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  • 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?

  • 18 Nov 2016
    Discussion sessions on the Democratisation referendum

    Join in the discussion on the referendum being held on Wednesday 23 November and prepare yourself for the questions in the consultative referendum on Democracy and Decentralisation.

  • 8 Nov 2016
    Recruitment of UvA Executive Board member with Finance & Operational Management portfolio has begun

    With the approval of the representative advisory bodies, the UvA Supervisory Board has decided on the basic profile and the procedure for the recruitment of a new member for the UvA Executive Board responsible for ...

  • 2 Nov 2016
    November 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 2 Nov 2016
    USC Free Sports Week from 14 to 20 November

    The USC will hold their Free Sports Week from Monday, 14 November to Sunday, 20 November. Students and staff at the UvA can spend one week using the sports facilities for free.

  • 1 Nov 2016
    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 2017 until January 2018. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 31 Oct 2016
    Executive Board opts for administrative dissolution of UvA-AUAS in proposed decision

    As of 1 January 2017, each institution will once again have its own Executive Board, and various staff departments will be dissolved while shared services will be retained and optimised – these are the three main ...

  • 31 Oct 2016
    Legal help for students: we're there for you!

    Do you have problems with DUO? Or issues at work? Having trouble with your landlord? Don’t worry! There is a simple solution for all your legal problems.

  • 31 Oct 2016
    Roof Building G renovated

    The renovation of the roof of Building G is complete, which means that the roof is in top shape again and ready for the next 15 years. The attic floor of the building can now also be taken into use.

  • 26 Oct 2016
    'Proposal for new model makes allocation of money more transparent’

    On Tuesday 25 October, the Allocation Model Working Group presented its final report, titled ‘Transparency and simplicity in funding: scope for policy’. Hans Amman received the proposal on behalf of the Executive Board.

  • 25 Oct 2016
    Choice of location for the new University Library (UBA)

    Over the past few months, the various groups involved have been working on fleshing out two possible scenarios for the design of the City Centre Campus. The City Centre Campus steering committee has decided to limit ...

  • 25 Oct 2016
    City Centre Campus: the largest humanities cluster in the world

    In addition to housing the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities, the City Centre Campus is home to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)’s new Humanities Cluster, creating the largest ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Geert ten Dam: ‘A new senate could be a game-changer’

    A more broadly representative senate, a charter in which core values are laid down and four different models for governing the university: these are the main proposals submitted by the Democratisation and ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2017

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2017.

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2016

    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 ...

  • 20 Oct 2016
    Request for UvA participation in University College Haarlem

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been asked to take part in a University College in the former panopticon prison – the Koepelgevangenis – in Haarlem. This autumn, following exploratory talks with the initiators ...

  • 18 Oct 2016
    Initial results of food and drink study

    The survey was conducted between 26 September and 12 October and completed by almost 5,000 students and staff. Both target groups were well represented and the results reflect a good spread across both the UvA and ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    More study and shared workspaces on Roeterseiland

    From March 2017, the currently still-empty corridors and halls on the 2nd and 3rd floors of building B/C on Roeterseiland will house additional study and shared workspaces. The overall atmosphere and appearance of ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    Bridge across Nieuwe Achtergracht canal successfully installed

    On Saturday 8 October, the new bridge across the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal was installed smoothly.

  • 12 Oct 2016
    UvA to appoint diversity officer

    On the basis of recommendations by the Diversity Committee, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will in the short term appoint a diversity officer who will develop policy in conjunction with colleagues from the various ...

  • 11 Oct 2016
    2017 UvA draft budget: feedback welcome until 26 October

    On 29 September, the Executive Board discussed and subsequently adopted the 2017 Draft Budget. All students and staff are invited to ask questions and make suggestions regarding this budget up to and including 26 ...

  • 10 Oct 2016
    October 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 5 Oct 2016
    Transportation of new bridge on 8 October

    On the morning of Saturday 8 October the new bridge across the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal will be delivered in sections. This bridge will join the northern and southern parts of the campus from next year. The work ...

  • 30 Sep 2016
    UvA wins University Battle 2016

    Team UvA (Boas van der Putten, Tim Moolhuijsen en Sezgi Iyibilir) has won de University Battle (Universiteitsstrijd) and earned the title of ‘the smartest university in the Netherlands’. In the grand finale, the UvA ...

  • 28 Sep 2016
    What are your ideas for the new catering concept?

