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  • Marcel Vreeswijk appointed Professor of Experimental Physics
    30 Oct 2020
    Prof. Marcel Vreeswijk has been appointed Professor of Experimental Physics of Top Quarks at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Intake of bachelor's and master's students increases sharply
    30 Oct 2020
    Both bachelor's and master's programmes at the UvA have considerably more first year students this year than last year, with 17% and 19% increases, respectively. The total number of students at the UvA will increase ...
  • ABS research keeps Amsterdam clean: real-time image recognition for litter collection
    29 Oct 2020
    Keeping the streets clean in a dynamic urban environment is one of the major challenges facing Amsterdam City Council. Amsterdam Business School researcher Maarten Sukel developed a system that can recognise rubbish ...
  • In search of the perfect picture with machine learning
    29 Oct 2020
    What makes a photo perfect? This usually was a question of experience and gut feeling for marketers, until recently. PhD student Gijs Overgoor went looking for the answer with the help of machine learning, focusing ...
  • UvA Crisis Monitor is resuming: get involved
    28 Oct 2020
    The end of the coronavirus crisis is unfortunately not yet in sight. This remains a difficult and demanding time for us all. It is therefore important for the faculties and the central organisation to have a good ...
  • Rick van der Ploeg appointed university professor of Environmental Economics
    28 Oct 2020
    Economist and former politician Rick van der Ploeg has been appointed university professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Van der Ploeg will focus on research and education in the field of ...
  • Draft Strategic Plan 2021-2026 submitted to Central Works Council and Central Student Council
    28 Oct 2020
    The Executive Board provisionally adopted the draft Strategic Plan on 20 October 2020. The strategic plan describes the UvA’s direction: what do we want to achieve in the coming years and how do we want to do that, ...
  • Kohnstamm report on accessibility and equal opportunities at the UvA
    28 Oct 2020
    A report by the Kohnstamm Institute on accessibility and opportunities for students shows that the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is widely accessible and has a diverse student population in terms of gender, migrant ...
  • Eight UvA subject areas in the top 100 of THE Rankings by Subject
    28 Oct 2020
    This year, there are eight subject areas at the University of Amsterdam that have made it to the top 100 in their field in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020-2021. These ...
  • Open access logo
    Publishing open access free of charge with Springer soon unavailable
    28 Oct 2020
    It is to be expected that from mid-November it will no longer be possible to publish articles open access without any costs under the national agreement with Springer. The maximum of open access articles for 2020 ...
  • 'The Dutch are good with optimisation issues'
    27 Oct 2020
    Canadian Qingchen Wang obtained his PhD from the UvA’s Amsterdam Business School with a paper on machine learning in digital marketing and operational management. Wang investigated, among other things, the ...
  • ABS researchers predict success of restaurants with machine learning
    27 Oct 2020
    Which factors determine how successful a restaurant is? The menu, location, ambience and service all play a role, but in what way and what is the relationship between them? Ujjwal Sharma, researcher at UvA’s ...
  • Woman behind laptop looking at altmetrics
    Altmetric Explorer | Who’s talking about my publication?
    27 Oct 2020
    Find out the impact of your publications with an online tool, Altmetric Explorer! The Library recently purchased a license for this tool which helps researchers track the societal and scientific impact of their ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • Statement on the death of Samuel Paty
    23 Oct 2020
    It was with great horror that we learned of the murder of teacher Samuel Paty in France. A passionate and committed teacher, he was murdered for teaching freedom of speech. As fellow educational professionals, we ...
  • onwards to 100 % Open Access
    Onwards to 100 percent open access articles
    22 Oct 2020
    Of all peer reviewed scientific articles at the UvA, 63 percent was published in open access in 2019. This is a growth of almost 10 percentage point compared to 2018. What can researchers do to make even more ...
  • René Smits is Lecturer of the Year
    21 Oct 2020
    Although Professor René Smits (66) has retired to emeritus status in August, he still has a lot of knowledge to pass on to present-day students of the Master Law & Finance. Also beyond academics, he is actively ...
  • Small-scale diploma ceremonies for online PhD graduates
    21 Oct 2020
    In a series of small-scale diploma ceremonies over five Saturdays in a row, some 100 PhD graduates, who defended their theses online at the UvA, received their PhD certificates. The ceremonies took place between ...
  • Login failure on UvA services - update 5.10 pm
    20 Oct 2020
    Update 5.10 pm: Online exams will take place tomorrow. The login system is working properly again, so the expectation is that students will be able to log in to TestVision as normal tomorrow.
  • AI image recognition: Driving our cars, keeping us healthy, protecting our public spaces
    20 Oct 2020
    The past decade has seen great strides taken in the field of image recognition in video content. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have given us systems that can ‘watch’ video clips and identify activities ...
  • Summer School 2017
    Homework Hub
    19 Oct 2020
    The CDO team will be launching the Homework Hub on October 28 with the aim of closing the education gap and improving the representation for marginalized students within academia.
  • New initiatives on open access books launched
    New initiatives on open access books launched
    19 Oct 2020
    Recently the Open Access Books Toolkit was launched. A toolkit developed to give academics more insight in all aspects of open access book publishing. Another initiative is the Open Access Books Network: an ...
