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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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The Master Pitches • What Master to Do?!

For some of you, choosing a Master programme may seem very far away. But mind my words, time flies! You can never orientate yourself too soon. Have you missed the Masterday in March, or are you just curious what the VU has to offer? Read on, as we are pitching the SBE Master degree programmes […]

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Our festival tips for Kingsday 2018!

This week will be the week that a lot of us have been looking forward to. Friday the 27th of April it’s that time of the year again where you are allowed to skip school and celebrate the birthday of our king: Kingsday! Of course, you can take a nice walk through Amsterdam or another […]

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Help! Where to Study?! • study spots at & around the university

Exams are over for about two weeks now and as you’ll surely have experienced, it can be pretty busy at the university during those weeks. As you might also have seen, at the UvA, students are queueing by the hundreds at 08:00 in the morning to get a study spot in the library of the […]

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SBE Exchange Stories • part 3

SBE Exchange Stories, the last ride! We asked two students yet again to answer our exchange questions. Read on to find out more about what it’s like to study in a big and busy metropole like Bangkok or Singapore. Let’s go to Asia! To kick off our last exchange blog of this series we talked to Tijn […]

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Meet the Students • the Founders of clothing brand Canardy

Two months ago, VU students, Joost and Rolf, together with their friend Luca started the sustainable clothing brand. Canardy: the clothes with the bright, yellow, rubber duck. Within a few weeks, they sold out most of their inventory and it’s gotten impossible to go to the lectures without a duck staring at you from someone’s […]

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