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Results: 1 - 200 of 660
  • 9 Jul 2020
    LAB42 stimulates innovation

    LAB42 brings the academic and business communities together. According to Marcel Wörring, director of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) Amsterdam, this will help accelerate innovations. ‘By ...

  • 9 Jul 2020
    LAB42 building contractor is a considerate builder

    The first foundations for LAB42 will be laid in 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, project ...

  • 8 Jul 2020
    The 2020 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 Wednesday 8 July. The total voter turnout was 15%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...

  • 7 Jul 2020
    Temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour open from 15 July

    From 15 July, a temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour will be made available.

  • 3 Jul 2020
    The Library welcomes non-UvA borrowers again

    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 ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Readers in Canvas launched

    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 ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    External reporting point for undesirable behavior

    The UvA is opening an external contact point for reporting undesirable behaviour starting from 15 July.

  • 30 Jun 2020
    Student Council election results found to be reliable

    The investigation into possible manipulation of the voting application used in the 2020 Student Council elections has been completed and discussed.

  • 30 Jun 2020
    Borrowing books from other libraries possible again

    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.

  • 29 Jun 2020
    Onlinebrary: Digital study space available now!

    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 ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    External committee on social safety begins work

    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 ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    I want everybody to be able to realise their dreams

    '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 ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Onlinebrary: your ultimate study place at home!

    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 ...

  • 18 Jun 2020
    2020 Student Council election results postponed

    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 ...

  • 17 Jun 2020
    Diversity is nothing to be afraid of

    '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 ...

  • 17 Jun 2020
    Lecture on UvA’s financial management well attended

    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.

  • 17 Jun 2020
    Diversity in 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

    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 ...

  • 12 Jun 2020
    Library Learning Centre (REC H) reopens study places

    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.

  • 12 Jun 2020
    Focus on equality must continue

    '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 ...

  • 10 Jun 2020
    Diversity is not only about the business case

    '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 ...

  • 9 Jun 2020
    Rijk van Beek appointed UvA student assessor

    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.

  • 9 Jun 2020
    Register now for an interdisciplinary elective

    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 ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Invitation to vote: 2020 Student Council elections

    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.

  • 5 Jun 2020
    Library reopens Science Park study areas

    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.

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge

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

  • 29 May 2020
    Studying at the University Library Singel

    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 ...

  • 29 May 2020
    UvA campuses smoke-free as of August 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.

  • 27 May 2020
    UvA Crisis Monitor follow-up shows a similar picture

    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 ...

  • 26 May 2020
    UvA Supervisory Board members reappointed

    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. ...

  • 26 May 2020
    Online lecture by Jan Lintsen on finances and Framework Letter

    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.

  • 20 May 2020
    National open science partnership between Dutch research institutions and Elsevier

    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 ...

  • 20 May 2020
    Small-scale education and research on-site from 15 June

    Yesterday we received more clarity about the scope we will have to resume education and research on location from 15 June.

  • 20 May 2020
    Borrowing of printed books possible again from 25 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.

  • 15 May 2020
    Candidates for Student Council elections announced

    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 ...

  • 15 May 2020
    Temporary bicycle parking facility for UvA staff and Faculty of Science students

    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 ...

  • 14 May 2020
    Publishers offer wider access to digital scientific information

    Due to the corona crisis, many platforms and publishers offer universities and university libraries unlimited user access to eMaterials.

  • 12 May 2020
    "ORCID provides me as a scientist with a unique identifier"

    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 ...

  • 11 May 2020
    Start of consultations on 2021 Framework Letter

    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 ...

  • 7 May 2020
    For research support you go to rsp.uva.nl

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

  • 1 May 2020
    New multidisciplinary databases

    The UvA Library has subscribed to three new databases published by Gale. These databases are multidisciplinary.

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Will you come up with a theme for the facade screen of the new University Library?

    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 ...

  • 28 Apr 2020
    First results of the UvA Crisis Monitor

    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 ...

  • 28 Apr 2020
    'Something that is normal for you may be unique for someone else'

    '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 ...

  • 21 Apr 2020
    UvA begins preparations to move the bicycle parking facility at Amsterdam Science Park

    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 ...

