The completion of the large-scale renovation work on Building D has created extra study places for students in the Science Park. As of 29 September students will be able to book these new study places that will be ...
Highlighted: IIS electives Degrowth and University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy
28 Sep 2020
Last call! Some interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Degrowth (6 EC) or University Masterclass: Europe, China & Geopolitical Strategy (3 EC).
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 ...
'Studying is more than listening to an online lecture'
16 Sep 2020
Message from The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam to all students at the start of the academic year.
Update on new University Library: construction in full swing
16 Sep 2020
Exactly one year ago today, the first pile was driven for the new University Library. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new University Library in the University Quarter is going steadily. Work ...
Partial collapse of Grimburgwal canal wall near BG2 - update 14 September
14 Sep 2020
On Tuesday, 1 September, part of the canal wall along the Grimburgwal collapsed. The wall in question is outside building BG2 (Binnengasthuis premises), which houses the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities ...
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.
Call for students to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group
7 Sep 2020
The Library is looking for students who like experimenting and who would like to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group – a new project in which we will be creating the optimum digital study environment for UvA ...
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 ...
2020-2021 Opening Academic Year: Connect
31 Aug 2020
On 31 August we opened the 2020-2021 academic year with a modified programme, as befits these strange times. To celebrate the start of the new academic year, an online live broadcast was held from Amsterdam Science Park
Conducting surveys with Qualtrics
31 Aug 2020
Qualtrics is an online survey tool with which you can create (complex) surveys. With Qualtrics you have different question types, branching logic and the possibility to export results to statistical software such as ...
Waste separation pilot in Science Park buildings A, B, C and D
28 Aug 2020
At the UvA, we want to start separating waste in a different and more sustainable way. To that end, a pilot programme will start in buildings A, B, C and D from 1 September.
Welcome to the Library
26 Aug 2020
This academic year is a special one for us all, and more particularly for our first-year students. The start of a new academic year is a period filled with good intentions: you want to find the right literature for ...
‘Tour of Academics’ and pamphlet looking at problems in academia
24 Aug 2020
Campaign group WOinActie is organising a ‘Tour of Academics’ during the opening of the academic year on 31 August. WOinActie and their trade union partners want to use the event to draw attention to the large ...
Working and studying safely together on the campuses
20 Aug 2020
On 31 August you’ll begin your new study, or your next academic year. This year we’re doing a number of things differently than usual. Studying at home remains the norm although some of the lectures will be given on ...
USC Deal: Year’s worth of free sports for new UvA bachelor students
18 Aug 2020
Students who start on a bachelor's programme at the UvA in the upcoming academic year can play sports for free at the USC for a year. They will receive a passe-partout membership, meaning that they can exercise and ...
Register for ‘Meet Your Mentor’
17 Aug 2020
Do you want to find work more quickly with insights from a mentor who understands the added value of your ethnic minority background? Are you a Dutch-speaking, 3rd-year Bachelor’s student, or Master’s student, with ...
Heritage collections ready to be consulted again
14 Aug 2020
As of 18 August, it will again be possible to consult the heritage materials, archives and other special collections in the Reading Room of the Allard Pierson. Booking a work place in the Reading Room is only ...
Start your year smoothly with these useful tips
12 Aug 2020
The new academic year is about to begin. To help you hit the ground running, here are a few useful tools you should know about.