    Cormet Enjoy The Good Life has been awarded the food and drink concession of the University and Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From 1 January 2017, Cormet and Amsterdam businesses will ...

  • 27 Sep 2016
    English translation of 2015 Annual Report now online

    2015 was a turbulent year, but also a year in which the UvA strengthened its position in research and education, both in Amsterdam and in the world. This is reflected in the 2015 annual report, a digital version of ...

  • 26 Sep 2016
    Dismantling scaffolding until Wednesday 28 September

    Until Wednesday 28 September the 'yellow part' of the scaffolding of building G will be dismantled. This can cause noise nuisance in buildings G and E. If all goes according to plan, the work on the roof of building ...

  • 26 Sep 2016
    Sign up for the UvA student panel

    Want to pitch your ideas and discuss plans with the University of Amsterdam? Then sign up to join the UvA student panel.

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Cormet wins concession Food and Drink

    Cormet Enjoy The Good Life has been awarded the food and drink concession of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From 1 January 2017, Cormet will be collaborating with ...

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Invitation to meetings on AUAS-UvA partnership on 3 and 4 October

    On 8 September, the reports by Berenschot and Deloitte evaluating the administrative partnership between the UvA and AUAS were published. The Executive Board will discuss the reports at all levels of the ...

  • 19 Sep 2016
    Executive Board moves to campus

    The Executive Board will be moving to the Roeterseiland Campus and Amstel Campus at the end of November. The necessary workstations for the Board are currently being installed on both campuses.

  • 19 Sep 2016
    Test your health

    Were you well-rested when you started your studies? Take the opportunity to evaluate your health by taking the student health test. You will receive personalised feedback that includes tips and references.

  • 14 Sep 2016
    Improve education with the help of ICT?

    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 2016
    21 to 27 September disassemble scaffolding Building G

    From wednesday 21st until tuesday September 27th we disassemble scaffolding (yellow parts) of building G and build scaffolding (blue parts). We apologize for possible inconvenience.

  • 7 Sep 2016
    New interior for Atrium restaurant

    The Atrium was for years a favourite spot for UvA students and staff to have lunch and dinner in the city centre. With lectures no longer being held in building BG5 where the Atrium is located, the restaurant became ...

  • 5 Sep 2016
    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 2 October 2016, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. Who ...

  • 5 Sep 2016
    September 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 30 Aug 2016
    Diversity Commission: what is on the agenda?

    Diversity affects everyone and offers a means to help the University of Amsterdam become a more inclusive work and study environment. Or, as the report states: ‘Diversity is a precondition for excellence. Top ...

  • 24 Aug 2016
    New schedule scaffolding Building G

    The schedule for the erection and dismantling of scaffolding around Building G has been changed. The current schedule is as follows:

  • 22 Aug 2016
    Fitness: special offer for first-year students

    The University Sports Centre (USC) has a special offer for first-year students: a gym membership with unlimited use of the facilities (fitness equipment, classes and sauna) for just €9.90 per month. This promotion is ...

  • 17 Aug 2016
    Order readers through renewed portal

    On 22 August the renewed Canon Portal will go live at uva.canon.nl. From now on you can order readers and send print jobs to be picked up from the Canon Shops through this portal.

  • 10 Aug 2016
    15 to 19 August erection of scaffolding around Building G

    From 15 to 19 August scaffolding will be erected around Building G. This work is expected to cause noise nuisance for those working in Building G and E.

  • 8 Aug 2016
    Blackboard: new look and feel

    We will soon be upgrading to a new version of Blackboard.

  • 1 Aug 2016
    August 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 26 Jul 2016
    Works on Building G to commence on 27 July

    From 27 July, a variety of work will be carried out in Building G – the building for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences’ psychology department. The disabled access will be revamped and the roof of the ...

  • 20 Jul 2016
    New UvA Supervisory Board

    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker will be appointing a new Supervisory Board for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as of 26 August 2016. The appointed members of the Board will also serve ...

  • 19 Jul 2016
    Update on evaluation of UvA and AUAS collaboration

    Last month, the supervisory group drafted the definitive contract for the evaluation of the partnership between the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Two firms, ...

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Work on ‘Roeters Meadow’

    The grass in the area behind Building G and the Lab (known as Roetersweiland or ‘Roeters Meadow’) is failing to thrive. During the next few days, the ground will be dug over and an extra layer of soil added, after ...