  • 14 Apr 2020
    UvA launches ‘Crisis Monitor’ survey among students and staff

    ​​​​​​​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 ...

  • 10 Apr 2020
    Going live: the renewed University Quarter App

    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.

  • 8 Apr 2020
    SAGE grants extra access to online sources

    In view of the corona crisis, the Library is expanding its offering of online sources. SAGE, one of the world's largest publishers of academic publications, has granted UvA students and staff members extra access.

  • 1 Apr 2020
    Flexible education building on Roeterseiland Campus comes a step closer

    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 ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Thanks for your feedback on the Outlines of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

    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 ...

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Share your opinion and earn a Bol.com voucher of €30

    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.

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Façade repairs to REC buildings BCD postponed

    The necessary repairs to the façade of REC BCD on the Roeterseiland Campus are being postponed.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    Coronavirus and the consequences for construction and University Quarter news

    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 ...

  • 13 Mar 2020
    No afternoon delivery Book Depot 13 March

    Additional information on delivery of requested materials from the Book Depot (IWO) on Friday 13 March 2020

  • 10 Mar 2020
    'We're all guardians of our own academic integrity'

    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 ...

  • 6 Mar 2020
    New course offering: the Citing Sources online course

    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.

  • 6 Mar 2020
    Students at Faculty of Science choose classic chair as favourite for new study spaces

    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 ...

  • 3 Mar 2020
    LAB42 the Talent Hub at Science Park

    '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 ...

  • 3 Mar 2020
    LAB42 offers competitive environment

    '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, ...

  • 2 Mar 2020
    Readers to go to Canvas

    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.

  • 28 Feb 2020
    Update 28-02-2020: Consequences of coronavirus for UvA students and staff

    The UvA is following developments around the Coronavirus closely. See uva.nl/coronavirus for updates.

  • 28 Feb 2020
    Watch the video on the construction of the new University Library!

    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 ...

  • 27 Feb 2020
    Scheduled building works around Science Park 904 due to preparations for construction of LAB42

    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.

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Open Access Milestone reached in the Netherlands

    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 ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    UvA and AUAS contribute to clean drinking water

    On Thursday, 13 February, Facility Services accepted a certificate from MAAS, the coffee supplier of the AUAS and the UvA.

  • 19 Feb 2020
    Help us decide on the chairs for the new study places in Labhal D

    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 ...

  • 11 Feb 2020
    Share your view on electives

    What kind of topics and themes are interested in? Share your view on electives and win a voucher worth of €15!

  • 11 Feb 2020
    UvA's Heritage Collections within reach with the digital exhibition machine

    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 ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Have your say on the UvA’s ambitions and next steps

    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 ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Ten interesting facts about the University Library's new foundation

    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 ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Begin of the University Library restoration process

    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 ...

  • 6 Feb 2020
    The story behind BG5

    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 ...

  • 30 Jan 2020
    Milestone for the new University Library: foundations completed

    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.

  • 27 Jan 2020
    Digital security requires quick and adequate actions

    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 ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    UvA introduces new research data management guidelines

    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, ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    EPICUR strengthens cooperation in a partnership agreement

    On January 10, Rector Magnificus Karen Maex signed an agreement on behalf of the UvA which strengthens the cooperation between EPICUR partners.

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Sustainability at the UvA: from Warm Sweater Day to Warm Sweater Week

    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 ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Minister approves UvA plans for ‘quality agreements’

    Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven has approved the UvA's plans for the use of student loan funds, in the context of the so-called ‘Higher Education Quality Agreements’. The minister ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    New thesis publication environment

    The University Library has recently revamped the thesis publication environment UvA Scripties (formerly Scripties Online). The web page with faculty information about publishing theses has also been updated. These ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    21 until 24 January: entrance Roetersstraat bicycle parking garage closed

    From Tuesday 21 January until Friday 24 January the entire entrance to the bicycle parking facility on Roetsersstraat will be sealed off (roller blind will be shut). Scooters and cargo bikes will no longer be able to ...

  • 10 Jan 2020
    Pilot: University Library Singel open every day until 1 a.m.

    After deliberation with the Central Student Council (CSR), the study rooms of the UB Singel will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. from 13 January to 12 April.

