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Results: 201 - 400 of 633
  • 20 Nov 2018
    Raffle of 25x2 tickets for Sweelinck Orchestra

    Would you like to attend a concert by the UvA’s J.Pzn Sweelinck Orchestra on Monday, 3 December? Join the ticket raffle for a chance to win one of 25 sets of 2 tickets. The raffle is open to UvA students only.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    UvA discontinues BrowZine service

    The BrowZine tablet app will not be available for UvA users after 31 December 2018. Usage turned out too low, related to the costs.

  • 16 Nov 2018
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018

    Until November 15, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from students in the Create a Course Challenge. A total of almost 500 students and employees of the UvA have cast their vote on the subject that they think ...

  • 13 Nov 2018
    Let us know your opinion about our food and drink

    The aim of this survey is to gauge how satisfied you are with the food and drink currently available and to hear your ideas for improvement. By sharing your experiences, you will help develop and shape the catering, ...

  • 2 Nov 2018
    Clean Energy Challenge extended

    Design platform What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers and ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics at Amsterdam Science Park

    The Faculty of Science at Amsterdam Science Park is outgrowing its current premises and social challenges in the field of Informatics/Artificial Intelligence (AI) are necessitating collaborative efforts with the ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics

    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a new Student Assessor for the period from January 2019 until January 2020. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'

    This Monday afternoon and today, from 14:00 to 16:00, a temporary puppy room was in effect in the University Library on Singel. Under the watchful eyes of an experienced dog trainer and of course their owners, among ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library

    In early 2021, the new University Library will be opening in the University Quarter. What will the interior look like? Imagine a yellow counter instead of red at which to collect requested items, study nooks amidst ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team news update

    Under the leadership of Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf, we as Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team) have been working hard to help make the UvA even more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Many things are ...

  • 19 Oct 2018
    Have you lost something in a UvA building? Retrieve it through iLost!

    The UvA has entered into a partnership with the online service iLost. You could compare iLost to a search engine for lost items. The service can currently be used in the UvA buildings at Science Park, on the ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    UvA Career Orientation Day 2018 on 8 November

    Are you figuring out your next step after graduation? Or do you have choices to make within your study programme? The UvA Career Orientation Day offers you inspiration, insights and practical tips to get you ready to ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    UvA offering raffle of 20 tickets for Brainwash Festival

    For the third year in a row, the UvA is sponsoring the Brainwash Festival, which will take place on Saturday, 27 October. The Brainwash Festival is a philosophical festival in Amsterdam’s city centre.

  • 16 Oct 2018
    Personal data leak

    A personal data leak occurred a few months ago, due to a security breach at the American data acquisition company Apollo. This is not an UvA data leak, but rather a leak at an external organisation that specialises ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Unwind in University Library puppy room - already 'sold out'

    The University Library on Singel will be temporarily opening a puppy room especially for students during the upcoming exam period. Looking for a chance to relax between studying? Then come along and cuddle and play ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Buy & sell used textbooks with other UvA students

    Affinity is the keyword for UvABooks.nl, an initiative of UvA students for selling and buying their used textbooks online at a friendly price.  The idea is for UvA students to use their own online space, with no ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Extended library opening hours

    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period more than 750 ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Participate in Clean Energy Challenge!

    The UvA faces major challenges in the sustainable development of campuses. Participation with the 'Sustainability of the University Quarter' case study in the Clean Energy Challenge offers opportunities to utilize ...

  • 9 Oct 2018
    Data management planning made easier: DMPonline

    As of today, researchers can write their data management plan with the online tool DMPonline.

  • 5 Oct 2018
    Diversity officer: ‘The UvA is changing’

    Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf has published a blog in which she writes about her activities. In the blog, she explains what she and her team have been doing for the past year and what they have achieved in ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    No services P.C. Hoofthuis Library

    Due to the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis today, P.C. Hoofthuis Libary is closed on Friday 28 September. Reserved books remain longer. Also the delivery of materials from the collection of the P.C. Hoofthuis ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Update 15:49 UvA responds to occupation of P.C. Hoofthuis

    Update 15:49 Occupiers demand that Geert ten Dam send away the mobile unit (ME) before she can enter the building. Ten Dam: ‘That is not my decision but that of the mayor. It’s unfortunate that this last attempt at a ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Open access has been kicked up a notch with ‘Plan S’

    From 1 January 2020 onwards, all publications resulting from NWO financing and other national and European research financiers must find publication in fully open access journals.

