What we're about

We are a network of international staff at VU Amsterdam and we welcome PhD students, postdocs, administrators and faculty to join us. We hope it will become a useful resource for answering questions and sharing experiences, both about professional life at VU Amsterdam and also more generally within the Netherlands. We will also be organizing a variety of activities throughout the year, so please stay tuned!

As member of the network, you also get access to the Global Room (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCN7vk4SA8A), situated in the Main Building room 1A-36. You can enter the room with your VU pass, once you have filled out this (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D-5JmAI75DdNHtvfM20EYtwGzkDw-2R9BeQfn9wzk9Y/edit) form (the authorization is activated uploading it via the SALTO lock at your department or at the security in the main muilding).

The Global Room is available for hosting events including workshops, information sessions, presentations, small social gatherings and network sessions targeting an international audience. The Global Room also serves as landing spot for internationals to informally meet or work.

As you can see in this app group, several people organize events already. Please feel free to initiate events or meetups yourself. And if you want to exchange ideas, do not hesitate to contact the network through isn@vu.nl .


Reyka Lycklama

International Office

Upcoming events (5+)

Chinese delegation WLSA visiting SERVUS

Global Room

Welcoming the delegation

Wim Haan

Global Room, 1A36

Closed event

Talking in Chinese 说中文 Welcome all levels

Global Room, 1A36

If you are keen on learning Chinese (Mandarin / 中文 / 汉语) but have no occasions to practice, this is THE place. This event welcomes all levels of speakers. One organizer of this event is Chao Zhang, a PhD candidate at VU, the other is Joyce Liu, who had been a presenter, journalist working for Beijing Radio Station. We hope to help people to practice Chinese and promote transcultural communication. Thank VU Global Room for accommodating us. The place is free, you can just come and talk. As for drinkings, we will prepare some water. Plus, there is a cafe on the ground floor. During the last few events, we find most participants can speak fluent Chinese. Here are some like-minded people, international-oriented, speaking Chinese, having stayed in China for a while. If you are interested, just come and talk! If you have any questions, just send a message to me. Looking forwarding to seeing you! If you are keen on practicing Chinese and meeting more Chinese-speaking internationals, check out the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/TalkinginChinese/ Chao Zhang & Joyce Liu

Movie shot-Jikke

Global Room, 1A36

Taking movie shot okp

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