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  • First edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam, themed The Producible Future
    Livestream TEDxHvAmsterdam at UB Singel
    16 Sep 2019
    On Tuesday October 1st, 2019 the first edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam will take place. Were you unable to get a ticket? No worries, the UB Singel provides a live stream in the Potgieterzaal. Please note: there is a ...
  • Justus Uitermark
    Justus Uitermark, professor of Urban Geography
    12 Sep 2019
    Dr J.L. Uitermark (1978) has been appointed professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Leon Gommans
    Leon Gommans, professor by special appointment of Data Exchange Systems
    12 Sep 2019
    Dr L.H.M. Gommans (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of Data Exchange Systems at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on behalf of the Bèta Plus ...
  • UvA in 62nd place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    12 Sep 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.
  • Entrance Fair: Winners Solar Chargers announced
    10 Sep 2019
    During the Student Fair, nearly 800 first-year students completed the Library Quiz. This year 10 percent of the students guessed the correct answers. The Library has randomly selected five winners.
  • Human emotional vocalisations: learned or innate?
    10 Sep 2019
    Are emotional expressions shaped by innate specialised mechanisms that guide learning, or do they develop exclusively from learning? In a classic ‘nature versus nurture’ study, social psychology researcher Disa ...
  • Change in schedule: delivery of sheet piling facilities and auxiliary crane delayed by one week
    10 Sep 2019
    Local residents recently received a Neighbourhood News message in which we announced that there would be more large and complex transport operations in the period ahead. This is due to the delivery of foundation ...
  • Introducing the design teams for Oudemanhuispoort and BG5
    4 Sep 2019
    This month, the design process for both the Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP) and BG5 will begin. The proposed architects for each building have been selected. While the team led by architectural firm Frits van Dongen has been ...
  • Erasmus+ Staff Week
    4 Sep 2019
    From 30 September till 4 October, the libraries of three higher education institutions in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will organize an Erasmus+ Staff week. The theme of this event will be ‘Research and Education ...
  • 9/11: One event, many meanings
    4 Sep 2019
    The 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers prompted an intensification of the debate around Islam in the Netherlands, while in the United States they were seen as a brutal disruption of its national security utopia. Is an ...
  • Sign up your interdisciplinary research for the Student Research Project Award
    3 Sep 2019
    Are you almost done with your bachelor- or master degree thesis or have you just completed a wonderful project with your team? Is it groundbreaking both in terms of subject matter and the knowledge that you have ...
  • Allard Pierson building
    Schedule and update on hoisting activities on Turfdraagsterpad
    3 Sep 2019
    As previously announced, hoisting is scheduled to take place on Turfdraagsterpad from week 35 until week 42 (26 August-18 October) as part of the renovation of the Allard Pierson building.
  • Diversity Document final and position of ombudsperson established
    3 Sep 2019
    The Diversity Document adopted by the Executive Board on 28 May 2019 is now final. The representative advisory bodies (CSR and COR) have approved the proposed decision to appoint an ombudsperson, which gives the ...
  • academic yearOpening
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?
    3 Sep 2019
    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...
  • Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers
    3 Sep 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...
  • New technologies
    Fourth AI University Professor appointed
    3 Sep 2019
    The University of Amsterdam has appointed Prof. Natali Helberger as a new University Professor to the chair in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her appointment will ...
  • Gravitation grants for the study of mental disorders and artificial intelligence
    3 Sep 2019
    Alongside a Gravitation grant of 20 million euros for research into plant stress, conducted under the aegis of the UvA, two other consortia in which UvA scientists are participating have been awarded millions in ...
  • Access gates reading room in the Law Library
    2 Sep 2019
    Starting 1 October 2019, the reading room in the Law Library will be accessible only to Amsterdam Law School students (including PPLE) and staff between the hours of 9:00 and 17.00. The collection and study places ...
  • Plants, roots
    €20 million for plant stress research
    30 Aug 2019
    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...
  • Follow an interdisciplinary elective
    29 Aug 2019
    Is your programme not complete yet? Still looking for an interesting course to add to your curriculum? Then follow an elective at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). Two courses are still open for ...
  • Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge
    29 Aug 2019
    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 ...
  • REC P
    UvA starts with the renovation of REC P
    27 Aug 2019
    The UvA will start from 2020 with the renovation of building REC P (formerly the Euclides building at Plantage Muidergracht 24 in Amsterdam).
  • New: catalogue search bar on Library homepage
    26 Aug 2019
    The homepage of the University Library has a new feature: a catalogue search bar. Via this search bar you can now easily search the library catalogue.
  • Fitness: special offer for first-year students
    22 Aug 2019
    Are you a first-year student? For just €10 a month you can work out at USC, the sports centre of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
  • Archaeologic research site future University Library
    Archaeological findings on University Library construction site
    16 Aug 2019
    Recently, an archaeological dig was undertaken in the courtyard between the former Zusterhuis and Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek buildings as part of realising the new University Library. This investigation was carried ...