  • 25 Sep 2018
    UvA students among the prizewinners at ECHO Award

    The ECHO Award raises the visibility of excellent students with a non-Western background: students who are active as world citizens in various areas, who are driven by a social mission and thus help to promote equal ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Make the world your classroom: Study Abroad Fair

    Find out the possibilities for studying abroad, and for internships, a full Master's programme, summer programmes and volunteer work abroad during the UvA Study Abroad Fair on Saturday afternoon, 29 September.

  • 18 Sep 2018
    Open consulting hour for institutional audit

    On 7 and 8 November 2018, a panel from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) will visit the University of Amsterdam as part of the institutional audit. The panel is charged with ...

  • 18 Sep 2018
    Fraudulent open access publishers

    The Volkskrant recently published an article exposing fraudulent publishers who deceptively offer open access publishing. These publishers charge open access fees without offering the editorial services or peer reviews.

  • 4 Sep 2018
    Great idea for a new course? Join the Create a Course Challenge!

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 30 September 2018, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 3 Sep 2018
    Roeterseiland Welcomes Honey Bees

    While Amsterdam suffered through this summer’s scorching temperatures, fifteen thousand new inhabitants took up residence on the green roof of the Roeterseiland Campus.

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Search for a study place or project room using Spacefinder

    To look for an available study place, book a project room or find your way in the buildings, you can now use Spacefinder.

  • 28 Aug 2018
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2018

    The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low Countrie

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Conversion of Oudemanhuispoort building into student housing begins

    On behalf of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), student housing provider DUWO began renovation work on the Oudemanhuispoort university complex this week. A total of 80 temporary student rooms will be created inside ...

  • 17 Aug 2018
    Library subscribes to BioCyc, database for life scientists

    From March to April the UvA had a trial access to the BioCyc Database Collection. This is now converted into a license for one year. If usage by students and staff is satisfactory, then the license will be continued.

  • 15 Aug 2018
    Update negotiations Elsevier

    1 January 2019 the agreement concerning access and open access publishing between the Dutch universities and the publisher Elsevier will come to an end.

  • 15 Aug 2018
    The new academic year starts with Canvas!

    Canvas replaces Blackboard as a digital learning environment of the UvA as of 1 September 2018. Teachers are now working hard to prepare all courses. Check whether your courses are already in Canvas. Log in on ...

  • 10 Aug 2018
    UvA Introduction Week activities at Roeterseiland

    On Monday 27 and Thursday 30 August, the Roeterseiland Campus will be hosting the annual Introduction Week activities for all new first-year students.

  • 30 Jul 2018
    Reading room Book depot (IWO) closed 24 August 2018

    The reading room at the Book depot (IWO) will be closed on 24 August 2018 due to the Summer School organized by Special Collections.

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Framework letter 2019 finalised

    On 17 July, following the approval of the Joint Meeting, the Executive Board finalised the Framework Letter 2019 which provides a general budgetary outline. The Framework Letter will serve as the basis for the UvA’s ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    ‘Low turnout at representative advisory council elections because of lack of information’

    The main reason that students and staff do not vote in elections for the representative advisory bodies is because they are 'not or insufficiently aware of the standpoints, the parties or the activities'. This was ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    New-look UvA website: watch the video and get a sneak peek

    After the summer, the UvA website will be getting a new look and feel.

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Space for student housing in Oudemanhuispoort

    Over the coming year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be creating around 80 temporary student residences inside Oudemanhuispoort in the University Quarter. Municipal authorities have approved the plan and ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    New interdisciplinary electives for first semester of 2018-2019

    How far are we removed from the world of 'Black Mirror'? And what does your cup of coffee have to do with Slavery? Find out by following an interdisciplinary elective after the summer. The new electives for 2018-2019 ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report published

    The UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report has been published. Across the UvA, there were a total of 74 reports of inappropriate conduct in 2017, 37 from students and 37 from staff.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Protest events: discussion opens up many possibilities

    Following the March for Education, the Executive Board spoke with signatories of the ‘letter of solidarity’ and invited protesting students for talks. Read more.

