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Results: 1 - 20 of 719
  • 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 ...
  • Explanation of actions pertaining to social safety: update
    23 Dec 2020
    It has become increasingly clear over the past year that the safeguards put in within the UvA for the purposes of flagging up and subsequently addressing lack of social safety need to be tightened up.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • André Nollkaemper reappointed dean of Amsterdam Law School
    14 Dec 2020
    The UvA’s Executive Board has reappointed Professor André Nollkaemper as dean of Amsterdam Law School. Nollkaemper’s second term will commence on 1 May 2021 and – like the first term – will last for a period of five ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...