Today (17:30-19:30) there will be a debate with the University Board and all employees and students. The debate will take place in the Auditorium of the main building. I really do hope you all will consider coming!
This debate will be an important moment in letting the board know that we at the VU also share many of the concerns that are currently being debated nationwide. The profit-focused mentality of universities, the top-down decision making, limits on academic freedom (see this great article for more on that) and the lack of job security are all things that will be discussed.
The language of the debate will be a mix of Dutch and English.