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‘I want to do something meaningful for people. Because I still can'
Pharmacy student Dalal Ghanim (23) fled Iraq six years ago, and ended up in the Netherlands. Abruptly, she’d had to leave everything behind, but her journey brought her closer to her dream of helping others. Read more

As foreigner in Hong Kong, you’re not a target of the riots’
Because of the heated protests in Hong Kong, Utrecht University is advising its students to return to the Netherlands. Student Daniël won’t be returning yet: he feels safe enough. “You can still go out and have a beer in town.” Read more

Wing Kruyt building vacated; damage to research
A power outage in the Kruyt building caused damage to the plant research of Utrecht biologists on Tuesday. The incident seems to increase dissatisfaction with the upcoming renovation of the building. Read more

The way to the UU
Investment of millions of euros in better accessibility at Utrecht Science Park
The Utrecht Science Park must be accessible by means of a large intercity train station between Lunetten and Koningsweg within ten years. Moreover, a direct bus or tram lane will take passengers from Leidsche Rijn to the science park via that station. Read more

Keeping students out of rush hour does not make for cheaper public transport costs
Public transport does not become cheaper if students avoid travel during rush hour, writes education minister Ingrid Van Engelshoven. Read more

Tram runs from December 16, bus 12 retires
The decision has finally been made: from Monday December 16, the tram will run ten times per hour on weekdays. Therefore, an extra bus on that route is now unnecessary. Bus 12 will disappear from the streets. Read more

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In the future
An ‘open university’ is a place of friendly tension
In the eyes of rector Henk Kummeling, a university has to contribute to an open society. On the campus, there’s no censorship and there are few boundaries. Read more

Parnassos lustrum festival gives vision on culture of the future
What will the world of (amateur) art look like in 25 years? Parnassos has worked on answering that question and the result will be shown in December, during the Forward Festival. Read more

Education and impact will count for more in the future
Those aiming for a career in science won’t need to focus so narrowly on research in the future. Being able to give good lessons and the relevance of research are also important, say knowledge institutions and providers of academic funding. Read more

Also interesting
Three student associations lose part of their board subsidies
Student associations USC, UVSV, and sports association De Domrenner will have to surrender part of their board subsidies. They do not have enough members who study at Utrecht University or Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. Read more

Vegetarian students Cambridge want to have old master removed
A painting by a seventeenth-century Flemish master has been removed from a dining room at Cambridge University, because vegetarians didn’t like the sight of it. Read more

DUO nominated for the Big Brother Award
The Education Executive Agency (DUO) has been nominated for the Big Brother Award from the Bits of Freedom foundation. The student loan provider would not take the privacy of students and former students very seriously. Read more

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