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UvA lecturer Buijs challenges Amsterdam court in lawsuit over contract termination
4 september 2023 - 14:37
UvA lecturer Laurens Buijs and the UvA are engaged in a protracted court battle. They want to go their separate ways, but Buijs seems to be using all legal means to get his way. Thursday afternoon, after about two and a half hours of litigation, he challenged the university in a court in Amsterdam. ...
Obstruction of critical views is fundamentally paternalistic
30 augustus 2023 - 12:40
The uproar surrounding “gender studies” at the UvA has led to a report by an external committee and public statements by the rector magnificus, among others. Computer scientist Jan Bergstra and ethicist Marcus Düwell propose three principles to ensure both social safety and academic...
Discussion on concept of “gender neutral” has yet to get underway
5 juli 2023 - 13:47
Last week, the long-awaited report of the Stolker Committee was released that was supposed to bring clarity to the whistleblower issue surrounding ISW teacher Laurens Buijs. Professor of computer science Jan Bergstra, who worked with Buijs in recent months on a series of scholarly articles on gender...
International support committee established for UvA-lecturer Laurens Buijs
4 april 2023 - 10:00
A group of fifteen Dutch, British, and Flemish scholars has formed a support committee for the lecturer in interdisciplinary social science (ISS) Laurens Buijs. It includes UvA professors, among others Professor Emeritus of Political Theory Meindert Fennema and Professor of Complex Adaptive Sy...
Muslim students dissatisfied with size and silence of contemplation room on campus
15 maart 2023 - 09:37
After the Maagdenhuis-occupation of 2015 contemplation rooms were created everywhere on the UvA-premises. Muslim students may use them also as places for prayer, but they are unsatisfied about the rooms, especially those on Roeterseilandcampus, says Sanaa Kashif.
UvA to commission research into its own colonial past
9 maart 2023 - 16:49
The UvA will launch a major research project next spring in which its own involvement in the Dutch colonial and slavery past will be the subject of investigation. The research will be conducted by a yet-to-be-determined “independent and reputable institute with expertise in this field,” ...
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