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  • 13 Feb 2019
    UvA supports aims of climate letter

    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 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 ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    UvA celebrates its 387th birthday

    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. ...

  • 19 Dec 2018
    Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis

    The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor

    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 ...

  • 14 Dec 2018
    Attendance of classes on 14 December not obligatory

    UvA supports demonstration in The Hague against government cuts to higher education funding.

  • 8 Nov 2018
    Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge

    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 ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein

    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 ...

  • 25 Oct 2018
    UvA and University of Edinburgh sign Memorandum of Agreement

    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 ...

  • 13 Oct 2018
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony

    On Thursday, 11 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 12 Oct 2018
    Draft Budget 2019: scope for investment in education and research

    The UvA will have more money to spend in 2019. Revenues are expected to increase by 5% compared to the 2018 budget, and it is expected that there will be scope for investment in education and research in both the ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis voorbij / Occupation P.C. Hoofthuis over

    De UvA is blij dat de bezetting van het P.C. Hoofthuis is afgelopen. Wij zijn steeds in gesprek met al onze studenten en wij blijven dat ook doen.Vandaag hebben we meerdere malen geprobeerd met de bezetters in ...

  • 24 Sep 2018
    University lecturers and students take action against budget cuts

    In the week of 24 September at almost all Dutch universities, a number of lectures will be held out of doors to protest against budget cuts in higher education. This is the first time that academic staff will ...

  • 8 Aug 2018
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...

  • 11 Jul 2018
    Agneta Fischer appointed acting dean of Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) Executive Board has appointed Prof. Agneta Fischer, professor of Emotions and Affective Processes and chair of the department of Psychology, as dean of the Faculty of Social and ...

  • 28 Jun 2018
    NSE 2018: Decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA

    The extent to which UvA students are satisfied with their degree programmes has decreased. In the period from February to May of this year, some 8,500 students took part in the National Student Survey (NSE). The ...

  • 19 Jun 2018
    UvA team joint winner of 2018 Global Ingenuity Challenge

    A team from the UvA has been named joint winner of Universitas 21's 2018 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC) for KarmaPickUp, an app designed to reduce food waste.

  • 13 Jun 2018
    UvA Matching: a good benchmark for study progress

    Students who participate in UvA Matching and receive a positive recommendation will obtain more credits in the first year than ‘matchers’ with a negative recommendation or students who do not engage in matching at ...

  • 8 Jun 2018
    UvA identifies 220 extra student rooms

    In its pursuit of a rapid solution to meet the need for additional accommodation for international students, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in collaboration with Droompark recreation park and AM, has made ...

  • 15 May 2018
    UvA through to next round of international architecture prize

    With its design for the Roeterseiland Campus (buildings A, B, C, D), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is through to the next round of the 2018 RIBA International Prize. The campus design is among the 20 nominated ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Representative advisory bodies endorse proposal for new allocation model

    On 9 March, the Joint Meeting of the COR and CSR agreed to the proposal for a new allocation model. The aim of this model is to distributing the UvA’s direct funding (government grant and tuition fees).

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Communication Science & Media Studies ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    UvA produces strong showing in latest International Student Barometer

    International students have ranked the University of Amsterdam (UvA) 1st in the Netherlands for being 'a good place to be' and for 'host culture'. Moreover, almost 96% of the UvA's international students feel safe ...

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Weather alert: lectures to proceed

    The Meteorological Institute has issued a weather alert in North Holland on account of the storm taking place. Teaching and research will continue as usual and buildings will remain open. Students who are unable to ...

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 8 Jan 2018
    UvA celebrates 386th Dies Natalis

    On Monday, 8 January the University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated its 386th Dies Natalis (anniversary). The ceremony was opened by UvA rector magnificus Karen Maex with a speech titled ‘The international paradox’. ...

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Workload Task Force submits proposed action plan

    Recognising and acknowledging work pressure, identifying its causes, creating balance at work and reducing administrative complexity in internal processes: these are a few of the points included in the Action Plan by ...

  • 14 Dec 2017
    SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research not moving to Amsterdam

    The SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research is not moving to Amsterdam. This was announced by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to the consortium of the University of Amsterdam, VU ...

  • 13 Nov 2017
    SER Scriptieprijs 2018

    *The following message is in Dutch*

  • 8 Nov 2017
    Honorary doctorates awarded to Barbara Partee and Nora Volkow

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to Prof. Barbara Partee, an internationally influential linguist and philosopher of language, and Prof. Nora Volkow, a globally respected expert in the ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    UvA updates Vision on Teaching and Learning

    The UvA has updated its Vision on Teaching and Learning. New challenges meant that the previous, 2012 version needed to be modified and further clarified. Four ambitions have been formulated which encapsulate the ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Increase in first-year student intake at UvA

    The intake of new Bachelor’s student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has increased, preliminary figures show. With 6,271 new first-year students this year compared to 5,552 in the 2016-17 academic year, the ...