  • Bicycles at Spui
    Roadworks Spui and Koningsplein
    5 Aug 2019
    The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is getting a new layout. The first roadworks will start mid August 2019 on the Spui, Singel and Koningsplein. From then on all bicycle parking sections in front of the university library ...
  • Prof Anna Watts, professor High-Energy Astrophysics
    Anna Watts, professor of High-Energy Astrophysics
    30 Jul 2019
    Dr A.L. Watts (1975) has been named professor of High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular relativistic nuclear astrophysics, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science.
  • Power outage at Roeterseiland Campus on 29 July
    29 Jul 2019
    There is currently a power outage at our Roeterseiland Campus (REC). As a result, Buildings A, B, C, and D are all closed. The Tienhovengebouw and De Plint are also closed.
  • Maintenance and cleaning work University Library_tools
    University Library Singel closed on 11 August, collections closed on 15 August
    27 Jul 2019
    Due to maintenance and cleaning work, the University Library Singel will be closed on Sunday 11 August. Moreover, the collections in the E-building will not be accessible on Thursday 15 August.
  • Vlag
    Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers
    23 Jul 2019
    Three researchers who recently received their PhD at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to conduct research abroad. Marie Deserno, Sylvie Lesuis and ...
  • Prof Herma Cuppen
    Herma Cuppen, professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids
    17 Jul 2019
    Prof. H.M. Cuppen (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on ...
  • Child-care Kinderrijk cancels the rent
    16 Jul 2019
    At the Binnengasthuis area, child-care Kinderrijk rents the building at Binnengasthuisstraat 46. After discussions with child-care Kinderrijk about the plans for the University Quarter earlier this year, Kinderrijk ...
  • Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2019
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
  • Plants, IBED
    Plants under drought stress change their microbes through their roots
    15 Jul 2019
    Plants that are under stress from drought can change the behavior of nearby fungi and bacteria, according to a new study led by Franciska de Vries, professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • Prof Bram Orobio De Castro
    Bram Orobio de Castro, professor of Child and Youth Care Sciences
    12 Jul 2019
    Prof. B. Orobio de Castro (1970) has been appointed professor of Child and Youth Care Sciences: Development and Child-rearing Issues at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Plans for ‘student loan funds’ officially adopted
    11 Jul 2019
    On Wednesday 10 July, the Executive Board officially adopted the plans for the allocation of the student loan funds. These funds, which are granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, are derived from ...
  • Six UvA students selected for Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme
    10 Jul 2019
    Six UvA bachelor’s students have been selected to take part in Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme this summer. The students will travel to China where they will spend two weeks further developing their ICT ...
  • Smog, China
    Drop in air pollution a major boost for solar power in China
    9 Jul 2019
    China could significantly increase its production of solar-generated electricity by taking meaningful steps to cut back current air pollution levels. This is one of the main conclusions of a new joint research paper ...
  • Jan-Willem den Herder
    Jan-Willem den Herder professor by special appointment of High-Energy Astrophysics
    9 Jul 2019
    Dr J.W. den Herder (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Space Instrumentation, at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair ...
  • Idea Generator programme funding for three UvA researchers
    9 Jul 2019
    Research proposals submitted by three UvA researchers have been granted funding from the National Science Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The three proposals were submitted by forensic youth care researcher ...
  • UvA places 20th in Europe Teaching Rankings 2019
    5 Jul 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is in 20th place in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. In this ranking, published on Thursday 4 July, Times Higher Education (THE) assesses teaching at European universities.
  • Human(e) AI
    New projects on societal implications of AI
    4 Jul 2019
    Seven interdisciplinary, innovative projects are launched to investigate the societal implications of AI. Highlighting the breadth and the depth of AI research at the University of Amsterdam, these projects showcase ...
  • design study hall library
    Three hundred thousand books on a nine-kilometer shelf
    3 Jul 2019
    Bookshelves will be placed along the high walls of the Second Surgical Clinic with room for about three hundred thousand books, magazines and other material from the Humanities collections. In the first design plans ...
  • Memorandum of Understanding University of Amsterdam - University of Birmingham 2019
    UvA and University of Birmingham intensify collaboration
    3 Jul 2019
    The Universities of Amsterdam and Birmingham have intensified their collaboration with a strategic partnership. Both universities have worked together for a number of years in the area of staff and student exchange. ...
  • Frenk van Harreveld, professor of Social Cognition and Behavioural Change in in Relation to Sustainability and Safety
    2 Jul 2019
    Dr F. van Harreveld (1971) has been appointed professor of Social Cognition and Behavioural change in Relation to Sustainability and Safety at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. ...
  • Workshop Look and Feel
    Interior design process kicks off with LAB42 workshops
    1 Jul 2019
    After Studio Groen+Schild (G+S) was announced as the winner of the LAB42 interior design tendering procedure in late April, it made an immediate start with preparing a provisional design (PD) for the interior. The PD ...