  • Amsterdam coalition publishes special AI edition in New Scientist
    15 Oct 2020
    To highlight the importance of AI to a broader public, the Amsterdam coalition ‘AI technology for people’ has published a special AI edition in the October issue of the popular science magazine New Scientist. The ...
  • Gebouw LAB42
    Update on LAB42 construction work
    14 Oct 2020
    The construction of LAB42 is progressing rapidly. What has been done in the past week and what will happen this week? This week: pile trimming.
  • External committee on social safety to report at the end of October
    12 Oct 2020
    The external committee that is examining the UvA’s system of reports and complaints relating to social safety will issue its report at the end of October.
  • Noushine Shahidzadeh appointed professor of Crystallization in Porous Media
    9 Oct 2020
    Dr Noushine Shahidzadeh has been appointed professor of Crystallization in Porous Media at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez appointed Professor of AI and Health
    8 Oct 2020
    Dr Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez has been appointed Professor of AI and Health at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Willem Renema appointed professor by special appointment of Marine Palaeobiodiversity
    7 Oct 2020
    Dr Willem Renema (1972) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Marine Palaeobiodiversity at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was designated on behalf of the ...
  • How the UvA is working to burst filter bubbles
    7 Oct 2020
    Are algorithmic news recommenders – and the possible filter bubbles they create - a threat to the democratic role of the media? Or do they actually represent an opportunity to advance the values and goals that we ...
  • 2021 draft budget: financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic and investments in teaching, research and valorisation
    6 Oct 2020
    Various organisational units at the UvA, as well as the university as a whole, are being adversely impacted by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, driving up costs and driving down revenues. Because of ...
  • See results with Kaltura video quiz and online training prolonged
    5 Oct 2020
    In the coming months, improvements and functional additions will be made to Kaltura. As of 6 October it will be possible to view the results of video quizzes in Kaltura or in Canvas Gradebook. In addition, you will ...
  • Joanna Ellis-Monaghan appointed professor of Discrete Mathematics
    1 Oct 2020
    Professor Joanna Ellis-Monaghan has been appointed professor of Discrete Mathematics at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Cancellation play The Learning Curve
    30 Sep 2020
    Due to the tightened Corona measures The Learning Curve plays unfortunately have been cancelled.
  • Diversity Officer stays on for three more years
    30 Sep 2020
    Anne de Graaf will continue as UvA’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for another three years. De Graaf began her work in November 2017 as a consequence of the presentation of the Diversity Committee's final report in ...
  • Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence
    30 Sep 2020
    Dr Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (1976) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...
  • QUVA lab celebrates the past and looks to the future
    29 Sep 2020
    The UvA’s hugely successful collaboration with Qualcomm – the QUVA Deep Vision Lab – will be celebrated on 6 October with an event marking the lab’s first five years and the announcement of a further five years’ ...
  • There are three study islands suspended from the ceiling. Photo: Monique Kooijmans
    Labhal makes space for extra study places
    28 Sep 2020
    The completion of the large-scale renovation work on Building D has created extra study places for students in the Science Park. As of 29 September students will be able to book these new study places that will be ...
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Degrowth and University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy
    28 Sep 2020
    Last call! Some interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Degrowth (6 EC) or University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy (3 EC).
  • Historical map Amsterdam
    Oudemanhuispoort and BG5: a look back in time
    28 Sep 2020
    Architectural historian Hans Vlaardingerbroek recently gave a webinar summarising the extensive architectural history of the Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP) and the Binnengasthuis (BG5) buildings. What did we learn from the ...
  • Artist impression van LAB42
    New AI centre for students, researchers and businesses starts construction
    28 Sep 2020
    In keeping with the building's intended purpose, a robot performed the official kickoff for the construction of LAB42. Amsterdam Science Park, in collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam and others, will be ...
  • Aerosols persist in insufficiently ventilated elevator cabins
    23 Sep 2020
    Aerosols can persist for periods of ten to twenty minutes inside an elevator – during normal operation. With the elevator doors permanently closed, this period can increase to thirty minutes, while it decreases to ...
  • Microscopy image of cancer cells
    Improved cancer treatments with AI technology
    23 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) plan to jointly develop new AI algorithms to treat cancer more effectively. On Tuesday, Geert ten Dam and Marien van der Meer – president ...
  • Monique Roelofs appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art and Culture
    23 Sep 2020
    Prof. Monique Roelofs has been appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art and Culture at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Easily create, collaborate and share videos with Kaltura
    22 Sep 2020
    With the new online video tool Kaltura you can easily record, edit and share videos such as presentations, trial conversations and pitches. Video ready? Then simply submit the video to your course in Canvas, because ...
  • Teaching in times of the coronavirus
    22 Sep 2020
    When the coronavirus pandemic first struck in March, face-to-face teaching became impossible in the Netherlands. Like other universities, the UvA had to switch rapidly to online teaching in order to avoid students ...
  • UvA launches world’s most comprehensive database of Twitter use by parliamentarians
    21 Sep 2020
    Members of parliament in Iceland tweet less than once a day on average, whereas parliamentarians in Turkey tweet six times a day on average. In Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US upwards of 97% of active ...
  • Timothy Noël appointed Professor of Flow Chemistry
    18 Sep 2020
    Prof. Timothy (Tim) Noël (1982) has been appointed Professor of Flow Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) .
