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Results: 41 - 80 of 158
  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...