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Results: 81 - 120 of 167
Results: 81 - 120 of 167
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...