  • Is your ORCID working properly?
    17 Sep 2020
    While more than 80% of UvA researchers have an ORCID, only a small number of them have connected it to Pure. Connect ORCID to get the most out of it. It is important to connect your account as soon as possible. This ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • 'Studying is more than listening to an online lecture'
    16 Sep 2020
    Message from The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam to all students at the start of the academic year.
  • Update on new University Library: construction in full swing
    16 Sep 2020
    Exactly one year ago today, the first pile was driven for the new University Library. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new University Library in the University Quarter is going steadily. Work ...
  • Partial collapse of Grimburgwal canal wall near BG2 - update 14 September
    14 Sep 2020
    On Tuesday, 1 September, part of the canal wall along the Grimburgwal collapsed. The wall in question is outside building BG2 (Binnengasthuis premises), which houses the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities ...
  • Invitation to conversations and a play on social safety
    9 Sep 2020
    In September and October the Social Safety Taskforce organizes group conversations and the performance of a play called The Learning Curve, to raise awareness of socially unsafe situations in academia, while at the ...
  • Antal van den Bosch appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence
    8 Sep 2020
    Prof. A.P.J. van den Bosch (1969) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The special chair was ...
  • Urkund replaces Turnitin as plagiarism tool in Canvas
    7 Sep 2020
    As of the start of the new academic year Urkund will be the new tool for plagiarism detection in Canvas.
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Call for students to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group
    7 Sep 2020
    The Library is looking for students who like experimenting and who would like to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group – a new project in which we will be creating the optimum digital study environment for UvA ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Portretfoto Titia Sijen
    Titia Sijen has been named professor by special appointment of Forensic Human Biology
    3 Sep 2020
    Prof. Titia Sijen (b. 1967) has been named professor by special appointment of Forensic Human Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of a foundation, ...
  • UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    2 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...
  • 2020-2021 Opening Academic Year: Connect
    31 Aug 2020
    On 31 August we opened the 2020-2021 academic year with a modified programme, as befits these strange times. To celebrate the start of the new academic year, an online live broadcast was held from Amsterdam Science Park
  • Effective digital mental health more necessary than ever during COVID-19 pandemic
    31 Aug 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide fear, uncertainty and restriction of movement. The physical distancing, socio-economic consequences of quarantine measures, and the loss of social support are a grave threat ...
  • Conducting surveys with Qualtrics
    31 Aug 2020
    Qualtrics is an online survey tool with which you can create (complex) surveys. With Qualtrics you have different question types, branching logic and the possibility to export results to statistical software such as ...
  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research
    28 Aug 2020
    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and ...
  • Waste it right
    Waste separation pilot in Science Park buildings A, B, C and D
    28 Aug 2020
    At the UvA, we want to start separating waste in a different and more sustainable way. To that end, a pilot programme will start in buildings A, B, C and D from 1 September.
  • Illustration of the library locations in red
    Welcome to the Library
    26 Aug 2020
    This academic year is a special one for us all, and more particularly for our first-year students. The start of a new academic year is a period filled with good intentions: you want to find the right literature for ...
  • ‘Tour of Academics’ and pamphlet looking at problems in academia
    24 Aug 2020
    Campaign group WOinActie is organising a ‘Tour of Academics’ during the opening of the academic year on 31 August. WOinActie and their trade union partners want to use the event to draw attention to the large ...
  • Would you fall for a fake video? UvA research suggests you might
    24 Aug 2020
    As concerns about election interference around the globe continue to rise, the phenomenon of deepfakes and their possible impact on democratic processes remains surprisingly understudied. An interdisciplinary team of ...
  • Working and studying safely together on the campuses
    20 Aug 2020
    On 31 August you’ll begin your new study, or your next academic year. This year we’re doing a number of things differently than usual. Studying at home remains the norm although some of the lectures will be given on ...
  • USC Deal: Year’s worth of free sports for new UvA bachelor students
    18 Aug 2020
    Students who start on a bachelor's programme at the UvA in the upcoming academic year can play sports for free at the USC for a year. They will receive a passe-partout membership, meaning that they can exercise and ...
  • Register for ‘Meet Your Mentor’
    17 Aug 2020
    Do you want to find work more quickly with insights from a mentor who understands the added value of your ethnic minority background? Are you a Dutch-speaking, 3rd-year Bachelor’s student, or Master’s student, with ...
  • Gerard Nijsten appointed director of UvA/HvA Library
    14 Aug 2020
    Gerard Nijsten has been appointed as the new head of the UvA/HvA Library, effective 1 November 2020. Nijsten is currently director of operational management at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities.
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Heritage collections ready to be consulted again
    14 Aug 2020
    As of 18 August, it will again be possible to consult the heritage materials, archives and other special collections in the Reading Room of the Allard Pierson. Booking a work place in the Reading Room is only ...
  • Mark Vermeij appointed professor of Tropical Marine Ecology
    13 Aug 2020
    Dr Mark Vermeij (1973) has been appointed professor of Tropical Marine Ecology at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Start your year smoothly with these useful tips
    12 Aug 2020
    The new academic year is about to begin. To help you hit the ground running, here are a few useful tools you should know about.
