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  • 16 Aug 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • 18 Jun 2018
    The Science Park Library will close for the summer but service provision continues

    From 5 July to 24 August, the Science Park Library’s collection will not be available because of work being done on the building’s air-conditioning system. Students and staff requiring books from the reference ...

  • 15 Jun 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • 16 Apr 2018
    Appeal: build 2000 affordable student residences each year

    Knowledge institutions including the UvA, VU, AUAS, AHK, GRA and student housing providers DUWO and de Key have appealed informateur Maarten van Poelgeest to consider the severe shortage of student housing in Amsterdam.

  • 16 Apr 2018
    Share your input on student housing

    As a student, you would ideally like to live in pleasant, affordable and safe housing in the city where you are studying. This sounds simple, but is often different in practice due to waiting times, high rents and ...

  • 13 Apr 2018
    New platform helps startup entrepreneurs find mentors

    Launched on 5 April, the Startup and Running platform is a new initiative that helps Amsterdam students who want to start a business to find a mentor.

  • 10 Apr 2018
    New flexible education building on Roeterseiland Campus

    At the start of academic year 2019-2020, the range of lecture rooms at the Roeterseiland Campus (REC) will be expanded.

  • 9 Apr 2018
    Prizes awarded to best ideas for increasing UvA’s accessibility

    On 22 March the three best ideas for making the UvA more accessible for students with diverse backgrounds were rewarded with a prize. The ideas were submitted in response to a call made by President of the Executive ...

  • 6 Apr 2018
    Search engine with Dutch passwords

    A search engine containing ‘millions of Dutch passwords’ has appeared online. If a password is linked to an email address, the first two characters are shown. Following this news, the UvA’s ICTS Services has carried ...

  • 5 Apr 2018
    SummerFest Roeterseiland is back!

    Save the Date, on Thursday 21 June from 16:30 to 21:00 to celebrate the end of the academic year with your fellow students and/or colleagues!

  • 5 Apr 2018
    Completion of provisional design for interior of new University Library

    The provisional design for the interior of the new University Library by interior architects MVSA Architects was agreed this week. Among the defining elements of the design are its use of colour, a reference to the ...

  • 3 Apr 2018
    Lecturer of the Year faculty winners in the limelight

    The faculty winners of the 2018 Lecturer of the Year award have been announced. Between 12 and 18 February, over 1,500 UvA students voted for their favourite lecturers. Each faculty and corresponding Faculty Student ...

  • 28 Mar 2018
    Do you have a good idea for an event organised by and for students?

    The Amarna foundation makes an amount of €5,000 availble for the organisation of an event by and for students. This could for example be a lecture, debate, theater play, concert or exhibition.

  • 27 Mar 2018
    ‘Bad RDM affects the quality of the research as a whole’

    In 2020 it should be conventional that the UvA and HvA teach proper research data management. At least, that is the goal for Phase 2 of the RDM programme. Emiel van Loon, who works with the Faculty of Science ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Dutch Data Prize 2018

    The Dutch Data Prize 2018 is a prize - in three categories -for a researcher or research group that has made an extraordinary contribution to science by making research data available for additional or new research. 

  • 20 Mar 2018
    Take part in the Roeterseiland Football Tournament

    Students and employees of institutes and departments based at the Roeterseiland Campus and at Science Park are invited to take part in the 59th edition of the Roeterseiland Football Tournament on 25 May.

  • 16 Mar 2018
    City of Amsterdam and UvA invest in development of University Quarter

    On 15 March the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the City of Amsterdam set out agreements regarding the joint development of the University Quarter. The municipality and the University will work together to ...

  • 16 Mar 2018
    Extended library opening hours and 750 additional study places during examination period

    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, from Monday ...

  • 14 Mar 2018
    UvA campus nominated for architecture award

    The new Roeterseiland Campus has been nominated for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. Architectural firms from all over the globe hope to win this award. In total, 62 firms from 29 countries have enrolled in this ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Update on the legal status of Turnitin

    Currently, there are no legal barriers proscribing the use of Turnitin plagiarism detection software.

  • 12 Mar 2018
    UvA wants new building at Amsterdam Science Park for education, research and collaboration

    The UvA wants to invest in a new building at Amsterdam Science Park where education, research and collaboration with the business community, knowledge institutions and social partners all come together in the field ...