  • Marlies Veldman - Program manager Campus Development LAB42
    LAB42 invites you inside
    1 Jul 2019
    LAB42 programme manager Marlies Veldman is proud that the definitive design is now almost finished and takes into account the multitude of wishes in terms of sustainability, circularity, well-being and creativity. ...
  • Screenshot Service page
    Services.uva.nl – the place for information regarding ICT problems
    26 Jun 2019
    From now on, services.uva.nl is the place where the UvA informs you about ICT problems. This service page is always available because it is outside of our own digital environment.
  • EPICUR Alliance receives five million euro grant from European Commission
    26 Jun 2019
    The European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR) alliance has secured the support of the European Commission for € 5 million over three years to become an attractive, innovative European ...
  • REC Introduction Week: what do I need to take into account?
    25 Jun 2019
    The Introduction Week Committee organises the Introduction Week for all first-year Bachelor's students at the UvA. This is the UvA's official introduction week and will take place from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 ...
  • Transition to open access - Final version Plan S
    24 Jun 2019
    The final version of Plan S has been published by COAlition S, a consortium of international research funders in which NWO (including ZonMw) participates.
  • Zelfportret, Vincent van Gogh, 1887 (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)
    The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball
    21 Jun 2019
    On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. In both cases, the interactions between zinc ions and ...
  • UvA ranked 64th in 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings
    18 Jun 2019
    The University of Amsterdam has been ranked 64th this year in the 2019/2020 QS World University Rankings. This is a drop of seven places compared to last year when the UvA was in 57th place. The ranking was published ...
  • Klimaatverandering / microben
    Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn
    18 Jun 2019
    An international group of leading microbiologists, including UvA professor Jef Huisman, have issued a warning that climate change will have a major impact on microorganisms with cascading effects on ecosystems, ...
  • 15-27 June: Exam Time
    13 Jun 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. We have extended opening ...
  • From convent to hospital and ultimately a library
    12 Jun 2019
    The Oudemanhuispoort and Binnengasthuis grounds have a long history that includes a variety of functions. This area has been home to a convent, a hospital, a museum, residential housing and a university. The history ...
  • Concert Sweelink Orchestra: ticket raffle
    11 Jun 2019
    On Tuesday, 18 June the UvA’s Sweelinck Orchestra is giving a concert in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The orchestra will perform together with the Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet (NAKK). 60 tickets are available ...
  • Diversity Memorandum presented to the representative advisory bodies
    11 Jun 2019
    On 6 June, the Executive Board presented the Diversity Memorandum that it has drawn up to the representative advisory bodies (the Central Student Council and Central Works Council). You can find the Executive Board's ...
  • Follow an interdisciplinary elective
    6 Jun 2019
    How do we find happiness in our modern society? And what do economic crises, bird flocks and traffic jams have in common? Do you want to know more about oppression and resistance in the former Dutch colonies? Then ...
  • External committee established to probe possible contravention of scientific integrity
    3 Jun 2019
    NRC Handelsblad has published an article about our former rector magnificus, Dymph van den Boom.
  • External ad hoc committee established
    3 Jun 2019
    The University of Amsterdam has established an external ad hoc committee to probe a possible contravention of the rules for scientific integrity.
  • Winner Teacher of the year 2019 Elio Baldi
    Elio Baldi chosen as UvA’s Lecturer of the Year
    28 May 2019
    Lecturer in Romance Languages and Cultures Elio Baldi is the UvA’s 2019 Lecturer of the Year. He was announced as the winner during the UvA Education Day on Tuesday 28 May.
  • The 2019 Student Council election results are in
    27 May 2019
    The Central Voting Office of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the results of the Student Council elections on Monday 27 May. The total voter turnout was 15.4%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...
  • Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    24 May 2019
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...
  • Birth of Artificial Intelligence
    UvA appoints third University Professor AI
    23 May 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Tobias Blanke as University Professor of Humanities and AI, effective 1 August 2019. Tobias Blanke is the third of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...
  • Borrowing and making requests temporarily unavailable
    27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services
    23 May 2019
    From Monday 27 May to Wednesday 5 June, the University Library will be switching over to a new library system. Our services will be restricted during this time. Read more about what temporarily is not possible.
  • Anton delivers your books with a smile
    22 May 2019
    Anton Bier drives the UvA/AUAS library book delivery van. Each day, he shuttles between the UvA's central book depository on the AMC campus in Amsterdam-Zuidoost and the libraries located across the city – always ...
  • Black rot, brassica crops,
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?
    22 May 2019
    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...
  • Rami Sidky released from prison
    21 May 2019
    The campaign – particularly the Urgent Action Week at the UvA with Amnesty International – for the release of Rami Sidky has paid off, according to a statement from Vivienne Matthies-Boon on Tuesday, 21 May.
