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Announcements

Results: 81 - 100 of 102
Results: 81 - 100 of 102
  • Major phishing attack on UvA and AUAS: be alert!
    23 Sep 2019
    Starting last week, the UvA and AUAS have been bombarded with phishing emails. The phishing attacks seem designed to send huge amounts of spam from the hijacked accounts. Be alert: do not click on links in these ...
  • Have you checked out the new UvAnetID website?
    20 Sep 2019
    You might have already noticed that id.uva.nl has gotten a new and fresh design.
  • Milestone: 40.000 simultaneous Wi-Fi users
    13 Sep 2019
    This week we measured 40.000 simultaneous Wi-Fi network users, the highest amount ICT Services has ever measured in one day. A milestone to be proud of! We have access to a Wi-Fi network so advanced, it is able to ...
  • Safely use your personal hotspot
    13 Sep 2019
    After the news coverage last week about unsafe personal hotspots, you might think it is better not to use them. This is not entirely true. Creating a personal hotspot, for example in the train, is much safer than ...
  • Access gates reading room in the Law Library
    2 Sep 2019
    Starting 1 October 2019, the reading room in the Law Library will be accessible only to Amsterdam Law School students (including PPLE) and staff between the hours of 9:00 and 17.00. The collection and study places ...
  • Limited train services to railway station Amsterdam Science Park in August
    9 Jul 2019
    In August, engineering work will take place between Schiphol Airport and Lelystad Centraal. Note that there will be replacement bus travel on this line and travelling to Amsterdam Science Park can take longer than ...
  • Blackboard no longer available as of 1 September
    2 Jul 2019
    Starting 1 September 2019, students and staff will no longer be able to view courses on or download material from Blackboard.
  • Microsoft improves privacy settings in its Office suite
    1 Jul 2019
    In connection with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Dutch government tasked the Privacy Company agency with investigating and identifying the privacy risks of Office 365 ProPlus (the most recent ...
  • Bicycle clean-up operation on faculty and USC premises
    17 Jun 2019
    From 12 June all broken bicycles wil be tagged on faculty and USC premises. As of 8 July, broken and abandoned bicycles will be cleared from the bicycle racks. This will allow more students and employees to use ...
  • Evacuation Science Park 904
    17 Jun 2019
    This morning at 12.00 an automatic fire alarm was activated on the fourth floor, due to a large amount of steam rising from a dish washer used for cleaning lab equipment.
  • Free software for UvA students: Office 365 ProPlus
    1 Apr 2019
    From now on Office 365 ProPlus is available for free for all UvA students. This will give you access to the latest versions such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can download the software directly at ...
  • Window cleaning Science Park
    29 Jan 2019
    From 4 February to 5 March the windows of Science Park 107 and 904 will be cleaned, both from the outside and inside of the building. You are kindly requested to accommodate the window cleaners where necessary.
  • Launch of new-design UvA website temporarily reversed
    30 Oct 2018
    The launch of the new design of the UvA website has been temporarily reversed. The new site went live on Monday morning, at 10:30, but unfortunately it soon became apparent that servers were becoming overloaded and ...
  • Buy Doppers and USB cables from vending machines
    25 Sep 2018
    Do you ever have those days where you show up for an exam, but without your calculator? Or you're studying in the library and could really use a marker?
  • Update security leaks processors: Limited availability systems on 26 January and 2 February
    22 Jan 2018
    Earlier this month, we reported on security leaks that were found in the chips of current computer processors. In order to minimize security risks, maintenance work (including the installation of security patches) ...
  • Safety leaks affecting processors
    8 Jan 2018
    In the past few days there have been news reports about the safety leaks ‘meltdown’ and ‘spectre’. The possible consequences of these leaks are currently being investigated. Up till now there have not been any ...
  • Have you found or lost something?
    4 Dec 2017
    A pilot has been started at Science Park 904 together with iLost. iLost is an online service for retrieving lost items quickly. You could compare it to a search engine for lost and found items.
  • Watch out for ransomware
    15 May 2017
    You have probably seen the news reports about the ransomware cyber-attacks on ICT systems worldwide. Currently, there is no reason to believe that the UvA and AUAS IT systems have been affected by the attacks.
  • Beware of fake emails that take your computer hostage (ransomware)
    4 Apr 2017
    Once again, dozens of fake emails are in circulation with the potential to cause serious damage, including locking you out of your files.
  • Want faster Wi-Fi? Use the ‘uva’ or ‘eduroam’ networks
    9 Sep 2016
    As a student of the UvA you can use the ‘uva’ or ‘eduroam’ networks for a fast and secure connection. This will also give you access to all the information systems.