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Updating the Strategic Plan: join the discussion

    Even though we are only half way through the period covered by the UvA's Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 there is plenty of reason to revisit the plan. The project team for the mid-term Strategic Plan invites students ...

  • 5 Mar 2018
    BioCyc Database Collection on trial until 15 April

    From 15 March to 15 April the BioCyc Database Collection is accessible on trial to students and staff of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 5 Mar 2018
    GDPR project group launched

    The UvA has launched a project group to prepare the university for the transition to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The project group, managed by Dominique Campman, will ensure the UvA achieves the ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    New regulations for readers

    In using copyright protected material for education purposes, universities must comply with new regulations. This 'Easy Access Regulation' differentiates between short and long extracts.

  • 16 Feb 2018
    Students offer their ideas on the design for new UB study places

    Books, seclusion, plants, views, light and space. These are the terms students used most to describe their favourite visual impressions of possible study places featured in the Library’s ‘Study Places Tinder’ survey ...

  • 13 Feb 2018
    City Centre Campus to be renamed University Quarter

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s research and teaching takes place in 4 campuses. After the Amsterdam Science Park, the Roeterseiland Campus and the Academic Medical Center, over the next few years the focus will ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Take part in the 2018 Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award

    Do you have an innovative idea with social and/or commercial potential? Send in your idea by 22 March for a chance to win €10,000. The competition is open to students and staff of all Amsterdam universities and ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Update plagiarism detection Turnitin

    In the spring of 2017, the UvA started a project to replace Ephorus – then the University’s standard plagiarism detection program – with Turnitin. A recent blog post by UvA student Hans de Zwart and a Folia article ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Invitation: English-language meeting on proposed allocation model

    The Executive Board invites all members of the academic community to a meeting about the renewed allocation model on 16 February. The meeting will take place between 13:00 and 14:00 in room C0.07 (Doelenzaal) in ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Changing your password every year going forward. What exactly is the story here?

    In order to work securely, students and employees will receive an annual request to change the password of their UvA-net ID. This applies to you as well. Starting six weeks before the expiry of your ...

  • 5 Feb 2018
    Preliminary asbestos investigation BG13/14

    This month, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is starting its preliminary investigation into asbestos in BG13a/14. These activities are in preparation of the construction work for the University Library to be built ...

  • 5 Feb 2018
    Preliminary response rate NSE survey higher than last year

    At present, more UvA students have completed the National Student Survey (NSE) than last year this time. Whereas in 2017 15.5 per cent of students completed the NSE on the quality of education after receiving a first ...

  • 1 Feb 2018
    The Allard Pierson Museum and Special Collections will join to become the Allard Pierson

    The Allard Pierson Museum and Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will join to become the Allard Pierson: the museum and the institute for cultural heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 31 Jan 2018
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2018

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2018.

  • 30 Jan 2018
    UvA collaborates with West 8 on university quarter

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to build a City Centre Campus in the heart of Amsterdam in the vicinity of the Binnengasthuis grounds, Oude Turfmarkt, Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Kloveniersburgwal. The campus is ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    First University Forum session: finding the UvA's core values

    What values does the UvA wish to represent? This was the chief question during the first meeting of the UvA's University Forum on Thursday 25 January, in which about 40 of the Forum's 66 members came together to ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    Woolly Jumper Day at the University of Amsterdam

    Wear your woolly jumper on Friday, 2 February! The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is participating in the national Woolly Jumper Day (Warmetruiendag) and will be turning down the thermostats by two degrees in ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Budget for 2018 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 19 December 2017, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2018 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan ('Huisvestingsplan') and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 19 Jan 2018
    SURF research boot camp

    On 10 April, another SURF Research Boot Camp for researchers takes place. This is a day with a variety of hands-on training, organized by UvA and AUAS.

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Help think about the design for study places of the new UB and win an iPad!

    A new university library will open its doors in 2021 at the Binnengasthuis premises. Right now MVSA Architects is working on the design for the interior and we are looking for as much student input as we can get. ...

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food - Call for papers

    On 16 and 17 November 2018 the fifth Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 23 Dec 2017
    In Memoriam Warren Lee

    Last night we received the sad news that Warren Lee has died. Until his retirement in 2015, Warren was the driving force behind the Nijhof & Lee bookshop at Special Collections.

