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Results: 1 - 20 of 699
  • UvA brings together students and mentors in Meet Your Mentor project
    26 Nov 2020
    The new UvA mentoring programme Meet your Mentor (MYM) launches on Thursday 26 November. In this project, 29 third-year bachelor’s and master’s students with non-western backgrounds and/or first-generation students ...
  • Three UvA students nominated for ECHO Award 2020
    26 Nov 2020
    Three master's students have been nominated for an ECHO Award 2020, which will take place on 8 December. Marwa Ahmed and Saad el Morabit are nominated for the Science & Technology Award. Achraf El Johari is nominated ...
  • These five ideas will advance to the Create a Course final on 26 November
    24 Nov 2020
    178 ideas. 40 project plans. 10 nominees. 1530 votes. Five finalists. This is the Create a Course Challenge 2020 in numbers. Never before have UvA students submitted so many ideas and cast so many votes for the top ...
  • Transition from Streaming Media Service to Kaltura
    23 Nov 2020
    At the beginning of August the UvA made the transition from Streaming Media Service to the online video platform Kaltura. Kaltura is a sustainable state-of-the-art solution for uploading or making video or audio. All ...
  • Follow an interdisciplinary elective
    19 Nov 2020
    What are our options to deal with climate change? Are we witnessing a new Cold War in the relations between Russia and the West? What can we learn about societies by studying gender and sexual diversity? Or are you ...
  • Orange the World
    The UvA hoists the orange at Orange the World 2020
    16 Nov 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is participating in Orange the World (OTW) again this year. In 2019 the Bridge building on the Roeterseiland Campus was lit up bright orange in support of the worldwide campaign for the ...
  • Every day is Open Day in the Open House
    16 Nov 2020
    What will it be: Artificial Intelligence, Communication Science or Psychology? New and existing students alike will soon be making their study choice for the next academic year. This has always been hard, for there ...
  • Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge
    11 Nov 2020
    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.
  • New Pandemic Science initiative requests scientific community to review research
    6 Nov 2020
    The world is dealing with an unprecedented pandemic. Fighting the new virus and its effects requires research and insights from many disciplines.
  • UvA publishes Energy Transition Road Map
    3 Nov 2020
    The UvA is accepting its share of responsibility in the struggle against climate change. In line with the Dutch government’s Climate Agreement, the UvA has published an Energy Transition Road Map setting out measures ...
  • 20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Informatics
    3 Nov 2020
    Washing machines, refrigerators, traffic lights, more complex systems such as cars or planes and even musical greeting cards – while our first association with computer chips might be our laptop or smartphone, they ...
  • Lisa Teichmann
    Faces of Science Park: Lisa Teichmann, phd candidate
    2 Nov 2020
    In this new column, Faces of Science Park, employees of the Science Faculty talk about a book, a movie or something else that inspired them on the theme of Diversity. Lisa Teichmann, PhD candidate at SILS, is kicking ...
  • External committee reports on social safety
    2 Nov 2020
    The external committee that examined, on behalf of the Executive Board, the UvA’s system of reports and complaints relating to social safety, has issued its report.
  • Flags at half-mast for free and safe education
    2 Nov 2020
    French schools will today pay tribute to the murdered teacher Samuel Paty. That is why the flags on UvA buildings will also be flying at half-mast today.
  • UvA Crisis Monitor is resuming: get involved
    28 Oct 2020
    The end of the coronavirus crisis is unfortunately not yet in sight. This remains a difficult and demanding time for us all. It is therefore important for the faculties and the central organisation to have a good ...
  • Draft Strategic Plan 2021-2026 submitted to Central Works Council and Central Student Council
    28 Oct 2020
    The Executive Board provisionally adopted the draft Strategic Plan on 20 October 2020. The strategic plan describes the UvA’s direction: what do we want to achieve in the coming years and how do we want to do that, ...
  • Kohnstamm report on accessibility and equal opportunities at the UvA
    28 Oct 2020
    A report by the Kohnstamm Institute on accessibility and opportunities for students shows that the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is widely accessible and has a diverse student population in terms of gender, migrant ...
  • Progress construction work LAB42
    27 Oct 2020
    The construction of LAB42 is progressing rapidly. What has been done and what will happen the following weeks?
  • Science Colloquium: a special lecture by Nobel Prize winner prof. Takaaki Kajita
    26 Oct 2020
    Have you always wanted to listen to a talk by a Nobel Prize winner in Physics, and ask them questions about their field? Here is your chance! Professor Takaaki Kajita, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his ...
  • Statement on the death of Samuel Paty
    23 Oct 2020
    It was with great horror that we learned of the murder of teacher Samuel Paty in France. A passionate and committed teacher, he was murdered for teaching freedom of speech. As fellow educational professionals, we ...