  • 8 Jan 2020
    Highlighted: IIS electives Science and Life of Albert Einstein and University Masterclass China

    Do you have your curriculum complete for the 2nd semester? If not: some interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Science and Life or Albert ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Preventing ransomware together

    You must have noticed that Maastricht University fell victim to a ransomware attack. Among other things, e-mail, wifi and the DLO were no longer accessible. Some of the services are now available again. We need your ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    New Year's Drinks: come raise a glass with us on 21 January

    As a good neighbour, we would like to invite you to the New Year's Drinks in the University Quarter. We hope you will join us in a toast to the new year and to the progress of the University Quarter. The event will ...

  • 20 Dec 2019
    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach agreement

    The agreement, valid from January the 1st 2020, provides Dutch researchers with full reading access to all Elsevier journals, and allows open access publishing in Elsevier journals without additional costs.

  • 19 Dec 2019
    Availability UB-team during the holiday period

    After a year of hard work, the UB project team is also in need of a holiday. In the period from Monday 23 December 2019 until Friday 3 January 2020 (week 52 and week 01), no work will be carried out on the University ...

  • 18 Dec 2019
    No new student assessor found, new recruitment round in September

    The recruitment for a new student assessor has not resulted in any new candidates. The vacancy was advertised for several weeks, but no students applied in that period.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Reaction of the UvA to the report of the external committee on scientific integrity

    Both the Volkskrant and the NRC Handelsblad reported this morning on the report of the external ad hoc committee set up by the UvA to investigate possible violations of the rules of scientific integrity in the Dies ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    The University Library at the Singel remains open

    Do you need a study space during the Christmas break? If this is your case, come to study in the University Library. The UB Singel remains open except on 25 & 26 December and 1st January. All other library locations ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    UvA completely smoke-free as of August 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.

  • 11 Dec 2019
    Holiday closure Roeterseiland Campus

    On Tuesday 24 December the UvA buildings on Roeterseiland Campus will be closed from 18:00. On this day Building J/K will be closed all day because of maintenance.

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2019: Post-humans in the Anthropocene

    The fourth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 28 November. The prize went to "Post-humans in the Anthropocene: a relational inquiry into Humanity Futures, other Species, and the ...

  • 6 Dec 2019
    Available research funding grants in one overview

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

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

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

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

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

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Readers move over to Canvas

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

  • 25 Nov 2019
    Follow an interdisciplinary elective

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

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

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

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

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

  • 25 Nov 2019
    IDFA volunteers in BG5 during film festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Conference on Strategic Plan for 2012-2026

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Introducing…Michel van Gageldonk, site manager for LAB42

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

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Definitive interior design for LAB42 is combining tech & nature

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

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Come along to University Quarter themed meetings

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

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

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

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Humanities in the City: Intellectual Tourism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Electives – what do you need?

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

  • 21 Oct 2019
    Dream your University in the Capital City!

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

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

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

  • 16 Oct 2019
    Allard Pierson Museum renovation and free Open Doors day

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

  • 15 Oct 2019
    Start of Social Safety Taskforce

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

  • 14 Oct 2019
    University Library construction work progress update

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

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

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

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Exam Time: from 12 until 25 October

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

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Students paint walls in the new pop-up learning space

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

  • 7 Oct 2019
    Instruction videos on Information Literacy

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Interim ombudsperson appointed

    Jacqueline Schoone has been appointed interim ombudsperson.

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Inclusion of library literature in Canvas

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

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 19 Sep 2019
    Climate strike on 27 September

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

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

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

  • 17 Sep 2019
    Final version of 2020 Framework Letter

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

  • 17 Sep 2019
    First pile new University Library ‘driven’

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

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

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

  • 16 Sep 2019
    Livestream TEDxHvAmsterdam at UB Singel

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

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Entrance Fair: Winners Solar Chargers announced

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

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Sep 2019
    Erasmus+ Staff Week

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

  • 3 Sep 2019
    WANTED: Creative UvA Students

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

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

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

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Schedule and update on hoisting activities on Turfdraagsterpad

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

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

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

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

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

  • 29 Aug 2019
    Follow an interdisciplinary elective

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

  • 29 Aug 2019
    Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 16 Aug 2019
    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.

  • 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 ...