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Results: 81 - 120 of 172
  • Logo of Universitas 21: https://universitas21.com/
    UvA named joint winner of U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge
    3 May 2017
    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 ...
  • REC A and REC BC demolition work
    26 Apr 2017
    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.
  • UvA supports call on governments to refrain from interference in university autonomy
    6 Apr 2017
    The European University Association (EUA) recently called on governments to refrain from interfering in universities’ autonomy.
  • Suzanne Blanchard
    Ten-point Plan: results and next steps
    14 Mar 2017
    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 ...
  • NWO
    New call on tackling global challenges
    9 Mar 2017
    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 ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2017
    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 ...
  • Social media
    Communication and Media Studies pleased with latest jump in QS Rankings by Subject
    8 Mar 2017
    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 ...
  • Separate boards UvA and AUAS as from 1 March
    27 Feb 2017
    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 ...
  • Academic freedom under threat: open letter from rectors of Dutch universities
    17 Feb 2017
    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 ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    Amsterdam ranked best student city in the Netherlands
    15 Feb 2017
    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.
  • THE World University Rankings
    UvA ranked most international university in the Netherlands
    1 Feb 2017
    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).
  • Power outage Amsterdam
    17 Jan 2017
    Update 15:45: The power supply has been resumed in REC buildings BCD. These buildings will be open as normal tomorrow.
  • First results advisory referendum and follow-up steps
    12 Jan 2017
    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 ...
  • Professors making the way from the Aula to the Maagdenhuis on the University's bithday.
    University of Amsterdam celebrates 385th Dies Natalis
    10 Jan 2017
    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 ...
  • Dies
    Royal honour awarded to Dymph van den Boom
    10 Jan 2017
    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 ...
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    Linda van Exter is UvA´s new student assessor
    23 Dec 2016
    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 ...
  • iis
    UvA launches first interdisciplinary Big History MOOC
    29 Nov 2016
    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, ...
  • Voter may be more mature than political parties
    15 Nov 2016
    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 ...
  • UvA
    Increase in student intake at UvA
    26 Oct 2016
    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 ...
  • Scholarship ceremony 2016
    Outstanding students honoured during scholarship ceremony
    20 Oct 2016
    On Thursday, 13 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.
  • Jeroen Oerlemans
    Honorary doctorates for refugee law expert, cultural sociologist and Aids advocate
    11 Oct 2016
    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.
  • Opening UvA-IAS
    Institute for Advanced Study officially opened
    22 Sep 2016
    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 ...
  • THE World University Rankings
    UvA ranked 63rd in global Times Higher Education Rankings
    21 Sep 2016
    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.
  • Partnership UvA-AUAS no longer requires joint executive board
    8 Sep 2016
    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 ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    UvA again best ranked Dutch university in global QS Rankings
    6 Sep 2016
    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 ...
  • Dirk Gillissen
    2016-2017 Academic Year officially kicks off
    5 Sep 2016
    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) ...
  • Summer school students sample urban food experiences
    4 Aug 2016
    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 ...
  • Statement AUAS-UvA on situation in Turkey
    21 Jul 2016
    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.
  • Lianne Schmidt
    Lianne Schmidt to continue as student assessor until 1 January 2017
    4 Jul 2016
    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 ...
  • Brexit: No immediate consequences for British students and researchers at UvA
    27 Jun 2016
    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.
  • Final report presented
    Finance and Accommodations Research Committee: ‘UvA in good financial health’
    24 Jun 2016
    ‘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.
  • New Executive Board officially takes office
    1 Jun 2016
    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 ...
  • Buildings REC E and REC H accessible
    26 May 2016
    Update: the damaged water pipe has been repaired. All buildings are once again accessible.
  • NSE logo
    NSE 2016: Further rise in student satisfaction at UvA
    12 May 2016
    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 ...
  • Strengthening UvA-AUAS Executive Board
    18 Apr 2016
    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 ...
  • Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex join UvA-AUAS Executive Board
    18 Apr 2016
    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 ...
  • Democratisation update: ten-point plan
    15 Apr 2016
    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 ...
  • Branding UvA Summer School
    UvA Summer School: inspiring and academic summer programmes
    29 Mar 2016
    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 ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    UvA subject areas rise in latest QS World University Rankings
    22 Mar 2016
    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 ...
  • Information from the Supervisory Boards to the UvA-AUAS community on the current appointment procedure and the resignation of Hans Amman
    21 Mar 2016
    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.