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Results: 1 - 20 of 20
Results: 1 - 20 of 20
  • Rick van der Ploeg (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Rick van der Ploeg appointed university professor of Environmental Economics
    28 Oct 2020
    Economist and former politician Rick van der Ploeg has been appointed university professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Van der Ploeg will focus on research and education in the field of ...
  • Artist impression van LAB42
    New AI centre for students, researchers and businesses starts construction
    28 Sep 2020
    In keeping with the building's intended purpose, a robot performed the official kickoff for the construction of LAB42. Amsterdam Science Park, in collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam and others, will be ...
  • UvA Green Office, Satyam Kathpalia en Julia Dalibor
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'
    12 Nov 2019
    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...
  • Green roof at Science Park
    Sustainability Week at the Faculty of Science
    7 Oct 2019
    At the University of Amsterdam we are continuously working on making our education, research, operations and buildings more sustainable. From 7-11 October, we will highlight the many sustainable projects and ...
  • Science Park 904’s solar panels yield 10% more energy in 2018
    2 Apr 2019
    In 2018, the solar panels on the roofs of Science Park 904 yielded 244.917 kWh, 10% more energy than the year before and 90% of the total capacity. This is one of the results mentioned in the Faculty of Science's ...
  • Opening watertappunt
    New drinkwater taps at Science Park 904
    9 Oct 2018
    On Monday 8 October, at the start of Sustainability Week, the first new drinkwater tap was opened at Science Park 904. In an attempt to limit the amount of plastic waste, the Faculty of Science has opened these ...
  • UvA/GreenOffice
    Sustainability in the Spotlight: The UvA Green Office
    21 Apr 2017
    In 2016 the UvA Green Office was officially launched. An initiative of Students for Sustainability (SFSA) and the UvA’s Facility Services, this student-run organisation aims to contribute to the university’s ...
  • UvA Green Office to spur sustainability
    5 Jan 2016
    With the creation of its own Green Office, the University of Amsterdam has taken another step in promoting sustainability among its students and staff. The Office, which will open its doors later this year, is an ...
  • Zonnepanelen
    UvA and AUAS to install more than 2,500 solar panels
    3 Dec 2015
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) will install more than 2,500 solar panels on the roofs of five of their buildings. The panels, which will cover a combined total ...
  • Bronze SustainaBul for the UvA
    3 Jun 2015
    The UvA has come thirteenth in the annual SustainaBul, a sustainability ranking of Dutch institutions of higher education.
  • UvA, AUAS/HvA and Pantar launch new work placement company
    10 Jul 2013
    At the end of July, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) will be signing a collaborative agreement with Pantar Amsterdam, an employment rehabilitation agency, ...
  • Helias Andriessen wins the Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award 2013
    1 Jul 2013
    Helias Andriessen, Master’s student in Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, received the Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award during a ceremony held on Wednesday, 26 June 2013.
  • Students ask for ‘fossil-free’ UvA and HvA
    13 May 2013
    On Thursday, 2 May, on behalf of the UvA-HvA Executive Board, Vice-President Paul Doop took delivery of a letter in which students ask the Executive Board to cease investing in fossil-fuel energy companies.
  • L.O. Fresco
    Louise Fresco named honorary member KIVI NIRIA
    25 Mar 2013
    Prof. Louise Fresco has been appointed honorary member of the Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI NIRIA). In his speech, Martin van Pernis, president of KIVI NIRIA, expressed his appreciation for ...
  • Prof Louise Fresco, University Professor, sustainable development in an international perspective
    Louise Fresco criticises European distrust of genetic modification
    27 Feb 2013
    The leading scientific journal 'Science' has published an editorial by University Professor Louise Fresco. In the article, Fresco argues that Europe has a lack of confidence in genetically modified (GM) food. This ...
  • Invitation to participate in ‘Combining disciplines in sustainability research’ seminar
    23 Oct 2012
    Solving the issues of sustainability is one of the key areas of focus for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the city of Amsterdam. It is also a key area globally, with the European Union identifying ...
  • Grant for three UvA projects concerning sustainable urban areas
    11 Apr 2012
    Three research projects of UvA academics will receive a grant as part of the research programmes Urban Regions in the Delta and Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad organised by the Netherlands Organisation for ...
  • UvA starts trial run for more efficient production of biofuel
    22 Mar 2012
    On Friday, 23 March, the University of Amsterdam will open the first Photanol test production plant. The facility’s purpose is to test and design the best mass production method for the new biofuel Photanol.
  • 'Energy from an unexpected angle' wins Sustainable University Award
    21 Mar 2012
    On 19 March 2012, UvA employee Theo van Lieshout won the Sustainable University Award 2011-2012 for his project Energie uit onverwachte hoek (Energy from an unexpected angle). The winning idea seeks to utilise heat ...
  • What is the best sustainable idea of 2011-2012?
    12 Mar 2012
    On Monday, 19 March, University Professor Louise Fresco will present the Sustainable University Award 2011-2012 to the employee or student responsible for the best and most creative idea in terms of promoting ...