  • Measures to improve social safety
    21 May 2019
    Last week's communications about the transgressive behaviour of a UvA law professor have generated responses and questions. Most prominent among these is the legitimate question about what we have done since June of ...
  • Let's talk about sustainability at the UvA
    21 May 2019
    In the midterm review of the Strategic Plan, the UvA announced that it will raise its ambitions with regard to sustainability: 'The University wishes to take on a pioneering role and adopt a clear and ambitious ...
  • Start of consultations on 2020 Framework Letter
    20 May 2019
    On Tuesday, the Executive Board adopted the 2020 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. The Framework Letter will serve as the ...
  • Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)
    20 May 2019
    On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. ...
  • Children
    Social anxiety linked to both low and advanced emotional intelligence in children
    20 May 2019
    Why are some children more socially anxious than others? According to one line of thought, socially anxious children are poor at reading the mental states of others, while another line of thought argues that socially ...
  • Omar Ramadan appointed to UvA Supervisory Board
    16 May 2019
    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Omar Ramadan as a member of the UvA Supervisory Board, effective 15 May 2019. The appointment is for a term of four years.
  • Frank Abbas
    Frank Abbas appointed interim dean of ACTA
    14 May 2019
    The Executive Boards of the UvA and VU Amsterdam have appointed Frank Abbas, professor of Periodontology at the University of Groningen, as interim dean of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA, the ...
  • Creating a safe university environment
    8 May 2019
    Universities stand for ensuring a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. At the UvA as well, collegiality, integrity, equality and respect are of the utmost importance. All Dutch universities ...
  • 640,591 litres of CLEAN drinking water in developing countries
    7 May 2019
    Around 663,000,000 people worldwide still do not have access to clean drinking water. To this end, the UvA and AUAS have partnered with MAAS to provide clean drinking water in developing countries through Made Blue*.
  • Teaching Logistics Office within Facility Services division enhances REC lecture hall with revolutionary screen
    6 May 2019
    Lecture hall REC Gs.05 has recently received a brand-new piece of audiovisual equipment: a screen that can be used as both a traditional projection screen and a whiteboard that can be written on. In other words, a ...
  • Help out during Introduction Week 2019
    6 May 2019
    For the past few months, the Introduction Week Committee has been busy preparing Introduction Week 2019. The 31-person committee is well on its way to making Introduction Week 2019 even more fun than previous ...
  • UvA Thesis Priza
    Nominees for the 2019 UvA Thesis Prize
    3 May 2019
    The nominees for this year's edition of the UvA Thesis prize have been announced. Six students from six of the faculties are in the running to win the prize, which will be awarded by Abdelkader Benali during the ...
  • Launch of University Quarter app
    3 May 2019
    Would you like to have all University Quarter news sent directly to your phone? Would you like to receive news first, wherever and whenever suits you, in a quick and easy fashion? If the answer is yes, the new ...
  • Interesting lectures and workshops during the Health Week – register now!
    30 Apr 2019
    Have you seen the Health Week programme? From 13 through 16 May, various lectures, workshops and activities will be organised on the theme of ‘balance’. Various activities are already fully booked, so be sure to ...
  • Prof Peter Coveney
    Peter Coveney, professor by special appointment of Applied High Performance Computing
    30 Apr 2019
    Prof. Peter V. Coveney (1958) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Applied High Performance Computing at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf ...
  • Shaping a UvA-wide diversity policy framework
    29 Apr 2019
    These past few weeks, the Executive Board has discussed the draft version of the UvA’s diversity policy with the academic community in a variety of ways.
  • NVAO
    Positive assessment for UvA in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit finalised
    26 Apr 2019
    The positive assessment that the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) issued to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Institutional Quality Assurance Audit has become final. This ...
  • Scenario A UB-entree
    UvA awards contract for second phase of University Library construction
    25 Apr 2019
    Volker Staal en Funderingen/Van Hattum en Blankevoort (VSF/VHB) collectively make up the construction consortium that has been selected to create new foundations and a cellar area for bicycle parking for the new ...
  • Baby holding finger
    Parents and ‘smart crib’ can soothe baby with sensory stimuli
    25 Apr 2019
    What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli – by way of swaddling, sound and movement – can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise centre ...
  • National student climate strike
    24 Apr 2019
    The action group Students for Climate NL is organising a National Student Climate Strike on Thursday, 25 April. The strike is being supported by a number of student parties and environmental organisations. They are ...
  • Health Week yoga 2018
    Come to the UvA Health Week | Registration opened
    23 Apr 2019
    It’s time for the UvA Health Week again! From 13 to 16 May, there will be an extensive programme for students, PhD candidates and staff.
  • University of Amsterdam concerned about alumnus Rami Sidky
    18 Apr 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) would like to voice its great concern about one of its alumni, Rami Sidky, who obtained his Master's degree in International Relations in 2015. In May of last year, he was arrested ...
