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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Minister approves UvA plans for ‘quality agreements’
    21 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • Student behind desk working on laptop
    New thesis publication environment
    21 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • Ulle Endriss
    Ulle Endriss, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making
    20 Jan 2020
    Dr Ulle Endriss (1973) has been appointed Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.
  • 21 until 24 January: entrance Roetersstraat bicycle parking garage closed
    15 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • Two up-and-coming UvA scientists receive Rubicon grants
    13 Jan 2020
    Physicist Horng Sheng Chia and psychologist Jonas Dalege have received Rubicon grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to do research at foreign research institutes. The Rubicon ...
  • Library study area
    Pilot: University Library Singel open every day until 1 a.m.
    10 Jan 2020
    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.
  • Budget for 2020 definitively adopted
    9 Jan 2020
    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Science and Life of Albert Einstein and University Masterclass China
    8 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • UvA celebrates its 388th birthday
    8 Jan 2020
    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...
  • Martin Senftleben
    Martin Senftleben, professor of Information Law
    8 Jan 2020
    Professor M.R.F. Senftleben (1975) has been appointed professor of Information Law (Intellectual Property Law Aspects of the Information Society) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, effective 1 ...
  • Preventing ransomware together
    7 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • New Year's Drinks: come raise a glass with us on 21 January
    7 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • Elsevier logo
    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach agreement
    20 Dec 2019
    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.
  • Uğur Ümit Üngör, professor by special appointment of Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    19 Dec 2019
    Dr Uğur Ümit Üngör (1980) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), as of 1 February 2020. The special ...
  • Availability UB-team during the holiday period
    19 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • No new student assessor found, new recruitment round in September
    18 Dec 2019
    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.
  • Reaction of the UvA to the report of the external committee on scientific integrity
    17 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • The University Library at the Singel remains open
    17 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA completely smoke-free as of August 2020
    16 Dec 2019
    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.
  • Amsterdam knowledge institutions invest 1 billion in AI
    13 Dec 2019
    The knowledge institutions of Amsterdam have joined forces and are investing 1 billion euros in the development of responsible AI technologies over the next ten years, by setting up research programmes, attracting ...
  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for UvA astronomer Lex Kaper
    13 Dec 2019
    UvA astronomer Lex Kaper has won the 2019 Descartes-Huygens Prize for his research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch collaboration. The award ceremony will take place on 5 February 2020 at the residence of the ...
  • Blue whale, taken with a camera drone. This individual is 23 metres long, photographed in May 2018 at Terceira Island, the Azores
    How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?
    12 Dec 2019
    Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on our planet. But why did blue whales and their close relatives, the baleen whales, evolve to be so huge while other animals did not? An international ...
  • Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced
    12 Dec 2019
    An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has succeeded in producing the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as ...
  • Holiday closure Roeterseiland Campus
    11 Dec 2019
    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.
  • UvA selected as centre of excellence for the retention of AI talent
    10 Dec 2019
    The University of Amsterdam has been selected by the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) as an ‘ELLIS Unit’ to keep talent in machine learning and related AI research fields in Europe. ...
  • The winning group and the jury of the Create a Course Challenge 2019
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2019: Post-humans in the Anthropocene
    10 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’
    10 Dec 2019
    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...
  • Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
    10 Dec 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...
  • Available research funding grants in one overview
    6 Dec 2019
    Researchers from the UvA that are looking for ways to fund their research can now use Research Professional. This is offered by the Library.
  • Date for removal of sheet piling facilities changed to 5 December
    4 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • The National ThinkTank: Testing ideas to improve concentration
    2 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • De Boer, Coster van Voorhout and De Bakker winners of 2019 Innovation Award
    29 Nov 2019
    Marissa de Boer (UvA), Jill Coster van Voorhout (UvA) and Bernadette de Bakker (Amsterdam UMC), together with their teams, are the winners of the 2019 Science & Innovation Awards. The three researchers will each ...
  • Gianfranco Bertone
    Gianfranco Bertone, professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
    27 Nov 2019
    Prof. Gianfranco Bertone (1975) has been appointed professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Readers move over to Canvas
    26 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Follow an interdisciplinary elective
    25 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Amsterdam Light Festival
    REC faculties in the spotlight during the Amsterdam Light Festival
    25 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Artist Impression entrance bicycle parking facility Roetersstraat on Roeterseiland Campus
    New canopy over ramp to bicycle parking facility Roetersstraat entrance on Roeterseiland Campus
    25 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • IDFA volunteers in BG5 during film festival
    25 Nov 2019
    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, ...
  • Update University Library and invitation guided tour on 27 November
    25 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board
    22 Nov 2019
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex have been reappointed by the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as, respectively, chairperson of the Executive Board and Rector Magnificus of the university. This ...
