scientists
Over the past two years, Utrecht University has promoted thirty female scientists to a higher job level. This happened after an investigation into the gender pay gap at the UU. Read more

 
Refugee studies Syrian war at Utrecht University
Ali al Jasim and Safaa Naffaa both fled from the war in Syria. They’re two of the four researchers who received special stipends to continue their scientific careers at Utrecht University. DUB talks to them about their experiences. Read more

 
Municipality wants UU to recruit landladies and landlords
Got a spare room in your home? Let a student rent it! Political parties GroenLinks and Student & Starter say all Utrecht residents could help relieve some of the pressure on the student housing market if they were to sublet a room in their homes. Read more

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Utrecht Science Park
 
Utrecht University remains in the Van Unnik building
The Van Unnik building will not be sold or demolished after all. The university wants to use the highest building of De Uithof as an office and educational building again. The university’s board of executives hopes to turn the building into an iconic staple for UU. Read more

 
Recruiting for political positions is not allowed on university grounds
It is now officially prohibited to distribute flyers for the parliamentary elections or to promote a stimulating drink from a commercial party on university grounds. UU has tightened its policy stating which promotional activities are and are not permitted on UU terrain.  Read more

 
Tram may not run until December
Not in this month, and in all probability not even in the fall; the first passengers cannot, as it appears now, check in until December for tram 22: The Uithof-line that will run between Utrecht Central Station and Utrecht Science Park. Read more

This is the last newsletter before the summer break. From July 12th until August 12th we do not publish articles. The first newsletter will be published on August 26th. The editors wish everyone a good summer.
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