  • 25 Oct 2017
    U Night: the UvA celebrates 385 years with a festival for the city

    Don't miss your chance to roam around the UvA's century-old buildings. On Saturday, 18 November, between 20.00 and 22.00, the UvA will open the doors of Oudemanhuispoort and surrounding buildings to the people of ...

  • 9 Oct 2017
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony

    On Thursday, 5 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Edith Hooge and Gerard Mols appointed members of UvA Supervisory Board

    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Professor Edith Hooge as a member of the UvA Supervisory Board, effective 1 October 2017. The appointment is for a term of four years. Professor Gerard ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Start of the fundraising campaign for continuing the UvA385 Grant

    PhD candidates make up the new generation of researchers. At the start of the University of Amsterdam’s anniversary year, a new type of grant was launched especially for this group of researchers: the UvA385 Grant. ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA top Dutch university in Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen from 63rd to 59th place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This year, the UvA is also the highest ranked Dutch university on this global ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA celebrates start of 385th anniversary with special science talk show in Pathé Tuschinski

    On Sunday, 3 September the University of Amsterdam (UvA) kicked off the start of its 385th anniversary year with a science talk show presented by physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf in Pathé Tuschinski. Titled ‘What’s ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    UvA pop-up lectures on ferry and at airport

    During the month of September, scholars from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will treat passengers on the Amsterdam Noord ferry to mini lectures. Pop-up lectures will also be given for (international) travellers at ...

  • 15 Aug 2017
    Introduction Week activities on 28 and 29 August and how they will affect you

    As part of our Introduction Week, on 28 and 29 August new UvA students will be getting acquainted with the Roeterseiland Campus. This should not cause any major disruptions for UvA staff and other students.

  • 3 Jul 2017
    University Forum proposal drawn up following consultation

    The proposal is for a broad-based forum, with participants from all parts of the UvA, who will discuss policy several times a year.

  • 8 Jun 2017
    UvA placed 58th in QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is placed 58th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. In the latest rankings, released on Thursday, 8 June, the UvA drops one place from last year – in 2016/2017 the UvA was ...

  • 2 Jun 2017
    Jan Lintsen appointed new member of UvA Executive Board

    The Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Jan Lintsen MBA as a new member of the UvA Executive Board. The appointment will take effect on 1 September 2017.

  • 1 Jun 2017
    First UvA Education day puts teaching and learning centre stage

    On Wednesday 31 May, the UvA’s Rector Magnificus Karen Maex kicked off the UvA's first Education Day. Aimed at everyone involved in education, the event focus took its cue from the University's anniversary theme of ...

  • 24 May 2017
    REC Summer Festival returns

    This year you can once again expect a great Summer Festival at the Roeterseiland Campus on Thursday 29 June, starting at 16:30. It promises to be a creative and varied programme with local bands and heroes, DJs, ...

  • 18 May 2017
    2017 NSE results: further rise in student satisfaction at UvA

    In the past few months, Bachelor’s and Master’s students gave their opinion on the UvA via the National Student Survey (NSE). The results, published on 18 May on studiekeuze123.nl, show an increase in student ...

  • 3 May 2017
    UvA named joint winner of U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University of Nottingham are the joint winners of the U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, which is organised by Universitas 21, was ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    REC A and REC BC demolition work

    From the end of April, work will commence on breaking open a section of the walls between REC A and REC BC. This work will continue through to the project's completion on 30 June 2017.

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA supports call on governments to refrain from interference in university autonomy

    The European University Association (EUA) recently called on governments to refrain from interfering in universities’ autonomy.

  • 21 Mar 2017
    An ACCESS EUROPE Summer School Erasmus+

    ACCESS EUROPE has launched a second Call for Applications for its programme for part-time PhDs, with a deadline of 1 May.

  • 14 Mar 2017
    Ten-point Plan: results and next steps

    Stronger representative advisory bodies, recommendations by three committees, transparency in finances and allocation, education renewal and greater involvement of staff and students in policy decisions – since the ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    New call on tackling global challenges

    NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to fund use-inspired research to tackle global challenges. In March 2017, a call for proposals was collaboratively ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication and Media Studies pleased with latest jump in QS Rankings by Subject

    The UvA’s Communication and Media Studies programmes have risen to second spot in the latest 2016-17 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, both programmes are only one spot away from being recognised as ...