  • Work location - Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48
    Roof and façade work at Bushuis and Oost-Indisch Huis
    3 Aug 2020
    Work on the façade and roof at Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis will start on 17 August 2020. The specific location at which this work is to be carried out is difficult to access, so it is hard to say exactly when it will ...
  • Judy Shamoun-Baranes appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology
    24 Jul 2020
    Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (1969) has been appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science.
  • UvA campuses smoke-free as of August 2020
    23 Jul 2020
    As of 1 August 2020, smoking will no longer be allowed on UvA premises. From that day, Dutch educational institutions, from primary schools to universities, will be obligated to keep their premises smoke-free.
  • European research institutes advocate a more ambitious EU budget
    14 Jul 2020
    More than 800 universities are calling on the European Council to come up with more far-reaching ambitions for European research, innovation and education. The current budget is insufficient, in their view.
  • ‘Call Open Access Books’ and Openjournals.nl
    13 Jul 2020
    NWO will make 500,000 euros a year available for the open access publication of books. Next to that, NWO helps to realize the start of the open access journals platform Openjournals.nl with a three-year project grant.
  • LAB42 stimulates innovation
    9 Jul 2020
    LAB42 brings the academic and business communities together. According to Marcel Worring, director of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) Amsterdam, this will help accelerate innovations. ‘By ...
  • LAB42 building contractor is a considerate builder
    9 Jul 2020
    The first foundations for LAB42 will be laid in August/September. Meanwhile, preparations are already in full swing. ‘We’ve recently ordered 15,000 square metres of flooring for the building,’ says Bas van Straten, ...
  • The 2020 Student Council election results are in
    8 Jul 2020
    The Central Voting Office of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the results of the Student Council elections on Wednesday 8 July. The total voter turnout was 15%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...
  • Temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour open from 15 July
    7 Jul 2020
    From 15 July, a temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour will be made available.
  • Logo of the Civic AI Lab
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI
    6 Jul 2020
    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...
  • The Library welcomes non-UvA borrowers again
    3 Jul 2020
    The Library is in a phased reopening. From Monday 6 July, the Library will further expand its (physical) services. From then on, borrowing and returning can be done at multiple locations, the Humanities Collections ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...
  • Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city
    2 Jul 2020
    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...
  • Readers in Canvas launched
    2 Jul 2020
    Starting in July, lecturers wishing to offer their students readers or reading lists will be able to do this within Canvas, UvA's digital learning environment. Students can download their readers free of charge in ...
  • External reporting point for undesirable behavior
    1 Jul 2020
    The UvA is opening an external contact point for reporting undesirable behaviour starting from 15 July.
  • Student Council election results found to be reliable
    30 Jun 2020
    The investigation into possible manipulation of the voting application used in the 2020 Student Council elections has been completed and discussed.
  • Borrowing books from other libraries possible again
    30 Jun 2020
    From Wednesday 1 July it will again be possible to borrow books from other libraries via interlibrary loan. You can also request scans of journal articles or chapters of books again.
  • Dick den Hertog appointed professor of Operations Research
    29 Jun 2020
    Professor Dick den Hertog has been appointed professor of Operations Research at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. As a professor of Operations Research, Den Hertog will focus on ...
  • Onlinebrary: Digital study space available now!
    29 Jun 2020
    For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, we now offer Onlinebrary, a digital study space available from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July. This online environment helps you study at home, and ...
  • External committee on social safety begins work
    24 Jun 2020
    The Executive Board has set up an external social safety committee to investigate (the operation of) the system for reports and complaints relating to social safety at the UvA. The committee will be composed of Marry ...
  • I want everybody to be able to realise their dreams
    23 Jun 2020
    'Diversity is essential. Diversity is seeing someone working in a certain position and thinking: that person is just like me. I could end up doing that too. It allows us to dream and to realise our dreams, and that's ...
  • Onlinebrary: your ultimate study place at home!
    23 Jun 2020
    For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, the Library UvA/AUAS now offers Onlinebrary. An online environment that helps you study at home. The concentration and motivation of studying ...
  • 2020 Student Council election results postponed
    18 Jun 2020
    The determination of the Student Council election results, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, June 19, has been postponed until an investigation into the reliability of the results has been completed. This ...
  • Inge van der Stap
    Diversity is nothing to be afraid of
    17 Jun 2020
    'I want to make more people aware of the importance of cultural diversity. To let them know that it’s nothing to be afraid of. I’ve noticed that people sometimes shy away from the subject or sometimes don’t really ...
  • Lecture on UvA’s financial management well attended
    17 Jun 2020
    On 3 June, Executive Board member and Finance portfolio holder Jan Lintsen gave a lecture about the financial management of the University of Amsterdam. The online lecture was offered in Dutch and in English.
  • Diversity in 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
    17 Jun 2020
    On Friday, 12 June, the first working paper of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan was discussed by the Executive Board and the Central Student Council and the Central Works Council. The emphasis was on what according to ...
  • Social safety top priority
    16 Jun 2020
    Social safety of students and staff is an absolute priority for the UvA and for us personally too. We are deeply ashamed by any case that surfaces. We must all be aware that there can be no place for sexism and ...