  • Easily link datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to publications in Pure
    18 Apr 2019
    As of today, UvA researchers are able to link published datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to corresponding publications in Pure. The library has created an automated link connecting the two systems. This means that it is ...
  • Frans Oort appointed Open Science coordinator at the UvA
    16 Apr 2019
    As of 1 May 2019, Prof. Frans Oort will serve as the UvA's Open Science coordinator. This position has been created to guide the transition to Open Science in a way that suits the UvA and its staff. Oort will combine ...
  • Amnesty petition for UvA alumnus Rami Sidky
    16 Apr 2019
    Human rights organisation Amnesty International has launched a petition for the release of Rami Sidky, a former student of International Relations at UvA. Sidky, who is a musician, has been in prison in Egypt since ...
  • Prof Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor Urban Mobility Futures
    Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor of Urban Mobility Futures
    15 Apr 2019
    Dr M.C.G. te Brömmelstroet (1980) has been appointed professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair is partly funded by BAM Infra ...
  • The birth of artificial intelligence
    UvA appoints second University Professor Artificial Intelligence
    12 Apr 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Dr Ivana Išgum as University Professor of AI and Medical Imaging, effective 1 September 2019. Ivana Išgum is the second of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...
  • Prof Agneta Fischer
    Agneta Fischer appointed dean Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    11 Apr 2019
    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Agneta Fischer, professor of Emotions and Affective Processes, as dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 15 ...
  • Research Support Portal FNWI Science Park
    The UvA Research Support Portal is live
    11 Apr 2019
    The UvA Research Support Portal is now live. This portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.
  • Event Horizon Telescope
    Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
    10 Apr 2019
    For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, that together form ...
  • Prof Alfons Hoekstra
    Alfons Hoekstra, professor of Computational Science and Engineering
    9 Apr 2019
    Prof. A.G. Hoekstra (1963) has been appointed professor of Computational Science & Engineering at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Three UvA researchers receive Rubicon Grant
    8 Apr 2019
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to UvA researchers Amanda Burson, Gilles de Hollander and Eftychia Stamkou. The grant will allow them to conduct research at a ...
  • Accessible REC buildings
    5 Apr 2019
    The buildings at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) should be easily accessible at all times to students and staff, including those with a disability. A year ago, Facility Services started a project named Physical ...
  • Prof Inge Huitinga
    Inge Huitinga, professor by special appointment of Neuroimmunology
    5 Apr 2019
    Dr I. Huitinga (1960) has been named professor by special appointment of Neuroimmunology, specialising in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. The chair is ...
  • Lex Kaper
    Lex Kaper, professor of Observational Astrophysics and Instrument Development
    1 Apr 2019
    On 1 April 2019, Professor Lex Kaper (1966) was appointed professor of Observational Astrophysics and Instrument Development at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He was also appointed the ...
  • ERC Advanced Grant for UvA physicists Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn
    28 Mar 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn. The grant, which totals 2.5 million euros for each project, is awarded on the basis of the ...
  • Soap made from coffee
    28 Mar 2019
    In the Netherlands, we throw away about 365,000 kilos of coffee grounds per day. This wastefulness is especially regrettable given that coffee grounds are a good material for making other products such as soap. ...
  • Recycling plastic: we can do it! 3D printer turns old plastic into new plastic
    28 Mar 2019
    Although the concept of 3D printing has been around for years, most 3D printers are only able to use new, pristine plastics. To this end, the Amsterdam-based company vanPlestik has developed a unique 3D printer that ...
  • Prof Guda van Noort, Communication Science
    Guda van Noort, professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies
    25 Mar 2019
    Dr G. van Noort (1977) has been appointed professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Nexis Uni - The standard databases for finding news
    25 Mar 2019
    As from May 1st you can search Nexis Uni to find articles from newspapers, news magazines and other news sources.
  • Prof Peter Kroos
    Peter Kroos, professor Management Control
    22 Mar 2019
    Dr P. Kroos has been named professor of Management Control at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business.
  • Preliminary NSE response rate: 18,7%
    18 Mar 2019
    At present, the Amsterdam University College currently has the highest response rate with 29,5 per cent (this concerns UvA registered students).
  • AIM lab, AI, medical image analysis
    New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis
    18 Mar 2019
    UvA professors Cees Snoek and Marcel Worring are starting a new public-private research lab together with researchers from the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ltd. from the United Arab Emirates led by ...
  • Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Bal
    Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Ball on 29 March
    17 Mar 2019
    On Friday, 29 March, the Faculty Book Week Committee of the Faculty of Humanities, VOX-POP and the University Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be organising an Open Podium and the University Library ...
  • UvA to assess cost-efficiency of future building projects
    14 Mar 2019
    As the University of Amsterdam (UvA) continues to grow, so does its need for high-quality, sustainable, healthy buildings. Real estate projects are currently in the works at Amsterdam Science Park, in the University ...
