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  • 6 Dec 2019
    Available research funding grants in one overview

    Researchers from the UvA that are looking for ways to fund their research can now use Research Professional. This is offered by the Library.

  • 5 Dec 2019
    Tentamenformulier met potlood
    Extra Study Spaces and Extended Opening Hours

    During exam time the Library offers extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. The Library has extended opening hours.

  • 4 Dec 2019
    Date for removal of sheet piling facilities changed to 5 December

    In the Neighbourhood News message dated 29 November, it was announced that the sheet piling facilities on Binnengasthuisstraat would be removed on Wednesday, 4 December. Unfortunately, an underground obstacle was ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    The National ThinkTank: Testing ideas to improve concentration

    Do you feel stressed and distracted during exam periods as well? The National ThinkTank is conducting experiments at the University Library Singel to improve focus and reduce stress while studying. This field ...

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Readers move over to Canvas

    Lecturers wishing to offer their students readers will soon have an easy way of doing this within Canvas, the UvA's digital learning environment. The separate input module (invoer- readers.uva.nl) will no longer be ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    Follow an interdisciplinary elective

    Want to follow lectures in Artis Zoo and study the relationships between humans and animals? Can a climate crisis still be averted? Can we keep up with the developments of Artificial Intelligence? Or would you rather ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    Amsterdam Light Festival
    REC faculties in the spotlight during the Amsterdam Light Festival

    The three faculties on the Roeterseiland Campus – Economics & Business, the Amsterdam Law School and Social & Behavioural Sciences – will literally be in the spotlight during the Amsterdam Light Festival. Ten ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    Artist Impression entrance bicycle parking facility Roetersstraat on Roeterseiland Campus
    New canopy over ramp to bicycle parking facility Roetersstraat entrance on Roeterseiland Campus

    Over the next few weeks, the UvA will be installing a canopy over the ramp to the bicycle parking facility at the site of the new Roetersstraat entrance on REC. This is to minimise noise nuisance for local residents ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    IDFA volunteers in BG5 during film festival

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will take place in Amsterdam from 18 November to 1 December 2019 and will temporarily transform the city into a paradise for documentary lovers. This year, ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    Update University Library and invitation guided tour on 27 November

    Today, we distributed a Neighbourhood News message with an update on the progress of the construction work in and around the University Library. We are pleased to announce that the contractor (VSF-VHB) has also ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Construction of roof over Roetersstraat entrance to bicycle park

    From 18 November through mid-December, the UvA will be installing a roof over the access ramp to the bicycle park at the Roetersstraat entrance. The roof will reduce noise disturbance and protect the access ramp ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Orange the World
    UvA says no to violence: Orange the World

    The University of Amsterdam is participating in Orange the World. During this international campaign, from 25 November to 10 December 2019, we will demonstrate that our university supports the fight against violence ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Audience reaction at Strategic Planning Conference on 14 November 2019.
    Conference on Strategic Plan for 2012-2026

    On Thursday, 14 November members of the UvA community met in de Rode Hoed to discuss important questions for the new Strategic Plan.

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Have your say on sustainability policy at the UvA

    What should a UvA sustainability programme look like? What is our vision, which goals do we aim to achieve and –most importantly – what measures can we take in order to maximise our contribution to sustainability?

  • 7 Nov 2019
    The VIA Faculty Student Council thinks along during workshops interior trajectory LAB42

    We attended all workshops we were invited to, along with the Faculty Student Council, and clearly explained the students' perspective.

  • 7 Nov 2019
    UvA_Create_a_Course_Challenge
    Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge

    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Come along to University Quarter themed meetings

    At the start of October, the city of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam organised a participation evening for the residents, entrepreneurs and institutions of the University Quarter. It was announced during ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Interieur artist impression november 2019
    Definitive interior design for LAB42 is combining tech & nature

    Want to take a digital tour of the future LAB42 interior? You'll have the opportunity to do just that during the Definitive Design presentation on 12 November. Project leader Heleen Verlinde of the Faculty of Science ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Artist impression LAB42 Amsterdam Science Park
    Introducing…Michel van Gageldonk, site manager for LAB42

    As part of ongoing efforts to realise the new Faculty of Science building - LAB42 - the UvA has appointed a site management and supervision team charged with overseeing the entire implementation process. Michel van ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Lecture on the UvA’s financial management

    On 15 October 2019, Executive Board member and Finance portfolio holder Jan Lintsen gave a lecture about the financial management of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Apostel Matheus in kerk van Sint Jan van Lateranen Vaticaanstad
    Humanities in the City: Intellectual Tourism

    On Friday 15 November the Humanities Lab AVS and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) are jointly organising a meeting about the rise of tourism in the city of Amsterdam.

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Dirty hands? You can wash them sustainably in the REC H building

    A new toilet block in the Roeterseilandcampus H building has been fitted with Hydrowashrs. The Hydrowashr is the most sustainable way to wash and dry your hands in 15 seconds, without using soap or a hand towel, and ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Join a workshop and receive a €50 gift card from Albert Heijn

    Got an opinion about course registration, checking your timetable and checking your grades and study progress? We aim to improve these three themes but we cannot do so without your input!

