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In 1991, Philippe Vorst was trying to think of an interesting subject for his thesis to finish his Economics study. When he heard from his brother about the booming pizza slice industry in the US, he decided to write his thesis about how to start a similar pizza slice business in The Netherlands. 2 years […]

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Meet the Campus | Spar University Manager Marvin

You see them every day and might even have a small talk with them. They provide you with knowledge, food and your necessary caffeine. They are there for you to make your life as a student a little easier. They help you pass your exams, survive that hangover and keep you awake during the lectures. […]

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Swapfiets • the story behind the blue-tired bikes

If you haven’t seen them yet, you have probably been living under a stone or you just came back from vacation. The ‘Swapfiets’ is taking over our capital city since last summer and it was a gift from heaven during the introduction week as everyone could instantly have a proper bike to use. The concept […]

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Meet the Main Partners • ING

Creating a differentiating customer experience: our starting point ING Bank is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services. We draw on our experience and expertise, our commitment to excellent service and our global scale to meet the needs of a broad customer base, comprising individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, […]

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From thesis subject to New York Pizza

In 1991, Philippe Vorst was trying to think of an interesting subject for his thesis to finish his Economics study. When he heard from his brother about the booming pizza slice industry in the US, he decided to write his thesis about how to start a similar pizza slice business in The Netherlands. 2 years […]

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Meet the City • Summer in Amsterdam

The end of the summer vacation is just around the corner, which means that the academic year is coming up. It is time to enjoy your last weeks and do the things you’ve probably already been doing for a few weeks. Fun in the sun, but not feeling like chilling in Vondel Park? Read on […]

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Cooking Tips for Students!

Because we’re students, we don’t always have enough time to make the perfect three-course dish. That is why we would like to give you some tips on how to make easy, but nice dishes for a night in alone, or with your friends. Some of them you might already know by heart, but this is […]

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Speaker Series Recap • Blockchain Uncovered

A few weeks ago, there was a speaker series event about Bitcoin, data, and Blockchain in the Auditorium at the VU. There were supposed to be two speakers but one of them couldn’t make it. Fortunately, it didn’t make the speaker series less interesting because Colin Meulema from bitcone.io had plenty to tell. The speaker […]

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Tony’s Chocolonely • Crazy about Chocolate, serious about People.

2003: three journalists, Maurice Dekkers, Teun van der Keuken and Roland Duong discover that a huge part of cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate, is produced by (child)slaves working in horrible circumstances in Ghana and Ivory Coast. They also uncover that the big chocolate companies are totally indifferent to do anything about this huge problem. 2005: […]

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Meet the Campus • the new SBE Dean: Arjen van Witteloostuijn

As of early this year, the School of Business and Economics has a new dean: Arjen van Witteloostuijn. Get to meet him in the next blog of our Meet the Campus series and read on to see what vision he has for the Vrije Universiteit! Also, he gives some very useful tips about the political […]

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