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Eat your way through Amsterdam!

Food is part of everyone’s day to day, so we are bringing you a few options to spice up what you eat! Make sure to read what food Amsterdam can offer you. We recommend these five places that are all from a different continent. We have found the most diverse places that are good options […]

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A day at our main partner EY

Welcome! As main partner of Aureus, we believe that students should have the opportunity to prepare for life after finishing your university degree. This is where Aureus functions as a link between students and the business. We hope to see you at one of our EY events this year! Aureus’ partner EY is keen on helping […]

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Tips to boost your productivity and concentration

We all went through that day in which the laziness and tiredness prevent us from studying. Your mind just keeps wandering off and every object becomes a strong distraction (yes, even a wall).  Don’t worry! The blog team got you. We will provide you with some tips that are going to help you study, and […]

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Home is where the food is

We, the members of the blog committee, are happy to officially introduce ourselves to you by sharing a piece of everyone’s home. What says ‘home’ more than home cooked food? We are all going to introduce ourselves and share our dearest dish with you. As a culturally diverse committee, you will get a glimpse into […]

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Help! How do I choose my exchange destination?

The deadline for exchange applications is getting closer and closer. Maybe you are still doubting whether to go or not, or maybe you just cannot decide where you want to go. In this blog, we will elaborate on an exchange, the possibilities and some previous experiences of students.  Hopefully help you a little further in […]

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Why this lustrum year is special

The Blog Team is back and ready to report! This year will be a special year because Aureus and the School of Business and Economics are celebrating their lustrum. We are very excited to share the happenings of our lustrum year and we will enlighten you with our blogs. In this article, we will tell […]

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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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