  • 3 Mar 2017
    DUTCH - Essaywedstrijd Erasmus

    Naar aanleiding van de toekenning van de Erasmusprijs aan de socioloog Michèle Lamont, organiseert de Stichting Praemium Erasmianum een Essaywedstrijd rond het thema ‘Kennis, Macht en Diversiteit' voor alle ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    SBS International Feedback Rounds

    Dear Students, We want to know what could be improved, what services were useful and how you have found your overall experience as a student in Amsterdam. The feedback sessions will take place on • Tuesday ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    International Talent Event Amsterdam

    Launch your career at the International Talent Event Amsterdam. A unique opportunity to meet employers, gain insight into the international labour market in Amsterdam, build your network, improve your job application ...

  • 27 Feb 2017
    Separate boards UvA and AUAS as from 1 March

    On Monday, 27 February the Executive Board and the Supervisory Boards of the UvA and the AUAS decided to end the administrative union of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board as from 1 March 2017, to separate the various ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Academic freedom under threat: open letter from rectors of Dutch universities

    On 17 February a joint letter signed by the rectors of Dutch universities appeared in the Dutch daily newspaper NRC. In this letter, the rectors express their concern about recent developments in the US and other ...

  • 15 Feb 2017
    Amsterdam ranked best student city in the Netherlands

    Amsterdam is the most popular student city in the Netherlands and among the top 15 in mainland Europe, according to the latest QS Best Student Cities 2017 ranking.

  • 6 Feb 2017
    The 2017 National Student Survey

    The 2017 National Student Survey (NSE) will officially start. The NSE is a nationwide survey in which students voice their opinions about their degree programme. As from 20 January, Stichting Studiekeuze123 will send ...

  • 1 Feb 2017
    UvA ranked most international university in the Netherlands

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the most international university in the Netherlands, according to a new ranking list compiled by Times Higher Education (THE).

  • 17 Jan 2017
    Power outage Amsterdam

    Update 15:45: The power supply has been resumed in REC buildings BCD. These buildings will be open as normal tomorrow.

  • 12 Jan 2017
    First results advisory referendum and follow-up steps

    Until mid-December of last year, staff and students were able to take part in an advisory referendum of the Democratisation and Decentralisation Committee (D&D). On Thursday, 12 January the committee, which was ...

  • 10 Jan 2017
    University of Amsterdam celebrates 385th Dies Natalis

    The University of Amsterdam celebrated its 385th Dies Natalis (UvA's birthday) on Monday, 9 January. A key part of the Dies ceremony involved the departure of outgoing UvA rector magnificus Professor Dymph van den ...

  • 10 Jan 2017
    Royal honour awarded to Dymph van den Boom

    Professor Dymph van den Boom has been named Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Van den Boom was conferred this royal honour by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker during her ...

  • 23 Dec 2016
    Linda van Exter is UvA´s new student assessor

    The Executive Board has appointed Linda van Exter, who is studying for a Master´s degree in History and a Bachelor´s degree in Educational Sciences, as the UvA´s new student assessor. She will start in that position ...

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Loving Day Thesis Prize 2017

    Loving Day is a platform for researchers and others interested in mixed relationships and families. Annually, on 12 June, Loving Day organises academic and public activities.

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Which Amsterdam neighbourhood are you?

    Amsterdam is a city of many faces, with each area having its own charm and character. So which Amsterdam neighbourhood are you most suited to? Answer these 11 questions to find out!

  • 12 Dec 2016
    23 December: changed opening hours at Roeterseiland Campus

    On Friday 23 December, buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will have different opening hours than usual.

  • 29 Nov 2016
    UvA launches first interdisciplinary Big History MOOC

    On 28 November, the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (ISS) launched the Big History Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Coursera, YouTube and ChronoZoom platforms. The MOOC, ...

  • 25 Nov 2016
    Create a Course Challenge

    The jury has chosen twelve proposed courses from a selection of thirty-five, based on interdisciplinarity, actuality and creativity. There can be voted until the first of December and the five courses with the most ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Voter may be more mature than political parties

    What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain ...

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Increase in student intake at UvA

    The provisional intake figures from October reveal an increase in the number of new Bachelor’s students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the current academic year. The increase is about 18% on last year, from ...

  • 25 Oct 2016
    New Graduate School launched by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The new Amsterdam Advanced Graduate School (AAGS) offers executive programmes in the fields of marketing, HR and medical psychology. It was launched in September 2016 to provide further educational opportunities for ...

  • 20 Oct 2016
    Outstanding students honoured during scholarship ceremony

    On Thursday, 13 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 11 Oct 2016
    Honorary doctorates for refugee law expert, cultural sociologist and Aids advocate

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to refugee law expert James Hathaway, cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont and Aids advocate Peter van Rooijen.

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Institute for Advanced Study officially opened

    On 19 September the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) was officially opened by rector magnificus Karen Maex and Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan. The new institute offers ...

