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Results: 201 - 250 of 552
  • 19 Sep 2017
    Publication of UvA/AUAS Library Annual Report and facts & figures for 2016

    The Annual Report [in Dutch] has been published in the form of an infographic showing the goals, intended results and specific actions per strategic line, with hyperlinks to relevant web articles. The facts & figures ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Law Library and IVIR documentation centre have moved to the REC

    The Law Library and The Institute for Information Law (IVIR) documentation centre moved to the Roeterseiland Campus over the summer months. Have you already taken a look?

  • 15 Sep 2017
    Teaching Training open day

    Are you interested in becoming a teacher in higher education in the Netherlands? Are you committed to share your knowledge and skills with the next generation? Then come to the Open day of the Graduate School of ...

  • 14 Sep 2017
    Reshelving collections Singel 425 almost done

    After the reshelving of the books at P.C. Hoofthuis Library, the last few months the Humanities collections in the University Library Singel is reshelved according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The ...

  • 13 Sep 2017
    Give us your idea for using ICT to improve education

    UvA Grassroots offers you the opportunity to implement your idea in an easy and accessible way. Various lecturers and students have already paved the way!

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Update restaurants and seating areas

    While many of us were enjoying a well-deserved summer holiday, Cormet and Facility Services were working hard to improve and expand the various UvA restaurants. Besides restyling and furnishing/refurnishing the ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Configuring a printer or topping up your print credit? Go to!

    The Canon Portal is the place to go if you need to top up the print credit on your student ID card or configure a printer. From now on, there is a new version of the Canon Portal!

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Great idea for a new course? 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 by 29 September 2017, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    Bicycle park at Building REC A open

    This week, the new underground bicycle park at Building A on the Roeterseiland Campus has been fully opened. With the recent move of the Faculty of Law to Roeterseiland, these new parking spaces for bicycles are a ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Learning Spaces REC A0 and BC1 now in use

    Need a few minutes as a group to work on a project, before or after a lecture? Or somewhere for concentrated study on your own? At the new Learning Spaces close to the teaching facilities, you can choose a workplace ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Live translation makes Opening of the Academic Year more accessible

    This year the Opening of the Academic Year was made more accessible for international students and staff. Around 60 people used headsets to listen to the live translation of the event into English, which was provided ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA celebrates the Opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year

    On Monday, 4 September, UvA staff and students celebrated the opening of a new academic year in the Aula. The theme of the programme was 'Inspiring Generations', also the motto of this year's anniversary celebrations.

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Already using the Blackboard app?

    With the updated Blackboard app, you will always have your educational material at your fingertips.

  • 4 Sep 2017
    Help make the UvA more accessible to students

    As a university, we want to become more accessible, so that a larger number of students have the chance to do an academic degree. To help us achieve this, we’re asking for input and ideas from our current students.

  • 4 Sep 2017
    Calling the UvA? Dial 020 525 1400 for all Service Teams

    From now on, the Service Teams and the Library’s information desk can be reached at a new shared telephone number: 020 525 1400. This number has replaced 020 525 9111 and other specific numbers.

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Fitness: special offer for first-year students

    The University Sports Centre (USC) has a special offer for first-year students: a three-month gym membership with unlimited use of the facilities (fitness equipment, classes, sauna and more) for just €30. Sign up for ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    UvA international policy updated

    The international development experienced by the UvA in recent years has led to a need to adjust its internationalisation strategy. This has now been done. The modified objectives and actions can be read in the ...

  • 16 Aug 2017
    Lecture pavilion at Roeterseiland

    Work on the Roeterseiland Campus is currently in full flow as the finishing touches are being made to Building A. There is a possibility that the large circular lecture hall in Building A, with a seating capacity of ...

  • 2 Aug 2017
    Anne de Graaf appointed UvA Diversity Officer

    Anne de Graaf has been appointed Diversity Officer of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The appointment will enter into force on 1 November 2017. She is currently Head of Studies for Academic Core and Outreach ...

  • 25 Jul 2017
    Changes to study places in the city centre and Roeterseiland Campus

    This Summer, the Faculty of Law is moving to the Roeterseiland Campus. How will this affect study places in the city centre and Roeterseiland Campus?

  • 11 Jul 2017
    First batch of PPLE students graduate at UvA

    On Thursday, 6 July the first batch of students of the unique Bachelor’s programme in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics graduated at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This festive event was celebrated in the ...

  • 4 Jul 2017
    Rethinking how we work

    Dušan Barok is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies and one of the ‘early adopters’ of the figshare software for research data management (RDM) at the UvA/AUAS. In September 2017, figshare will be ...

  • 4 Jul 2017
    New study spaces in REC A and B/C

    In the 'Learning Spaces' in REC A and B/C there will be created ca 850 new study spaces without a PC. The new study spaces will be phased into use from the start of the new academic year.

  • 4 Jul 2017
    Get healthy and fit for the summer with the student health test

    Do a quick health check before you set off on a well-deserved vacation! Go to to receive personalised feedback including tips and, if needed, referrals.