  • 13 Jul 2016
    Monday 18 July: entrance Building E via Building D

    Due to construction work, the entrance to Building E on the Nieuwe Achtergracht will be closed from Monday 18 July till the end of August. Building E can be accessed via the entrance of Building D.

  • 5 Jul 2016
    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.

  • 5 Jul 2016
    Thursday, 7 July, last day film shooting Roeterseiland Campus area

    During this day of shooting, a number of streets will be closed off to all traffic. There will be traffic controllers and signs to direct traffic.

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Juli 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Open this summer: building H restaurant at Roeterseiland Campus

    This summer, the Library Learning Centre restaurant in building H of the Roeterseiland Campus will be open from 11 July to 5 August.

  • 27 Jun 2016
    Start of work on building A

    On 20 June, the construction consortium consisting of J.P. van Eesteren en Croonwolter&dros (both part of TBI) started work on the completion of building A on Roetersstraat, which will house the Faculty of Law.

  • 27 Jun 2016
    UvA team through to studio recording of National University Quiz

    After an exciting selection round on Friday, 24 June, Boas van der Putten, Tim Moolhuijsen and Sezgi Iyibilir are through to the studio recording of the University Quiz (Universiteitsquiz), which will be broadcast on ...

  • 27 Jun 2016
    New issue of Roeterseiland Campus newspaper

    The UvA Real Estate Development Department has published a new edition of the Roeterseiland Campus newspaper. This periodical contains information about various developments in and around the Roeterseiland Campus.

  • 23 Jun 2016
    Communication regarding the reported SIS security breach

    The Folia website has published an article about a security breach in SIS, the Student Information System of the UvA and AUAS, which came to light over a month ago. As a result, you may have questions about what the ...

  • 23 Jun 2016
    Blackboard to be phased out from September 2017

    In September 2017 the gradual phasing out of Blackboard will begin, in tandem with its replacement by a new virtual learning environment (VLE). The transition period is expected to span two years, during which time ...

  • 20 Jun 2016
    UvA to start installing solar panels

    In mid-June, the University of Amsterdam will begin installing solar panels. The solar panels will be located on the roofs of the buildings housing the Faculty of Science, the Amsterdam University College at the ...

  • 17 Jun 2016
    Sign up for the Roeterseiland Summer Festival

    Next week Thursday, June 23, from 16:30 until after sunset, you can expect a great Summer Festival at Roeterseiland with performances including De Nachtdienst, 45ACIDBABIES, Couleur Café, Faut Haut, DJ OHMS and Boom ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    UvA opens Institute for Advanced Study

    On 1 June the University of Amsterdam (UvA) formally launched its new Institute for Advanced Study (UvA-IAS). The new institute offers scholars a haven where they can tackle important fundamental scientific and ...

  • 14 Jun 2016
    Important update: City Centre Campus kick-off meeting postponed

    Last week we posted an invitation to attend the kick-off meeting about the City Centre Campus on Monday, 27 June 2016. There has been a large amount of interest, but many of those who would like to take part cannot ...

  • 14 Jun 2016
    American film to shoot on location around Roeterseiland Campus

    An American feature film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, will be shot on location around the Roeterseiland Campus. Shooting will take place on Sunday, 26 June, Monday, 27 June and Tuesday, 28 June., primarily for scenes ...

  • 13 Jun 2016
    First UvA-wide minor: Future NOW

    September 2016 marks the start of the new English-taught interdisciplinary minor, Future NOW. This is the first minor that was developed by all faculties in collaboration with the Institute for Interdisciplinary ...

  • 10 Jun 2016
    Evaluation of UvA-AUAS cooperation to be commissioned

    An assignment has been formulated to evaluate the cooperation between the UvA and AUAS, and an agency will be commissioned to carry it out. The central question is whether the original objectives of the cooperation ...

  • 10 Jun 2016
    Response from the Executive Board

    In response to the Supervisory Board’s handing over of its duties, the Board of Directors sent the following email to students and staff.

  • 10 Jun 2016
    Message from the Supervisory Board

    The University of Amsterdam’s Supervisory Board has decided to hand over its duties as soon as possible, to make room for new members.

  • 1 Jun 2016
    'Don’t order flowers just because we’re coming'

    Geert ten Dam, the new president of the Executive Board and Karen Maex, the new rector magnificus of the UvA member of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board, introduced themselves to around 200 students and staff. The event ...

