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  • 13 Feb 2019
    UvA supports aims of climate letter

    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...

  • 6 Feb 2019
    Circle of Parents winner of Demo Day

    Second hand children’s clothing should be the standard according to students Lucas van Straalen, Julius van Dijk and David Soesan of the minor Entrepreneurship. They won the first prize of €1,000 for their start-up ...

  • 1 Feb 2019
    This is what you wished for the most at the Library

    During the Holiday season you all together wrote more than 500 wishing cards. The Library feels honored and thanks everyone who took the time to share their wishes in the Wish Tree at the UB Singel and the P.C. ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Redesigned UvA website: from Tuesday, 5 February

    As of Tuesday, 5 February, the UvA website will have a new look and feel. The website will be mobile-proof, responsive and more flexible, with a contemporary design. Because the UvA website is large and complex, the ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Take part in the National Student Survey

    This week you will receive an invitation email from Stichting Studiekeuze123 to take part in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a nationwide survey in which you and your fellow students can voice ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Education strike on 15 March

    On 15 March a nationwide education strike will be organised by the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOB, the General Union of Education Personnel in the Netherlands) and the FNV, the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation. ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Taking part in the UvAcare health check?

    All kinds of factors can influence your physical and mental health, so it’s a good idea to regularly stop and take the time to think about your well-being. The 10-minute UvAcare health check helps you do this.

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Possible data leak detected

    In December 2018 ICTS Services discovered that an unauthorised individual had gained access to an UvA server. There is no indication that personal data were leaked, but to be certain the applications on the server ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Changes to Interlibrary loans

    The Library has switched to a new system for requesting books and/or articles from another library, known as Interlibrary Loans (ILL). Both the way you search and the way you submit your request have changed.

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Lisanne van Bunderen wins 2018 Van der Schroeff Award

    The Van der Schroeff Award for the best lecturer at UvA Economics and Business was awarded to Lisanne van Bunderen. The winner was announced during the New Year’s event on 17 January. “It was really enjoyable to ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    How do you protect your privacy?

    Monday, 28 January is international Data Privacy Day. It’s an issue that concerns us all, so here are some tips to help you safeguard your own privacy and that of others.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 8 Jan 2019
    UvA celebrates its 387th birthday

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2018 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 387th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech on the transition to open data and open science. ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Professor Ronald Does awarded the Shewhart Medal 2019

    Ronald Does, professor of industrial statistics at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) has been awarded the Shewhart Medal 2019 of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Does will receive the award at the ASQ annual ...

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Budget for 2019 finalised

    In its meeting of 11 December 2018, the Executive Board finalised the budget for 2019, including an update of the Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project portfolio.

  • 19 Dec 2018
    ASE researcher ranked first in ‘Economentop 40’

    In the 2018 ‘Economentop 40’ rankings listing the top 40 economists in the Netherlands, Hessel Oosterbeek, a professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics(ASE), was ranked in first place. The ranking is published ...

  • 19 Dec 2018
    Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis

    The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor

    The UvA Executive Board has appointed Iris Kingma, a Sociology Master’s student, as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam. Kingma will take up the post on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The appointment is for ...

  • 14 Dec 2018
    UvA positively assessed in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit

    A committee of the Institutional Audit of the NVAO has positively assessed the University of Amsterdam. The committee announced this yesterday during a meeting in Spui25.

  • 6 Dec 2018
    Expand your view with Interdisciplinary elective courses

    What unites a country as divided as that of India? Was Albert Einstein the only founder of the relativity theory? And can we still approach complex problems from traditional academic methods? The range of ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 3 Dec 2018
    Create a strong password and play your part in working and studying safely

    At the end of November the ‘Do your part to ensure safe working and studying conditions’ campaign kicked off. Creating strong passwords is the first in a series of security-related themes on the agenda. At various ...

  • 28 Nov 2018
    ASMF alumnus wins Johan de Witt thesis award 2018

    Ted van der Aalst, a cum laude graduate of the Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance MSc programme was awarded the Johan de Witt thesis award on 22 November. He won the award for his thesis 'A network approach ...

  • 26 Nov 2018
    Update of Strategic Plan adopted

    The Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 that was adopted by the Executive Board this summer is now available as a PDF file.

  • 21 Nov 2018
    Arno Kourula MBA lecturer of the Year 2018

    Lecturer Arno Kourula has been voted Lecturer of the Year 2018 by MBA students. Students were able to vote for their favourite MBA lecturer one month before graduating.

  • 20 Nov 2018
    Results of the Canvas survey

    We were curious about your experience with Canvas so we sent out a survey with the last student newsletter. No fewer than 277 of you took the time to fill this in. Many thanks! In this newsletter we have the results ...

  • 20 Nov 2018
    Raffle of 25x2 tickets for Sweelinck Orchestra

    Would you like to attend a concert by the UvA’s J.Pzn Sweelinck Orchestra on Monday, 3 December? Join the ticket raffle for a chance to win one of 25 sets of 2 tickets. The raffle is open to UvA students only.

  • 16 Nov 2018
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018

    Until November 15, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from students in the Create a Course Challenge. A total of almost 500 students and employees of the UvA have cast their vote on the subject that they think ...