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Ombudsperson Jacqueline Schoone to start work on 1 November

    The new role of ombudsperson for staff and students is among a series of provisions the UvA is deploying to ensure a safe and inclusive work and study climate.

  • 23 Oct 2019
    October 21-27 Open Access Week 2019

    This week (October 21 – 27) the international Open Access week will be held. This year’s theme is ‘Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge’.

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Electives – what do you need?

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers elective courses that all UvA students can follow, regardless of their programme. Examples are 'The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness' and 'Big History'. Now the ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    View in Lisboa, Portugal
    Dream your University in the Capital City!

    UNICA Student Conference 2020 from 28 June-1 July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 17 Oct 2019
    scriptieworkflow
    New for education: a template in Canvas for arrangement of thesis-based courses

    A template was recently made available for the arrangement of thesis-based courses in Canvas. Using this template will ensure that the final draft of a thesis is checked for plagiarism, assessed, published with due ...

  • 16 Oct 2019
    Voortgang Allard Pierson Museum - Het Klikt Fotografie
    Allard Pierson Museum renovation and free Open Doors day

    The first phase of the renovation at the Allard Pierson Museum (APM) is nearing completion. The BES exhibit will open its doors to the public on Thursday 17 October, which also marks the official reopening of Allard ...

  • 15 Oct 2019
    Start of Social Safety Taskforce

    During the current academic year the Taskforce on Social Safety will develop an integrated approach to social safety. The Taskforce's aim is to act as a catalyst for improvements in policies, workplace habits and ...

  • 14 Oct 2019
    Large turnout for University Quarter participation meetings aimed at local residents and businesses

    On Tuesday, 8 October 2019, a meeting for residents, entrepreneurs and institutions was held in Pakhuis de Zwijger, in the IJ room. This meeting was organised by the city of Amsterdam and the UvA and focused on ...

  • 14 Oct 2019
    Supply of heavy material
    University Library construction work progress update

    Today we distributed a Neighbourhood News message with an update on the progress of the construction work in and around the University Library. In the message, we also answered local residents frequently asked ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    UvA Library Exams potlood staand
    Exam Time: from 12 until 25 October

    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. The Library has extended ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Study place for Pop-up learning space
    Students paint walls in the new pop-up learning space

    Recently, the Library called on UvA students to come up with inspiring designs for the temporary learning space in the J/K building on the Roeterseiland Campus. The proposals by students Pruthvi Vellanki (Qatar, ...

  • 7 Oct 2019
    Library Instruction videos
    Instruction videos on Information Literacy

    The new videos briefly explain a number of topics to help students find academic sources more intelligently. They also show students how to get more out of the Library’s services.

  • 3 Oct 2019
    Kees Lammers has taken up his new position as director of Real Estate Development

    Effective 1 October 2019, Cees van der Wolf stepped down after having served as director of UvA Real Estate Development for almost five years. Van der Wolf and the Executive Board reached the decision in mutual ...

  • 3 Oct 2019
    LAB42 new building
    Help the Library create the study places in Science Park-LAB42 and give us your suggestions on the Final Design

    How do students want to use the new study places? Does the appearance meet the wishes? The Library wants to know if the design fulfills students expectations.

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Interim ombudsperson appointed

    Jacqueline Schoone has been appointed interim ombudsperson.

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Inclusion of library literature in Canvas

    From now on, lecturers can easily use Canvas to draw their students’ attention to databases, articles and books that are recommended or compulsory for a particular course.

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Summer school American Law
    Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

    UvA's Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme in which students are supported by senior students during their first year at the university. Applications are now open for the upcoming academic ...

  • 26 Sep 2019
    University Quarter
    A further two University Quarter participation meetings for local residents, businesses and others

    In July, August and September 2019, residents, local businesses and other interested parties were given the opportunity to express their ideas on the development of the University Quarter. A further two meetings ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    Book alley maintenance and work schedule for University Library

    Between Thursday, 19 September and Friday, 11 October, scaffolding will be visible on the façade of the Oudemanhuispoort book alley (boekensteeg). We will repair the roof tiles and zinc cladding on building BG5 ...

  • 24 Sep 2019
    University Quarter
    Participation evening for local residents of the University Quarter

    There will be a meeting for residents, entrepreneurs and institutions in Pakhuis de Zwijger on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 20.00 hrs (in the IJ ZAAL). This meeting is being organised by the municipality of Amsterdam ...

  • 19 Sep 2019
    The New York Times logo
    Access to The New York Times, also available on smartphones

    As of today, students and employees of the University of Amsterdam have access to the full texts articles of The New York Times. De University Library has taken a subscription on this widely read American newspaper.

  • 19 Sep 2019
    Climate strike on 27 September

    There will be a climate strike in The Hague on 27 September. Everyone is free to join the climate strike, but teaching and research will also continue as planned on this day.

  • 17 Sep 2019
    ECHO Awards 2018
    Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award

    Two Master’s degree UvA students have been nominated for the finale of the ECHO Award 2019: Sahar Afzal (Conflict Studies) and Ahmed Bayoumy (Medicine).

  • 17 Sep 2019
    Final version of 2020 Framework Letter

    Following the consent of the Joint Meeting (GV), the Executive Board (CvB) adopted the definitive version of the 2020 Framework Letter on 10 September. Covering the outlines of the budget, the framework letter will ...

