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Results: 1 - 40 of 600
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • External committee on social safety to report at the end of October
    12 Oct 2020
    The external committee that is examining the UvA’s system of reports and complaints relating to social safety will issue its report at the end of October.
  • Not a lot of face-to-face teaching activities, few study places available, yet still a lot of empty rooms – how come?
    8 Oct 2020
    Anyone who wants to visit the campus to study must book a study place, as the number of available ones is limited. So why are there so many empty spots, and why aren't they being filled? There are a number of reasons ...
  • 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 ...
  • See results with Kaltura video quiz and online training prolonged
    5 Oct 2020
    In the coming months, improvements and functional additions will be made to Kaltura. As of 6 October it will be possible to view the results of video quizzes in Kaltura or in Canvas Gradebook. In addition, you will ...
  • Cancellation play The Learning Curve
    30 Sep 2020
    Due to the tightened Corona measures The Learning Curve plays unfortunately have been cancelled.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    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 ...
  • Illustration of the library locations in red
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Isaac Roet Prize: Win €5,000 for your socially sustainable project
    17 Aug 2020
    We invite students and (young) researchers to submit a project proposal that contributes to solving societal issues and embraces Isaac Roet's philosophy: a fair, safe and sustainable world.
  • 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.
  • Work location - Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48
    Roof and façade work at Bushuis and Oost-Indisch Huis
    3 Aug 2020
    Work on the façade and roof at Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis will start on 17 August 2020. The specific location at which this work is to be carried out is difficult to access, so it is hard to say exactly when it will ...
  • The 2020 Student Council election results are in
    8 Jul 2020
    The Central Voting Office of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the results of the Student Council elections on Wednesday 8 July. The total voter turnout was 15%. UvASociaal remains the largest party in the ...
  • Temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour open from 15 July
    7 Jul 2020
    From 15 July, a temporary external reporting point for undesirable behaviour will be made available.
  • The Library welcomes non-UvA borrowers again
    3 Jul 2020
    The Library is in a phased reopening. From Monday 6 July, the Library will further expand its (physical) services. From then on, borrowing and returning can be done at multiple locations, the Humanities Collections ...
  • Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city
    2 Jul 2020
    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...
  • Readers in Canvas launched
    2 Jul 2020
    Starting in July, lecturers wishing to offer their students readers or reading lists will be able to do this within Canvas, UvA's digital learning environment. Students can download their readers free of charge in ...
  • External reporting point for undesirable behavior
    1 Jul 2020
    The UvA is opening an external contact point for reporting undesirable behaviour starting from 15 July.
  • Student Council election results found to be reliable
    30 Jun 2020
    The investigation into possible manipulation of the voting application used in the 2020 Student Council elections has been completed and discussed.
  • Borrowing books from other libraries possible again
    30 Jun 2020
    From Wednesday 1 July it will again be possible to borrow books from other libraries via interlibrary loan. You can also request scans of journal articles or chapters of books again.
  • Onlinebrary: Digital study space available now!
    29 Jun 2020
    For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, we now offer Onlinebrary, a digital study space available from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July. This online environment helps you study at home, and ...
  • External committee on social safety begins work
    24 Jun 2020
    The Executive Board has set up an external social safety committee to investigate (the operation of) the system for reports and complaints relating to social safety at the UvA. The committee will be composed of Marry ...
  • I want everybody to be able to realise their dreams
    23 Jun 2020
    'Diversity is essential. Diversity is seeing someone working in a certain position and thinking: that person is just like me. I could end up doing that too. It allows us to dream and to realise our dreams, and that's ...
  • Onlinebrary: your ultimate study place at home!
    23 Jun 2020
    For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, the Library UvA/AUAS now offers Onlinebrary. An online environment that helps you study at home. The concentration and motivation of studying ...
  • 2020 Student Council election results postponed
    18 Jun 2020
    The determination of the Student Council election results, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, June 19, has been postponed until an investigation into the reliability of the results has been completed. This ...
  • Inge van der Stap
    Diversity is nothing to be afraid of
    17 Jun 2020
    'I want to make more people aware of the importance of cultural diversity. To let them know that it’s nothing to be afraid of. I’ve noticed that people sometimes shy away from the subject or sometimes don’t really ...
  • Lecture on UvA’s financial management well attended
    17 Jun 2020
    On 3 June, Executive Board member and Finance portfolio holder Jan Lintsen gave a lecture about the financial management of the University of Amsterdam. The online lecture was offered in Dutch and in English.