News & Agenda


Here you can find all the events of the Faculty.

News overview

Here you can find all news messages of the Faculty. You can use keywords or a date range to search for a specific message.

Consult study advisors will be cancelled on Thursday 13 June


Due to a day of study the study advisors will not be available (by phone or at the office) for consult on Thursday 13 June.

Voters not as angry with the EU as political parties suggest


Almost all political parties responded to voters’ frustrations in their campaigns for the European parliamentary elections. However, it appears that voters are not as angry with the EU as most parties suggested, claims Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Professor of Communication Sciences.

Integration must be better tailored to newcomers


Integration must be better tailored to newcomers. That is one of researcher Nikki Scholten’s recommendations, presented to the National Ombudsman, in an effort to improve integration policy in the Netherlands.

‘Over 50% of Dutch people age fairly ‘succesfully’


The likelihood of succesfully growing old in the Netherlands is above average. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by scientist Almar Kok. Over a period of 16 years, Kok followed a large group of people aged 55 and over in their aging process.

VU Amsterdam launches project to strengthen health and rights of female factory workers in Bangladesh


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as the lead, through its Centre for International Cooperation (CIS-VU) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology partner and Bangladeshi Directorate General of Family Planning of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (DGFP) have officially launched their project “STITCH” last week in Dhaka on 27 of February 2019.

Find the right minor at the VU Minor Market


The elective space in the third year of your Bachelor’s programme may seem far away, but now is the time to get oriented.

Wiepking appointed as full professor in ‘Social significance of charity lotteries’


VU Amsterdam appointed Dr Pamala Wiepking as full professor in ‘Social significance of charity lotteries’ of the first of January 2019. Her chair is being financed by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery with the intention of increasing scientifically based insight into the social significance of charity lotteries.

Part-time working mothers with flexible schedules end up doing more work without pay


Part-time working mothers who have the ability to control their own schedule often end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime. On average in the UK men work an extra 2.2 hours a week in unpaid overtime while for women it is about 1.9 hours. Heejung Chung from the University of Kent and Mariska van der Horst from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam set out to explore if different types of flexible working add to this unpaid overtime.

Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review


The deans of the faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the Netherlands signed a cooperation agreement in the field of the ethical review of research.

Two FSS Bachelor’s programmes among the best in their field


The Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019 has awarded the distinction of ‘Top Programme’ to Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and the distinction of best programme within its own discipline to Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Yarin Eski accepted at Amsterdam Young Academy


Yarin Eski, postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience (KVV), has been accepted as one of the very first members of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). The members of the founding board described Eski as ‘very inspiring’.

Four Faculty of Social Sciences programmes highly rated in 2018 NSE


The Bachelor’s programmes in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Master’s programmes in Culture, Organization and Management and Social and Cultural Anthropology have been rated as the best programmes within their field of study in the 2018 NSE.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ has been granted


The international research project will study the impact of digitization and technological innovation on Islam.

Drugs, Tortillas, and real estate: On the tangible and intangible benefits of drug dealing in Nicaragua - AALS Dennis Rodgers


There will be a second AALS lecture this month! It will be given by Prof. Dennis Rodgers from the University of Amsterdam. His lecture titled 'Drugs, Tortillas, and real estate: On the tangible and intangible benefits of drug dealing in Nicaragua"