  • UvA to assess cost-efficiency of future building projects
    14 Mar 2019
    Last year, the Executive Board ordered the construction of a flexible education building on the Roeterseiland Campus that could seat between 300 and 1,000 people. The faculties located on the Roeterseiland Campus had ...
  • Trust
    Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust
    13 Mar 2019
    It is no secret that a bad mood can negatively affect how we treat others. But can it also make us more distrustful? Yes, according to a new study, which shows that negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, ...
  • Extra Study Spaces and Extended Opening Hours
    13 Mar 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. We have extended opening ...
  • the noctuid moth Heliothis virescens
    Minor genetic change creates unattractive female moths
    13 Mar 2019
    Many animals use sex pheromones to attract potential mates. A group of evolutionary biologists from the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have now ...
  • FlickrCC
    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy
    13 Mar 2019
    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...
  • Have your say on diversity policy
    12 Mar 2019
    The UvA strives to be a place where students and staff feel at home, irrespective of their background. We want everyone to be able to develop themselves fully at the UvA, drawing on their unique personality, ...
  • New and renewed open access agreements with publishers for 2019
    12 Mar 2019
    The Dutch universities, the university libraries and publishers have made a couple of new agreements and renewed a few existing ones on open access for 2019. The following is an overview of these agreements.
  • Find your way and see where it’s busy
    12 Mar 2019
    Find your way and see where it’s busy in the UvA buildings. You can do all this at www.uva.nl/spacefinder.
  • Time Machine EU
    Unleashing big data of the past: Europe builds a ‘time machine’
    6 Mar 2019
    The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of six proposals to develop a large-scale research initiative. The European Time Machine project will receive 1 million euros in funding to prepare a detailed ...
  • SciVal - Analysis tool for scientific output
    Analysis tool for scientific output available
    5 Mar 2019
    SciVal is a bibliometric tool that uses data from Scopus to analyze the research performance of universities, groups, individuals and even countries. As a researcher, you can use SciVal to create evaluation reports, ...
  • Werkmotivatie
    Which employees have the best ideas?
    1 Mar 2019
    We all know people at work who express themselves frequently, quickly and fluently as well as people who express themselves less often. But which of them come up with the best ideas and how do they arrive at those ...
  • Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
    28 Feb 2019
    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies again best in world in QS ranking
    27 Feb 2019
    Various subject areas at the University of Amsterdam are highly ranked in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were published on Wednesday, 27 February. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in ...
  • NWO
    Three UvA researchers receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros
    26 Feb 2019
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Denny Borsboom and Jaap van Buul and AMC-UvA researcher Diederik van de Beek. The Vici grant ...
  • Prof Linda Amaral-Zettler, professor Marine Biology
    Linda Amaral-Zettler, professor by special appointment of Marine Microbiology
    25 Feb 2019
    Dr L.A. Amaral-Zettler has been named professor by special appointment of Marine Microbiology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of NIOZ Royal Netherlands ...
  • Hans Brug FMG dean
    Hans Brug, professor of Health Behaviour
    20 Feb 2019
    Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug (1963) has been appointed professor of Health Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). The chair is an ...
  • Prof Sarah Bracke, professor Sociology, the Study of Gender and Sexuality
    Sarah Bracke, professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality
    18 Feb 2019
    Dr S.A.E. Bracke has been appointed professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Park your bicycle or scooter in the right place
    18 Feb 2019
    In the city's busiest districts, parking rules for bicycles and scooters apply. You can only park in a bicycle rack, designated area or shed in these districts. If you leave your bicycle on the street, it may be ...
  • Prof Christian Burgers, hoogleraar FMG
    Christian Burgers, professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication
    14 Feb 2019
    Dr C.F. Burgers (1983) has been named professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 March 2019. The chair ...
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    UvA supports aims of climate letter
    13 Feb 2019
    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.
  • UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...
  • Politics, Dutch parliament, The Hague
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate
    7 Feb 2019
    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...
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    Are terrorists mentally ill?
    5 Feb 2019
    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...
  • Wish cards for the Wish Tree campaign
    This is what you wished for the most at the Library
    1 Feb 2019
    During the Holiday season you all together wrote more than 500 wishing cards. The Library feels honored and thanks everyone who took the time to share their wishes in the Wish Tree at the UB Singel and the P.C. ...
  • Prof Marta Volonteri, Anton Pannekoek Instituut
    Marta Volonteri, professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth
    30 Jan 2019
    Dr M. Volonteri (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Bèta ...
  • Redesigned UvA website: from Tuesday, 5 February
    29 Jan 2019
    As of Tuesday, 5 February, the UvA website will have a new look and feel. The website will be mobile-proof, responsive and more flexible, with a contemporary design. Because the UvA website is large and complex, the ...
  • NSE 2019
    Take part in the National Student Survey
    29 Jan 2019
    Recently you will have received an invitation email from Stichting Studiekeuze123 to take part in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a nationwide survey in which you and your fellow students can voice ...