  • Bertus van Rooy
    Bertus van Rooy, professor of English Linguistics
    21 Nov 2019
    Prof. Bertus van Rooy (1972) has been appointed professor of English Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Johan Rockström (photo: M. Axelsson/Azote)
    Honorary UvA doctorate for sustainability expert Johan Rockström
    21 Nov 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the Swedish earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström. Rockström will receive the honorary doctorate for his pioneering ...
  • Construction of roof over Roetersstraat entrance to bicycle park
    21 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Orange the World
    UvA says no to violence: Orange the World
    19 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Audience reaction at Strategic Planning Conference on 14 November 2019.
    Conference on Strategic Plan for 2012-2026
    19 Nov 2019
    On Thursday, 14 November members of the UvA community met in de Rode Hoed to discuss important questions for the new Strategic Plan.
  • Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Horizon 2020 financing for UvA projects in three major research consortia
    19 Nov 2019
    The European Union has allocated funding under the auspices of the Horizon 2020 programme to three major consortia in which the UvA is a partner. The research subjects involve the digital maturity of children, the ...
  • Diana Bianchi
    UvA honorary doctorate for medical geneticist and neonatologist Diana Bianchi
    19 Nov 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding American neonatologist and medical geneticist Diana Bianchi with an honorary doctorate. This honorary doctorate is awarded to Bianchi for her crucial contributions to ...
  • Nicholas Till, professor
    Nicholas Till to hold Pierre Audi Chair in Music Theatre and Opera
    14 Nov 2019
    Nicholas Till, internationally renowned professor of Opera Studies, will, as of November 2019, hold the first Music Theatre and Opera Chair in the Netherlands. Till will combine the chair at the UvA with his ...
  • Nicholas Till, professor
    Nicholas Till, professor by special appointment of Music Theatre and Opera
    14 Nov 2019
    Nicholas Till, internationally renowned professor of Opera Studies, will, as of November 2019, hold the first Music Theatre and Opera Chair in the Netherlands. Till will combine the chair at the UvA with his ...
  • Atlas lab, TomTom
    UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving
    13 Nov 2019
    Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), today announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ...
  • Much-needed new approach to recognising and rewarding the work of academics
    13 Nov 2019
    Today the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) ...
  • UvA Green Office, Satyam Kathpalia en Julia Dalibor
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'
    12 Nov 2019
    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...
  • European Social Survey
    Social rights for European citizens?
    12 Nov 2019
    Does the European Union devote sufficient attention to social developments? Many people feel that it does not; they consider Europe to be anything but socially minded. The new President of the European Commission, ...
  • 2019 UvA Scholarship recipients
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students
    12 Nov 2019
    'Having a scholarship has given me the breathing space to enjoy the city a little more and be inspired by it enough to effect change back home.' Jacqueline Tizora, a Research Master’s student in Communication ...
  • Have your say on sustainability policy at the UvA
    12 Nov 2019
    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?
  • The VIA Faculty Student Council thinks along during workshops interior trajectory LAB42
    7 Nov 2019
    We attended all workshops we were invited to, along with the Faculty Student Council, and clearly explained the students' perspective.
  • UvA_Create_a_Course_Challenge
    Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge
    7 Nov 2019
    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.
  • Interieur artist impression november 2019
    Definitive interior design for LAB42 is combining tech & nature
    7 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Artist impression LAB42 Amsterdam Science Park
    Introducing…Michel van Gageldonk, site manager for LAB42
    7 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Come along to University Quarter themed meetings
    7 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • 2019 Impact Awards: honourable mention for Willem Bouten
    6 Nov 2019
    Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam UMC), Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite (VU) and Roeland van Geuns (HvA) have received a 2019 Impact Award. Willem Bouten received an honourable mention for his work on developing lightweight GPS ...
  • How do we help city dwellers psychologically?
    5 Nov 2019
    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...
  • Lecture on the UvA’s financial management
    5 Nov 2019
    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.
  • Apostel Matheus in kerk van Sint Jan van Lateranen Vaticaanstad
    Humanities in the City: Intellectual Tourism
    5 Nov 2019
    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.
  • Dirty hands? You can wash them sustainably in the REC H building
    30 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Join a workshop and receive a €50 gift card from Albert Heijn
    29 Oct 2019
    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!
  • Ombudsperson Jacqueline Schoone to start work on 1 November
    29 Oct 2019
    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.
  • October 21-27 Open Access Week 2019
    23 Oct 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’.
  • Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    Presenting the finalists of 2019 Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    23 Oct 2019
    The finalists of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award have been announced. The nine finalists will pitch their innovative ideas during a festive award ceremony in NEMO Science Museum on Tuesday 26 November.
  • Electives – what do you need?
    22 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
    22 Oct 2019
    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...
  • View in Lisboa, Portugal
    Dream your University in the Capital City!
    21 Oct 2019
    UNICA Student Conference 2020 from 28 June-1 July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal
  • scriptieworkflow
    New for education: a template in Canvas for arrangement of thesis-based courses
    17 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA response to email sent to Turkish student
    16 Oct 2019
    The UvA has received many responses with regard to a message on social media, which was posted by a Turkish student about an internship rejection from a UvA staff member.
