Geometry Section at VU Amsterdam soon to be closed down?
A committee at VU Amsterdam has put forward a proposal to close the Geometry Section, which consists of six tenured positions and focuses on algebraic K theory, algebraic topology, and general/geometric topology. This proposal has received the endorsement of the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and of the Executive Board of the university.
An online petition asking for a reconsideration of this plan is available online at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-pure-mathematics-at-the-vu-university-amsterdam.html .
Moreover, the webpage explains the background for this disturbing development.