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‘UvA too elitist for minority student’

5 April 2007 - The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is too anarchistic and too elitist for ethnic minority students, reports students’ magazine Folia this week.

Ethnic minorities make up eight percent of UvA-students, as opposed to seventeen percent of students at the Christian Free University (VU). Folia states that these data are not entirely reliable, but no one disputes that there is a considerable difference between the two institutions.

The religious character of the VU might play a role, but at least as important is that there is more concern for the students and that there are clear rules.

VU student Ahmet Bulut follows a course at the UvA to experience the difference. “The VU is well-organised, there are rules about everything. The UvA is a bit more anarchistic”.

Ankie Verlaan, member of the UvA’s Board of Governors and responsible for diversity issues, thinks her university is not sufficiently concerned with the students: “there is a tendency at the UvA among many teachers, supporting staff and managers to say: sort it out yourself”.

She thinks this will pose a problem on the long term: “If we keep on focussing on high-educated people from good backgrounds, of which the UvA population consists traditionally, we will soon have a very small university”.


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