  • 21 Sep 2016
    UvA ranked 63rd in global Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked 63rd in the 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The rankings were released on Wednesday, 21 September.

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Professor of Political Science is investigating the process and consequences of financial warfare

    Like American banks, European banks have been instructed to track down suspicious financial transactions and to report these as part of the battle against terrorism. How does this process work, what are the dilemmas ...

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Albert Schweitzer Prijs 2016

    Win 5000 euro startsubsidie voor jouw gezondheidsinitiatief in Afrika!

  • 8 Sep 2016
    Partnership UvA-AUAS no longer requires joint executive board

    There are many good examples of partnership between the UvA and AUAS in teaching and research, but the administrative union has been of limited added value in this regard. As for the service units, the partnership ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    Open invitation to new committee members for SBS International

    Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) International is a platform for International and Dutch students at the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the UvA. Its goal is to facilitate interaction between both groups. ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    UvA again best ranked Dutch university in global QS Rankings

    In the newly released 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked 57th, once again making it the highest placed Dutch university. The new rankings were released on Tuesday, 6 ...

  • 5 Sep 2016
    2016-2017 Academic Year officially kicks off

    The 2016-2017 Academic Year kicked off at the University of Amsterdam on Monday, 5 September. Besides the commencement of classes, the new academic year was also officially opened in the Old Lutheran Church (Aula) ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 4 Aug 2016
    Summer school students sample urban food experiences

    What is the relationship between food and the city? Over the past three weeks, students in the new UvA Summer School programme ‘The Urban Food Experience’ have explored this question from a variety of different ...

  • 21 Jul 2016
    Statement AUAS-UvA on situation in Turkey

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have taken note of the current situation in Turkey and stand ready to offer advice and support to their students and staff.

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Summer period: revised opening hours

    During the summer period, buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will have different opening hours than normal.

  • 8 Jul 2016
    Orientation programme new GSSS students - 1 September 2016

    On Thursday 1 September from 15:00-17:00, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Master's, preparatory or exchange programme as of September 2016.

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Lianne Schmidt to continue as student assessor until 1 January 2017

    Lianne Schmidt will continue as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) until 1 January 2017. Schmidt was appointed in this capacity for a period of one year on 1 September 2015. The Executive Board ...

  • 27 Jun 2016
    Brexit: No immediate consequences for British students and researchers at UvA

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) wishes to reiterate that there will be no immediate consequences for its British students and researchers following last week’s UK referendum on EU membership.

  • 24 Jun 2016
    Finance and Accommodations Research Committee: ‘UvA in good financial health’

    ‘The UvA was financially healthy in 2006 and is financially healthy in 2016’: that is the conclusion of the Finance and Accommodations Research Committee in its final report, published on Friday, 24 June.

  • 6 Jun 2016
    Amsterdam Social Science: Call for Papers

    Amsterdam Social Science is a platform for Master and PhD students to publish their work. We are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting contributions for upcoming issues.

  • 1 Jun 2016
    New Executive Board officially takes office

    On Wednesday, 1 June, Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex officially took office as president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), and rector ...

  • 1 Jun 2016
    Make more out of your bachelor thesis: Participate at the Student Research Conference 2016!

    Do you want to publish your bachelor research in an e-journal, present it at a scientific conference and possibly win one of the main prizes of €1.000,- €750,- or €500,-? Participate at the Student Research ...

  • 26 May 2016
    Buildings REC E and REC H accessible

    Update: the damaged water pipe has been repaired. All buildings are once again accessible.

  • 12 May 2016
    NSE 2016: Further rise in student satisfaction at UvA

    Just as last year, the results of the 2016 National Student Survey (NSE) show that the satisfaction of UvA students about their programmes has increased. The NSE was published on studiekeuze123.nl on Thursday, 12 ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Strengthening UvA-AUAS Executive Board

    The Supervisory Boards of the UvA and AUAS have had intensive and constructive discussions over the past two weeks with the Executive Board, the deans and the representative advisory bodies of the UvA and the ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex join UvA-AUAS Executive Board

    Geert ten Dam, professor of Education at the UvA, has been appointed as the new president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Karen ...

  • 15 Apr 2016
    Democratisation update: ten-point plan

    Over the past year, work has been under way on the implementation of the ten-point plan, which aims to create greater transparency and democratisation and to improve the quality of teaching and research. A number of ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    Save the date: Summer Festival Roeterseiland June 23

    On June 23 starting at 16:30 you can expect a great Summer Festival at Roeterseiland. It promises to be a creative and varied programme with local bands and heroes, DJs, comedy, theater, food, drinks, sports and ...

  • 4 Apr 2016
    Group violence: why does all hell sometimes break loose and other times not?