  • 17 Sep 2019
    1ste pile celebration University Library 16 September 2019 with Ilse Griek and UvA-student Maya Moreno
    First pile new University Library ‘driven’

    On 16 September, district councillor Ilse Griek and UvA Economics and Business Economics student Maya Moreno ‘drove’ the first pile of the new University Library in the presence of local residents, university staff ...

  • 16 Sep 2019
    Round tables for Strategic Plan 2021-2026

    The UvA is working on a new Strategic Plan, to be implemented from January 2021. The content for this plan will be partly informed by current policy papers (such as the Strategic Framework for Internationalisation ...

  • 16 Sep 2019
    First edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam, themed The Producible Future
    Livestream TEDxHvAmsterdam at UB Singel

    On Tuesday October 1st, 2019 the first edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam will take place. Were you unable to get a ticket? No worries, the UB Singel provides a live stream in the Potgieterzaal. Please note: there is a ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Entrance Fair: Winners Solar Chargers announced

    During the Student Fair, nearly 800 first-year students completed the Library Quiz. This year 10 percent of the students guessed the correct answers. The Library has randomly selected five winners.

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Change in schedule: delivery of sheet piling facilities and auxiliary crane delayed by one week

    Local residents recently received a Neighbourhood News message in which we announced that there would be more large and complex transport operations in the period ahead. This is due to the delivery of foundation ...

  • 4 Sep 2019
    Introducing the design teams for Oudemanhuispoort and BG5

    This month, the design process for both the Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP) and BG5 will begin. The proposed architects for each building have been selected. While the team led by architectural firm Frits van Dongen has been ...

  • 4 Sep 2019
    Erasmus+ Staff Week

    From 30 September till 4 October, the libraries of three higher education institutions in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will organize an Erasmus+ Staff week. The theme of this event will be ‘Research and Education ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Study place for Pop-up learning space
    WANTED: Creative UvA Students

    The Library is searching for UvA students that want to create a new and inspiring temporary study area in building J/K on the Roeterseiland Campus.

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Sign up your interdisciplinary research for the Student Research Project Award

    Are you almost done with your bachelor- or master degree thesis or have you just completed a wonderful project with your team? Is it groundbreaking both in terms of subject matter and the knowledge that you have ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Allard Pierson building
    Schedule and update on hoisting activities on Turfdraagsterpad

    As previously announced, hoisting is scheduled to take place on Turfdraagsterpad from week 35 until week 42 (26 August-18 October) as part of the renovation of the Allard Pierson building.

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Diversity Document final and position of ombudsperson established

    The Diversity Document adopted by the Executive Board on 28 May 2019 is now final. The representative advisory bodies (CSR and COR) have approved the proposed decision to appoint an ombudsperson, which gives the ...

  • 2 Sep 2019
    Access gates reading room in the Law Library

    Starting 1 October 2019, the reading room in the Law Library will be accessible only to Amsterdam Law School students (including PPLE) and staff between the hours of 9:00 and 17.00. The collection and study places ...

  • 29 Aug 2019
    Follow an interdisciplinary elective

    Is your programme not complete yet? Still looking for an interesting course to add to your curriculum? Then follow an elective at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). Two courses are still open for ...

  • 29 Aug 2019
    Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea before ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    REC P
    UvA starts with the renovation of REC P

    The UvA will start from 2020 with the renovation of building REC P (formerly the Euclides building at Plantage Muidergracht 24 in Amsterdam).

  • 26 Aug 2019
    New: catalogue search bar on Library homepage

    The homepage of the University Library has a new feature: a catalogue search bar. Via this search bar you can now easily search the library catalogue.

  • 22 Aug 2019
    Fitness: special offer for first-year students

    Are you a first-year student? For just €10 a month you can work out at USC, the sports centre of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

  • 16 Aug 2019
    Archaeologic research site future University Library
    Archaeological findings on University Library construction site

    Recently, an archaeological dig was undertaken in the courtyard between the former Zusterhuis and Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek buildings as part of realising the new University Library. This investigation was carried ...

  • 5 Aug 2019
    Bicycles at Spui
    Roadworks Spui and Koningsplein

    The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is getting a new layout. The first roadworks will start mid August 2019 on the Spui, Singel and Koningsplein. From then on all bicycle parking sections in front of the university library ...

  • 27 Jul 2019
    Maintenance and cleaning work University Library_tools
    University Library Singel closed on 11 August, collections closed on 15 August

    Due to maintenance and cleaning work, the University Library Singel will be closed on Sunday 11 August. Moreover, the collections in the E-building will not be accessible on Thursday 15 August.

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Child-care Kinderrijk cancels the rent

    At the Binnengasthuis area, child-care Kinderrijk rents the building at Binnengasthuisstraat 46. After discussions with child-care Kinderrijk about the plans for the University Quarter earlier this year, Kinderrijk ...