  • 27 Jun 2017
    Have your say about the vision on teaching and learning

    Do you have ideas about how education at the UvA should develop in the coming years? Can you tell us what next year’s edition of the UvA Education Day should look like? Then please submit your comments and ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Figshare in Amsterdam

    On 30 May, Maria Heijne, director of the UvA/HvA Library, welcomed ca 40 colleagues from Dutch universities in the UvA/HvA Library for an information session on the implementation of ‘figshare for institutions’ at ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Give us your idea for using ICT to improve education

    UvA Grassroots offers you the opportunity to implement your idea in an easy and accessible way. Various lecturers and students have already paved the way!

  • 14 Jun 2017
    Paper by UvA authors in top 5% most cited articles

    A paper on mobility and potential exposure to diversity, written by UvA researchers Marco te Brömmelstroet, Anna Nikolaeva and Meredith Glaser of Urban Planning and others, is now in the top 5% of most cited articles ...

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Start of consultations on 2018 Framework Letter

    The Executive Board has adopted the 2018 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. Staff and students have until 26 June to send in ...

  • 12 Jun 2017
    Intreeweek 2017 is looking for crew members and mentors

    Do you remember your own Intreeweek? This is your chance to relive that week all over again!

  • 12 Jun 2017
    Hansje van Halem: in patterns

    From 16 June through 1 October 2017, graphic designer Hansje van Halem responds in the ErfgoedLab to the simultaneous exhibition ‘Modernism: in print’.

  • 24 May 2017
    Provisional decision new University Library City Centre

    The new University Library (UB) can best be realised on the BG site ('Binnengasthuisterrein') in the Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek and the Zusterhuis (BG13/14). This provisional decision by the Executive Board is made ...

  • 23 May 2017
    Statement on security leak in Blackboard implementation

    Various news outlets have reported about a security leak that was discovered more than a year ago in Blackboard, the UvA’s digital learning environment. This might have left you with questions about the protection of ...

  • 18 May 2017
    Organisations and researchers get a better grip on data management

    Since September 2015, Ingeborg Verheul has been working at SURFsara. She was commissioned to set up a national coordination point for research data management (RDM) and to direct it. The coordination point is now in ...

  • 16 May 2017
    Help improve shared services: let us know what you think

    What are your views on the UvA’s service provision? How are we doing on topics like catering, study places or re-enrolment? We’d like to hear from you: what are you happy about? And what is missing or could be ...

  • 15 May 2017
    More than 8,000 journals make science more visible than ever before

    An increasing number of journals from large publishers allow researchers to publish open access without extra costs. Making publications freely available and giving them a large reach thus becomes more and more easy. ...

  • 10 May 2017
    New payment environment for tuition fees

    The UvA has implemented a new payment environment where you can pay your tuition fee after a direct debit instalment has failed to be withdrawn.

  • 10 May 2017
    Research groups test figshare

    This spring a few UvA research groups will start working with figshare.

  • 3 May 2017
    Transferable and Professional Skills Workshop Program

    We are organizing a workshop day ON Friday, 19th of May 2017 for students of the MURP, IDS, MHG, RMIDS and RMUS.

  • 2 May 2017
    No agreement with Oxford University Press

    The Dutch universities and Oxford University Press (OUP) were unable to come to a new agreement about access to academic journals.

  • 2 May 2017
    ‘Canvas is user-friendly and can take education to the next level’

    Canvas has won the tender to provide a new virtual learning environment (VLE) for the University of Amsterdam.

  • 1 May 2017
    Share your ideas on a new-style senate

    In late October last year, the Democratisation and Decentralisation Committee (D&D) presented its final report, ‘A University of value’. One of the recommendations in its report was the introduction of a new-style ...

  • 1 May 2017
    REC A and REC BC demolition work

    In late April, work will commence on breaking open a section of the walls between REC A and REC BC. This work will continue through to the project’s completion on 30 June 2017. Read on for details of the work ...

  • 1 May 2017
    2017 Student council elections: cast your vote!

    The student council elections will be held from Wednesday, 10 May to Tuesday, 16 May. You can start casting your vote today.

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Photo shoot for 385 years of UvA

    There will be a photo shoot at the UvA Science Park on 2 May 2017, to shoot our key anniversary photo. Students and staff participating in this fun shoot will receive a gift certificate of €25.

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Looking for: Motivated Residence Assistants (RAs)

    Residence Assistants (RAs) are Dutch UvA and AUAS students who live and work among 80 to 170 international students. The UvA is currently looking for new RAs. Are you interested? Send in your application no later ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Follow-up to University Library consultation

    From 16 March to 13 April, the academic community (UvA staff and students) was able to take part in a public consultation on the location of the new City Centre University Library (UB). The input and considerations ...

  • 18 Apr 2017
    Vision on Boards of Studies: provide your input

    Have your say on Boards of Studies and their role in teaching and education. You have until 27 April to provide feedback on a memorandum on the topic via the new consultation platform 'Denk mee met de UvA'.

  • 18 Apr 2017
    Maria Heijne elected to the Member Advisory Board pre-print service arXiv

    Early this year the director of the UvA/AUAS library, Maria Heijne MA, was elected to the Member Advisory Board (MAB) of arXiv. arXiv is the oldest and largest preprint service in the world, created in 1991 by Paul ...

  • 11 Apr 2017
    Visit the UvA Minors Fair on Thursday, 20 April

    Get to know a variety of minors and discover which one suits you and your academic interests. Taking a minor offers you the opportunity to tailor your study programme and prepare for a Master’s.