  • 26 May 2016
    Meet the new Executive Board members

    On Monday, 30 May, Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex will introduce themselves to the university and applied sciences communities. You can follow the event via a livestream.

  • 26 May 2016
    Further development of blended learning and knowledge sharing

    Over the next few years, blended learning and the application of IT-enabled teaching methods and knowledge sharing will be further developed and deepened at the UvA. Faculties will come up with action plans and the ...

  • 26 May 2016
    New issue of City Centre Campus newspaper

    The June 2016 issue of the City Centre Campus newspaper is hot off the press. This latest issue zooms in on developments on and around the City Centre Campus.

  • 17 May 2016
    Deirdre McCloskey on Bourgeois Equality

    On Wednesday, 25 May, Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication will be visiting The Athenaeum bookshop on Roetersstraat.

  • 17 May 2016
    Evaluation of VLE test labs: user-friendliness and intuitiveness are key

    Lecturers and students have stringent requirements and expectations when it comes to UvA’s new virtual learning environment (VLE). A high degree of user-friendliness and intuitiveness are the key basic requirements ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Allocation model working group and sounding board group about to start work

    Members of the allocation model working group and sounding board group will start work from mid May. You can read about their task and who the members are in this document.

  • 12 May 2016
    Meeting new Board members rescheduled

    The introductory meeting with Geert ten Dam, the new president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), and Karen Maex, the new rector ...

  • 11 May 2016
    May 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 10 May 2016
    Student council elections: cast your vote!

    The student council elections will be held from Monday, 9 May to Friday, 13 May. You can start casting your vote today.

  • 3 May 2016
    Start of consultations on 2017 Framework Letter

    In accordance with the ten-point plan, the academic community is annually consulted on the Framework Letter.

  • 2 May 2016
    VOX-POP screening: The Wall

    On Wednesday, 4 May, VOX-POP will host the afternoon screening of 'New Perspective' from 15:30 to 17:30 at Binnengasthuisstraat 9 (the former Student Service Desk). The event ties in with the Month of Philosophy ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Bolt cutter to 'cut' piles out of canal

    Last week, the last part of the foundations in the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal was demolished. Now, around 70 concrete piles that supported the foundations need to be removed, along with a number of concrete slabs.

  • 20 Apr 2016
    New food and drink concept at the UvA

    At the end of 2016, the current contracts with Eurest and Maas (vending machines) will come to an end. The UvA wishes to use this opportunity to introduce a new food and drink concept from 2017 onwards. In recent ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Debate with professors at the Amsterdam lectures

    Join us in dreaming about the future of Europe and Amsterdam at the 2016 Amsterdam lectures. What is happening in the world around us? How is Europe doing? The lecture series on the theme of the 'Third Golden Age' ...

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Research project: 'Let's Talk About Sex'

    A research team from the department of Sociology at the UvA is looking for students to fill out a survey on sexuality and sex work.

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Visit the UvA Minors Fair

    On 12 May, various minors will be represented at the UvA Minors Fair. Visit the Fair to discover which minor suits you and your academic interests.

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Demolition continues next two weeks

    The concrete foundations in the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal turned out to be stronger than anticipated. Unfortunately it was not possible to complete the demolition of the part of the foundation above water-level at ...

  • 7 Apr 2016
    April 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 1 Apr 2016
    UvA contemplation rooms in use

    The UvA contemplation rooms opened on 1 April 2016. The contemplation rooms are neutral spaces and are open to all UvA staff and students.

  • 30 Mar 2016
    Wealth of input for new 'Blackboard'

    Over the past five weeks, lecturers and students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) had the chance to provide input for the new virtual learning environment (VLE). And they seized the opportunity.

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Test your health and receive customised feedback

    Now that we are midway through the academic year, it might be a good idea to take stock of your health. Do you have enough energy to successfully round off this academic year?

  • 23 Mar 2016
    Under water in the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal

    Tomorrow, some very unusual guests will be visiting the Roeterseiland Campus. A group of divers will be going under water in the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal to investigate what the obstacles are that are preventing the ...

  • 18 Mar 2016
    University Library BG premises zoning plan and integrated environmental permit irrevocable

    The Council of State (RvS) has rejected the appeal against the 'First Revision of Postcode Area 1012 zoning plan' and the associated integrated environmental permit for the University Library (UB) on the ...

  • 4 Mar 2016
    Dismantling platform starts Monday

    The dismantling of the platform in the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal that presently links Buildings B/C and E/H, starts Monday 7 March. The platform will be closed from Wednesday 9 March.