  • 3 Jul 2019
    design study hall library
    Three hundred thousand books on a nine-kilometer shelf

    Bookshelves will be placed along the high walls of the Second Surgical Clinic with room for about three hundred thousand books, magazines and other material from the Humanities collections. In the first design plans ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    Workshop Look and Feel
    Interior design process kicks off with LAB42 workshops

    After Studio Groen+Schild (G+S) was announced as the winner of the LAB42 interior design tendering procedure in late April, it made an immediate start with preparing a provisional design (PD) for the interior. The PD ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    Marlies Veldman - Program manager Campus Development LAB42
    LAB42 invites you inside

    LAB42 programme manager Marlies Veldman is proud that the definitive design is now almost finished and takes into account the multitude of wishes in terms of sustainability, circularity, well-being and creativity. ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Screenshot Service page
    Services.uva.nl – the place for information regarding ICT problems

    From now on, services.uva.nl is the place where the UvA informs you about ICT problems. This service page is always available because it is outside of our own digital environment.

  • 25 Jun 2019
    REC Introduction Week: what do I need to take into account?

    The Introduction Week Committee organises the Introduction Week for all first-year Bachelor's students at the UvA. This is the UvA's official introduction week and will take place from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 ...

  • 24 Jun 2019
    Transition to open access - Final version Plan S

    The final version of Plan S has been published by COAlition S, a consortium of international research funders in which NWO (including ZonMw) participates.

  • 13 Jun 2019
    15-27 June: Exam Time

    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    From convent to hospital and ultimately a library

    The Oudemanhuispoort and Binnengasthuis grounds have a long history that includes a variety of functions. This area has been home to a convent, a hospital, a museum, residential housing and a university. The history ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    Concert Sweelink Orchestra: ticket raffle

    On Tuesday, 18 June the UvA’s Sweelinck Orchestra is giving a concert in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The orchestra will perform together with the Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet (NAKK). 60 tickets are available ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    Diversity Memorandum presented to the representative advisory bodies

    On 6 June, the Executive Board presented the Diversity Memorandum that it has drawn up to the representative advisory bodies (the Central Student Council and Central Works Council). You can find the Executive Board's ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Follow an interdisciplinary elective

    How do we find happiness in our modern society? And what do economic crises, bird flocks and traffic jams have in common? Do you want to know more about oppression and resistance in the former Dutch colonies? Then ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    External committee established to probe possible contravention of scientific integrity

    NRC Handelsblad has published an article about our former rector magnificus, Dymph van den Boom.

  • 28 May 2019
    Winner Teacher of the year 2019 Elio Baldi
    Elio Baldi chosen as UvA’s Lecturer of the Year

    Lecturer in Romance Languages and Cultures Elio Baldi is the UvA’s 2019 Lecturer of the Year. He was announced as the winner during the UvA Education Day on Tuesday 28 May.

  • 27 May 2019
    The 2019 Student Council election results are in

    The Central Voting Office of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the results of the Student Council elections on Monday 27 May. The total voter turnout was 15.4%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...

  • 23 May 2019
    Borrowing and making requests temporarily unavailable
    27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services

    From Monday 27 May to Wednesday 5 June, the University Library will be switching over to a new library system. Our services will be restricted during this time. Read more about what temporarily is not possible.

  • 22 May 2019
    Anton delivers your books with a smile

    Anton Bier drives the UvA/AUAS library book delivery van. Each day, he shuttles between the UvA's central book depository on the AMC campus in Amsterdam-Zuidoost and the libraries located across the city – always ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Measures to improve social safety

    Last week's communications about the transgressive behaviour of a UvA law professor have generated responses and questions. Most prominent among these is the legitimate question about what we have done since June of ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Let's talk about sustainability at the UvA

    In the midterm review of the Strategic Plan, the UvA announced that it will raise its ambitions with regard to sustainability: 'The University wishes to take on a pioneering role and adopt a clear and ambitious ...

  • 20 May 2019
    Start of consultations on 2020 Framework Letter

    On Tuesday, the Executive Board adopted the 2020 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. The Framework Letter will serve as the ...

  • 20 May 2019
    Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)

    On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. ...

  • 16 May 2019
    Omar Ramadan appointed to UvA Supervisory Board

    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Omar Ramadan as a member of the UvA Supervisory Board, effective 15 May 2019. The appointment is for a term of four years.

  • 14 May 2019
    18-29 May: Exam Time

    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...

  • 7 May 2019
    640,591 litres of CLEAN drinking water in developing countries

    Around 663,000,000 people worldwide still do not have access to clean drinking water. To this end, the UvA and AUAS have partnered with MAAS to provide clean drinking water in developing countries through Made Blue*.

  • 6 May 2019
    Teaching Logistics Office within Facility Services division enhances REC lecture hall with revolutionary screen

    Lecture hall REC Gs.05 has recently received a brand-new piece of audiovisual equipment: a screen that can be used as both a traditional projection screen and a whiteboard that can be written on. In other words, a ...

  • 6 May 2019
    Help out during Introduction Week 2019

    For the past few months, the Introduction Week Committee has been busy preparing Introduction Week 2019. The 31-person committee is well on its way to making Introduction Week 2019 even more fun than previous ...

  • 3 May 2019
    UvA Thesis Priza
    Nominees for the 2019 UvA Thesis Prize

    The nominees for this year's edition of the UvA Thesis prize have been announced. Six students from six of the faculties are in the running to win the prize, which will be awarded by Abdelkader Benali during the ...

