University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation

Rebecca Ratcliffe:

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch student protests ignite movement against management of universities
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What’s happening? Students are occupying Maagdenhuis, the university’s main administrative building, calling for a democrastisation of the institution.

What prompted the protest? Protesters want to increase the transparency and accountability of the university decision-making processes and to pause and reconsider its programme of restructuring, cuts and sell-offs.