  • 15 Jun 2018
    Canvas will replace Blackboard next academic year

    As of 1 September 2018, Canvas will replace Blackboard as the digital learning environment. Students of 140 courses across five faculties have already experienced Canvas for themselves in the second semester of the ...

  • 14 Jun 2018
    AUC students at UN summit on refugee inclusion at universities

    On 7 June, Right2Education, an initiative of students at Amsterdam University College (AUC), participated in a UN summit on the inclusion of migrants and refugees in universities.

  • 13 Jun 2018
    'Everybody has a right to protest, but we will not allow buildings or premises to be occupied'

    Geert ten Dam answers four questions on the events of this past weekend.

  • 12 Jun 2018
    End the academic year with a bang at the SummerFest - 21 June

    End the academic year with a bang on 21 June. Join the SummerFest Roeterseiland with your fellow students  and enjoy an awesome and varied programme.

  • 11 Jun 2018
    WeMakeThe.City

    Cities are growing worldwide, including Amsterdam. This growth is accompanied by urgent challenges involving climate, security, affordable housing, health and more. How can we make cities better? WeMakeThe.City, a ...

  • 9 Jun 2018
    Reaction to end of student action

    On Friday, June 8, a March for Education took place in Amsterdam. UvA students and staff, together with students from other university cities, came out in support of higher education in the Netherlands.

  • 7 Jun 2018
    Information meeting: New flexible education building planned for Roeterseiland Campus

    At the start of academic year 2019-2020, the range of lecture rooms at Roeterseiland Campus will be expanded with a flexible education building. On Monday, 18 June, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Dean Hans Brug (FMG) to become director-general of RIVM

    Prof. Hans Brug, dean at the UvA's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has been appointed director-general of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) under the Ministry of ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year

    Frank Nack was officially named as the UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year during the Education Day on Thursday, 31 May. Frank Nack is the programme director of the MSc in Information Studeies at the Faculty of Science.

  • 30 May 2018
    'Efficiency cut must be scrapped'

    For a while it looked like the efficiency cut in teaching and education would be made less severe or even scrapped. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A total of 183 million euros will be cut from the budget of the ...

  • 16 May 2018
    Join the crew of the 2018 Intreeweek

    You can now apply as a crew member or mentor for the Intreeweek, the UvA's introduction for new students. This year's edition will take place from 27 to 31 August.

  • 14 May 2018
    2018 Student council elections: cast your vote!

    The student council elections will be held from Monday, 14 May to Friday, 18 May. You can start casting your vote today.

  • 8 May 2018
    Take part in the Student Research Conference

    Have you recently finished your Bachelor’s research project, or are you nearly finished? Consider submitting your paper for the Student Research Conference (SRC), where you’ll present your research in front of a ...

  • 2 May 2018
    A call for future leaders: Schwarzman Scholars application now open!

    Schwarzman Scholars, designed to introduce the future generation of leaders to each other and to educate them about China, provides full scholarships for a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s ...

  • 1 May 2018
    Results of food and drink survey

    At the end of 2017 a total of 2,070 UvA students and staff completed a survey about the food and drinks on the campuses.

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

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

  • 16 Apr 2018
    Share your input on student housing

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

  • 13 Apr 2018
    New platform helps startup entrepreneurs find mentors

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

  • 10 Apr 2018
    New flexible education building on Roeterseiland Campus

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

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

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

  • 6 Apr 2018
    Search engine with Dutch passwords

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

  • 5 Apr 2018
    SummerFest Roeterseiland is back!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Dutch Data Prize 2018

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

  • 20 Mar 2018
    Take part in the Roeterseiland Football Tournament

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

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

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

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

    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period, from Monday ...