  • Increase in total number of students at UvA
    16 Oct 2019
    The total number of students currently enrolled at the UvA has increased by 4% this year, from 34,183 to 35,511. The intake of Master’s students has increased slightly, by 2%, with 5,578 students last year rising to ...
  • Voortgang Allard Pierson Museum - Het Klikt Fotografie
    Allard Pierson Museum renovation and free Open Doors day
    16 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Start of Social Safety Taskforce
    15 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings
    15 Oct 2019
    ‘It's not like I'm exchanging texts with Karen, Geert or Jan every morning, though’, she says with a laugh. Still, as a student assessor, Master's student in Sociology Iris Kingma (25) sits down with the UvA ...
  • Supply of heavy material
    University Library construction work progress update
    14 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Large turnout for University Quarter participation meetings aimed at local residents and businesses
    14 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA Library Exams potlood staand
    Exam Time: from 12 until 25 October
    10 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Study place for Pop-up learning space
    Students paint walls in the new pop-up learning space
    10 Oct 2019
    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, ...
  • NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements
    8 Oct 2019
    The UvA's plans for using the student loan funds, in the context of the so-called Higher Education Quality Agreements, have been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders ...
  • 2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research
    8 Oct 2019
    In 2020, the UvA will have more money to spend. The University’s income is expected to be 4% higher than in the 2019 budget, giving greater scope for both short-term and long-term investments in teaching and ...
  • Library Instruction videos
    Instruction videos on Information Literacy
    7 Oct 2019
    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.
  • Prof Benny Akesson
    Benny Åkesson, professor by special appointment of Design Methodologies for Cyber-Physical Systems
    4 Oct 2019
    Dr B. Åkesson (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Design Methodologies for Cyber-Physical Systems on the Faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on ...
  • LAB42 new building
    Help the Library create the study places in Science Park-LAB42 and give us your suggestions on the Final Design
    3 Oct 2019
    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.
  • Kees Lammers has taken up his new position as director of Real Estate Development
    3 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • MCASMeaningful Control of Autonomous SystemsTNOCWI
    UvA, TNO and CWI collaborate on ‘Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems’
    1 Oct 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is collaborating with TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) for research into the impact of intelligent ...
  • Amsterdam Law School signs MCAS research collaboration agreement
    1 Oct 2019
    On 1 October 2019, the Amsterdam Law School signed a research collaboration agreement in the field of Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems (MCAS). The collaboration will involve studying the impact of autonomous ...
  • Interim ombudsperson appointed
    1 Oct 2019
    Jacqueline Schoone has been appointed interim ombudsperson.
  • UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year
    1 Oct 2019
    Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, an additional teaching-free week (holiday week) will be introduced in all the faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The Executive Board took the official decision on ...
  • Inclusion of library literature in Canvas
    1 Oct 2019
    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.
  • Summer school American Law
    Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme
    27 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • University Quarter
    A further two University Quarter participation meetings for local residents, businesses and others
    26 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • AILife SciencesMOU
    Amsterdam partners focus on Life Sciences & Health and AI
    26 Sep 2019
    On Wednesday 25 September, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam joined with Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema and the presidents of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC), the Vrije Universiteit (VU), the ...
  • Book alley maintenance and work schedule for University Library
    25 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Frans van Schalkwijk
    Frans Schalkwijk, professor by special appointment of Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences
    25 Sep 2019
    Dr F.W. Schalkwijk (1957) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences, with a focus on the development of conscience, at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural ...
  • sander woutersen
    Sander Woutersen, professor of Physical Chemistry
    25 Sep 2019
    Prof. Sander Woutersen (1971) has been appointed professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • University Quarter
    Participation evening for local residents of the University Quarter
    24 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • The New York Times logo
    Access to The New York Times, also available on smartphones
    19 Sep 2019
    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.
  • Climate strike on 27 September
    19 Sep 2019
    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.
  • Heleen Schols
    'Zwarte Piet' controversy provides opportunity for stronger public debate
    18 Sep 2019
    Social debate is a crucial part of a healthy democracy. The heated discussions about Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete’, over the past few years have shown how quickly the dynamics of the debate can change. At first ...
  • ECHO Awards 2018
    Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award
    17 Sep 2019
    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).
  • Final version of 2020 Framework Letter
    17 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • ‘You will be expected to have an opinion on everything’
    17 Sep 2019
    This past year, Roeland Voorbergen (20) served as chair of the Central Student Council (CSR), the council that represents the interests of all University of Amsterdam (UvA) students. This academic year, Pjotr van der ...
  • 1ste pile celebration University Library 16 September 2019 with Ilse Griek and UvA-student Maya Moreno
    First pile new University Library ‘driven’
    17 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Round tables for Strategic Plan 2021-2026
    16 Sep 2019
    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 ...