    Studies looking into the use of violence, as a group or otherwise, often draw a direct connection with the background characteristics of the perpetrators. According to Dr Don Weenink, sociologist at the University of ...

  • 29 Mar 2016
    UvA Summer School: inspiring and academic summer programmes

    As this academic year comes to a close, over 500 students from across the world will visit the UvA in June, July and August to take advantage of the summer season to further their academic development in a new and ...

  • 22 Mar 2016
    UvA subject areas rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the highest placed Dutch university in 11 subject areas in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. A total of 17 UvA subject areas are ranked in the top 50 of their ...

  • 21 Mar 2016
    Information from the Supervisory Boards to the UvA-AUAS community on the current appointment procedure and the resignation of Hans Amman

    Information from the Supervisory Boards to the UvA-AUAS community on the current appointment procedure and the resignation of Hans Amman as vice-president of the Executive Board.

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 15 Mar 2016
    Executive Board member Hans Amman to step down

    Professor Hans Amman, a member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (UvA-AUAS), has confirmed his intention to step down and to focus his energies on his ...

  • 22 Feb 2016
    UvA intensifies educational assistance to refugees

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will double its efforts to provide additional educational training to refugees. On Thursday, 18 February the UvA reaffirmed its commitment by signing a collaborative agreement with ...

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Panel discussion on ‘The Fear of the Other'

    As part of the Focus week ‘Rethinking the Refugee Case’, the GSSS organises a panel discussion on 17 February. This evening regroups professors from different social sciences and provides an interdisciplinary view on ...

  • 27 Jan 2016
    André Nollkaemper appointed as new dean of the Faculty of Law

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed André Nollkaemper (1962), professor of Public International Law, as the new dean of the Faculty of Law. The appointment will take effect on 1 May ...

  • 11 Jan 2016
    University of Amsterdam celebrates 384th anniversary

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated its 384th Dies Natalis (anniversary) on Friday, 8 January. In addition to speeches by Professors Dymph van den Boom and Henkjan Honing, honorary doctorates were also ...

  • 6 Jan 2016
    Orientation programme new GSSS students on 28 January

    On Thursday 28 January from 10:30-11:30, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Master's, preparatory or exchange programme as of February 2016.

  • 5 Jan 2016
    UvA Green Office to spur sustainability

    With the creation of its own Green Office, the University of Amsterdam has taken another step in promoting sustainability among its students and staff. The Office, which will open its doors later this year, is an ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    In Memoriam Mario Rutten

    It is with sadness we wish to inform you of the death of our colleague, Mario Rutten, Professor of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology of Asia at the Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for ...

  • 18 Dec 2015
    Summer programmes for refugees in the Netherlands

    The Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam is offering 10 full tuition waivers for refugees in the Netherlands for all our summer courses.

  • 18 Dec 2015
    Happy holidays and a successful 2016!

    The Graduate School of Social Sciences would like to wish all (prospective) students and alumni happy holidays and a successful 2016.

  • 3 Dec 2015
    UvA and AUAS to install more than 2,500 solar panels

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) will install more than 2,500 solar panels on the roofs of five of their buildings. The panels, which will cover a combined total ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    Decision on quiet spaces

    Quiet spaces can be established in the generally accessible areas of the UvA. It is essential that the quiet spaces have a neutral character, and they may not be 'claimed' by specific groups of users.

  • 19 Nov 2015
    Five UvA subject areas in top 100 of THE Rankings by Subject

    Five subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have made the worldwide top 100 of the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. This is two more than last year.

  • 16 Nov 2015
    Minute of silence for events in Paris

    In light of the terrible events in Paris, a minute of silence will be observed throughout Europe at 12:00 on Monday to remember those who died and to express solidarity with bereaved friends and family.

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Consciously or not, anthropologists are always in search of stories

    In his new book, Anthropological Encounters, UvA Professor of Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Asia Mario Rutten describes how his training as an anthropologist has shaped his relationships with people and ...

  • 4 Nov 2015
    GSSS Career Event on 25 November

    The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) is organising a Career Event for all its Master's students on Wednesday 25 November 2015! Do you want to know how to look for job opportunities after your graduation? You ...

  • 28 Oct 2015
    Reports on blended learning and knowledge sharing available in English

    Two recently published green papers, ‘Blend IT and Share IT’ and ‘Dare to Share’ are now available in English. The Executive Board welcomes feedback from the academic community on these documents.

  • 26 Oct 2015
    African masculinity examined

    Development campaigns in the area of emancipation and health in Africa, which up to around five years ago focused almost exclusively on women, now have a new target group: men. Anthropologist Eileen Moyer is not so ...

