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Results: 121 - 160 of 169
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 28 Sep 2015
    Executive Board invites feedback from the academic community on blended learning and knowledge sharing

    The Executive Board has sent an email to all employees and students asking for feedback on two recently published green papers.

  • 25 Sep 2015
    Finance committee now operative

    The appointment of Hendrik van Moorsel as chair of the Finance Committee marks the start of the committee's activities. The committee will investigate a number of matters including the financial aspects of the ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    Draft job profiles for UvA-AUAS Executive Board

    The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have drawn up draft job profiles for a new President of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board and a new UvA ...

  • 16 Sep 2015
    UvA to host international privacy conference

    What are the privacy implications of new technologies? How should medical data be shared with proper regard for patients’ privacy? And why do privacy and accountability trump security in a democratic state? At the ...

  • 10 Sep 2015
    Appointment procedure UvA-AUAS board members

    The representative advisory bodies of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) are to be given the right of approval to the basic profile of new members of the UvA-AUAS ...

  • 9 Jul 2015
    Close involvement of UvA/AUAS representative advisory bodies in appointments

    The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have decided to closely involve the representative advisory bodies in procedures for appointing a ...

  • 8 Jul 2015
    Lianne Schmidt appointed student assessor at the UvA

    Lianne Schmidt, Master’s student in International Development Studies, has been appointed as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September 2015. The Executive Board appointed Schmidt ...

  • 30 Apr 2015
    Statement in response to brief squat of UvA’s Student Services building

    The following statement was issued by the Executive Board in response to the brief squat of the UvA’s Student Services building at the Binnengasthuisstraat.

  • 20 Apr 2015
    Press statement UvA-AUAS/HvA Executive Board

    The Executive Board would like to thank the Supervisory Boards for their enormous efforts and the speed and assiduousness with which they have drawn conclusions and taken decisions. The broad support makes it ...

  • 19 Apr 2015
    Press statement Supervisory Boards

    Today, the Supervisory Boards held talks about the current situation with the Executive Board, the deans, the domain chairs and the representative advisory bodies of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam ...

  • 19 Apr 2015
    President UvA Executive Board tenders resignation

    Yesterday evening, Louise Gunning tendered her resignation as president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to the Supervisory Boards.

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Decision to evict Maagdenhuis occupiers

    We realise that questions exist about our decision this past Friday to observe the ruling of the court and formally request the police to vacate the Maagdenuis building. In the following letter, we would like to ...

  • 11 Apr 2015
    Maagdenhuis vacated

    After six weeks, the police made an end to the Maagdenhuis occupation this morning. Yesterday, the district court ordered the occupiers to immediately vacate the building. After the judge’s ruling, the UvA observed ...

  • 10 Apr 2015
    Judge rules that occupiers must leave the Maagdenhuis

    The interim relief judge of Amsterdam’s district court has decided that the occupiers of the Maagdenhuis must leave the building immediately and that for safety reasons the planned festival must be cancelled.

  • 8 Apr 2015
    Update: Maagdenhuis

    In recent weeks, a number of concerns have been raised within the academic community. The Executive Board has taken note of these concerns and has presented a 10-point plan to address them.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Update: 10-point plan

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will set up a committee to develop proposals for modernising the way the UvA is governed. In addition, a committee of inquiry will look at the UvA’s finances, together with its real ...

  • 19 Mar 2015
    UvA wins EP-Nuffic prize for Ambassador Programme

    During the EP-Nuffic Annual Conference on 12 March, the Orange Carpet Award for higher education was awarded to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for its Global Exchange Ambassador Programme. EP-Nuffic has created ...

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 16 March, the third meeting in a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place.

  • 6 Mar 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 9 March, the second meeting in a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place. The discussion will take place in CREA’s Muziekzaal from 13:30 to ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    Update: UvA Maagdenhuis

    For the moment, there is no intention to evacuate the Maagdenhuis.

  • 27 Feb 2015
    Weekly meeting with Executive Board

    On Monday, 2 March, the first of a series of weekly meetings between students, staff and a delegation of the Executive Board will take place. The first meeting will be held in CREA’s Muziekzaal from 13:30 to 14:30.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Livestream agenda-setting meeting at REC

    Watch the livestream of the agenda-setting meeting at Roeterseiland.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Update: agenda-setting meeting 26 February

    Because of increased interest, today’s agenda-setting meeting will be moved from CREA to REC C 1.04 to enable more people to attend. The meeting is meant table subjects for discussion with the Executive Board.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Student member in UvA Executive Board

    The UvA’s Supervisory Board has unanimously approved a proposal to appoint a student member to the Executive Board and faculty management. The deans also unanimously support the proposal.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Update: Statement Executive Board on Maagdenhuis occupation

    Following a peaceful demonstration last night, a group of protestors broke into the UvA’s Maagdenhuis building. The door was forced open and a member of security assaulted. The Executive Board has laid formal charges.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Statement Executive Board on Maagdenhuis occupation

    Following a peaceful demonstration last night, a group of protestors broke into the UvA’s Maagdenhuis building.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Statement Executive Board on Bungehuis eviction

    Issued by Louise J. Gunning-Schepers, president of the Executive Board

  • 2 Oct 2014
    UvA climbs to 77th spot on the THE World University Rankings

    Building on its solid performance of recent years, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen to the 77th spot on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014-2015. Last year, the UvA was ranked ...

  • 16 Sep 2014
    UvA once again ranked best Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

    For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the highest placed Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. The UvA has also risen in the overall rankings and now holds the 50th ...

  • 3 Sep 2014
    UvA celebrates opening academic year with eye on Africa

    On Monday, 1 September, the University of Amsterdam celebrated the opening of the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Various speakers reflected on this year’s theme: 'Amsterdam in the wider world: Africa’.