  • 3 May 2019
    Launch of University Quarter app

    Would you like to have all University Quarter news sent directly to your phone? Would you like to receive news first, wherever and whenever suits you, in a quick and easy fashion? If the answer is yes, the new ...

  • 30 Apr 2019
    Interesting lectures and workshops during the Health Week – register now!

    Have you seen the Health Week programme? From 13 through 16 May, various lectures, workshops and activities will be organised on the theme of ‘balance’. Various activities are already fully booked, so be sure to ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Shaping a UvA-wide diversity policy framework

    These past few weeks, the Executive Board has discussed the draft version of the UvA’s diversity policy with the academic community in a variety of ways.

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Scenario A UB-entree
    UvA awards contract for second phase of University Library construction

    Volker Staal en Funderingen/Van Hattum en Blankevoort (VSF/VHB) collectively make up the construction consortium that has been selected to create new foundations and a cellar area for bicycle parking for the new ...

  • 24 Apr 2019
    National student climate strike

    The action group Students for Climate NL is organising a National Student Climate Strike on Thursday, 25 April. The strike is being supported by a number of student parties and environmental organisations. They are ...

  • 23 Apr 2019
    Health Week yoga 2018
    Come to the UvA Health Week | Registration opened

    It’s time for the UvA Health Week again! From 13 to 16 May, there will be an extensive programme for students, PhD candidates and staff.

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Easily link datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to publications in Pure

    As of today, UvA researchers are able to link published datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to corresponding publications in Pure. The library has created an automated link connecting the two systems. This means that it is ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    Amnesty petition for UvA alumnus Rami Sidky

    Human rights organisation Amnesty International has launched a petition for the release of Rami Sidky, a former student of International Relations at UvA. Sidky, who is a musician, has been in prison in Egypt since ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Research Support Portal FNWI Science Park
    The UvA Research Support Portal is live

    The UvA Research Support Portal is now live. This portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.

  • 5 Apr 2019
    Accessible REC buildings

    The buildings at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) should be easily accessible at all times to students and staff, including those with a disability. A year ago, Facility Services started a project named Physical ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Soap made from coffee

    In the Netherlands, we throw away about 365,000 kilos of coffee grounds per day. This wastefulness is especially regrettable given that coffee grounds are a good material for making other products such as soap. ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Recycling plastic: we can do it! 3D printer turns old plastic into new plastic

    Although the concept of 3D printing has been around for years, most 3D printers are only able to use new, pristine plastics. To this end, the Amsterdam-based company vanPlestik has developed a unique 3D printer that ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Nexis Uni - The standard databases for finding news

    As from May 1st you can search Nexis Uni to find articles from newspapers, news magazines and other news sources.

  • 18 Mar 2019
    Preliminary NSE response rate: 18,7%

    At present, the Amsterdam University College currently has the highest response rate with 29,5 per cent (this concerns UvA registered students).

  • 17 Mar 2019
    Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Bal
    Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Ball on 29 March

    On Friday, 29 March, the Faculty Book Week Committee of the Faculty of Humanities, VOX-POP and the University Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be organising an Open Podium and the University Library ...

  • 14 Mar 2019
    UvA to assess cost-efficiency of future building projects

    Last year, the Executive Board ordered the construction of a flexible education building on the Roeterseiland Campus that could seat between 300 and 1,000 people. The faculties located on the Roeterseiland Campus had ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Extra Study Spaces and Extended Opening Hours

    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...

  • 12 Mar 2019
    Have your say on diversity policy

    The UvA strives to be a place where students and staff feel at home, irrespective of their background. We want everyone to be able to develop themselves fully at the UvA, drawing on their unique personality, ...

  • 12 Mar 2019
    New and renewed open access agreements with publishers for 2019

    The Dutch universities, the university libraries and publishers have made a couple of new agreements and renewed a few existing ones on open access for 2019. The following is an overview of these agreements.

  • 12 Mar 2019
    Find your way and see where it’s busy

    Find your way and see where it’s busy in the UvA buildings. You can do all this at www.uva.nl/spacefinder.

  • 5 Mar 2019
    SciVal - Analysis tool for scientific output
    Analysis tool for scientific output available

    SciVal is a bibliometric tool that uses data from Scopus to analyze the research performance of universities, groups, individuals and even countries. As a researcher, you can use SciVal to create evaluation reports, ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Prof.dr. J.M. van Winter
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2019

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2019.

  • 18 Feb 2019
    Park your bicycle or scooter in the right place

    In the city's busiest districts, parking rules for bicycles and scooters apply. You can only park in a bicycle rack, designated area or shed in these districts. If you leave your bicycle on the street, it may be ...

