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 ...
13 Sep 2019
Safely use your personal hotspot
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 ...
5 Sep 2019
Want faster Wi-Fi? Use the ‘uva’ or ‘eduroam’ networks
As a student of the UvA you can use the ‘uva’ or ‘eduroam’ networks for a fast and secure connection.
2 Sep 2019
Access gates reading room in the Law Library
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 ...
29 Jul 2019
Power outage at Roeterseiland Campus on 29 July
There is currently a power outage at our Roeterseiland Campus (REC). As a result, Buildings A, B, C, and D are all closed. The Tienhovengebouw and De Plint are also closed.
8 Jul 2019
Limited ICT study stations available in August due to upgrade
All ICT study places (i.e. study places with an UvA computer) in study centres and libraries will be upgraded to Windows 10 and the new Office package 365 ProPlus in August.
2 Jul 2019
Blackboard no longer available as of 1 September
Starting 1 September 2019, students and staff will no longer be able to view courses on or download material from Blackboard.
1 Jul 2019
Microsoft improves privacy settings in its Office suite
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 ...
23 May 2019
27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services
From Monday 27 May to Wednesday 5 June, the University Library will be switching over to a new library system. Our services will be restricted during this time. Read more about what temporarily is not possible.
20 May 2019
Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)
On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. ...
10 May 2019
Re-enrol now to register for first-semester courses
Course registration for first-semester courses will start in June. You can only register for courses if you have submitted a re-enrolment request for the academic year 2019-2020 in Studielink. Check the step-by-step ...
16 Apr 2019
REC-E bike shed temporarily closed
From Wednesday 24 April through the end of May, the REC-E bike shed will be closed due to building works being carried out during this period. Bikes and scooters may be parked in the underground facility at REC-A ...
9 Apr 2019
Closure of UvA buildings during spring holidays
During the spring holidays most UvA buildings, study centres and catering locations will be closed.
1 Apr 2019
Free software for UvA students: Office 365 ProPlus
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 ...
28 Mar 2019
Friday 12 April Blackboard temporarily unavailable
On Friday 12 April maintenance work will be carried out on Blackboard between 18:00 and 20:00. During this maintenance work Blackboard will be temporarily unavailable.
26 Mar 2019
Starting on 1 April and running until late May, the annual inspection to schedule maintenance work will be taking place at Roeterseiland Campus. An inspector will be checking all the buildings to take measurements ...
20 Mar 2019
Why stand for the Student Council?
If you would really like to have an influence and join in the discussion about the policies of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), why not stand for the Student Council elections? For the first time ...
14 Feb 2019
Registration system for FS reports temporarily unavailable
Due to the launch of a new registration system for Facility Services, the FS forms will be temporarily unavailable for use from 12 noon on Thursday, 21 February until 12 noon on Friday, 22 February.
28 Jan 2019
Nieuwe Achtergracht temporarily closed for traffic
From Monday, 28 January through Friday, 1 February, cooling equipment at building REC BCD will be dismantled and removed. This work will take place between 07:00 and 17:00.
18 Jan 2019
Roeterseiland Campus bike racks cleared monthly
As from January 2019, bicycle racks on the Roeterseiland Campus UvA premises will be cleared once a month. As well as keeping the racks serviceable, this also ensures emergency services can access the campus, if needed.