  • 2 Mar 2016
    March 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 17 Feb 2016
    Machinery and floating platforms in Nieuwe Achtergracht being removed this week

    The machinery and floating platforms that were used to install the sheet piling in Nieuwe Achtergracht are being removed. A number of obstructions on the bottom of the canal are preventing the contractor from being ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Taking part in the National Student Survey: why?

    You received an invitation by email with a link to the National Student Survey (NSE) questionnaire. You can still participate until 6 March. Why take part? Lecturer of the Year, Bas de Bruin, explains in this video.

  • 11 Feb 2016
    12 February crane outside Building E (Roetersstraat 11)

    On Friday 12 February there will be a crane on site between Buildings E and G. The crane will be used to hoist steel parts onto the roof of Building E and remove a cooling unit from the garden between Buildings G and ...

  • 11 Feb 2016
    Will there ever be a campus for the Humanities?

    Read about the latest developments on the City Centre Campus in the new newspaper.

  • 9 Feb 2016
    Take part in the 2016 Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award

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

  • 9 Feb 2016
    Red carpet rolled out for new users of Building G

    It was all still a little unfamiliar as the staff members of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences made their way across the red carpet to the main entrance of Building G yesterday morning. In recent months, ...

  • 8 Feb 2016
    Share your views on catering services at the UvA

    Information meetings will be held between 8 and 11 February in order to offer students and employees the latest information on the new catering plans. At these meetings you can also share your views on the future of ...

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Share your ideas about a new 'Blackboard'

    The UvA's user agreement for Blackboard is due to expire soon. That means this is the moment to seriously consider what kind of virtual learning environment we need and want for the future. Which is why we are asking ...

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Travelling exhibition on thesis in form of graphic novel

    Researcher and cartoonist Nick Sousanis recently published a special thesis in the form of a graphic novel, parts of which will be on show in the meeting space De Brug at the Roeterseiland Campus. After this, the ...

  • 4 Feb 2016
    Obstructions in Nieuwe Achtergracht canal impeding sheet piling

    The sheet piling installation along Nieuwe Achtergracht has come to a halt. A number of obstructions on the bottom of the canal are preventing the contractor from being able to drive the 17 metre long walls into ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Improving your pronunciation with Google Glass

    When learning a language, getting the pronunciation right is often a challenge.The University of Amsterdam recently conducted an experiment in which students practiced their pronunciation using a special application.

  • 2 Feb 2016
    New version of My UvA app includes news and notifications about your study programme

    Have you downloaded the My UvA app yet? The app gives you direct access to your Blackboard, timetable, grades, and more. Download the app in the App Store or Play Store and give us your feedback: this will help us to ...

  • 2 Feb 2016
    City Centre Campus vital to the UvA's image

    The decision has been made: the City Centre Campus is coming. The Faculty of Humanities (FGw) and the University Library (UB) will be located there, possibly alongside the executive staff.

  • 27 Jan 2016
    Students: 'Information on study places is most important'

    The main topic about which students at the Roeterseiland Campus would like to be informed is helpful information on available study places. This was evident in the results of a survey on campus communication ...

  • 27 Jan 2016
    February 2016: What are we working on?

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

  • 25 Jan 2016
    Grassroots: help improve education

    Do you have an idea of how to improve education with the help of ICT? Start 2016 on a good note by taking part in the winter rounds of UvA Grassroots and submit your proposal before 29 January.

  • 19 Jan 2016
    White papers published on blended learning and knowledge exchange

    Last September, the Executive Board asked the academic community for feedback on two advisory reports, so-called green papers.

  • 13 Jan 2016
    Noise nuisance due to demolition of concrete cable duct

    On Friday, 15 and Saturday, 16 January, a concrete cable duct running between Buildings E and G will be partially demolished. This will cause some noise nuisance, particularly on Saturday.

  • 12 Jan 2016
    January 2016: what are we working on?

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

  • 11 Jan 2016
    11 January: Installing sheet piling at Nieuwe Achtergracht

    From 11 January, sheet piling will be installed along the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal.

  • 11 Jan 2016
    Bas de Bruin wins 2015 Lecturer of the Year award

    During the 384th Dies Natalis, Bas de Bruin was named 2015 Lecturer of the Year by the Student Council and the ASVA Student Union. De Bruin is Professor of Bio-Inspired Sustainable Catalysis at the Faculty of Science.