  • 1 Feb 2019
    Wish cards for the Wish Tree campaign
    This is what you wished for the most at the Library

    During the Holiday season you all together wrote more than 500 wishing cards. The Library feels honored and thanks everyone who took the time to share their wishes in the Wish Tree at the UB Singel and the P.C. ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Redesigned UvA website: from Tuesday, 5 February

    As of Tuesday, 5 February, the UvA website will have a new look and feel. The website will be mobile-proof, responsive and more flexible, with a contemporary design. Because the UvA website is large and complex, the ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    NSE 2019
    Take part in the National Student Survey

    Recently you will have received an invitation email from Stichting Studiekeuze123 to take part in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a nationwide survey in which you and your fellow students can voice ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Education strike on 15 March

    On 15 March a nationwide education strike will be organised by the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOB, the General Union of Education Personnel in the Netherlands) and the FNV, the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation. ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Possible data leak detected

    In December 2018 ICTS Services discovered that an unauthorised individual had gained access to an UvA server. There is no indication that personal data were leaked, but to be certain the applications on the server ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Community building and co-creation in ASP942

    To find inspiration and to learn from other co-creation initiatives, the ASP942 project group and the co-creation task force visited the Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) in Rotterdam and YES!Delft at Delft ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    ‘The new science building is a journey of discovery’

    Joost Vos, architect and partner at Benthem Crouwel Architects, is responsible for the design of LAB42. The new science building is a journey of discovery, with robotics lab on the ground floor, a drone cage next to ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
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    Changes to Interlibrary loans

    The Library has switched to a new system for requesting books and/or articles from another library, known as Interlibrary Loans (ILL). Both the way you search and the way you submit your request have changed.

  • 22 Jan 2019
    How do you protect your privacy?

    Monday, 28 January is international Data Privacy Day. It’s an issue that concerns us all, so here are some tips to help you safeguard your own privacy and that of others.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Exams
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Open access
    Open Access Agreement with the Oxford University Press

    This year researchers will be able to profit from the agreement the Dutch universities made with the Oxford University Press (OUP).

  • 8 Jan 2019
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    Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019 - Call for papers

    On 15 and 16 November 2019 the sixth Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Budget for 2019 finalised

    In its meeting of 11 December 2018, the Executive Board finalised the budget for 2019, including an update of the Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project portfolio.

  • 14 Dec 2018
    UvA positively assessed in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit

    A committee of the Institutional Audit of the NVAO has positively assessed the University of Amsterdam. The committee announced this yesterday during a meeting in Spui25.

  • 12 Dec 2018
    Open access
    Guidelines for the implementation of Plan S have been announced

    In November Coalition S announced the guidelines for implementing Plan S, the transition to complete open access.

  • 10 Dec 2018
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    Makeover for CataloguePlus

    From 10 December CataloguePlus – the online search engine of the Library – has a brand-new look and is easier to use on mobile devices.

  • 6 Dec 2018
    IIS electives second semester 2018-2019
    Expand your view with Interdisciplinary elective courses

    What unites a country as divided as that of India? Was Albert Einstein the only founder of the relativity theory? And can we still approach complex problems from traditional academic methods? The range of ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    Wish cards for the Wish Tree campaign
    The Library Wish Tree is back

    As of today the Library invites students, employees and other visitors to share their inspiring wishes for the new year. This year there are two Wish Trees, located at the University Library Singel and P.C. Hoofthuis ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    Exams
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 3 Dec 2018
    Play your part - passwords
    Create a strong password and play your part in working and studying safely

    At the end of November the ‘Do your part to ensure safe working and studying conditions’ campaign kicked off. Creating strong passwords is the first in a series of security-related themes on the agenda. At various ...

  • 27 Nov 2018
    Lecture room new Library
    The design for the new library’s lecture room is revealed 

    Lecturers of the Humanities faculty contributed to the design for the new library’s lecture room that is to be built on the Binnengasthuis site.

  • 26 Nov 2018
    Update of Strategic Plan adopted

    The Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 that was adopted by the Executive Board this summer is now available as a PDF file.

  • 20 Nov 2018
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    Results of the Canvas survey

    We were curious about your experience with Canvas so we sent out a survey with the last student newsletter. No fewer than 277 of you took the time to fill this in. Many thanks! In this newsletter we have the results ...

  • 20 Nov 2018
    Raffle of 25x2 tickets for Sweelinck Orchestra

    Would you like to attend a concert by the UvA’s J.Pzn Sweelinck Orchestra on Monday, 3 December? Join the ticket raffle for a chance to win one of 25 sets of 2 tickets. The raffle is open to UvA students only.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    UvA discontinues BrowZine service

    The BrowZine tablet app will not be available for UvA users after 31 December 2018. Usage turned out too low, related to the costs.

  • 16 Nov 2018
    Create a Course Challenge IIS
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018

    Until November 15, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from students in the Create a Course Challenge. A total of almost 500 students and employees of the UvA have cast their vote on the subject that they think ...

  • 13 Nov 2018
    Let us know your opinion about our food and drink

    The aim of this survey is to gauge how satisfied you are with the food and drink currently available and to hear your ideas for improvement. By sharing your experiences, you will help develop and shape the catering, ...

  • 2 Nov 2018
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    Clean Energy Challenge extended

    Design platform What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers and ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics at Amsterdam Science Park

    The Faculty of Science at Amsterdam Science Park is outgrowing its current premises and social challenges in the field of Informatics/Artificial Intelligence (AI) are necessitating collaborative efforts with the ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics

    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a new Student Assessor for the period from January 2019 until January 2020. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Puppies
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'

    This Monday afternoon and today, from 14:00 to 16:00, a temporary puppy room was in effect in the University Library on Singel. Under the watchful eyes of an experienced dog trainer and of course their owners, among ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Definitief ontwerp interieur nieuwe UB
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library

    In early 2021, the new University Library will be opening in the University Quarter. What will the interior look like? Imagine a yellow counter instead of red at which to collect requested items, study nooks amidst ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team news update

    Under the leadership of Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf, we as Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team) have been working hard to help make the UvA even more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Many things are ...

