The open letter in which UT scientists call for action to achieve the university's own climate goals, was handed over to the Executive Board today. The letter has been signed more than 600 times. Yet this is only the start, say the initiators. ‘We need to change our behaviour drastically.’
The ‘Maagdenhuis’ in Amsterdam has been occupied. Since late last month, a large group of students and faculty of the University of Amsterdam have been in protest. They have two main demands: (1) democratising university governance, ultimately as a means of (2) driving out the obsession with financial viability taking over in academia.