  • 7 Jan 2016
    Hans Brug appointed dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam has appointed Professor Johannes (Hans) Brug as dean of the UvA’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The appointment will take effect no later than 1 ...

  • 6 Jan 2016
    Outdoor space in front of CREA narrower from 11 January

    From 11 January, the path in front of CREA will be narrower and only open to pedestrians.

  • 6 Jan 2016
    Changes to bicycle parking on Roeterseiland Campus from 7 January

    From 7 January, the main entrance to the bicycle parking facility under Building E will be closed until 8 February at the earliest. We will inform you in due time if the entrance will be open again by this date. It ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    Information on appointments procedure for President and Rector Magnificus

    In an open letter to De Volkskrant of Monday, 4 January, three lecturers representing ReThink UvA argue that the procedure for appointing a new President of the Executive Board of the UvA/AUAS and a new Rector ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    Free gym access from 12 to 17 January

    Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Come and put them into action at the University Sports Centre (USC) Open Days. From Monday, 12 January until Sunday, 17 February you can use the gym facilities for free at all USC ...

  • 17 Dec 2015
    New residents move into former Service and Information Centre on Binnengasthuis premises

    In the second half of January, new residents will move into the former Service and Information Centre (BG3) on Binnengasthuisstraat 9. VOX-POP, formerly located in BG5, will move into the building along with the UvA ...

  • 16 Dec 2015
    New area manager for City Centre Campus

    As of mid-December, Chérie van der Meer will be stepping down from her position as area manager for the City Centre Campus. For the past two years, Chérie served as initial point of contact for students and staff on ...

  • 11 Dec 2015
    December: what are we working on?

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

  • 1 Dec 2015
    Contractor announced for the completion of the Faculty of Law building on the Roeterseiland Campus

    The J.P. van Eesteren - Croon Electrotechniek - Wolter & Dros v.o.f. building consortium will be brought in to finish the new building for students and staff from the Faculty of Law at Roetersstraat 15.

  • 27 Nov 2015
    City Centre Campus optimisation and analysis plan

    In the past few years, the UvA has been working to establish four open city campuses. The City Centre Campus is the fourth and final campus to be developed as part of this project. In future, this campus will serve ...

  • 26 Nov 2015
    30 November crane outside Building E (Roetersstraat 11)

    On Monday 30 November there will be a crane on site between Buildings E and G. The crane will be used to hoist steel parts onto the roof of Building E. The crane will arrive on campus in the morning via Nieuwe ...

  • 24 Nov 2015
    Tree felling on Roeterseiland Campus on Tuesday 24 November

    On 24 November the contractor is felling a number of trees between buildings J/K and B/C and on Nieuwe Achtergracht. This work may cause some noise nuisance. In order to keep nuisance to a minimum, the trees will be ...

  • 20 Nov 2015
    Go-ahead for Faculty of Law building on Roeterseiland Campus

    Work on the future Faculty of Law building at Roetersstraat 15 on the Roeterseiland Campus is to resume shortly. The new contractor will be announced at the end of this month. The renovation is scheduled for ...

  • 17 Nov 2015
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2015

    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 ...

  • 10 Nov 2015
    Get a breath of fresh air on the Green Nose

    Once again the Green Nose is the place to be for a breath of fresh air or to enjoy some late-autumn sunshine. The re-landscaping of the green area between Nieuwe Achtergracht and Plantage Muidergracht – the sunniest ...

  • 5 Nov 2015
    Sneak preview

    Staff members of the Faculty of Law and and the Psychology Department of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences were recently given a sneak preview of their future accommodation on the Roeterseiland Campus. ...

  • 5 Nov 2015
    November 2015: What are we working on?

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

  • 5 Nov 2015
    Changing guard: New REC Area Manager

    On 1 December 2015, Anne van den Eijnden is taking over from Carin Bosboom as Area Manager for the Roeterseiland Campus. Anne is currently Area Manager for the Amstel Campus of the Amsterdam University of Applied ...

  • 9 Oct 2015
    October 2015: What are we working on?

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

  • 9 Oct 2015
    Maintenance work on the water mains on Saturday 10 October 2015

    On Saturday 10 October, emergency repairs will be carried out on the water mains to Building B/C. This work will take place in two locations in the area between the Buildings B/C and J/K (see map).