  • 13 Nov 2018
    Let us know your opinion about our food and drink

    The aim of this survey is to gauge how satisfied you are with the food and drink currently available and to hear your ideas for improvement. By sharing your experiences, you will help develop and shape the catering, ...

  • 8 Nov 2018
    Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge

    For the third edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 26 entries. By voting on your top 3, you will partly determine which course will be offered next ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Klein will receive the doctorate in recognition of her unique work ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics

    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.

  • 30 Oct 2018
    EventPay wins Startup Project Pitch Finals

    Students of the Master’s in Entrepreneurship had the opportunity to pitch their startup project during the Pitch Finals on 24 October. The students Joeri Stavleu, Pim Thijssen and Jekaterina Ivanova won the prize of ...

  • 25 Oct 2018
    UvA and University of Edinburgh sign Memorandum of Agreement

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Edinburgh have reinforced their commitment to European partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). As part of the agreement, both universities ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a new Student Assessor for the period from January 2019 until January 2020. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    UvA Economics graduates receive highest salary

    Research shows that UvA Economics graduates receive the highest salary in the job market compared to graduates in other studies. This is one of the findings of a SEO Amsterdam Economics study based on CBS microdata.

  • 23 Oct 2018
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'

    This Monday afternoon and today, from 14:00 to 16:00, a temporary puppy room was in effect in the University Library on Singel. Under the watchful eyes of an experienced dog trainer and of course their owners, among ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library

    In early 2021, the new University Library will be opening in the University Quarter. What will the interior look like? Imagine a yellow counter instead of red at which to collect requested items, study nooks amidst ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Increase in number of first-year students at UvA

    The intake of new bachelor’s students at the UvA has increased again this academic year. With 6,779 new first-year students this year compared to 6,263 first-years during the 2017-18 academic year, this translates to ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    ABS student Maren Heumann wins the George Molenkamp Sustainability Thesis Award

    UvA Amsterdam Business School student Maren Heumann won the George Molenkamp Sustainability Thesis 2018 award. Dr. George Molenkamp presented the award during the UvA in Carré event on Friday 12 October.

  • 22 Oct 2018
    Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team news update

    Under the leadership of Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf, we as Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team) have been working hard to help make the UvA even more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Many things are ...

  • 19 Oct 2018
    Have you lost something in a UvA building? Retrieve it through iLost!

    The UvA has entered into a partnership with the online service iLost. You could compare iLost to a search engine for lost items. The service can currently be used in the UvA buildings at Science Park, on the ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    UvA Career Orientation Day 2018 on 8 November

    Are you figuring out your next step after graduation? Or do you have choices to make within your study programme? The UvA Career Orientation Day offers you inspiration, insights and practical tips to get you ready to ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Paper UvA EB lecturer cited by Pentti Hakkarainen

    A paper by assistant professor Stefanie Huber has been cited during a speech of ECB board member Pentti Hakkarainen about the health of banks in the Eurozone earlier this month.

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Winner Isaac Roet Prize wants to change coffee industry

    UvA BSc. Economics en Business alumnus Lucas Grosfeld (26 years) won the Isaac Roet Prize with his business plan for the startup Wakuli. He received the prize of €5,000 during the last UvA in Carré session of this ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    UvA offering raffle of 20 tickets for Brainwash Festival

    For the third year in a row, the UvA is sponsoring the Brainwash Festival, which will take place on Saturday, 27 October. The Brainwash Festival is a philosophical festival in Amsterdam’s city centre.

  • 16 Oct 2018
    Personal data leak

    A personal data leak occurred a few months ago, due to a security breach at the American data acquisition company Apollo. This is not an UvA data leak, but rather a leak at an external organisation that specialises ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Unwind in University Library puppy room - already 'sold out'

    The University Library on Singel will be temporarily opening a puppy room especially for students during the upcoming exam period. Looking for a chance to relax between studying? Then come along and cuddle and play ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Buy & sell used textbooks with other UvA students

    Affinity is the keyword for UvABooks.nl, an initiative of UvA students for selling and buying their used textbooks online at a friendly price.  The idea is for UvA students to use their own online space, with no ...

  • 13 Oct 2018
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony

    On Thursday, 11 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 12 Oct 2018
    Draft Budget 2019: scope for investment in education and research

    The UvA will have more money to spend in 2019. Revenues are expected to increase by 5% compared to the 2018 budget, and it is expected that there will be scope for investment in education and research in both the ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Extended library opening hours

    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period more than 750 ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Participate in Clean Energy Challenge!

    The UvA faces major challenges in the sustainable development of campuses. Participation with the 'Sustainability of the University Quarter' case study in the Clean Energy Challenge offers opportunities to utilize ...

  • 5 Oct 2018
    Diversity officer: ‘The UvA is changing’

    Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf has published a blog in which she writes about her activities. In the blog, she explains what she and her team have been doing for the past year and what they have achieved in ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Maarten Pieter Schinkel and Jan Tuinstra cited in US Supreme Court case

    Two articles by UvA EB professors Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jan Tuinstra, and co-authors have been cited in an amicus letter in the Apple v. Pepper case currently before the US Supreme Court.