  • 14 Mar 2018
    UvA campus nominated for architecture award

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

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Update on the legal status of Turnitin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Mar 2018
    GDPR project group launched

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

  • 28 Feb 2018
    New regulations for readers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Update plagiarism detection Turnitin

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Feb 2018
    Preliminary asbestos investigation BG13/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Budget for 2018 definitively adopted

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

  • 19 Jan 2018
    SURF research boot camp

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

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

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

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

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

  • 23 Dec 2017
    In Memoriam Warren Lee

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

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Moataz Rageb new student assessor

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

  • 12 Dec 2017
    University Forum members announced

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

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Organisational plan for Student Services following separation

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

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

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

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Join the UvA panel

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

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Randomised invitation for University Forum membership

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

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Test your health

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

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

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

  • 3 Nov 2017
    Smoking on the Roeterseiland Campus

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

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

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

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

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

  • 24 Oct 2017
    Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a new Student Assessor for the period from January 2018 until January 2019. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 16 Oct 2017
    Improve your programme with UvA Q

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

  • 13 Oct 2017
    UvA Career Day 2017 on 9 November

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

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

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

  • 26 Sep 2017
    UvA updates Profiling Fund Regulations

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

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

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

  • 15 Sep 2017
    Teaching Training open day

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

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

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

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Update restaurants and seating areas

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

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

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

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Great idea for a new course? Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge!

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 29 September 2017, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    Bicycle park at Building REC A open

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Already using the Blackboard app?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 22 Aug 2017
    UvA international policy updated

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

  • 16 Aug 2017
    Lecture pavilion at Roeterseiland

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

  • 2 Aug 2017
    Anne de Graaf appointed UvA Diversity Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Start of consultations on 2018 Framework Letter

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

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

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

  • 12 Jun 2017
    Hansje van Halem: in patterns

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

  • 24 May 2017
    Provisional decision new University Library City Centre

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

  • 23 May 2017
    Statement on security leak in Blackboard implementation

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

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

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

  • 10 May 2017
    New payment environment for tuition fees

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

  • 3 May 2017
    Transferable and Professional Skills Workshop Program

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1 May 2017
    REC A and REC BC demolition work

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

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

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

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Photo shoot for 385 years of UvA

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

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

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

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Follow-up to University Library consultation

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6 Apr 2017
    Canvas Test Labs: testing the draft design for the new VLE

    Tuesday 4 April saw the start of the Canvas Test labs. Canvas is the new virtual learning environment that will be replacing Blackboard from September 2018.

  • 5 Apr 2017
    Update collaboration UvA-VU science faculties

    The Executive Boards of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are still in talks about the housing plan for collaboration between the science faculties.

  • 4 Apr 2017
    Conveniently booking a project or study room

    The options for students for booking lecture rooms and project rooms are being expanded. From Tuesday, 4 April, you can book a lecture room in almost any of the REC buildings if it is not being used for a few hours. ...

  • 3 Apr 2017
    Cormet, Enjoy Today… What’s what and what’s it for?

    Working alongside local entrepreneurs spread across the various campuses, Cormet manages the food and drinks facilities within the UvA and AUAS. That is for most of us by now no longer news. But what about Enjoy ...

  • 27 Mar 2017
    Faculty winners announced for Lecturer of the Year

    The faculty winners of the UvA Lecturer of the Year award have been determined. More than 1,800 votes were cast between Tuesday, 14 February and Thursday, 2 March.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    Flexible learning pilot to start in September

    Starting next academic year, a maximum of 400 students will be able to take part in a flexible learning pilot at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Approval of the UvA’s application to take part in the pilot was ...

  • 22 Mar 2017
    New route tot building B/C - Roeterseilandcampus

    As of next Monday, 27 March, there will be a change in the route leading to the entrance of building B/C. The stairs will be connected to the new bridge over the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal: this means you will no ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Undergraduate Research Conference 2017

    The Undergraduate Research Conference 2017 is held at the University of Edinburgh from 26-30 June 2017. Apply before 28 March 2017!

  • 20 Mar 2017
    Impression kick-off meeting consultation new University Library

    On Thursday 16 March, the launch meeting was held for the consultation process for the choice of location for the new University Library. This meeting marked the start of the four-week consultation period. More than ...