  • Marcel Worring appointed professor of Multimedia Analytics
    16 Jun 2020
    Prof. Marcel Worring (1965) has been appointed professor of Multimedia Analytics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Library Learning Centre (REC H) reopens study places
    12 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 15 June, UvA students and staff will be able again to use the study spaces in the Library Learning Centre in REC H. The Library also expands the reservation options for all reopened library locations.
  • Focus on equality must continue
    12 Jun 2020
    'Equality is certainly not an assumption. National and international research, for example, indicates that students from a migration background are less likely to be selected to be specialists. There must also be a ...
  • UvA climbs to 61st place in QS World University Rankings
    10 Jun 2020
    The University of Amsterdam has climbed 3 places in the QS World University Rankings 2020-2021, moving from 64th to 61st place. The rankings list was published by QS on Wednesday, 10 June.
  • Diversity is not only about the business case
    10 Jun 2020
    'Diversity has a lot going for it, since it can improve decision-making, foster creativity and increase productivity. It’s nice that we have the experience of creating good outcomes when we work on diversity and ...
  • Mari Mikkola appointed professor of Philosophy
    9 Jun 2020
    Dr Mari Mikkola has been appointed professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics) at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Shaul Shalvi
    Shaul Shalvi appointed professor of Behavioural Ethics
    9 Jun 2020
    Dr Shaul Shalvi (1978) has been appointed professor of Behavioural Ethics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Rijk van Beek appointed UvA student assessor
    9 Jun 2020
    The Executive Board has appointed Rijk Vegard van Beek as a student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). for a period of one year starting Monday, 31 August 2020.
  • Four new AI research proposals awarded funding
    9 Jun 2020
    The UvA’s Human(e) AI Research Priority Area (RPA) has announced a second round of seed funding, to be awarded to four teams looking at topics related to the pursuit of responsible, trustworthy and value-driven AI. ...
  • Overzicht keuzevakken IIS 2020, semester 1
    Register now for an interdisciplinary elective
    9 Jun 2020
    Since 9 June it is possible to register for an interdisciplinary elective for the next semester! Will it be Pandemic, Degrowth, The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness or do you rather prefer Human (e) AI? View all ...
  • Invitation to vote: 2020 Student Council elections
    8 Jun 2020
    The elections for the UvA's Central Student Council and Faculty Student Councils have begun. From today until Friday, 12 June at 23:59, you can vote for the representative advisory bodies of the University.
  • Library reopens Science Park study areas
    5 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 8 June, UvA students and staff will be able to use study places at the Science Park library location. From that day on, the reservation options for the reopened library locations will also be expanded.
  • Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge
    2 Jun 2020
    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 ...
  • Crime scene tape
    New method for more accurate determination of time of death at crime scenes
    2 Jun 2020
    Researchers from Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) - partners in the forensic research institution the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center - have developed a method ...
  • Studying at the University Library Singel
    29 May 2020
    From Tuesday 2 June, UvA students and staff are welcome to study at the University Library Singel again. We will start with a limited amount of 67 study places (including 25 places with a PC). You have to book your ...
  • UvA campuses smoke-free as of August 2020
    29 May 2020
    As of 1 August 2020, smoking will no longer be allowed on UvA premises. From that day, Dutch educational institutions, from primary schools to universities, will be obligated to keep their premises smoke-free.
  • UvA campuses smoke-free as of August 2020
    29 May 2020
    As of 1 August 2020, smoking will no longer be allowed on UvA premises. From that day, Dutch educational institutions, from primary schools to universities, will be obligated to keep their premises smoke-free.
  • UvA Crisis Monitor follow-up shows a similar picture
    27 May 2020
    The follow-up surveys done as part of the UvA Crisis Monitor, which have been conducted over recent weeks, paint a similar picture on most points to that seen in the first survey. The impact on the well-being of ...
  • UvA Supervisory Board members reappointed
    26 May 2020
    Marise Voskens, Pauline Meurs and Rob Becker have been reappointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science as, respectively, chairperson and members of the Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht) of the UvA. ...
  • Online lecture by Jan Lintsen on finances and Framework Letter
    26 May 2020
    On Wednesday, 3 June 2020, Executive Board member Jan Lintsen will give an online lecture for students and staff about the UvA’s financial management and the 2021 Framework Letter. Registration is now open.
  • National open science partnership between Dutch research institutions and Elsevier
    20 May 2020
    The VSNU, NFU, NWO, KNAW and Vereniging Hogescholen have agreed upon a national open science partnership with Elsevier for five years. The new agreement contains conditions about access to journals, open access ...
  • Small-scale education and research on-site from 15 June
    20 May 2020
    Yesterday we received more clarity about the scope we will have to resume education and research on location from 15 June.
  • Borrowing of printed books possible again from 25 May 2020
    20 May 2020
    In the coming weeks the services of the Library will be extended in phases. Keep an eye on our website for the latest news.
  • Photo: FlickrCC, Willem van de Kerkhof
    Three UvA researchers receive grants from Science Diplomacy Fund
    19 May 2020
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is awarding funding to three UvA projects from the new Science Diplomacy Fund. The projects are led by Michael Kemper (European Studies), Valeria ...
  • Image: Amsterdam Museum
    Now on display: digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City'
    15 May 2020
    The digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City’ set up by the Amsterdam Museum - in collaboration with, among others, the UvA - opened on Friday, 15 May. On coronaindestad.nl you can view, read and listen to stories of ...