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis voorbij / Occupation P.C. Hoofthuis over

    De UvA is blij dat de bezetting van het P.C. Hoofthuis is afgelopen. Wij zijn steeds in gesprek met al onze studenten en wij blijven dat ook doen.Vandaag hebben we meerdere malen geprobeerd met de bezetters in ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Update 15:49 UvA responds to occupation of P.C. Hoofthuis

    Update 15:49 Occupiers demand that Geert ten Dam send away the mobile unit (ME) before she can enter the building. Ten Dam: ‘That is not my decision but that of the mayor. It’s unfortunate that this last attempt at a ...

  • 25 Sep 2018
    UvA students among the prizewinners at ECHO Award

    The ECHO Award raises the visibility of excellent students with a non-Western background: students who are active as world citizens in various areas, who are driven by a social mission and thus help to promote equal ...

  • 24 Sep 2018
    University lecturers and students take action against budget cuts

    In the week of 24 September at almost all Dutch universities, a number of lectures will be held out of doors to protest against budget cuts in higher education. This is the first time that academic staff will ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Make the world your classroom: Study Abroad Fair

    Find out the possibilities for studying abroad, and for internships, a full Master's programme, summer programmes and volunteer work abroad during the UvA Study Abroad Fair on Saturday afternoon, 29 September.

  • 18 Sep 2018
    Open consulting hour for institutional audit

    On 7 and 8 November 2018, a panel from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) will visit the University of Amsterdam as part of the institutional audit. The panel is charged with ...

  • 18 Sep 2018
    ABS lecturers nominated for 2018 Actuary of the Year award

    The Actuary of the Year award is presented annually to actuaries who have made a special contribution to the visibility of this profession in society.

  • 4 Sep 2018
    Great idea for a new course? Join the Create a Course Challenge!

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 30 September 2018, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 4 Sep 2018
    Roger Laeven reappointed as Academic Advisor to EIOPA

    Prof. Roger Laeven has been reappointed by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to a second mandate as Academic Member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) advisory ...

  • 3 Sep 2018
    Roeterseiland Welcomes Honey Bees

    While Amsterdam suffered through this summer’s scorching temperatures, fifteen thousand new inhabitants took up residence on the green roof of the Roeterseiland Campus.

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Conversion of Oudemanhuispoort building into student housing begins

    On behalf of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), student housing provider DUWO began renovation work on the Oudemanhuispoort university complex this week. A total of 80 temporary student rooms will be created inside ...

  • 15 Aug 2018
    The new academic year starts with Canvas!

    Canvas replaces Blackboard as a digital learning environment of the UvA as of 1 September 2018. Teachers are now working hard to prepare all courses. Check whether your courses are already in Canvas. Log in on ...

  • 10 Aug 2018
    UvA Introduction Week activities at Roeterseiland

    On Monday 27 and Thursday 30 August, the Roeterseiland Campus will be hosting the annual Introduction Week activities for all new first-year students.

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Framework letter 2019 finalised

    On 17 July, following the approval of the Joint Meeting, the Executive Board finalised the Framework Letter 2019 which provides a general budgetary outline. The Framework Letter will serve as the basis for the UvA’s ...

  • 11 Jul 2018
    NSE 2018: UvA Economics and Business results

    The results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSE) are in. The results show a decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA.

  • 11 Jul 2018
    Extra income through informing prospective students

    We’re looking for enthusiastic Bachelor's students at UvA Economics and Business who are willing to speak to prospective students during various Bachelor’s information days scheduled for the next academic year. It’s ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    ‘Low turnout at representative advisory council elections because of lack of information’

    The main reason that students and staff do not vote in elections for the representative advisory bodies is because they are 'not or insufficiently aware of the standpoints, the parties or the activities'. This was ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    New-look UvA website: watch the video and get a sneak peek

    After the summer, the UvA website will be getting a new look and feel.

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Space for student housing in Oudemanhuispoort

    Over the coming year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be creating around 80 temporary student residences inside Oudemanhuispoort in the University Quarter. Municipal authorities have approved the plan and ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    New interdisciplinary electives for first semester of 2018-2019

    How far are we removed from the world of 'Black Mirror'? And what does your cup of coffee have to do with Slavery? Find out by following an interdisciplinary elective after the summer. The new electives for 2018-2019 ...

  • 28 Jun 2018
    NSE 2018: Decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA

    The extent to which UvA students are satisfied with their degree programmes has decreased. In the period from February to May of this year, some 8,500 students took part in the National Student Survey (NSE). The ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report published

    The UvA Confidential Advisers’ 2017 Annual Report has been published. Across the UvA, there were a total of 74 reports of inappropriate conduct in 2017, 37 from students and 37 from staff.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Protest events: discussion opens up many possibilities

    Following the March for Education, the Executive Board spoke with signatories of the ‘letter of solidarity’ and invited protesting students for talks. Read more.

  • 19 Jun 2018
    UvA team joint winner of 2018 Global Ingenuity Challenge

    A team from the UvA has been named joint winner of Universitas 21's 2018 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC) for KarmaPickUp, an app designed to reduce food waste.