  • 15 Mar 2017
    Save the date: UvA Minors Fair on 20 April

    Get to know a wide variety of minors at the Minors Fair and discover which one best suits you and your academic interests. The fair will take place on Thursday, 20 April from 17:00-19:00.

  • 9 Mar 2017
    Make the most of your summer at the UvA Summer School

    Would you like to earn extra credits or explore a new subject area this summer? Between June and August, the UvA Summer School is offering 25 English-taught summer programmes ranging from law to cognitive neuroscience.

  • 9 Mar 2017
    Consultation on City Centre University Library: 16 March - 13 April

    The consultation period in connection with the location of the new University Library on the City Centre Campus will begin from 16 March.

  • 6 Mar 2017
    More than 1800 votes cast for Lecturer of the Year award

    The last few weeks, more than 1800 UvA students have cast their vote for the Lecturer of the Year award.

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Application for flexible learning filed with Dutch education ministry

    Following approval from its Central Student Council , the University of Amsterdam (UvA) today filed an application for a flexible learning pilot with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The UvA hopes to ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Consultation on City Centre University Library

    The consultation period in connection with the location of the new University Library on the City Centre Campus will begin from 16 March. A kick-off meeting, an exhibit in VOX-POP, talks with the architects and an ...

  • 27 Feb 2017
    Extended voting period for Lecturer of the Year

    The voting period for the UvA Lecturer of the Year award has been extended by two days. Due to various hardware problems, the voting tool was not accessible over the course of two days last week.

  • 22 Feb 2017
    1500 votes already cast for the Lecturer of the Year

    So far, 1500 votes have been cast for the 2016-2017 UvA Lecturer of the Year award. This year’s elections are dedicated to the theme of ‘Heart for Education’. The voting period started during Valentine’s Day last ...

  • 16 Feb 2017
    Edit-a-thon: getting more of the UvA's women professors onto Wikipedia

    The UvA's female professors are underrepresented on Wikipedia. On Saturday, 4 March, the UvA's Special Collections will be hosting an edit-a-thon to do something about this imbalance.

  • 14 Feb 2017
    Progress update on appointment of UvA Diversity Officer

    At the presentation of the Diversity Committee’s final report, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam announced plans to appoint a diversity officer. The Executive Board has now drawn up a basic profile for the ...

  • 13 Feb 2017
    Nominate your Lecturer of the Year

    Which lecturer entices you to the lecture halls first thing in the morning? Which lecturer inspires and motivates you to do your very best? Let him or her know by nominating your favourite lecturer.

  • 10 Feb 2017
    Take part in the 2017 Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award

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

  • 7 Feb 2017
    February 2017: What are we working on?

    What are we doing in february on the Roeterseiland Campus? And how can it affect campus users and local residents?

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Revised code of conduct for Amsterdam student associations

    The UvA, AUAS and VU have worked in close collaboration with 25 student associations in Amsterdam, who are represented by the Amsterdam Chamber of Associations (Amsterdamse Kamer van Verenigingen), to implement a ...

  • 3 Feb 2017
    Update on administrative unbundling

    On 24 February, the UvA’s representative advisory bodies will take a stand on the issue of terminating the administrative union of the UvA and AUAS and maintaining shared services.

  • 3 Feb 2017
    Come by for a free professional photo shoot

    Need a professional photo for your CV or LinkedIn page? The UvA Student Careers Centre is organising free photo shoots for students preparing for their careers. Drop by during one of the sessions listed below. No ...

  • 1 Feb 2017
    Opening of Body & Mind studio at ClubWest (USC)

    At the studio, you can take various yoga classes, as well as an introductory yoga class and a mindfulness class. From 6-12 February, anyone can join the free try-out classes. The official opening is on Friday, 10 ...

  • 28 Jan 2017
    Flexible learning pilot update: plan submitted to CSR

    Plans for the flexible learning pilot have taken another step forward, as the plans have now been submitted to the Central Student Council (CSR) for approval. By March it should be clear whether UvA students will be ...

