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Results: 1 - 40 of 172
  • Statement on the death of Samuel Paty
    23 Oct 2020
    It was with great horror that we learned of the murder of teacher Samuel Paty in France. A passionate and committed teacher, he was murdered for teaching freedom of speech. As fellow educational professionals, we ...
  • Login failure on UvA services - update 5.10 pm
    20 Oct 2020
    Update 5.10 pm: Online exams will take place tomorrow. The login system is working properly again, so the expectation is that students will be able to log in to TestVision as normal tomorrow.
  • UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    2 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...
  • Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city
    2 Jul 2020
    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...
  • Social safety top priority
    16 Jun 2020
    Social safety of students and staff is an absolute priority for the UvA and for us personally too. We are deeply ashamed by any case that surfaces. We must all be aware that there can be no place for sexism and ...
  • Postponed: 2020 Student Council elections
    3 Apr 2020
    The student council elections will be postponed by three weeks and will now be held in the week of 8-12 June. The processes surrounding the elections have also been adjusted in such a way that any moments requiring ...
  • All teaching on location suspended until the end of March
    12 Mar 2020
    The new measures announced by the cabinet to limit the consequences of the coronavirus also have major implications for the UvA. It has been decided that for the rest of this month teaching activities will be ...
  • UvA Bachelor’s Day cancelled
    12 Mar 2020
    After consulting with experts the UvA has regretfully had to decide that the Bachelor’s Day scheduled for this Saturday, 14 March cannot go ahead, to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The most important ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking
    4 Mar 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...
  • Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
    17 Feb 2020
    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
  • UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee
    21 Jan 2020
    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...
  • Mark Jordans uses science to improve psychological support for children in war zones
    20 Jan 2020
    To reduce the huge psychological suffering of children in war zones: this mission is what drives Mark Jordans, who was recently named professor by special appointment of Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health at ...
  • Budget for 2020 definitively adopted
    9 Jan 2020
    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.
  • UvA celebrates its 388th birthday
    8 Jan 2020
    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...
  • ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’
    10 Dec 2019
    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...
  • Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board
    22 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA Green Office, Satyam Kathpalia en Julia Dalibor
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'
    12 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • 2019 UvA Scholarship recipients
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students
    12 Nov 2019
    '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 ...
  • Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    Presenting the finalists of 2019 Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    23 Oct 2019
    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.
  • UvA response to email sent to Turkish student
    16 Oct 2019
    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.
  • This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings
    15 Oct 2019
    ‘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 ...
  • NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements
    8 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • 2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research
    8 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year
    1 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • ‘You will be expected to have an opinion on everything’
    17 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA in 62nd place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    12 Sep 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.
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    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?
    3 Sep 2019
    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...
  • Prof Agneta Fischer
    FMG dean Agneta Fischer to attend Real Opening of Academic Year in Leiden
    27 Aug 2019
    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 ...
  • UvA places 20th in Europe Teaching Rankings 2019
    5 Jul 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is in 20th place in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. In this ranking, published on Thursday 4 July, Times Higher Education (THE) assesses teaching at European universities.
  • Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)
    21 May 2019
    On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. ...
  • Rami Sidky released from prison
    21 May 2019
    The campaign – particularly the Urgent Action Week at the UvA with Amnesty International – for the release of Rami Sidky has paid off, according to a statement from Vivienne Matthies-Boon on Tuesday, 21 May.
  • Creating a safe university environment
    8 May 2019
    Universities stand for ensuring a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. At the UvA as well, collegiality, integrity, equality and respect are of the utmost importance. All Dutch universities ...
  • Prof Agneta Fischer
    Agneta Fischer appointed dean Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    11 Apr 2019
    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Agneta Fischer, professor of Emotions and Affective Processes, as dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 15 ...
  • Political PhD programme
    27 Feb 2019
    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 ...
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    UvA supports aims of climate letter
    13 Feb 2019
    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.
  • UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...
  • UvA celebrates its 387th birthday
    8 Jan 2019
    On Tuesday, 8 January 2018 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 387th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech on the transition to open data and open science. ...
  • Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis
    19 Dec 2018
    The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.
  • Student Assessor 2019
    Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor
    18 Dec 2018
    The UvA Executive Board has appointed Iris Kingma, a Sociology Master’s student, as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam. Kingma will take up the post on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The appointment is for ...
  • Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge
    8 Nov 2018
    For the third edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 26 entries. By voting on your top 3, you will partly determine which course will be offered next ...