  • 15 Jun 2018
    Canvas will replace Blackboard next academic year

    As of 1 September 2018, Canvas will replace Blackboard as the digital learning environment. Students of 140 courses across five faculties have already experienced Canvas for themselves in the second semester of the ...

  • 14 Jun 2018
    AUC students at UN summit on refugee inclusion at universities

    On 7 June, Right2Education, an initiative of students at Amsterdam University College (AUC), participated in a UN summit on the inclusion of migrants and refugees in universities.

  • 13 Jun 2018
    UvA Matching: a good benchmark for study progress

    Students who participate in UvA Matching and receive a positive recommendation will obtain more credits in the first year than ‘matchers’ with a negative recommendation or students who do not engage in matching at ...

  • 13 Jun 2018
    'Everybody has a right to protest, but we will not allow buildings or premises to be occupied'

    Geert ten Dam answers four questions on the events of this past weekend.

  • 12 Jun 2018
    End the academic year with a bang at the SummerFest - 21 June

    End the academic year with a bang on 21 June. Join the SummerFest Roeterseiland with your fellow students  and enjoy an awesome and varied programme.

  • 9 Jun 2018
    Reaction to end of student action

    On Friday, June 8, a March for Education took place in Amsterdam. UvA students and staff, together with students from other university cities, came out in support of higher education in the Netherlands.

  • 8 Jun 2018
    UvA identifies 220 extra student rooms

    In its pursuit of a rapid solution to meet the need for additional accommodation for international students, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in collaboration with Droompark recreation park and AM, has made ...

  • 7 Jun 2018
    Information meeting: New flexible education building planned for Roeterseiland Campus

    At the start of academic year 2019-2020, the range of lecture rooms at Roeterseiland Campus will be expanded with a flexible education building. On Monday, 18 June, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year

    Frank Nack was officially named as the UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year during the Education Day on Thursday, 31 May. Frank Nack is the programme director of the MSc in Information Studeies at the Faculty of Science.

  • 30 May 2018
    Invitation ABS MSc graduation gala

    To celebrate your hard work and submitting your Master’s thesis, all Master’s students of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) are invited to an exclusive and classic graduation gala at The Grand Hotel.

  • 30 May 2018
    'Efficiency cut must be scrapped'

    For a while it looked like the efficiency cut in teaching and education would be made less severe or even scrapped. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A total of 183 million euros will be cut from the budget of the ...

  • 30 May 2018
    Alternative for sharing longevity risk in pensions

    Michel Vellekoop (Quantitative Economics section, Amsterdam School of Economics) and Anja de Waegenaere (Tilburg University) conducted research into an alternative where the degree of risk could differ per age cohort.

  • 30 May 2018
    P.C. Hooft Prize presented to Nachoem Wijnberg

    Nachoem Wijnberg, poet and professor of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Management (Entrepreneurship & Innovation section, Amsterdam Business School) was presented the P.C. Hooft Prize on Thursday, 24 May.

  • 23 May 2018
    Williamson Prize awarded to Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci and Enrico Perotti

    Prof. Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci (Amsterdam Law school, Amsterdam Business School) and Prof. Enrico Perotti (Amsterdam Business School) have been awarded the 2018 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for the best article ...

  • 16 May 2018
    Join the crew of the 2018 Intreeweek

    You can now apply as a crew member or mentor for the Intreeweek, the UvA's introduction for new students. This year's edition will take place from 27 to 31 August.

  • 15 May 2018
    UvA through to next round of international architecture prize

    With its design for the Roeterseiland Campus (buildings A, B, C, D), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is through to the next round of the 2018 RIBA International Prize. The campus design is among the 20 nominated ...

  • 14 May 2018
    2018 Student council elections: cast your vote!

    The student council elections will be held from Monday, 14 May to Friday, 18 May. You can start casting your vote today.

  • 9 May 2018
    UvA Economics and Business looking for Diversity focus group members

    Diversity Officer Wilma de Kruijf is the coordinator of diversity measures at UvA Economics and Business and she is also responsible for the implementation and monitoring of an action plan that is currently being ...

  • 8 May 2018
    Take part in the Student Research Conference

    Have you recently finished your Bachelor’s research project, or are you nearly finished? Consider submitting your paper for the Student Research Conference (SRC), where you’ll present your research in front of a ...

  • 8 May 2018
    UvA in Carré line-up confirmed for 2018

    The MSc Business Administration has confirmed its 2018 line-up for the UvA in Carré 2018 speaker series and business seminars. Corporate leaders from prominent companies will speak about business issues such as the ...

  • 2 May 2018
    A call for future leaders: Schwarzman Scholars application now open!

    Schwarzman Scholars, designed to introduce the future generation of leaders to each other and to educate them about China, provides full scholarships for a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s ...

  • 1 May 2018
    Results of food and drink survey

    At the end of 2017 a total of 2,070 UvA students and staff completed a survey about the food and drinks on the campuses.

  • 16 Apr 2018
    Appeal: build 2000 affordable student residences each year

    Knowledge institutions including the UvA, VU, AUAS, AHK, GRA and student housing providers DUWO and de Key have appealed informateur Maarten van Poelgeest to consider the severe shortage of student housing in Amsterdam.

