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 UT wants to be climate-neutral by 2030, but is failing to take enough steps to achieve this goal. This is what staff and students say in an open letter to the Executive Board. The appeal has already been signed more than 150 times. ‘With this letter we want to offer our help to the Executive Board, so that we can achieve our climate goals.’
De UT wil in 2030 klimaatneutraal zijn, maar zet daarvoor te weinig concrete stappen. Dat zeggen medewerkers en studenten in een open brief aan het college van bestuur. De oproep is inmiddels ruim 150 keer ondertekend. ‘Met de brief willen we onze hulp aanbieden aan het CvB, zodat we de doelen halen.’
As organized advocates of gender diversity we wish to welcome the positive news (UT News, April 8) of our Chairman’s decision to take on the gender portfolio at the VSNU (Association of Dutch Universities).
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.