  • Candidates for Student Council elections announced
    15 May 2020
    The UvA's Student Council elections will take place from Monday, 8 June to Friday, 12 June. Students will be able to vote using the online voting application. The Central Voting Office has finalised the candidates ...
  • Temporary bicycle parking facility for UvA staff and Faculty of Science students
    15 May 2020
    From Monday 18 May, the current bicycle parking facility next to Science Park 904, building A, will be relocated in sections to the new location at the main entrance to this building. This is in preparation for the ...
  • How did the old masters make their ultramarine?
    13 May 2020
    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...
  • "ORCID provides me as a scientist with a unique identifier"
    12 May 2020
    ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor iD. It is a persistent digital identifier to distinguish researchers. In short, ORCID is a personal ID for researchers like ISBN is for books, ISSN for journals and ...
  • Start of consultations on 2021 Framework Letter
    11 May 2020
    On 6 May 2020 the Executive Board adopted the 2021 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 ...
  • The power of zero when selling a house
    7 May 2020
    When Amsterdam real estate buyers were competing for properties, sellers setting asking prices that ended in one or more zeroes achieved higher prices. That was the finding of a new paper, written by a team of ...
  • UvA researcher Peter Kuperus in the molecular lab for DNA Isolation
    For research support you go to rsp.uva.nl
    7 May 2020
    The UvA Research Support Portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.
  • Minne Fekkes, professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience
    6 May 2020
    Dr M. Fekkes (1971) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on behalf ...
  • New multidisciplinary databases
    1 May 2020
    The UvA Library has subscribed to three new databases published by Gale. These databases are multidisciplinary.
  • Will you come up with a theme for the facade screen of the new University Library?
    30 Apr 2020
    Construction on the new library building in the University Quarter will finish in 2022. The facade will be covered by a facade screen measuring 10 metres in height and 50 metres in length. Send in your idea for this ...
  • Thomas Poell, professor of Data, Culture & Institutions
    29 Apr 2020
    Dr T. Poell (1973) has been appointed professor of Data, Culture & Institutions at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.
  • First results of the UvA Crisis Monitor
    28 Apr 2020
    According to the initial results of the UvA Crisis Monitor almost half of students and staff at the UvA are very or extremely worried about the coronavirus crisis. Their primary concerns are about the health and ...
  • 'Something that is normal for you may be unique for someone else'
    28 Apr 2020
    'Why bother with diversity? The best people will always float to the top!' This was one of the statements made during the Faces of Science Park event in February on diversity, which included discussions, workshops ...
  • UvA begins preparations to move the bicycle parking facility at Amsterdam Science Park
    21 Apr 2020
    UvA has given the green light for the contractor to start preparatory work on Monday 20 April to move the current bicycle parking facility. In mid-May, the facility opposite Science Park 904 Building A will be ...
  • Han Peters, professor of Analysis
    20 Apr 2020
    Dr Han Peters (1977) has been appointed professor of Analysis at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Root microbiome can make crops more resistant to drought
    16 Apr 2020
    In the new issue of Science, an international team of biologists, led by Franciska de Vries of the University of Amsterdam, urges the scientific community to spend more time researching the interaction of food crops ...
  • UvA launches ‘Crisis Monitor’ survey among students and staff
    14 Apr 2020
    ​​​​​​​How are the measures that the University has had to take due to the coronavirus crisis impacting the well-being of students and staff? To gain more insight into this topic, the University of Amsterdam is ...
  • Going live: the renewed University Quarter App
    10 Apr 2020
    The University Quarter App has been updated. Download it now or update your current version, free of charge, to continue to learn all about the construction and development of the University Quarter.
  • Neeltje van Horen
    Neeltje van Horen, professor of Financial Economics
    8 Apr 2020
    Dr Neeltje van Horen (1974) has been appointed (part-time) professor of Financial Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Van Horen will combine her professorship with ...
  • In memoriam Arnold Heertje (1934 -2020)
    6 Apr 2020
    From 1964 until his retirement, Arnold Heertje was a professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Law. From 1997 to 2005 he was also professor by special appointment of Economic History at the UvA’s Faculty of ...
  • Postponed: 2020 Student Council elections
    3 Apr 2020
    The student council elections will be postponed by three weeks and will now be held in the week of 8-12 June. The processes surrounding the elections have also been adjusted in such a way that any moments requiring ...
  • Flexible education building on Roeterseiland Campus comes a step closer
    1 Apr 2020
    The UvA has decided to further elaborate the design of the REC V education building with a contractor yet to be selected. Depending on the outcome of this process, it will be decided whether a contract for the ...
  • Thanks for your feedback on the Outlines of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
    31 Mar 2020
    UvA staff and students had until 12 March to respond to the Outlines of the 2021 - 2026 Strategic Plan on the online platform denkmee.uva.nl. The Executive Board would like to thank the more than 50 contributors for ...
  • Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia
    31 Mar 2020
    Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...
  • Share your opinion and earn a Bol.com voucher of €30
    30 Mar 2020
    Do you believe that the communication to students could be improved at the UvA? Then we would like to invite you to an online session about the new student communication vision.
  • First online UvA PhD defence successfully completed
    27 Mar 2020
    The UvA’s first ever online PhD defence ceremony took place on Thursday, 26 March, and went well. Zina Lekniūtė successfully defended her thesis on the consequences of underfunding of American pension funds.