  • 16 Apr 2018
    Share your input on student housing

    As a student, you would ideally like to live in pleasant, affordable and safe housing in the city where you are studying. This sounds simple, but is often different in practice due to waiting times, high rents and ...

  • 13 Apr 2018
    New platform helps startup entrepreneurs find mentors

    Launched on 5 April, the Startup and Running platform is a new initiative that helps Amsterdam students who want to start a business to find a mentor.

  • 11 Apr 2018
    Econometrics World Championship bring world’s brightest students to the UvA

    Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford or perhaps the University of Amsterdam? Which university will be crowned econometrics world champion? From 11 to 13 April, 120 of the world’s best and brightest students from across the ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    New flexible education building on Roeterseiland Campus

    At the start of academic year 2019-2020, the range of lecture rooms at the Roeterseiland Campus (REC) will be expanded.

  • 9 Apr 2018
    Prizes awarded to best ideas for increasing UvA’s accessibility

    On 22 March the three best ideas for making the UvA more accessible for students with diverse backgrounds were rewarded with a prize. The ideas were submitted in response to a call made by President of the Executive ...

  • 6 Apr 2018
    Search engine with Dutch passwords

    A search engine containing ‘millions of Dutch passwords’ has appeared online. If a password is linked to an email address, the first two characters are shown. Following this news, the UvA’s ICTS Services has carried ...

  • 5 Apr 2018
    SummerFest Roeterseiland is back!

    Save the Date, on Thursday 21 June from 16:30 to 21:00 to celebrate the end of the academic year with your fellow students and/or colleagues!

  • 5 Apr 2018
    Completion of provisional design for interior of new University Library

    The provisional design for the interior of the new University Library by interior architects MVSA Architects was agreed this week. Among the defining elements of the design are its use of colour, a reference to the ...

  • 4 Apr 2018
    Team AcaBoo in Philips Innovation Award final

    AcaBoo, a team from the minor in Entrepreneurship, has made it to the final of the Philips Innovation Award. AcaBoo is book streaming service which provides you with unlimited access to textbooks for a fixed monthly fee.

  • 3 Apr 2018
    Lecturer of the Year faculty winners in the limelight

    The faculty winners of the 2018 Lecturer of the Year award have been announced. Between 12 and 18 February, over 1,500 UvA students voted for their favourite lecturers. Each faculty and corresponding Faculty Student ...

  • 28 Mar 2018
    Do you have a good idea for an event organised by and for students?

    The Amarna foundation makes an amount of €5,000 availble for the organisation of an event by and for students. This could for example be a lecture, debate, theater play, concert or exhibition.

  • 28 Mar 2018
    Minor in Entrepreneurship: two teams in the semi-finals

    Two teams from the minor in Entrepreneurship, AcaBoo and De Bierbakkers, have advanced to the Philips Innovation Award semi-finals.

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Representative advisory bodies endorse proposal for new allocation model

    On 9 March, the Joint Meeting of the COR and CSR agreed to the proposal for a new allocation model. The aim of this model is to distributing the UvA’s direct funding (government grant and tuition fees).

  • 21 Mar 2018
    EB Lecturer of the Year: Maarten Pieter Schinkel

    After winning the Van der Schroeff Award in January, Professor Maarten Pieter Schinkel has now been chosen by UvA Economics and Business students as the faculty’s winner in the 2018 UvA Lecturer of the Year ...

  • 20 Mar 2018
    Take part in the Roeterseiland Football Tournament

    Students and employees of institutes and departments based at the Roeterseiland Campus and at Science Park are invited to take part in the 59th edition of the Roeterseiland Football Tournament on 25 May.

  • 16 Mar 2018
    Extended library opening hours and 750 additional study places during examination period

    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period, from Monday ...

  • 14 Mar 2018
    UvA campus nominated for architecture award

    The new Roeterseiland Campus has been nominated for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. Architectural firms from all over the globe hope to win this award. In total, 62 firms from 29 countries have enrolled in this ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Update on the legal status of Turnitin

    Currently, there are no legal barriers proscribing the use of Turnitin plagiarism detection software.

  • 12 Mar 2018
    UvA wants new building at Amsterdam Science Park for education, research and collaboration

    The UvA wants to invest in a new building at Amsterdam Science Park where education, research and collaboration with the business community, knowledge institutions and social partners all come together in the field ...

  • 7 Mar 2018
    Last call to take part in the National Student Survey

    The response to date of our BSc and MSc programmes is 15-20% on average. A response rate of 30%-40% would give a more complete picture of satisfaction levels for our programmes. If you haven't taken the survey, do it ...

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Updating the Strategic Plan: join the discussion

    Even though we are only half way through the period covered by the UvA's Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 there is plenty of reason to revisit the plan. The project team for the mid-term Strategic Plan invites students ...

  • 5 Mar 2018
    GDPR project group launched

    The UvA has launched a project group to prepare the university for the transition to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The project group, managed by Dominique Campman, will ensure the UvA achieves the ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Communication Science & Media Studies ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 16 Feb 2018
    Students offer their ideas on the design for new UB study places

    Books, seclusion, plants, views, light and space. These are the terms students used most to describe their favourite visual impressions of possible study places featured in the Library’s ‘Study Places Tinder’ survey ...