  • 19 Oct 2018
    Have you lost something in a UvA building? Retrieve it through iLost!

    The UvA has entered into a partnership with the online service iLost. You could compare iLost to a search engine for lost items. The service can currently be used in the UvA buildings at Science Park, on the ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
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    UvA Career Orientation Day 2018 on 8 November

    Are you figuring out your next step after graduation? Or do you have choices to make within your study programme? The UvA Career Orientation Day offers you inspiration, insights and practical tips to get you ready to ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
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    UvA offering raffle of 20 tickets for Brainwash Festival

    For the third year in a row, the UvA is sponsoring the Brainwash Festival, which will take place on Saturday, 27 October. The Brainwash Festival is a philosophical festival in Amsterdam’s city centre.

  • 16 Oct 2018
    Lock
    Personal data leak

    A personal data leak occurred a few months ago, due to a security breach at the American data acquisition company Apollo. This is not an UvA data leak, but rather a leak at an external organisation that specialises ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Puppies
    Unwind in University Library puppy room - already 'sold out'

    The University Library on Singel will be temporarily opening a puppy room especially for students during the upcoming exam period. Looking for a chance to relax between studying? Then come along and cuddle and play ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Krishna Shukla UvABooks
    Buy & sell used textbooks with other UvA students

    Affinity is the keyword for UvABooks.nl, an initiative of UvA students for selling and buying their used textbooks online at a friendly price.  The idea is for UvA students to use their own online space, with no ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Exams
    Extended library opening hours

    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period more than 750 ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
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    Participate in Clean Energy Challenge!

    The UvA faces major challenges in the sustainable development of campuses. Participation with the 'Sustainability of the University Quarter' case study in the Clean Energy Challenge offers opportunities to utilize ...

  • 9 Oct 2018
    DMP Online
    Data management planning made easier: DMPonline

    As of today, researchers can write their data management plan with the online tool DMPonline.

  • 5 Oct 2018
    Diversity officer: ‘The UvA is changing’

    Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf has published a blog in which she writes about her activities. In the blog, she explains what she and her team have been doing for the past year and what they have achieved in ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    No services P.C. Hoofthuis Library

    Due to the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis today, P.C. Hoofthuis Libary is closed on Friday 28 September. Reserved books remain longer. Also the delivery of materials from the collection of the P.C. Hoofthuis ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Update 15:49 UvA responds to occupation of P.C. Hoofthuis

    Update 15:49 Occupiers demand that Geert ten Dam send away the mobile unit (ME) before she can enter the building. Ten Dam: ‘That is not my decision but that of the mayor. It’s unfortunate that this last attempt at a ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Open access
    Open access has been kicked up a notch with ‘Plan S’

    From 1 January 2020 onwards, all publications resulting from NWO financing and other national and European research financiers must find publication in fully open access journals.

  • 25 Sep 2018
    UvA students among the prizewinners at ECHO Award

    The ECHO Award raises the visibility of excellent students with a non-Western background: students who are active as world citizens in various areas, who are driven by a social mission and thus help to promote equal ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
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    Make the world your classroom: Study Abroad Fair

    Find out the possibilities for studying abroad, and for internships, a full Master's programme, summer programmes and volunteer work abroad during the UvA Study Abroad Fair on Saturday afternoon, 29 September.

  • 18 Sep 2018
    Open consulting hour for institutional audit

    On 7 and 8 November 2018, a panel from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) will visit the University of Amsterdam as part of the institutional audit. The panel is charged with ...

  • 18 Sep 2018
    Fraudulent open access publishers

    The Volkskrant recently published an article exposing fraudulent publishers who deceptively offer open access publishing. These publishers charge open access fees without offering the editorial services or peer reviews.

  • 4 Sep 2018
    Great idea for a new course? Join the Create a Course Challenge!

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 30 September 2018, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 3 Sep 2018
    Roeterseiland Welcomes Honey Bees

    While Amsterdam suffered through this summer’s scorching temperatures, fifteen thousand new inhabitants took up residence on the green roof of the Roeterseiland Campus.

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Search for a study place or project room using Spacefinder

    To look for an available study place, book a project room or find your way in the buildings, you can now use Spacefinder.

  • 28 Aug 2018
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    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2018

    The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low Countrie

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Conversion of Oudemanhuispoort building into student housing begins

    On behalf of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), student housing provider DUWO began renovation work on the Oudemanhuispoort university complex this week. A total of 80 temporary student rooms will be created inside ...

  • 17 Aug 2018
    BioCyc
    Library subscribes to BioCyc, database for life scientists

    From March to April the UvA had a trial access to the BioCyc Database Collection. This is now converted into a license for one year. If usage by students and staff is satisfactory, then the license will be continued.

  • 15 Aug 2018
    Update negotiations Elsevier

    1 January 2019 the agreement concerning access and open access publishing between the Dutch universities and the publisher Elsevier will come to an end.

  • 15 Aug 2018
    The new academic year starts with Canvas!