  • Antoon Pelsser, professor by special appointment of Enterprise Risk Management
    27 Mar 2020
    Prof. A.A.J. Pelsser (1968) has been appointed professor by special appointment of at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of ‘Stichting ...
  • Dutch citizens support European solidarity in fighting epidemic
    26 Mar 2020
    Dutch citizens are prepared to give the European Union a more central role when it comes to fighting an epidemic. This is the result of a survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis by an ...
  • Façade repairs to REC buildings BCD postponed
    25 Mar 2020
    The necessary repairs to the façade of REC BCD on the Roeterseiland Campus are being postponed.
  • Coronavirus and the consequences for construction and University Quarter news
    20 Mar 2020
    Currently, the COVID-19 coronavirus is active in the Netherlands. As an organisation, the UvA follows the guidelines set out by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor ...
  • No afternoon delivery Book Depot 13 March
    13 Mar 2020
    Additional information on delivery of requested materials from the Book Depot (IWO) on Friday 13 March 2020
  • All teaching on location suspended until the end of March
    12 Mar 2020
    The new measures announced by the cabinet to limit the consequences of the coronavirus also have major implications for the UvA. It has been decided that for the rest of this month teaching activities will be ...
  • UvA Bachelor’s Day cancelled
    12 Mar 2020
    After consulting with experts the UvA has regretfully had to decide that the Bachelor’s Day scheduled for this Saturday, 14 March cannot go ahead, to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The most important ...
  • 'We're all guardians of our own academic integrity'
    10 Mar 2020
    Real science requires integrity by definition, according to Ed van Bavel, one of the UvA's five Confidential Advisers for Academic Integrity. His colleague Annette Groot couldn't agree more: 'If you don't act with ...
  • New course offering: the Citing Sources online course
    6 Mar 2020
    The Library is offering a new course called Citing Sources. This course is made up of two modules, is available online and everyone can take it at their own pace.
  • Students at Faculty of Science choose classic chair as favourite for new study spaces
    6 Mar 2020
    From 19 to 26 February, students at the Faculty of Science tested three different desk chairs on comfort, appearance, adjustability and robustness, and rated them using an online form. The Library used the results of ...
  • UvA scientists explain the implications of the coronavirus
    5 Mar 2020
    The coronavirus last week reached the Netherlands and began to spread around the country. How has the Dutch population reacted? What is a useful frame of reference for this situation? And what are the legal ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking
    4 Mar 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...
  • LAB42 the Talent Hub at Science Park
    3 Mar 2020
    'LAB42 should be a Talent Hub – the place to be for students, researchers and businesses that are active in the field of AI and informatics.' This is the view of Esther Smit, whose responsibilities as business ...
  • Director of Operational Management FNWI
    LAB42 offers competitive environment
    3 Mar 2020
    'We're hard at work selecting a contractor for the construction of LAB42. As soon as we've found one, construction will commence.' An interview with the Faculty of Science's new director of Operational Management, ...
  • Tracking the rise of Euroscepticism and support for the far-right
    3 Mar 2020
    Support for Eurosceptic and far-right political parties continues to rise across Europe, according to a new version of the PopuList, which is launched today. The PopuList is an international collaboration, led by UvA ...
  • Joana da Silveira Duarte
    Joana da Silveira Duarte, professor by special appointment of Global Citizenship and Bilingual Education
    2 Mar 2020
    Dr Joana da Silveira Duarte (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Global Citizenship and Bilingual Education at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam ...
  • Readers to go to Canvas
    2 Mar 2020
    During the summer of 2020 the UvA is switching to a new reader system. Lecturers wishing to offer their students readers will soon have an easy way of doing this within Canvas, the UvA's digital learning environment.
  • Update 28-02-2020: Consequences of coronavirus for UvA students and staff
    28 Feb 2020
    The UvA is following developments around the Coronavirus closely. See uva.nl/coronavirus for updates.
  • Watch the video on the construction of the new University Library!
    28 Feb 2020
    If you're curious about how the construction of the new University Library is progressing, watch the first time-lapse video, which was made in part using drone images. We will continue to update the time-lapse until ...
  • Scheduled building works around Science Park 904 due to preparations for construction of LAB42
    27 Feb 2020
    Because of the need to do preparatory work for the construction of LAB42 we will be making some modifications to the area surrounding Science Park 904. The following is an overview of the scheduled building works.
  • Open Access Milestone reached in the Netherlands
    24 Feb 2020
    This February the 10.000th open access article is administered that was published without any additional costs by Dutch researchers in 2019 under the national open access agreements with publishers. Also this year ...
  • UvA and AUAS contribute to clean drinking water
    24 Feb 2020
    On Thursday, 13 February, Facility Services accepted a certificate from MAAS, the coffee supplier of the AUAS and the UvA.
  • NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros for three UvA researchers
    20 Feb 2020
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Jason Hessels, Christof Monz and Roger Laeven. The grants will enable them to develop ...
  • Problems with cyanobacteria will worsen if CO2 concentrations continue to rise
    20 Feb 2020
    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam are warning that problems with toxic cyanobacteria are likely to increase in the future. In an article in the journal Science Advances, they show that a common ...
