The board of executives of the University of Amsterdam
pretends the occupation was done by a handful of students.
I am here
to show that this action
is not a few students' work,
but a continuation of a broader sentiment
which lives within society and the student community.
With this action we want to spark an important debate.
What should education serve?
or the construction of a more just society?
We are students.
We should be raised here
as critical thinkers
We have a voice
to participate in the conversation about the future of our country
And the university's role in it.
The bungehuis occupation is symbolic for that.
I am Oscar, and I am here because the university is not a company.
I am Yael
and I am here because I want fair education for all.
I am Lotte
and I am here to end the focus on excellence and returns.
I am Isa and I am here because my study
is not profitable enough and should therefore disappear
I am here
because I think the world needs critical people who dare to say no.
I am here because education is a universal right that should
not be left
to the free market.
I am Parcival
and I am here because I stand for more more transparency within the university.
I am Simon
and I am here because I believe that those few students of Arabic
can make the difference.
I am Victor I am here because I find it ridiculous that students and
employees have so little to say about their own university.
I am Daan
and I am here because I see intrinsic value in the depth of my study.
I am Martin because I believe in true democracy.
Iam Daniel and I believe the university should be there for everyone
and not just for the management.
I am Mart, and I am here because my study is formed by a faulty
I am Eleni and I am here because I fight for the foundations of our society.
I am Fokke
and I am here because the debate on education in the Netherlands should be opened up.