    Canvas replaces Blackboard as a digital learning environment of the UvA as of 1 September 2018. Teachers are now working hard to prepare all courses. Check whether your courses are already in Canvas. Log in on ...

  • 10 Aug 2018
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    UvA Introduction Week activities at Roeterseiland

    On Monday 27 and Thursday 30 August, the Roeterseiland Campus will be hosting the annual Introduction Week activities for all new first-year students.

  • 30 Jul 2018
    Reading room Book depot (IWO) closed 24 August 2018

    The reading room at the Book depot (IWO) will be closed on 24 August 2018 due to the Summer School organized by Special Collections.

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Framework letter 2019 finalised

    On 17 July, following the approval of the Joint Meeting, the Executive Board finalised the Framework Letter 2019 which provides a general budgetary outline. The Framework Letter will serve as the basis for the UvA’s ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    ‘Low turnout at representative advisory council elections because of lack of information’

    The main reason that students and staff do not vote in elections for the representative advisory bodies is because they are 'not or insufficiently aware of the standpoints, the parties or the activities'. This was ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Impression developments project web
    New-look UvA website: watch the video and get a sneak peek

    After the summer, the UvA website will be getting a new look and feel.

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Space for student housing in Oudemanhuispoort

    Over the coming year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be creating around 80 temporary student residences inside Oudemanhuispoort in the University Quarter. Municipal authorities have approved the plan and ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    New interdisciplinary electives for first semester of 2018-2019

    How far are we removed from the world of 'Black Mirror'? And what does your cup of coffee have to do with Slavery? Find out by following an interdisciplinary elective after the summer. The new electives for 2018-2019 ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report published

    The UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report has been published. Across the UvA, there were a total of 74 reports of inappropriate conduct in 2017, 37 from students and 37 from staff.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Protest events: discussion opens up many possibilities

    Following the March for Education, the Executive Board spoke with signatories of the ‘letter of solidarity’ and invited protesting students for talks. Read more.

  • 15 Jun 2018
    Canvas
    Canvas will replace Blackboard next academic year

    As of 1 September 2018, Canvas will replace Blackboard as the digital learning environment. Students of 140 courses across five faculties have already experienced Canvas for themselves in the second semester of the ...

  • 14 Jun 2018
    AUC students at UN summit on refugee inclusion at universities

    On 7 June, Right2Education, an initiative of students at Amsterdam University College (AUC), participated in a UN summit on the inclusion of migrants and refugees in universities.

  • 13 Jun 2018
    'Everybody has a right to protest, but we will not allow buildings or premises to be occupied'

    Geert ten Dam answers four questions on the events of this past weekend.

  • 12 Jun 2018
    Zomerfestival
    End the academic year with a bang at the SummerFest - 21 June

    End the academic year with a bang on 21 June. Join the SummerFest Roeterseiland with your fellow students  and enjoy an awesome and varied programme.

  • 11 Jun 2018
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    WeMakeThe.City

    Cities are growing worldwide, including Amsterdam. This growth is accompanied by urgent challenges involving climate, security, affordable housing, health and more. How can we make cities better? WeMakeThe.City, a ...

  • 9 Jun 2018
    Reaction to end of student action

    On Friday, June 8, a March for Education took place in Amsterdam. UvA students and staff, together with students from other university cities, came out in support of higher education in the Netherlands.

  • 7 Jun 2018
    Information meeting: New flexible education building planned for Roeterseiland Campus

    At the start of academic year 2019-2020, the range of lecture rooms at Roeterseiland Campus will be expanded with a flexible education building. On Monday, 18 June, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Hans Brug, dean FMG
    Dean Hans Brug (FMG) to become director-general of RIVM

    Prof. Hans Brug, dean at the UvA's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has been appointed director-general of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) under the Ministry of ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year Frank Nack cuts his cake
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year

    Frank Nack was officially named as the UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year during the Education Day on Thursday, 31 May. Frank Nack is the programme director of the MSc in Information Studeies at the Faculty of Science.

  • 30 May 2018
    'Efficiency cut must be scrapped'

    For a while it looked like the efficiency cut in teaching and education would be made less severe or even scrapped. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A total of 183 million euros will be cut from the budget of the ...

  • 16 May 2018
    Bron: Commissie Intreeweek
    Join the crew of the 2018 Intreeweek

    You can now apply as a crew member or mentor for the Intreeweek, the UvA's introduction for new students. This year's edition will take place from 27 to 31 August.

  • 14 May 2018
    2018 Student council elections: cast your vote!

    The student council elections will be held from Monday, 14 May to Friday, 18 May. You can start casting your vote today.

  • 8 May 2018
    Take part in the Student Research Conference

    Have you recently finished your Bachelor’s research project, or are you nearly finished? Consider submitting your paper for the Student Research Conference (SRC), where you’ll present your research in front of a ...

  • 2 May 2018
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    A call for future leaders: Schwarzman Scholars application now open!

    Schwarzman Scholars, designed to introduce the future generation of leaders to each other and to educate them about China, provides full scholarships for a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s ...

  • 1 May 2018
    Results of food and drink survey

    At the end of 2017 a total of 2,070 UvA students and staff completed a survey about the food and drinks on the campuses.