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  • These initiatives by fellow students will help you during the lockdown
    25 Jan 2021
    With education taking place entirely at home and social contacts virtually nonexistent, this is a strange and difficult time. For this reason, various study associations, the Faculty Student Council and individual ...
  • Join the special edition of The UvA Create a Course Challenge
    25 Jan 2021
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for a new interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea ...
  • Executive Board approves joint accommodation of Executive Programmes and PPLE in REC P
    20 Jan 2021
    TThe Executive Board has decided to jointly accommodate the Executive Programmes (EP) and and the interfaculty Bachelor's programme in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in REC P. REC P will be renovated ...
  • Fill out the National Student Survey 2021!
    18 Jan 2021
    This week is the start of the National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a national survey in which students express their opinion on their degree programme and university. Starting from Thursday, 21 January you will ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...
  • Take part in outdoor personal training at USC
    14 Jan 2021
    Interested in a little break from online workouts or your standard run around the park? With a USC PT membership, you can book three outdoor personal training sessions – 50 minutes each – at one of the USC locations.
  • UvA adapts building-related projects
    11 Jan 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic and the expansion of digital education have prompted the UvA to critically reassess the need for renovation or new-build projects. The feasibility of new plans will also be subjected to ...
  • 2021 - 2026 strategic plan: inspiring generations
    7 Jan 2021
    At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: ...
  • Old requests from Library Interlibrary Loan account no longer visible from 29 January
    5 Jan 2021
    On 29 January, the way in which staff and students with a UvAnetID log into WorldCat Discovery (the national library catalogue) will change. After that date, the system will automatically create a new Interlibrary ...
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Sexology and Big History
    4 Jan 2021
    Do you have your curriculum complete for the 2nd semester? If not: A few interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Sexology (6 EC) or Big History ...
  • Independent reporting point for undesirable conduct to remain open
    4 Jan 2021
    The availability of the temporary external reporting point for undesirable conduct has been extended. The independent reporting point was set up in July 2020 and offers an additional and accessible opportunity for ...
  • Mark Boukes and Susan Vermeer win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2019
    18 Dec 2020
    ASCoR Researchers awarded on December 17, 2020
  • Jacqueline Schoone stays on until the appointment of a new ombudsperson
    17 Dec 2020
    Parties like representative advisory bodies and deans are currently still discussing a document about the embedding of the ombudsperson. The recruitment of the permanent ombudsperson will start as soon as decision ...
  • Bert Bakker awarded the Paul Lazarsfeld Professorhip at the University of Vienna
    17 Dec 2020
    From December 14 – 18, Bert Bakker is the Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Science of University of Vienna. The professorship is awarded to outstanding scholars with an innovative profile in the ...
  • The impact of the second corona wave on studying and working at the UvA
    15 Dec 2020
    The experiences of students and staff of the UvA during the second wave of corona have been in some ways similar: study and work pressure is high, and the lack of social contact and time outdoors has also been ...
  • Gert-Jan de Bruijn receives large H2020 and NWA ORC Groot consortium grants.
    11 Dec 2020
    Gert-Jan de Bruijn is part of two large consortia that have received funding from EU and NWO National Wetenschapsagenda.
  • FMG starts first online Food Drive for Voedselbank Amsterdam
    10 Dec 2020
    Voedselbank Amsterdam is a foundation completely operated by four hundred volunteers who arrange food packages for 1900 households (4900 people) per week. Because of the corona situation, the clientele of the ...
  • Two UvA students receive ECHO Award 2020
    9 Dec 2020
    Of the four UvA finalists, Priscilla Maria and Marwa Ahmed were the two to win an ECHO Award 2020. Every year, the ECHO Award is presented to outstanding students from non-western backgrounds who actively demonstrate ...
  • Paris Proof by 2040: our route to Paris
    9 Dec 2020
    In November, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) published an Energy Transition Road Map. It sets out the sustainability measures that are required to enable the UvA to meet the targets of the UN’s Paris climate ...
  • The Wish Tree is a creation of Crasborn Communicatie Vormgevers.
    Share your New Year wishes in the Library's digital wish tree
    7 Dec 2020
    The holiday season is almost upon us. As in previous years, the Library has decorated a wish tree. This time, though, it’s a digital version, rather than the physical variety at one of the Library’s locations. Every ...
  • 4 students in project room
    UvA uses Lecture Rooms as Project Rooms at REC and Science Park
    2 Dec 2020
    In addition to the study spaces offered by the Library, several lecture rooms have now also been made available at the Roeterseilandcampus and Science Park. The University of Amsterdam is constantly looking into the ...
  • University Library Singel
    Meeting Room and Extra Study Spaces in City Centre
    1 Dec 2020
    From Tuesday 1 December, the Library will be offering extra study spaces in the P.C. Hoofthuis Library, and it will also be possible to book a space in the large meeting room in the University Library Singel. Are you ...
  • Winner 2020
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2020: Digital Warfare
    27 Nov 2020
    The finals of already the fifth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 26 November, where five finalists presented their ideas online to the jury and audience. Even though all courses were ...
  • 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 ...
  • These 5 ideas will advance to the Create a Course final on 26 November
    24 Nov 2020
    178 ideas. 40 project plans. 10 nominees. 1530 votes. 5 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 five ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marijn Meijers received a veni grant from NWO
    12 Nov 2020
    Since human behaviour contributes largely to the environmental crisis, it is crucial that people engage in pro-environmental actions. However, despite people's environmental concern, they might refrain from ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021 online
    29 Oct 2020
    Online Etmaal 2021 on February 4 &5
  • ICA 2021 will be a virtual conference
    29 Oct 2020
    The 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, scheduled for 27-31 May, will no longer include Denver as an in-person portion of a hybrid event.
  • 19-20 Nov: workshop on Youth, News and Democratic Engagement
    29 Oct 2020
    On 19-20 November, the Centre for Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark will host the ‘Youth, News, and Democratic Engagement’ workshop in relation to a special issue of The International Journal of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Login failure on UvA services - update 5.10 pm
    20 Oct 2020
    Update 5.10 pm: Online exams will take place tomorrow. The login system is working properly again, so the expectation is that students will be able to log in to TestVision as normal tomorrow.