  • 29 Sep 2015
    Digitisation: 50,000 books now

    In the extensive digitisation project, in which older books from the UvA Library collections are being digitised by Google, we have reached the 50,000 mark.

  • 24 Sep 2015
    Work on 24, 25 and 26 September

    In the period from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 September miscellaneous work will be carried out on the Roeterseiland Campus. This includes maintenance on the ground-source heat pump for the thermal energy storage ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    More than just a book store

    Athenaeum Boekhandel has opened a store in the former Study Store on the Roeterseiland Campus. 'This puts us right at the heart of all of the faculties at the Roeterseiland Campus. We want our store to be a hub where ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    Trondheim University is learning from the Roeterseiland Campus

    ‘All of the facilities that this campus has to offer are strikingly easy to find’: this is the first impression that Nils Jørgen Moltubakk, Senior Advisor on Property Management at Trondheim University, gained of the ...

  • 21 Sep 2015
    Maintenance work at Bushuis and Oost-Indisch Huis

    Starting on Monday, 21 September and continuing through the end of November, maintenance activities will be carried out at the Bushuis in Kloveniersburgwal 48 and at the Oost-Indisch Huis in Oude Hoogstraat 24, with ...

  • 17 Sep 2015
    Work taking place during September 2015

    In September, we will be carrying out the final work on Building E, continuing the renovation of Building G and the organisation of the outdoor area.

  • 17 Sep 2015
    Appeal against the municipal decision on the City Centre UB

    In early July Amsterdam's municipal council adopted the first revision of the 'Postcode Area 1012' zoning plan and issued an environmental permit for the construction of the new University Library at the ...

  • 10 Sep 2015
    First day of classes on the Roeterseiland Campus - the pictures

    On 31 August the moment had finally come: the first day of classes. Real Estate Development was present to welcome students and staff with a cup of coffee and to explain the Roeterseiland Campus and the campus ...

  • 4 Sep 2015
    Crane between Buildings E & G on Roeterseiland Campus on 7 and 23 September

    In earlier announcements about work on the campus you were informed that a crane would be used on the campus between Buildings E (Faculty of Economics and Business) and G (future Psychology building) on 14 September. ...

  • 17 Aug 2015
    New signs on the Roeterseiland campus

    At the start of the last academic year, it became clear that students and staff members wanted better signs on the campus. Together with an external expert, a project group of users, including a delegation of student ...

  • 3 Aug 2015
    The first 30,000 books digitised

    In the extensive digitisation project, in which older books from the UvA Library collections are being digitised by Google, we have reached the 30,000 mark.

  • 15 Jul 2015
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2016

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2016.

  • 13 Jul 2015
    Clear agreements needed for construction traffic in cities

    Forty per cent of daily heavy goods traffic in cities is construction traffic, also in Amsterdam. 'Building in a city centre means disruption and noise to residents and business owners. It's the same everywhere,' ...

  • 10 Jul 2015
    Adjustment lighting in the Social and Behavioural Sciences building

    The lamps in the Social and Behavioural Sciences faculty building have daylight sensors and sensors that detect the presence of people. Both devices ensure that the lighting can be used in a sustainable way.

  • 9 Jul 2015
    Work on the water supply at the Roeterseiland Campus

    Next Friday, 10 July, Arcadis will install the water connection for the waste and recycling centre on Valckenierstraat (behind Building B/C/D).

  • 7 Jul 2015
    The psychologists and the architect find balance together

    In early 2016, the psychologists from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will be moving into the former laboratory building at Nieuwe Prinsengracht. Renovation of this property is currently in full swing. ...

  • 6 Jul 2015
    Work taking place during July 2015

    What are we doing in July on the Roeterseiland Campus and how will it affect campus users and local residents?

  • 29 Jun 2015
    Transport on Saturday 27 June, Saturday 4 July and Saturday 18 July

    From the start of next year, the psychologists will be relocating to their new area in the monumental building in Nieuwe Prinsengracht. The work to prepare the building for use not only involves painting but also ...

  • 29 Jun 2015
    Water management on campus: flushing the pipes

    The Central Energy Facility’s water management system regulates the quality of the cooling water in the facility. From 30 June 2015, the pipes in this system will be flushed. If the water is not of sufficient ...

  • 29 Jun 2015
    Central Hall renovations

    Renovations to the Library Learning Centre and Central Hall in Building E will begin next week. Between 2 July and 24 July 2015 at the latest, ICT maintenance will be carried out, lighting will be replaced and ...