  • 19 Oct 2015
    Frank Vandenbroucke appointed University Professor at UvA

    The Executive Board has appointed Flemish academic and former politician Frank Vandenbroucke as University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As University Professor Vandenbroucke will stimulate research ...

  • 12 Oct 2015
    To what extent has Europeanisation impacted migrants in Turkey?

    Now that it is a candidate for EU membership, Turkey may also deal differently with migration and border control. Political scientist Beste Isleyen is studying this statement's validity, not so much through the lens ...

  • 5 Oct 2015
    Outstanding students honoured during scholarship ceremony

    On Thursday, 1 October, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) held a special certificate ceremony to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients. The ceremony took place in the Maagdenhuis and was officially opened ...

  • 4 Oct 2015
    Participation event: emphasis on structure, culture and involvement

    On Wednesday 30 September a special event on the role of participation and representation took place in the Maagdenhuis. It was organised by the Executive Board (CvB), the Central Works Council and the Central ...

  • 28 Sep 2015
    Executive Board invites feedback from the academic community on blended learning and knowledge sharing

    The Executive Board has sent an email to all employees and students asking for feedback on two recently published green papers.

  • 25 Sep 2015
    Finance committee now operative

    The appointment of Hendrik van Moorsel as chair of the Finance Committee marks the start of the committee's activities. The committee will investigate a number of matters including the financial aspects of the ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    Draft job profiles for UvA-AUAS Executive Board

    The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have drawn up draft job profiles for a new President of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board and a new UvA ...

  • 16 Sep 2015
    UvA to host international privacy conference

    What are the privacy implications of new technologies? How should medical data be shared with proper regard for patients’ privacy? And why do privacy and accountability trump security in a democratic state? At the ...

  • 10 Sep 2015
    Appointment procedure UvA-AUAS board members

    The representative advisory bodies of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) are to be given the right of approval to the basic profile of new members of the UvA-AUAS ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 21 Aug 2015
    Orientation programme new students GSSS

    On Thursday 27 August from 15:00 to 17:00, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Master's programme, preparatory programme or exchange programme as of September ...

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Why are managers earning ever more and cleaners earning ever less?

    In recent years, income inequality has grown in many Western countries. In the United States, the wage gap is mainly caused by the growth in pay differentials between professions. Sociologist Thijs Bol has received a ...

  • 7 Aug 2015
    Vacancy for student members Board of Studies

    The Graduate School of Social Sciences has, with immediate effect, two vacancies for student members Board of Studies.

  • 29 Jul 2015
    GSSS student Lianne Schmidt appointed student assessor at the UvA

    Lianne Schmidt, Master’s student in International Development Studies at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, has been appointed as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September ...

  • 9 Jul 2015
    Close involvement of UvA/AUAS representative advisory bodies in appointments

    The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have decided to closely involve the representative advisory bodies in procedures for appointing a ...

  • 8 Jul 2015
    Lianne Schmidt appointed student assessor at the UvA

    Lianne Schmidt, Master’s student in International Development Studies, has been appointed as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September 2015. The Executive Board appointed Schmidt ...

  • 26 Jun 2015
    Thinking City - Skills courses for your career development and public lectures

    The Summer School Thinking City offers skills courses which are useful to your career development - for a special student price. Students are also welcome to attend public lectures on urban issues or join the photo ...

  • 26 Jun 2015
    Call for papers - Amsterdam Social Science Journal

    Are you a student in Social Sciences and would you like to publish an article in an academic magazine? Then send in your article for the fall issue of the Amsterdam Social Science journal, a platform for Master's and ...

  • 10 Jun 2015
    Master Studio Magazine on 'Urban Metabolism'

    The Master Studio Magazine on 'Urban Metabolism' gives a full overview of the course Innovative International Planning Practices - with contributions from the best students, interviews with speakers and authors.

  • 2 Jun 2015
    UvA student Tirza Snoijl wins Echo Award 2015

    University of Amsterdam (UvA) student Tirza Snoijl (29) has been announced as the winner of the Echo Award 2015, a prize for multicultural talent in higher education. Tirza has joined the network of over 300 Echo ...

  • 13 May 2015
    GSSS Career Event on 20 May

    As the end of the academic year is approaching, the time has come to start preparing yourself for the labour market. The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) is here to assist you with that! Visit the GSSS ...

  • 1 May 2015
    Closure of the GSSS and UvA during days off in May

    During the spring holidays most UvA buildings, study centres and catering locations will be closed.

  • 30 Apr 2015
    Statement in response to brief squat of UvA’s Student Services building

    The following statement was issued by the Executive Board in response to the brief squat of the UvA’s Student Services building at the Binnengasthuisstraat.

  • 23 Apr 2015
    WoON thesis prize for UvA alumna Lydia Hofman

    Human Geography / Development Studies alumna Lydia Hofman recently won the WoON thesis prize for her Master's thesis on eco-friendly living behaviour.