  • Joti Roest. Photo: Dirk Gillissen
    Joti Roest, professor of Company Law
    20 Feb 2020
    Dr Joti Roest (1964) has been appointed professor of Company Law at the UvA’s Amsterdam Law School.
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Help us decide on the chairs for the new study places in Labhal D
    19 Feb 2020
    The University library will be offering faculty of science students over one hundred extra study places in the renewed Labhal in Building D at the beginning of the next academic year. The Library is currently ...
  • Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
    17 Feb 2020
    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
  • Dr Sebastian Schelter named as head of AIRLab
    14 Feb 2020
    Dr Sebastian Schelter has been announced as the first manager of the AIRLab, the joint ICAI-Ahold Delhaize artificial intelligence industry lab, with effect from 1 April 2020. Dr Schelter, currently a Faculty Fellow ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
    13 Feb 2020
    Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...
  • Share your view on electives
    11 Feb 2020
    What kind of topics and themes are interested in? Share your view on electives and win a voucher worth of €15!
  • Discover a new way of putting together your own presentations. Image: metabotnik.com/projects/599/Bidloo-093
    UvA's Heritage Collections within reach with the digital exhibition machine
    11 Feb 2020
    Until 15 March, you will find a very special touch screen in the entrance hall of the University Library at the Singel. This customised installation contains digital exhibitions of heritage collections put together ...
  • Replication study contradicts claim that conservatives have stronger physiological responses to threats than liberals
    10 Feb 2020
    For years, a study from 2008 that claimed that conservative people have stronger physiological reactions to threatening stimuli than those who express liberal views, has been widely quoted. A replication study, led ...
  • Have your say on the UvA’s ambitions and next steps
    10 Feb 2020
    The University’s ambitions for the coming years have been formulated in the document ‘Outlines for the 2021 - 2026 strategic plan’. You are invited to join in thinking about the UvA’s next steps and to voice your ...
  • Ten interesting facts about the University Library's new foundation
    10 Feb 2020
    The last few months have seen a lot of hard work to place the new foundation piles and sheet pile walls of the future University Library on the Binnengasthuis site. This involved a complex operation, requiring a ...
  • Begin of the University Library restoration process
    10 Feb 2020
    The University of Amsterdam feels it is important to preserve the monumental character of its buildings. Construction is currently taking place in two nationally listed buildings: the Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek and ...
  • Eight PhD projects at Centre for Urban Mental Health to begin
    7 Feb 2020
    Eight PhD candidates will start this spring with interdisciplinary research at the Centre for Urban Mental Health at the UvA. In their projects, they will focus on psychological problems and conditions - such as ...
  • The story behind BG5
    6 Feb 2020
    Everyone knew the Binnengasthuis Hospital. 'We attended lectures on white wooden kitchen chairs, which were very uncomfortable. We’re talking about 1960 to 1965', says Jan Jager, retired anaesthesiologist/medical ...
  • Joris Mooij. Photo Dirk Gillissen
    Joris Mooij, professor of Mathematical Statistics
    4 Feb 2020
    Dr Joris Mooij (1980) has been appointed professor of Mathematical Statistics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Edwin van Hooft
    Edwin van Hooft, professor of Work and Organizational Psychology
    3 Feb 2020
    Dr E.A.J. van Hooft (1975) has been appointed professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Milestone for the new University Library: foundations completed
    30 Jan 2020
    With the installation of 650 new piles and 250 metres of sheet pile wall round the building, the new foundations for the future University Library in the University Quarter have been completed.
  • Alex de Koter, professor of Astrophysics
    27 Jan 2020
    Prof. A. de Koter (1964) has been appointed professor of Astrophysics, in particular massive stars, at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Digital security requires quick and adequate actions
    27 Jan 2020
    Digital threats are rapidly increasing, which requires us to take extra security measures. Just in the last few weeks, Maastricht University fell victim to a large Ransomware attack, our University dealt with a range ...
  • UvA introduces new research data management guidelines
    27 Jan 2020
    On 15 January, the Executive Board adopted new guidelines on research data management (RDM) at the UvA. These guidelines are based on the FAIR principles, which specify that research data should be as Findable, ...
  • Marija Bartl
    Marija Bartl, professor of Transnational Private Law
    23 Jan 2020
    Dr Marija Bartl (1980) has been appointed professor of Transnational Private Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.
  • UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee
    21 Jan 2020
    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...
  • EPICUR strengthens cooperation in a partnership agreement
    21 Jan 2020
    On January 10, Rector Magnificus Karen Maex signed an agreement on behalf of the UvA which strengthens the cooperation between EPICUR partners.
  • Study calls for EU trade policy to anticipate ethical and responsible AI regulation
    21 Jan 2020
    EU trade policy should carve out space for the regulation of ethical and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in future trade talks. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from the University of ...
  • Executive Board members Jan Lintsen (UvA) and Hanneke Reuling (AUAS) with students from the AUAS and UvA Green Offices.
    Sustainability at the UvA: from Warm Sweater Day to Warm Sweater Week
    21 Jan 2020
    We will be dialling down the thermostat in UvA buildings from Monday 3 to Friday 7 February. This article explains why UvA is taking part in National Warm Sweater Day and why we are taking the initiative to extend ...