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Results: 1 - 20 of 295
  • 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 ...
  • Four UvA students nominated for ECHO Award 2020
    26 Nov 2020
    Four 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 for the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Summer School 2017
    Homework Hub
    19 Oct 2020
    The CDO team will be launching the Homework Hub on October 28 with the aim of closing the education gap and improving the representation for marginalized students within academia.
  • 2021 draft budget: financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic and investments in teaching, research and valorisation
    6 Oct 2020
    Various organisational units at the UvA, as well as the university as a whole, are being adversely impacted by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, driving up costs and driving down revenues. Because of ...
  • Easily create, collaborate and share videos with Kaltura
    22 Sep 2020
    With the new online video tool Kaltura you can easily record, edit and share videos such as presentations, trial conversations and pitches. Video ready? Then simply submit the video to your course in Canvas, because ...
  • Invitation to conversations and a play on social safety
    9 Sep 2020
    In September and October the Social Safety Taskforce organizes group conversations and the performance of a play called The Learning Curve, to raise awareness of socially unsafe situations in academia, while at the ...
  • Urkund replaces Turnitin as plagiarism tool in Canvas
    7 Sep 2020
    As of the start of the new academic year Urkund will be the new tool for plagiarism detection in Canvas.
  • UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    2 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...