  • 25 Jun 2015
    Take a guided tour around campus from September

    With the summer months approaching, there will be no guided tours around the Roeterseiland Campus from now until the end of August. From the start of the new academic year in September, you can again sign up to take ...

  • 22 Jun 2015
    How do I find my lecture room?

    'Students are often in a hurry and stick to regular routes. You have to take that into account in the signposting', says Anneloes Dijkstra from the Central Student Council and member of the Signposting project group.

  • 17 Jun 2015
    Neighbourhood more lively thanks to Roeterseiland Campus

    CREA is an invaluable addition and more bicycle facilities are needed. These are two of the points that emerge from a neighbourhood survey of City Centre business owners, residents and visitors to the district. In ...

  • 17 Jun 2015
    ICT keeps on working during power outages

    ‘At the Roeterseiland Campus thousands of students and staff make use of all the ICT facilities. If these facilities suffer an outage, that has major consequences, of course, and we want to avoid that. This is why we ...

  • 17 Jun 2015
    'I wish I could come back to study again'

    A walk through the old dissection room in the Second Surgical Clinic, the inner courtyard of the Oudemanhuispoort and the future Art History and Cultural Studies building. Alumni and (former) staff members enjoyed ...

  • 12 Jun 2015
    FMG and FEB party announcement and invitation

    On Thursday, 18 June the faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) and of Economics and Business (FEB) are holding a barbecue in the courtyard and along the quay on the Nieuwe Achtergracht.

  • 8 Jun 2015
    Work taking place during June 2015

    What are we doing in June on the Roeterseiland Campus and how will it affect campus users and local residents?

  • 21 May 2015
    Weekend working

    On Saturday 30 May 2015, we will test the Central Energy Facility (CEF) and the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) on the Roeterseiland campus. The purpose of this test is to assess whether the CHP can provide enough ...

  • 8 May 2015
    Work taking place during May 2015

    What work is taking place on the Roeterseiland Campus during May and how will it affect campus users and local residents?

  • 8 May 2015
    Diversions on campus

    Since April, the contractor for the outside area has been at work on Nieuwe Prinsengracht and the Green Nose (the green spot at the end of Nieuwe Prinsengracht and Nieuwe Achtergracht). Work is being carried out here ...

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Construction work in building B/C during the weekend

    The construction work on building A has been causing noise nuisance in recent months. It has not been possible to make any agreements with the contractor regarding the work carried out so far, but agreements have now ...

  • 14 Apr 2015
    Work taking place during April

    What work is taking place on the Roeterseiland Campus during April? And how will it affect users of the campus and local residents?

  • 7 Apr 2015
    Signposting and orientation at Roeterseiland Campus

    Students and staff have indicated that they find it hard to find their way around the buildings and facilities at Roeterseiland Campus. This is one of the reasons why Real Estate Development has been asked to work ...

  • 30 Mar 2015
    Student Festival at Roeterseiland Campus

    Like the sound of two days packed with theatre, art and music? On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April the annual Student Festival will take place in CREA on Nieuwe Achtergracht. This sixteenth edition of the festival ...

  • 30 Mar 2015
    Construction progress at Buildings E and G

    Now that the renovations of one section of Building E are finished, the Faculty of Economics and Business can resume using this part of the building. Over the period ahead, works will begin at Building G.

  • 24 Mar 2015
    UvA nominated for Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2015

    The University of Amsterdam is competing for the Golden A.A.P. 2015 with its building over the Nieuwe Achtergracht for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The prize is awarded to the architect and the ...

  • 19 Mar 2015
    Successful crowdfunding Theaterencyclopedie

    The crowdfunding campaign of the Theaterencyclopedie for making thirty videos of performances internet-ready raised 16,790 euros.

  • 19 Mar 2015
    Exam location changes due to disruptive noise

    A number of exams at Roeterseiland are being moved to different locations as a precautionary measure to ensure students taking their exams are not distracted by noise from the construction work.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Noise in buildings B/C/D due to renovation of building A

    Unfortunately, the work on building A is causing more noise affecting buildings B/C/D than we had expected. Below we explain why and what we are doing to create a workable situation for all parties.

  • 11 Mar 2015
    'Delivery of Turfdraagsterpad building in sight'

    The delivery of the Turfdraagsterpad building is now in sight. Some 50 construction workers from contractor Friso are working in the building on a daily basis in order to meet the scheduled delivery deadline. ‘It's ...