  • 13 Feb 2018
    City Centre Campus to be renamed University Quarter

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s research and teaching takes place in 4 campuses. After the Amsterdam Science Park, the Roeterseiland Campus and the Academic Medical Center, over the next few years the focus will ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Take part in the 2018 Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award

    Do you have an innovative idea with social and/or commercial potential? Send in your idea by 22 March for a chance to win €10,000. The competition is open to students and staff of all Amsterdam universities and ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Update plagiarism detection Turnitin

    In the spring of 2017, the UvA started a project to replace Ephorus – then the University’s standard plagiarism detection program – with Turnitin. A recent blog post by UvA student Hans de Zwart and a Folia article ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Summer 2018: two-week social enterprise trip to Indonesia

    Do you want to be challenged to work in cross-cultural teams and assist rural communities? Do you want to hone social awareness and social responsibility?

  • 7 Feb 2018
    Amsterdam Business School receives AMBA recognition for MBA innovation

    The Association of MBAs (AMBA) recently recognised the Amsterdam Business School’s MBA in Big Data & Business Analytics for its innovative approach to MBA education during the AMBA Excellence Awards Gala. The event ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Invitation: English-language meeting on proposed allocation model

    The Executive Board invites all members of the academic community to a meeting about the renewed allocation model on 16 February. The meeting will take place between 13:00 and 14:00 in room C0.07 (Doelenzaal) in ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Changing your password every year going forward. What exactly is the story here?

    In order to work securely, students and employees will receive an annual request to change the password of their UvA-net ID. This applies to you as well. Starting six weeks before the expiry of your ...

  • 5 Feb 2018
    Preliminary response rate NSE survey higher than last year

    At present, more UvA students have completed the National Student Survey (NSE) than last year this time. Whereas in 2017 15.5 per cent of students completed the NSE on the quality of education after receiving a first ...

  • 31 Jan 2018
    Klaas Knot gives guest lecture

    On 29 January, Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank) and professor of Monetary Stability at the University of Amsterdam, gave a guest lecture to third-year Economics Bachelor’s students ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    First University Forum session: finding the UvA's core values

    What values does the UvA wish to represent? This was the chief question during the first meeting of the UvA's University Forum on Thursday 25 January, in which about 40 of the Forum's 66 members came together to ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    UvA produces strong showing in latest International Student Barometer

    International students have ranked the University of Amsterdam (UvA) 1st in the Netherlands for being 'a good place to be' and for 'host culture'. Moreover, almost 96% of the UvA's international students feel safe ...

  • 24 Jan 2018
    Maarten Pieter Schinkel wins 2017 Van der Schroeff Award

    Maarten Pieter Schinkel was awarded the Van der Schroeff Award 2017 during the New Year’s reception. The award is presented annually to the best lecturer at UvA Economics and Business.

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Robert Verschuren wins H.K. Nieuwenhuis Thesis Award

    Prof. Marc Salomon presented Robert Verschuren (MSc Econometrics) with the H.K. Nieuwenhuis Thesis Award during the New Year’s reception on 18 January.

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Budget for 2018 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 19 December 2017, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2018 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan ('Huisvestingsplan') and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Take part in the National Student Survey

    The 2018 National Student Survey (NSE) officially started on 15 January. The NSE is an annual nationwide survey in which tens of thousands of students voice their opinions about their degree programme. Take part, ...

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Weather alert: lectures to proceed

    The Meteorological Institute has issued a weather alert in North Holland on account of the storm taking place. Teaching and research will continue as usual and buildings will remain open. Students who are unable to ...

  • 12 Jan 2018
    ADS & VIVAT open Insurance Lab

    Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and insurance company VIVAT are opening a joint insurance research lab. The aim is to apply advanced techniques in mathematics, statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence ...

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Help think about the design for study places of the new UB and win an iPad!

    A new university library will open its doors in 2021 at the Binnengasthuis premises. Right now MVSA Architects is working on the design for the interior and we are looking for as much student input as we can get. ...

  • 8 Jan 2018
    UvA celebrates 386th Dies Natalis

    On Monday, 8 January the University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated its 386th Dies Natalis (anniversary). The ceremony was opened by UvA rector magnificus Karen Maex with a speech titled ‘The international paradox’. ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Moataz Rageb new student assessor

    Master's of Sociology student Moataz Rageb will begin as the UvA’s new student assessor on Tuesday, 2 January. He succeeds Linda van Exter who held the position of student assessor in 2017.

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Workload Task Force submits proposed action plan

    Recognising and acknowledging work pressure, identifying its causes, creating balance at work and reducing administrative complexity in internal processes: these are a few of the points included in the Action Plan by ...

  • 14 Dec 2017
    SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research not moving to Amsterdam

    The SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research is not moving to Amsterdam. This was announced by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to the consortium of the University of Amsterdam, VU ...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    University Forum members announced

    The UvA will launch a University Forum in January 2018. The randomised selection process recently took place and the new members have now been announced.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Organisational plan for Student Services following separation

    The Executive Board has adopted the organisational plan for Student Services, following a positive recommendation from the representative advisory bodies. The plan follows a prior decision not to continue merging the ...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Wish upon a tree. Share your wish for 2018 in the Library!

