Work on the foundation of the Lab42 building has started since Monday 14 September. The piles that make up the foundation are drilled into the ground. An innovative technique is used for this, whereby the ground is ...
Update on new University Library: construction in full swing
16 Sep 2020
Exactly one year ago today, the first pile was driven for the new University Library. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new University Library in the University Quarter is going steadily. Work ...
Increasing prominence for diversity and inclusion
14 Sep 2020
Diversity and inclusion have become more prominent topics and targets in our faculty and its community, as the Annual report 2019-2020 of the Faculty Diversity Office & Diversity Sounding Board shows.
Invitation to conversations and a play on social safety
9 Sep 2020
In September and October the Social Safety Taskforce organizes group conversations and the performance of a play called The Learning Curve, to raise awareness of socially unsafe situations in academia, while at the ...
Will you help us on the path towards a more accessible Amsterdam Science Park?
9 Sep 2020
Do you think the accessibility of the Amsterdam Science Park is important, and do you have good ideas about how to improve it? For example, how can we better connect the Science Park to the city? How can we make ...
Urkund replaces Turnitin as plagiarism tool in Canvas
7 Sep 2020
As of the start of the new academic year Urkund will be the new tool for plagiarism detection in Canvas.
UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2 Sep 2020
The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...
Meet the Student Impact Centre!
31 Aug 2020
Student Engagement is a theme in the UvA's educational vision. The UvA wants to use this to encourage students to be involved in developments in society and in education. The FNWI has given shape to this theme by ...
2020-2021 Opening Academic Year: Connect
31 Aug 2020
On 31 August we opened the 2020-2021 academic year with a modified programme, as befits these strange times. To celebrate the start of the new academic year, an online live broadcast was held from Amsterdam Science Park
Conducting surveys with Qualtrics
31 Aug 2020
Qualtrics is an online survey tool with which you can create (complex) surveys. With Qualtrics you have different question types, branching logic and the possibility to export results to statistical software such as ...
Grassroots Science4all: what can you do to promote diversity and inclusiveness at the Faculty of Science?
28 Aug 2020
The Faculty of Science wants to be an inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, gender or cultural background, feels welcome and valued. We are also looking for ways to stimulate diversity of our ...
Waste separation pilot in Science Park buildings A, B, C and D
28 Aug 2020
At the UvA, we want to start separating waste in a different and more sustainable way. To that end, a pilot programme will start in buildings A, B, C and D from 1 September.
Welcome to the Library
26 Aug 2020
This academic year is a special one for us all, and more particularly for our first-year students. The start of a new academic year is a period filled with good intentions: you want to find the right literature for ...
Amsterdam Science Park is expanding
25 Aug 2020
On 17 August 2020, the realisation of the newly to be built LAB42 started. On the current site of Amsterdam Science Park, a brand new faculty building will be built next to the existing Science Park 904.
‘Tour of Academics’ and pamphlet looking at problems in academia
24 Aug 2020
Campaign group WOinActie is organising a ‘Tour of Academics’ during the opening of the academic year on 31 August. WOinActie and their trade union partners want to use the event to draw attention to the large ...
Working and studying safely together on the campuses
20 Aug 2020
On 31 August you’ll begin your new study, or your next academic year. This year we’re doing a number of things differently than usual. Studying at home remains the norm although some of the lectures will be given on ...
USC Deal: Year’s worth of free sports for new UvA bachelor students
18 Aug 2020
Students who start on a bachelor's programme at the UvA in the upcoming academic year can play sports for free at the USC for a year. They will receive a passe-partout membership, meaning that they can exercise and ...
Start your year smoothly with these useful tips
12 Aug 2020
The new academic year is about to begin. To help you hit the ground running, here are a few useful tools you should know about.
The 2020 Student Council election results are in
8 Jul 2020
The Central Voting Office of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the results of the Student Council elections on Wednesday 8 July. The total voter turnout was 15%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...
Temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour open from 15 July
7 Jul 2020
From 15 July, a temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour will be made available.