  • 20 Apr 2015
    Press statement UvA-AUAS/HvA Executive Board

    The Executive Board would like to thank the Supervisory Boards for their enormous efforts and the speed and assiduousness with which they have drawn conclusions and taken decisions. The broad support makes it ...

  • 19 Apr 2015
    Press statement Supervisory Boards

    Today, the Supervisory Boards held talks about the current situation with the Executive Board, the deans, the domain chairs and the representative advisory bodies of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam ...

  • 19 Apr 2015
    President UvA Executive Board tenders resignation

    Yesterday evening, Louise Gunning tendered her resignation as president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to the Supervisory Boards.

  • 17 Apr 2015
    Masterclass - How to find a job (in Dutch)

    Masterclass about how to find your first job after graduation for Dutch speaking students.

  • 17 Apr 2015
    #kijkSW - Social Sciences magazine nr 11 is online

    The theme of this edition is 'Here and there' (Hier en daar) with contributions (in Dutch) by academic staff, students and alumni.

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Decision to evict Maagdenhuis occupiers

    We realise that questions exist about our decision this past Friday to observe the ruling of the court and formally request the police to vacate the Maagdenuis building. In the following letter, we would like to ...

  • 11 Apr 2015
    Maagdenhuis vacated

    After six weeks, the police made an end to the Maagdenhuis occupation this morning. Yesterday, the district court ordered the occupiers to immediately vacate the building. After the judge’s ruling, the UvA observed ...

  • 10 Apr 2015
    Judge rules that occupiers must leave the Maagdenhuis

    The interim relief judge of Amsterdam’s district court has decided that the occupiers of the Maagdenhuis must leave the building immediately and that for safety reasons the planned festival must be cancelled.

  • 8 Apr 2015
    Update: Maagdenhuis

    In recent weeks, a number of concerns have been raised within the academic community. The Executive Board has taken note of these concerns and has presented a 10-point plan to address them.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Update: 10-point plan

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will set up a committee to develop proposals for modernising the way the UvA is governed. In addition, a committee of inquiry will look at the UvA’s finances, together with its real ...

  • 19 Mar 2015
    UvA wins EP-Nuffic prize for Ambassador Programme

    During the EP-Nuffic Annual Conference on 12 March, the Orange Carpet Award for higher education was awarded to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for its Global Exchange Ambassador Programme. EP-Nuffic has created ...

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 16 March, the third meeting in a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    New summer course on Grant Writing and Proposal Development

    The summer course on Grant Writing and Proposal Development is an intensive two-week course on conceptualising and developing a grant proposal.

  • 9 Mar 2015
    Focus on hidden genocides in new summer programme

    The term genocide quickly evokes associations with the Holocaust. However, many other genocides have taken place in recent decades – events hardly known to the general public and not labelled ‘genocide’ as such. The ...

  • 6 Mar 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 9 March, the second meeting in a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place. The discussion will take place in CREA’s Muziekzaal from 13:30 to ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    Update: UvA Maagdenhuis

    For the moment, there is no intention to evacuate the Maagdenhuis.

  • 2 Mar 2015
    Cycling in Amsterdam: a joyful, daily occurrence, but also complex

    Cycling is such an integral part of daily life in Amsterdam, that we don't give it a second thought. However, from a scientific standpoint, it's a subject that raises numerous planning, cultural and social geography ...

  • 27 Feb 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 2 March, the first of a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place. The first meeting will be held in CREA’s Muziekzaal from 13:30 to 14:30.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Livestream agenda-setting meeting at REC

    Watch the livestream of the agenda-setting meeting at Roeterseiland.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Update: agenda-setting meeting 26 February

    Because of increased interest, today’s agenda-setting meeting will be moved from CREA to REC C 1.04 to enable more people to attend. The meeting is meant table subjects for discussion with the Executive Board.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Student member in UvA Executive Board

    The UvA’s Supervisory Board has unanimously approved a proposal to appoint a student member to the Executive Board and faculty management. The deans also unanimously support the proposal.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Update: Statement Executive Board on Maagdenhuis occupation

    Following a peaceful demonstration last night, a group of protestors broke into the UvA’s Maagdenhuis building. The door was forced open and a member of security assaulted. The Executive Board has laid formal charges.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Statement Executive Board on Maagdenhuis occupation

    Following a peaceful demonstration last night, a group of protestors broke into the UvA’s Maagdenhuis building.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Statement Executive Board on Bungehuis eviction

    Issued by Louise J. Gunning-Schepers, president of the Executive Board

  • 19 Feb 2015
    Broaden your horizon this summer - 10 scholarships available for GSSS summer programmes

    Do you want to branch out in a different field? As a student at CSW or GSSS, you now have the opportunity to win a €400 scholarship to participate in the GSSS Summer Programmes 2015. This summer you can take an ...