  • Prof Birte Fortmann
    Ammodo Science Award for Birte Forstmann
    29 Jan 2019
    Birte Forstmann, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA, is among the eight winners of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award.
  • Education strike on 15 March
    29 Jan 2019
    On 15 March a nationwide education strike will be organised by the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOB, the General Union of Education Personnel in the Netherlands) and the FNV, the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation. ...
  • Possible data leak detected
    29 Jan 2019
    In December 2018 ICTS Services discovered that an unauthorised individual had gained access to an UvA server. There is no indication that personal data were leaked, but to be certain the applications on the server ...
  • Community building and co-creation in ASP942
    28 Jan 2019
    To find inspiration and to learn from other co-creation initiatives, the ASP942 project group and the co-creation task force visited the Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) in Rotterdam and YES!Delft at Delft ...
  • ‘The new science building is a journey of discovery’
    28 Jan 2019
    Joost Vos, architect and partner at Benthem Crouwel Architects, is responsible for the design of LAB42. The new science building is a journey of discovery, with robotics lab on the ground floor, a drone cage next to ...
  • WorldCat Discovery interlibrary loan
    Changes to Interlibrary loans
    28 Jan 2019
    The Library has switched to a new system for requesting books and/or articles from another library, known as Interlibrary Loans (ILL). Both the way you search and the way you submit your request have changed.
  • Amsterdam Business School (ABS)professor Strategic Management & InnovationFEB
    Henk Volberda, professor of Strategic Management & Innovation
    23 Jan 2019
    Prof. H.W. Volberda (1964) has been appointed professor of Strategic Management & Innovation at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Business and Economics. The chair is part of the Amsterdam Business ...
  • How do you protect your privacy?
    22 Jan 2019
    Monday, 28 January is international Data Privacy Day. It’s an issue that concerns us all, so here are some tips to help you safeguard your own privacy and that of others.
  • Exams
    Extended library opening hours
    21 Jan 2019
    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.
  • Open access
    Open Access Agreement with the Oxford University Press
    21 Jan 2019
    This year researchers will be able to profit from the agreement the Dutch universities made with the Oxford University Press (OUP).
  • Prof Annemarie van Wezel
    Annemarie van Wezel, professor of Environmental Ecology
    9 Jan 2019
    Prof. A.P. van Wezel (1968) has been appointed professor of Environmental Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science (UvA). In addition, she has also been appointed director of the UvA’s Institute ...
  • Prof Jaap van Buul
    Jaap van Buul, professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration
    9 Jan 2019
    Dr J.D. van Buul (1973) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of ...
  • UvA celebrates its 387th birthday
    8 Jan 2019
    On Tuesday, 8 January 2018 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 387th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech on the transition to open data and open science. ...
  • Pacces, Alessio, professor Economy and Law
    Alessio Pacces, professor of Law and Finance
    7 Jan 2019
    Prof. A.M. Pacces has been appointed professor of Law and Finance at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics and Business. This interdisciplinary chair comprises a joint ...
  • Budget for 2019 finalised
    21 Dec 2018
    In its meeting of 11 December 2018, the Executive Board finalised the budget for 2019, including an update of the Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project portfolio.
  • Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis
    19 Dec 2018
    The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.
  • Student Assessor 2019
    Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor
    18 Dec 2018
    The UvA Executive Board has appointed Iris Kingma, a Sociology Master’s student, as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam. Kingma will take up the post on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The appointment is for ...
  • Kepler Vision
    First-ever body language recognition software
    14 Dec 2018
    During his inaugural lecture on video intelligence on Friday, 14 December, Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems, gave a preview of the world’s first-ever body language recognition ...
  • UvA positively assessed in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit
    14 Dec 2018
    A committee of the Institutional Audit of the NVAO has positively assessed the University of Amsterdam. The committee announced this yesterday during a meeting in Spui25.
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    More than half of now living languages endangered
    13 Dec 2018
    Just more than half of now living languages – about 3660 – are currently threatened, endangered, moribund or nearly extinct. This is the finding of a new study by an international team of linguists, which includes ...
  • Open access
    Guidelines for the implementation of Plan S have been announced
    12 Dec 2018
    In November Coalition S announced the guidelines for implementing Plan S, the transition to complete open access.
  • Prof Saskia Hogenhout
    Saskia Hogenhout, professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions
    11 Dec 2018
    Prof. S.A. Hogenhout (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on ...
  • Prof Paul Groth, professor Algorithmic Data Science
    Paul Groth, professor of Algorithmic Data Science
    11 Dec 2018
    Dr P. Groth (1980) has been appointed professor of Algorithmic Data Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science, effective 1 November 2018.
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    Makeover for CataloguePlus
    10 Dec 2018
    From 10 December CataloguePlus – the online search engine of the Library – has a brand-new look and is easier to use on mobile devices.