  • 27 Jan 2017
    Update on the future of collaboration between UvA and AUAS | 27 January

    The Executive Board has provided the representative advisory bodies of the UvA and AUAS with further explanations regarding the proposed decision on the future of collaboration between the two institutions.

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Ten Dam: ‘Improve guarantee of staff and student involvement’

    Speaking on behalf of her fellow members, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam responded on 25 January to the results of the consultative referendum held by the Democratisation and Decentralisation (D&D) Committee.

  • 20 Jan 2017
    Update on future of cooperation between UvA and AUAS | 20 January

    The Executive Board and the representative advisory councils are discussing the future of the cooperation between the UvA and AUAS. Central to these discussions are the outstanding questions of the representative ...

  • 20 Jan 2017
    Take part in the National Student Survey

    From today, 20 January, Stichting Studiekeuze123 will send you an email inviting you to participate in the National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a nationwide survey in which students voice their opinions about ...

  • 16 Jan 2017
    The local entrepreneurs!

    As of 1 January 2017, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are rolling out a new concept for on-campus catering in association with Cormet.

  • 16 Jan 2017
    Give us your idea for using ICT to improve education

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

  • 13 Jan 2017
    Applying the results of the national Student Survey (NSE)

    Next week will see the start of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSE). From Friday 20 January onwards, UvA students will be receiving an email with an invitation to participate. The results of the survey are used to ...

  • 10 Jan 2017
    UvA celebrates 385 years

    In 2017 the University of Amsterdam is celebrating its 385th anniversary. A range of activitivities will mark this occasion throughout the year, starting with the Dies Natalis, the UvA's official birthday. That ...

  • 4 Jan 2017
    Canvas selected as new virtual learning environment for UvA and VU

    Canvas has won the tender to provide a new virtual learning environment (VLE) for the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam. Canvas scored particularly well on the criteria of user-friendliness, innovation and ...

  • 22 Dec 2016
    Update on future of partnership between UvA-AUAS

    On 31 October, the Executive Board took a proposed decision on the future of the partnership between the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). This past week the UvA-AUAS ...

  • 21 Dec 2016
    Want to be part of an European multidisciplinary student conference in Rome?

    Apply before 10 January 2017!

  • 21 Dec 2016
    Give us your idea for using ICT to improve education

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

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Executive Board responds to questions from UvA representative advisory bodies about UvA-AUAS collaboration

    On Friday, 9 December, the Executive Board provided a letter of response to the questions posed by the representative advisory bodies of the UvA about the future of UvA-AUAS collaboration.

  • 8 Dec 2016
    New interdisciplinary electives

    Want to know how everything has become the way it is now? Interested in gaining insight into the way intelligence and security agencies function? Register for an open elective at the Institute for Interdisciplinary ...

  • 7 Dec 2016
    View the design for the new study places in building B/C

    On Monday 5 December, we will begin construction of the new study and meeting places on the second and third floor of building B/C on Roeterseiland. Over the next three months 250 new study and meeting places will be ...

  • 5 Dec 2016
    December 2016 & January 2017: What are we working on?

    What are we doing in December and Januari on the Roeterseiland Campus? And how can it affect campus users and local residents?

  • 24 Nov 2016
    A strong roast with a mild, fruity flavour

    Coffee from the South American highlands! A strong roast with a mild, fruity flavour. For us – the students and staff of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) – that’s ...

  • 23 Nov 2016
    How does it taste?

    Starting from 1 January 2017, Cormet will be the new food and drink partner for the UvA and AUAS. We are hard at work on the new concept, so now it’s also time for a brief update. What is going on, how are we doing ...

  • 21 Nov 2016
    Democratisation Referendum, 23 November – 11 December: 'Voice your opinion’

    From Wednesday, 23 November UvA students and staff will be able to vote in an advisory referendum. On that day, everyone will receive an email from research bureau Ruigrok NetPanel containing a link to the questions ...

  • 18 Nov 2016
    How much do faculties pay for internal service provision?

    Why do faculties pay for internal services? And who decides how much they should pay? What services can you use as a student or employee? How are agreements made about the service package?