    What are your hopes for 2018? Pick up a wish card at any library information desk and share your wishes. We will be collecting the wish cards and hanging them in the wishing tree in the hall of the UB Singel.

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Looking back at a successful UvA in Carré 2017

    UvA in Carré is the term used for the Master's course Business Seminar that is part of the curriculum of the MSc Business Administration and the Executive Programme in Management Studies.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge

    For the second edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 32 entries. And now you can vote for 1 of the 10 nominees.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Koen van Leeuwen appointed new student assessor

    Master’s student Koen van Leeuwen started as student assessor in October 2017. He succeeds Sophie Wiedijk who previously held this position. Koen’s task will be to highlight the students’ perspective in discussions ...

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Nominate your favourite lecturer for the Van der Schroeff Award now!

    Who is your favourite lecturer and why? Nominate this lecturer for the Van der Schroeff Award. This award is presented annually to the best lecturer at UvA Economics and Business.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    ASMF alumnus wins Johan de Witt Thesis Award 2017

    Melchior Mattens, a cum laude graduate of the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance, received the Johan de Witt Thesis Award for his thesis ‘Climate change and Insurance: Projection of premium level ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Join the UvA panel

    Want to pitch ideas and discuss plans with the University of Amsterdam? Sign up to join the UvA panel and share your ideas, needs and opinions about various topics with us.

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Randomised invitation for University Forum membership

    The UvA will start an experimental University Forum in January 2018. Membership will be decided by way of randomised selection.

  • 17 Nov 2017
    Alexander Rinnooy Kan receives honorary doctorate from Tilburg University

    Professor Alexander Rinnooy Kan, university professor, Member of the Upper House, and former President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, was granted an honorary doctorate from Tilburg University ...

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Test your health

    We’re in the middle of autumn, so this is a great moment to evaluate your health by taking the student health test. You will receive personalised feedback that includes tips and references.

  • 8 Nov 2017
    Honorary doctorates awarded to Barbara Partee and Nora Volkow

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to Prof. Barbara Partee, an internationally influential linguist and philosopher of language, and Prof. Nora Volkow, a globally respected expert in the ...

  • 7 Nov 2017
    Gazelles win Entrepreneurial Challenge

    Sixteen student teams spent three weeks working full-time on real-life challenges for businesses (mostly start-ups and scale-ups). This ‘Entrepreneurial Challenge’ is part of the Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice ...

  • 7 Nov 2017
    Free Sports Week from 13-19 November

    The Free Sports Week at the University Sports Centre (USC) will take place from Monday, 13 November to Sunday, 19 November. UvA students and staff can enjoy one week of free access to the gym facilities.

  • 31 Oct 2017
    UvA updates Vision on Teaching and Learning

    The UvA has updated its Vision on Teaching and Learning. New challenges meant that the previous, 2012 version needed to be modified and further clarified. Four ambitions have been formulated which encapsulate the ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Fill out International Student Barometer for chance to win €1000 or UvA hoodie

    Are you an international UvA student? You will have received an email invitation to take part in the International Student Barometer (ISB). Share your opinion on your Bachelor’s or Master's programme and you could ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Experimental University Forum set to start in January

    The University of Amsterdam will establish an experimental University Forum in January 2018. This decision was made by the Executive Board on Tuesday, 24 October. The accompanying regulations have also been adopted.

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Increase in first-year student intake at UvA

    The intake of new Bachelor’s student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has increased, preliminary figures show. With 6,271 new first-year students this year compared to 5,552 in the 2016-17 academic year, the ...

  • 25 Oct 2017
    U Night: the UvA celebrates 385 years with a festival for the city

    Don't miss your chance to roam around the UvA's century-old buildings. On Saturday, 18 November, between 20.00 and 22.00, the UvA will open the doors of Oudemanhuispoort and surrounding buildings to the people of ...

  • 24 Oct 2017
    Job vacancy: UvA Executive Board Student Assessor

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a new Student Assessor for the period from January 2018 until January 2019. Would you like to gain administrative experience at the highest level? ...

  • 16 Oct 2017
    Improve your programme with UvA Q

    At the end of this first teaching period, UvA students will once again have the opportunity to give their views on the courses they have followed via UvA Q. This feedback is very important for programmes, so please ...

  • 13 Oct 2017
    UvA Career Day 2017 on 9 November

    Are you orientating on the next step after your studies? Or are you looking for an internship? The UvA Career Day on November 9th is a unique opportunity to explore your future, focus your career search and increase ...

  • 10 Oct 2017
    Call for entries: 2017 Robbert Dijkgraaf Essay Prize

    The 2017 Robbert Dijkgraaf Essay Prize is open to students, former students and staff members of institutions of higher education in Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • 10 Oct 2017
    UvA academics take on international researchers in Challenging Society Sessions

    An activist philosopher versus a political scientist, a neuroscientist challenging an anthropologist and a biomedical scientists taking on a sociologist: In the new series ‘Challenging Society Sessions’, UvA ...