  • XTC
    PhD project in police lab
    6 Dec 2018
    The criminal justice system in The Netherlands is facing the challenge of having to correctly identify an increasing number of new illicit drugs. To provide accurate and valuable chemical information in criminal ...
  • IIS electives second semester 2018-2019
    Expand your view with Interdisciplinary elective courses
    6 Dec 2018
    What unites a country as divided as that of India? Was Albert Einstein the only founder of the relativity theory? And can we still approach complex problems from traditional academic methods? The range of ...
  • Social media
    The complicated relationship between social media and depression
    4 Dec 2018
    Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however, controversy abounds regarding their impact on mental ...
  • Play your part - passwords
    Create a strong password and play your part in working and studying safely
    3 Dec 2018
    At the end of November the ‘Do your part to ensure safe working and studying conditions’ campaign kicked off. Creating strong passwords is the first in a series of security-related themes on the agenda. At various ...
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    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers
    29 Nov 2018
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...
  • Lecture room new Library
    The design for the new library’s lecture room is revealed 
    27 Nov 2018
    Lecturers of the Humanities faculty contributed to the design for the new library’s lecture room that is to be built on the Binnengasthuis site.
  • Update of Strategic Plan adopted
    26 Nov 2018
    The Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 that was adopted by the Executive Board this summer is now available as a PDF file.
  • Three UvA researchers named members of The Young Academy
    22 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers Saskia Bonjour, Helmer Helmers and Selma de Mink have been named members of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2019, these UvA academics, together with seven ...
  • Franciska de Vries, professor of Earth Surface Science
    21 Nov 2018
    Dr F.T. de Vries (1978) has been appointed professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • New book sheds light on Dutch roots of Fair Trade Movement
    20 Nov 2018
    Dutch activists played a pivotal role in establishing the global Fair Trade Movement. This is one of the findings of new research carried out by UvA historian Peter van Dam on the history of the movement behind the ...
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    Results of the Canvas survey
    20 Nov 2018
    We were curious about your experience with Canvas so we sent out a survey with the last student newsletter. No fewer than 277 of you took the time to fill this in. Many thanks! In this newsletter we have the results ...
  • Raffle of 25x2 tickets for Sweelinck Orchestra
    20 Nov 2018
    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.
  • UvA discontinues BrowZine service
    19 Nov 2018
    The BrowZine tablet app will not be available for UvA users after 31 December 2018. Usage turned out too low, related to the costs.
  • Create a Course Challenge IIS
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018
    16 Nov 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 ...
  • UvA to award honorary doctorate to celebrated composer Louis Andriessen
    14 Nov 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to Louis Andriessen, one of the Netherlands’ most celebrated contemporary composers. Andriessen will receive the doctorate for his innovative work as ...
  • Let us know your opinion about our food and drink
    13 Nov 2018
    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, ...
  • Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge
    8 Nov 2018
    For the third edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 26 entries. By voting on your top 3, you will partly determine which course will be offered next ...
  • UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein
    6 Nov 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Klein will receive the doctorate in recognition of her unique work ...
  • Image What Design Can Co Energy Challenge
    Clean Energy Challenge extended
    2 Nov 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics at Amsterdam Science Park
    31 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics
    31 Oct 2018
    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.
  • Lightbulb 'brain'
    Expectations influence both pain perception and learning about pain
    30 Oct 2018
    Self-fulfilling prophecies can have a great influence on our lives. For example, when patients are given a placebo pill without any therapeutic value, but believe it to be a painkiller, they regularly start to feel ...
  • Jacobine van de Brink
    Jacobine van den Brink, Professor of Administrative Law
    26 Oct 2018
    Prof. J.E. van den Brink has been appointed Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law as of 1 November 2018
  • UvA and University of Edinburgh sign Memorandum of Agreement
    25 Oct 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Edinburgh have reinforced their commitment to European partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). As part of the agreement, both universities ...
  • Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor
    24 Oct 2018
    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? ...
  • Prof Niek de Vries
    Niek de Vries, professor of Rheumatology
    24 Oct 2018
    Dr N. De Vries (1960) has been appointed professor of Rheumatology, specialising in the immunopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine ...
  • Puppies
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'
    23 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Definitief ontwerp interieur nieuwe UB
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library
    23 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Increase in number of first-year students at UvA
    23 Oct 2018
    The intake of new bachelor’s students at the UvA has increased again this academic year. With 6,779 new first-year students this year compared to 6,263 first-years during the 2017-18 academic year, this translates to ...
  • Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team news update
    22 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Have you lost something in a UvA building? Retrieve it through iLost!
    19 Oct 2018
    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 ...
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    UvA Career Orientation Day 2018 on 8 November
    18 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members
    18 Oct 2018
    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). The first thirty members were announced today. AYA is intended to ...
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    UvA offering raffle of 20 tickets for Brainwash Festival
    17 Oct 2018
    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.
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    Personal data leak
    16 Oct 2018
    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 ...