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Results: 1 - 40 of 159
  • 22 Nov 2019
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board

    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex have been reappointed by the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as, respectively, chairperson of the Executive Board and Rector Magnificus of the university. This ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    UvA Green Office, Satyam Kathpalia en Julia Dalibor
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'

    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    2019 UvA Scholarship recipients
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students

    'Having a scholarship has given me the breathing space to enjoy the city a little more and be inspired by it enough to effect change back home.' Jacqueline Tizora, a Research Master’s student in Communication ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    Presenting the finalists of 2019 Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    The finalists of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award have been announced. The nine finalists will pitch their innovative ideas during a festive award ceremony in NEMO Science Museum on Tuesday 26 November.

  • 16 Oct 2019
    UvA response to email sent to Turkish student

    The UvA has received many responses with regard to a message on social media, which was posted by a Turkish student about an internship rejection from a UvA staff member.

  • 15 Oct 2019
    This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings

    ‘It's not like I'm exchanging texts with Karen, Geert or Jan every morning, though’, she says with a laugh. Still, as a student assessor, Master's student in Sociology Iris Kingma (25) sits down with the UvA ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements

    The UvA's plans for using the student loan funds, in the context of the so-called Higher Education Quality Agreements, have been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research

    In 2020, the UvA will have more money to spend. The University’s income is expected to be 4% higher than in the 2019 budget, giving greater scope for both short-term and long-term investments in teaching and ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year

    Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, an additional teaching-free week (holiday week) will be introduced in all the faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The Executive Board took the official decision on ...

  • 17 Sep 2019
    ‘You will be expected to have an opinion on everything’

    This past year, Roeland Voorbergen (20) served as chair of the Central Student Council (CSR), the council that represents the interests of all University of Amsterdam (UvA) students. This academic year, Pjotr van der ...

  • 12 Sep 2019
    UvA in 62nd place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.

  • 3 Sep 2019
    academic yearOpening
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?

    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Prof Agneta Fischer
    FMG dean Agneta Fischer to attend Real Opening of Academic Year in Leiden

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) dean Agneta Fischer will be attending the Real Opening of the Academic Year in Leiden with her colleague Fred Weerman from the Faculty of Humanities. Organised by ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    UvA places 20th in Europe Teaching Rankings 2019

    The University of Amsterdam is in 20th place in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. In this ranking, published on Thursday 4 July, Times Higher Education (THE) assesses teaching at European universities.

  • 21 May 2019
    Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)

    On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Rami Sidky released from prison

    The campaign – particularly the Urgent Action Week at the UvA with Amnesty International – for the release of Rami Sidky has paid off, according to a statement from Vivienne Matthies-Boon on Tuesday, 21 May.

  • 8 May 2019
    Creating a safe university environment

    Universities stand for ensuring a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. At the UvA as well, collegiality, integrity, equality and respect are of the utmost importance. All Dutch universities ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Prof Agneta Fischer
    Agneta Fischer appointed dean Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Agneta Fischer, professor of Emotions and Affective Processes, as dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 15 ...

  • 27 Feb 2019
    Political PhD programme

    The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer 6 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ...

  • 13 Feb 2019
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    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
    Student Assessor 2019
    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 ...

  • 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
    Scholarship recipients October 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
    Geert ten Dam gives a speech during the opening of the WO in action open-air lecture series.
    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
    Vlag
    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
    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
    Student jury sitting down.
    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 Roeterseiland REC A
    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
    Interne Communicatie
    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 ...