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Results: 81 - 120 of 168
  • 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) ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 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.

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Summer period: revised opening hours

    During the summer period, buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will have different opening hours than normal.

  • 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 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 ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    Save the date: Summer Festival Roeterseiland June 23

    On June 23 starting at 16:30 you can expect a great Summer Festival at Roeterseiland. It promises to be a creative and varied programme with local bands and heroes, DJs, comedy, theater, food, drinks, sports and ...

  • 4 Apr 2016
    Group violence: why does all hell sometimes break loose and other times not?

    Studies looking into the use of violence, as a group or otherwise, often draw a direct connection with the background characteristics of the perpetrators. According to Dr Don Weenink, sociologist at the University 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.

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Panel discussion on ‘The Fear of the Other'

    As part of the Focus week ‘Rethinking the Refugee Case’, the GSSS organises a panel discussion on 17 February. This evening regroups professors from different social sciences and provides an interdisciplinary view on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    In Memoriam Mario Rutten

    It is with sadness we wish to inform you of the death of our colleague, Mario Rutten, Professor of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology of Asia at the Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for ...

  • 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.

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Consciously or not, anthropologists are always in search of stories

    In his new book, Anthropological Encounters, UvA Professor of Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Asia Mario Rutten describes how his training as an anthropologist has shaped his relationships with people and ...

  • 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.

  • 26 Oct 2015
    African masculinity examined

    Development campaigns in the area of emancipation and health in Africa, which up to around five years ago focused almost exclusively on women, now have a new target group: men. Anthropologist Eileen Moyer is not so ...

  • 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 ...

  • 12 Oct 2015
    To what extent has Europeanisation impacted migrants in Turkey?

    Now that it is a candidate for EU membership, Turkey may also deal differently with migration and border control. Political scientist Beste Isleyen is studying this statement's validity, not so much through the lens ...

  • 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 ...

  • 4 Oct 2015
    Participation event: emphasis on structure, culture and involvement

    On Wednesday 30 September a special event on the role of participation and representation took place in the Maagdenhuis. It was organised by the Executive Board (CvB), the Central Works Council and the Central ...