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Kick-off new GSSS students on 29 January

    On Thursday 29 January from 15:00 to 17:00, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Master's, preparatory or exchange programme as of February 2015.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    Happy holidays and a successful 2015!

    The Graduate School of Social Sciences would like to wish all (prospective) students and alumni happy holidays and a successful 2015.

  • 2 Dec 2014
    Internship on ethnic diversity

    The Board of Studies of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (BOS GSSS) is looking for two interns, who will conduct a research on ethnic diversity at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 14 Nov 2014
    Social sciences: vision, responsibility and dynamism

    Over the past few decades, the social sciences have evolved into solution-generating sciences. This development is described in the Social Sciences Sector Plan, presented to Minister of Education, Culture and Science ...

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Moving Traditions - the story of Zwarte Piet

    Zwarte Piet is a much beloved but controversial Dutch tradition. Visit this symposium on 5 November for a dialogue among academics and artists and a reflection on the current debate.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Winterschool in Medical Anthropology

    Interested in medical antropological research? Apply now for the Winterschool in Medical Anthropology.

  • 2 Oct 2014
    UvA climbs to 77th spot on the THE World University Rankings

    Building on its solid performance of recent years, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen to the 77th spot on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014-2015. Last year, the UvA was ranked ...

  • 1 Oct 2014
    GSSS Career Event 2014

    Do you want to know how to look for job opportunities after your graduation? You may find the answers at the GSSS Career Event on 30 October at CREA.

  • 18 Sep 2014
    UvA Social Sciences once again top QS Rankings

    Once again this year, social and behavioural sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) achieved top positions in the QS Ranking by Subject.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    UvA once again ranked best Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

    For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the highest placed Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. The UvA has also risen in the overall rankings and now holds the 50th ...

  • 3 Sep 2014
    UvA celebrates opening academic year with eye on Africa

    On Monday, 1 September, the University of Amsterdam celebrated the opening of the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Various speakers reflected on this year’s theme: 'Amsterdam in the wider world: Africa’.

  • 22 Aug 2014
    Orientation programme new GSSS students

    On Thursday 28 August from 15:00 to 17:00, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Master's programme as of September 2014.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    Soon it will be be possible to park your bicycle ón the canal itself

    Next Thursday, 14 August 2014, the pontoons that will serve as bicycle parking spaces on the Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus in the coming years will be hoisted into the canal.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    TEDxAmsterdam Award 2014

    The Technology Transfer Office UvA-AUAS-AMC is pleased to invite you, on behalf of Amsterdam Science Park and all of its scientific institutes, to participate in the TEDxAmsterdam Award 2014. Amsterdam Science Park ...

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Message in connection with the Malaysia Airlines aircraft disaster

    With deep sadness and disbelief, we have learnt that UvA/AMC staff members Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren, UvA student Sascha Meijer and UvA alumnus Laurens van der Graaff were on board the Malaysia Airlines ...

  • 6 Jun 2014
    GSSS will be closed during Pentecost

    Due to Pentecost the Graduate School of Social Sciences will be closed on Monday 9 June (Whit Monday). For opening times of libraries and study centres, please visit the library's website.

  • 26 May 2014
    Student satisfaction increases in all areas

    Student satisfaction at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has increased with regard to almost all aspects of their degree programmes, according to the 2014 National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquête, NSE). ...

  • 24 Apr 2014
    GSSS closing dates in May

    The offices of the Graduate School of Social Sciences will be closed in May on the following dates:

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Introduction programme new GSSS students

    On Friday 31 January the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) officially welcomes the new students starting a Dutch or English language Master's programme, Preparatory programme or Exchange programme as of ...

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Join us on UvA Master's Day

    Have you chosen your Master's programme yet? Join us on 15 February to find out which programmes of the Graduate School of Social Sciences best match your skills and interests.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    Mieke Mulder named UvA Lecturer of the Year 2013

    Dr Mieke Mulder was named UvA Lecturer of the Year 2013 during the University's Dies Natalis celebrations on 8 January 2014.

  • 3 Oct 2013
    UvA maintains ranking of 83rd in THE World University Rankings

    The UvA has maintained last year’s ranking of 83rd place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. Within the sub-rankings for each discipline, the UvA’s Social Sciences department is ranked ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    UvA top Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. Previously ranked 62nd, the UvA has moved up four places and is now ranked 58th ...

  • 3 Sep 2013
    UvA opens academic year with an eye on China

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year on Monday, 2 September. During the opening, a number of prominent speakers elaborated on the theme ‘Amsterdam in the wider ...