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Moataz Rageb new student assessor

    Master's of Sociology student Moataz Rageb will begin as the UvA’s new student assessor on Tuesday, 2 January. He succeeds Linda van Exter who held the position of student assessor in 2017.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    University Forum members announced

    The UvA will launch a University Forum in January 2018. The randomised selection process recently took place and the new members have now been announced.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Organisational plan for Student Services following separation

    The Executive Board has adopted the organisational plan for Student Services, following a positive recommendation from the representative advisory bodies. The plan follows a prior decision not to continue merging the ...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Wish upon a tree. Share your wish for 2018 in the Library!

    What are your hopes for 2018? Pick up a wish card at any library information desk and share your wishes. We will be collecting the wish cards and hanging them in the wishing tree in the hall of the UB Singel.

  • 5 Dec 2017
    SPIE Digital Library now available at the UvA

    All students and staff at the UvA will now have access to the SPIE Digital Library.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge

    For the second edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 32 entries. And now you can vote for 1 of the 10 nominees.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    10,000 open access articles from Dutch academics

    According to the newly presented government coalition agreement ‘open science’ and ‘open access’ will be the norm in scientific research. A lot has been done in the past few years to work towards this goal and recent ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Join the UvA panel

    Want to pitch ideas and discuss plans with the University of Amsterdam? Sign up to join the UvA panel and share your ideas, needs and opinions about various topics with us.

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Randomised invitation for University Forum membership

    The UvA will start an experimental University Forum in January 2018. Membership will be decided by way of randomised selection.

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Test your health

    We’re in the middle of autumn, so this is a great moment to evaluate your health by taking the student health test. You will receive personalised feedback that includes tips and references.

  • 7 Nov 2017
    Free Sports Week from 13-19 November

    The Free Sports Week at the University Sports Centre (USC) will take place from Monday, 13 November to Sunday, 19 November. UvA students and staff can enjoy one week of free access to the gym facilities.

  • 3 Nov 2017
    Smoking on the Roeterseiland Campus

    Before you light a cigarette, take care to check your surroundings (look up and around you) and see whether you are in a designated smoking zone. While you were previously allowed to smoke outside all Roeterseiland ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Fill out International Student Barometer for chance to win €1000 or UvA hoodie

    Are you an international UvA student? You will have received an email invitation to take part in the International Student Barometer (ISB). Share your opinion on your Bachelor’s or Master's programme and you could ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Experimental University Forum set to start in January

    The University of Amsterdam will establish an experimental University Forum in January 2018. This decision was made by the Executive Board on Tuesday, 24 October. The accompanying regulations have also been adopted.

  • 24 Oct 2017
    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 2018 until January 2019. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 16 Oct 2017
    Improve your programme with UvA Q

    At the end of this first teaching period, UvA students will once again have the opportunity to give their views on the courses they have followed via UvA Q. This feedback is very important for programmes, so please ...

  • 13 Oct 2017
    UvA Career Day 2017 on 9 November

    Are you orientating on the next step after your studies? Or are you looking for an internship? The UvA Career Day on November 9th is a unique opportunity to explore your future, focus your career search and increase ...

  • 10 Oct 2017
    Call for entries: 2017 Robbert Dijkgraaf Essay Prize

    The 2017 Robbert Dijkgraaf Essay Prize is open to students, former students and staff members of institutions of higher education in Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Extended opening hours library locations and extra study places during exam period

    Looking for a study place during the exam period? UB Singel will be open every night until 1 A.M. Extra study places have also been arranged on the Roeterseiland Campus (REC) and in the city centre.

  • 28 Sep 2017
    Securing your research data

    From now on, researchers at UvA can save and share their research data safely and securely using figshare.

  • 27 Sep 2017
    Open access publishing: workshops

    It is possible to publish open access in almost every journal, and in most cases without any costs for the author. On 23, 24 and 26 October the Library will give workshops in which you will learn how to publish open ...

  • 26 Sep 2017
    UvA updates Profiling Fund Regulations

    The Profiling Fund Regulations, which makes provision for administrative body membership grants for UvA students and for financial support to students in specific situations, has been revised. The changes include an ...

  • 22 Sep 2017
    Information session ‘Graduate study in the US’

    Are you completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences and are you interested in continuing your studies at the graduate level in America? Please join us for the ...