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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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
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) ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...