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Results: 41 - 80 of 172
  • UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein
    6 Nov 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Klein will receive the doctorate in recognition of her unique work ...
  • UvA and University of Edinburgh sign Memorandum of Agreement
    25 Oct 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Edinburgh have reinforced their commitment to European partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). As part of the agreement, both universities ...
  • Scholarship recipients October 2018
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony
    13 Oct 2018
    On Thursday, 11 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.
  • Draft Budget 2019: scope for investment in education and research
    12 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis voorbij / Occupation P.C. Hoofthuis over
    28 Sep 2018
    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 ...
  • 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
    24 Sep 2018
    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 ...
  • Vlag
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers
    8 Aug 2018
    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 ...
  • Agneta Fischer
    Agneta Fischer appointed acting dean of Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    11 Jul 2018
    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 ...
  • Student jury sitting down.
    NSE 2018: Decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA
    28 Jun 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA team joint winner of 2018 Global Ingenuity Challenge
    19 Jun 2018
    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.
  • UvA Matching: a good benchmark for study progress
    13 Jun 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA identifies 220 extra student rooms
    8 Jun 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA Roeterseiland REC A
    UvA through to next round of international architecture prize
    15 May 2018
    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 ...
  • Interne Communicatie
    Representative advisory bodies endorse proposal for new allocation model
    27 Mar 2018
    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).
  • Communication Science & Media Studies ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings
    28 Feb 2018
    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 ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings
    28 Feb 2018
    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 ...
  • UvA produces strong showing in latest International Student Barometer
    29 Jan 2018
    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 ...
  • Weather alert: lectures to proceed
    18 Jan 2018
    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 ...
  • Cartoon 'Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field'
    'I am not a spy!'
    9 Jan 2018
    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 ...
  • PhD program
    UvA celebrates 386th Dies Natalis
    8 Jan 2018
    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’. ...
  • Toetsenbord
    Workload Task Force submits proposed action plan
    14 Dec 2017
    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 ...
  • SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research not moving to Amsterdam
    14 Dec 2017
    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 ...
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    Honorary doctorates awarded to Barbara Partee and Nora Volkow
    8 Nov 2017
    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 ...
  • College studenten
    UvA updates Vision on Teaching and Learning
    31 Oct 2017
    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 ...
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    Increase in first-year student intake at UvA
    31 Oct 2017
    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 ...
  • U Night: the UvA celebrates 385 years with a festival for the city
    25 Oct 2017
    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 ...
  • UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony
    9 Oct 2017
    On Thursday, 5 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.
  • Edith Hooge and Gerard Mols appointed members of UvA Supervisory Board
    3 Oct 2017
    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 ...
  • Start of the fundraising campaign for continuing the UvA385 Grant
    12 Sep 2017
    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. ...
  • ERC logo
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers
    6 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • THE World University Rankings
    UvA top Dutch university in Times Higher Education Rankings
    5 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • UvA celebrates start of 385th anniversary with special science talk show in Pathé Tuschinski
    5 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • Lustrum GvB pop-up
    UvA pop-up lectures on ferry and at airport
    28 Aug 2017
    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 ...
  • Introduction Week activities on 28 and 29 August and how they will affect you
    15 Aug 2017
    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.
  • Agnietenkapel
    University Forum proposal drawn up following consultation
    3 Jul 2017
    The proposal is for a broad-based forum, with participants from all parts of the UvA, who will discuss policy several times a year.
  • QS World University Ranking
    UvA placed 58th in QS World University Rankings
    8 Jun 2017
    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 ...
  • Jan Lintsen
    Jan Lintsen appointed new member of UvA Executive Board
    2 Jun 2017
    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.
  • Four people talking on a couch during the 2017 UvA Education Day.
    First UvA Education day puts teaching and learning centre stage
    1 Jun 2017
    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 ...
  • Summer Festival REC 2017
    REC Summer Festival returns
    24 May 2017
    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, ...
  • How would you rate your course programme? Take the 2017 National Student Survey
    2017 NSE results: further rise in student satisfaction at UvA
    18 May 2017
    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 ...