  • 9 Oct 2017
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony

    On Thursday, 5 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Extended opening hours library locations and extra study places during exam period

    Looking for a study place during the exam period? UB Singel will be open every night until 1 A.M. Extra study places have also been arranged on the Roeterseiland Campus (REC) and in the city centre.

  • 6 Oct 2017
    In memoriam Eberhard van der Laan

    Over the last seven years, mayor Eberhard van der Laan proved time and again to be of immense importance to the city of Amsterdam and to its knowledge institutes. Throughout this period, he displayed a strong ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Edith Hooge and Gerard Mols appointed members of UvA Supervisory Board

    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Professor Edith Hooge as a member of the UvA Supervisory Board, effective 1 October 2017. The appointment is for a term of four years. Professor Gerard ...

  • 26 Sep 2017
    UvA updates Profiling Fund Regulations

    The Profiling Fund Regulations, which makes provision for administrative body membership grants for UvA students and for financial support to students in specific situations, has been revised. The changes include an ...

  • 22 Sep 2017
    Information session ‘Graduate study in the US’

    Are you completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences and are you interested in continuing your studies at the graduate level in America? Please join us for the ...

  • 21 Sep 2017
    QTEM information meeting on 15 Janaury 2018, 16:00-17:00 in E0.10

    As a student of Economics and Business you have the opportunity to go on an exchange during your study programme in the 2018-2019 academic year. You can choose to go on an exchange through the Global Exchange ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Publication of UvA/AUAS Library Annual Report and facts & figures for 2016

    The Annual Report [in Dutch] has been published in the form of an infographic showing the goals, intended results and specific actions per strategic line, with hyperlinks to relevant web articles. The facts & figures ...

  • 15 Sep 2017
    Teaching Training open day

    Are you interested in becoming a teacher in higher education in the Netherlands? Are you committed to share your knowledge and skills with the next generation? Then come to the Open day of the Graduate School of ...

  • 13 Sep 2017
    Give us your idea for using ICT to improve education

    UvA Grassroots offers you the opportunity to implement your idea in an easy and accessible way. Various lecturers and students have already paved the way!

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Start of the fundraising campaign for continuing the UvA385 Grant

    PhD candidates make up the new generation of researchers. At the start of the University of Amsterdam’s anniversary year, a new type of grant was launched especially for this group of researchers: the UvA385 Grant. ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Update restaurants and seating areas

    While many of us were enjoying a well-deserved summer holiday, Cormet and Facility Services were working hard to improve and expand the various UvA restaurants. Besides restyling and furnishing/refurnishing the ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Great idea for a new course? Join the UvA Create a Course Challenge!

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course by 29 September 2017, and to develop your course together with IIS curriculum experts. ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    Bicycle park at Building REC A open

    This week, the new underground bicycle park at Building A on the Roeterseiland Campus has been fully opened. With the recent move of the Faculty of Law to Roeterseiland, these new parking spaces for bicycles are a ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Learning Spaces REC A0 and BC1 now in use

    Need a few minutes as a group to work on a project, before or after a lecture? Or somewhere for concentrated study on your own? At the new Learning Spaces close to the teaching facilities, you can choose a workplace ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA top Dutch university in Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen from 63rd to 59th place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This year, the UvA is also the highest ranked Dutch university on this global ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Live translation makes Opening of the Academic Year more accessible

    This year the Opening of the Academic Year was made more accessible for international students and staff. Around 60 people used headsets to listen to the live translation of the event into English, which was provided ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA celebrates the Opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year

    On Monday, 4 September, UvA staff and students celebrated the opening of a new academic year in the Aula. The theme of the programme was 'Inspiring Generations', also the motto of this year's anniversary celebrations.

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA celebrates start of 385th anniversary with special science talk show in Pathé Tuschinski

    On Sunday, 3 September the University of Amsterdam (UvA) kicked off the start of its 385th anniversary year with a science talk show presented by physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf in Pathé Tuschinski. Titled ‘What’s ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Already using the Blackboard app?

    With the updated Blackboard app, you will always have your educational material at your fingertips.

  • 4 Sep 2017
    Help make the UvA more accessible to students

    As a university, we want to become more accessible, so that a larger number of students have the chance to do an academic degree. To help us achieve this, we’re asking for input and ideas from our current students.

  • 4 Sep 2017
    Calling the UvA? Dial 020 525 1400 for all Service Teams

    From now on, the Service Teams and the Library’s information desk can be reached at a new shared telephone number: 020 525 1400. This number has replaced 020 525 9111 and other specific numbers.

  • 29 Aug 2017
    Economics professors to give lectures to first year students at Royal Theater Carré

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business is set to start the new academic year with a bang by organising a series of lectures for first year students at the Royal Theater Carré. Prominent ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Fitness: special offer for first-year students

    The University Sports Centre (USC) has a special offer for first-year students: a three-month gym membership with unlimited use of the facilities (fitness equipment, classes, sauna and more) for just €30. Sign up for ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    UvA pop-up lectures on ferry and at airport

    During the month of September, scholars from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will treat passengers on the Amsterdam Noord ferry to mini lectures. Pop-up lectures will also be given for (international) travellers at ...