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Results: 1 - 50 of 89
Results: 1 - 50 of 89
  • Deadline approaching: Change your password
    26 Feb 2021
    As a result of the cyber attack on the UvA and AUAS, it is important that all staff and students change their UvAnetID password. Are you one of the 26,000 people who have already changed their password? There’s no ...
  • Update cyber security 24-02-2021
    24 Feb 2021
    We are still working hard to limit the consequences of the cyber-attack. All students and staff have now been notified that they have to change their passwords. The call to do so is being well heeded.
  • Update cyber security 23-02-2021
    23 Feb 2021
    We are working very hard to repel the cyber-attack. We are closely monitoring all ICT systems and are working hard to clean them up. Investigations have shown that the hackers have access to the encrypted passwords. ...
  • Update cyber security 22-02-21
    22 Feb 2021
    We’re working hard behind the scenes to limit the impact of the cyber attack. Within ICT Services in particular, employees are working overtime to ensure that education and research can continue as smoothly as possible.
  • Update cyber security 19-02-21
    19 Feb 2021
    The situation concerning cyber security remains the same as yesterday. Education and research at the UvA and AUAS are currently experiencing very little hindrance from the cyber-attack: all systems are online and ...
  • Update: Cyber security 18-02-21
    18 Feb 2021
    Education and research at the UvA and AUAS are currently experiencing very little hindrance from the cyberattack: all systems are online and available for use.
  • AUAS and UvA target of cyber attack (update)
    17 Feb 2021
    The Security and Operations Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) have found that an unknown third party has gained access to the ICT environments of the AUAS ...
  • All locations closed Monday morning due to weather alert
    14 Feb 2021
    Due to a code red weather warning announced by the KNMI, all UvA buildings will remain closed until 1 p.m on Monday, 15 February . This also applies to the library locations. Should code red remain in effect for ...
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences buildings open at 12:00 on Monday 8 Feb
    7 Feb 2021
    Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) issued code orange for Monday morning, 8 February. The buildings of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will therefore open ...
  • My UvA App now supports push notifications for timetable changes
    3 Feb 2021
    In the My UvA App you now have the option to be notified of the latest timetable changes. With this new feature, the UvA is continuing to work on improving the information provision to students.
  • Students wanted for interviews and workshops
    22 Jan 2021
    Last year, the UvA started to improve educational logistics. This concerns everything that is required to enable you to study at the UvA. Consider, for example, the timetable, course registration, but also how and ...
  • Late registration
    4 Jan 2021
    Only if you have signed up during the course application period, you have a guarantee that you will be able to follow the course. Before the start of the semester there will be a reinstatement opportunity. This ...
  • Changing Kaltura support offer
    4 Jan 2021
    More and more students have found their way within Kaltura, so it has been decided to adapt the support offer to provide more targeted support.
  • We are going to protect you better against fake emails
    15 Dec 2020
    Increasingly, employees, students and business contacts receive fake UvA emails, which are almost indistinguishable from real UvA emails. This is not only annoying, but can also be harmful. To counteract this, we are ...
  • New login screen
    26 Nov 2020
    From 3 December you will log in with a new login screen to many UvA systems, such as rooster.uva.nl (My Timetable), SIS and TestVision (online exams). We would like to show you what the new login screen looks like, ...
  • Reminder: Major ICT maintenance weekend 21 and 22 November
    17 Nov 2020
    In the weekend of 21 and 22 November the biannual major ICT maintenance will be carried out on the network. This means that during the whole weekend (from Saturday 00:00 to Sunday 24:00) we cannot guarantee the ...
  • Services.uva.nl - the place with information about ICT disruptions
    9 Nov 2020
    Services.uva.nl is the place where the UvA informs you about ICT disruptions. This services page is always available because it is placed outside of our own digital environment.
  • Canvas calendar now also visible in your timetable
    9 Nov 2020
    As of now you will also see Canvas calendar items when you log into rooster.uva.nl. This new feature allows you to view your personal calendar in one location. If you’d rather not see your Canvas calendar, turn off ...
  • Major ICT maintenance 21 and 22 November: limited availability of systems
    13 Oct 2020
    The major ICT maintenance work weekend will be taking place on Saturday, 21 November and Sunday, 22 November. On Saturday, 21 November in particular, access to a few systems will be limited as a result of this work.
  • GSSS Kick-off Event 2020-2021
    4 Sep 2020
    On Friday, the 28th of August the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) welcomed all new students starting a Master’s programme with a panel discussion, which could be attended live or online. In case you missed ...
  • Do you experience problems calling UvA fixed telephone numbers?
    31 Aug 2020
    At the moment there are problems calling from outside to a fixed UvA number.
  • Late registration
    7 Jul 2020
    This message is intended for students who did not (properly) in time applied for courses during the course application period from 11 June 2020 to 23 June 2020.
  • IDS x COVID-19 mini-series
    25 May 2020
    Dear Social Sciences students and staff, We hope this letter finds you well amid these uncertain and trying times. We are reaching out to you on behalf of the International Development Studies (IDS) department at ...
  • Study Adviser HG/URP/RMUS - Iris van Urk
    14 May 2020
    My name is Iris van Urk and I’ve just started in my role as Study Adviser and Programme Manager for the three Master programmes in Human Geography, Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Studies.
  • Limit the amount of data traffic via VPN
    30 Mar 2020
    Check services.uva.nl for more information and updates.
  • Major maintenance weekend carried out successfully
    26 Nov 2019
    The major network maintenance weekend has been carried out successfully and all applications are available once again.
  • Major ICT-maintenance in the weekend of 23 and 24 November
    4 Nov 2019
    Major ICT maintenance work will once again be taking place during the weekend of 23-24 November. Although the maintenance work will be performed throughout the entire weekend, we have managed to minimise the impact ...
  • Major phishing attack on UvA and AUAS: be alert!
    23 Sep 2019
    Starting last week, the UvA and AUAS have been bombarded with phishing emails. The phishing attacks seem designed to send huge amounts of spam from the hijacked accounts. Be alert: do not click on links in these ...
  • Have you checked out the new UvAnetID website?
    20 Sep 2019
    You might have already noticed that id.uva.nl has gotten a new and fresh design.
  • Milestone: 40.000 simultaneous Wi-Fi users
    13 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Safely use your personal hotspot
    13 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Access gates reading room in the Law Library
    2 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Power outage at Roeterseiland Campus on 29 July
    29 Jul 2019
    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.
  • Limited ICT study stations available in August due to upgrade
    8 Jul 2019
    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.
  • Blackboard no longer available as of 1 September
    2 Jul 2019
    Starting 1 September 2019, students and staff will no longer be able to view courses on or download material from Blackboard.
  • Microsoft improves privacy settings in its Office suite
    1 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Borrowing and making requests temporarily unavailable
    27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services
    23 May 2019
    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.
  • Public transport strike on Tuesday, 28 May: exams cancelled, class attendance optional (except ACTA and AUC)
    20 May 2019
    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. ...
  • Re-enrol now to register for first-semester courses
    10 May 2019
    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 ...
  • REC-E bike shed temporarily closed
    16 Apr 2019
    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 ...
  • Closure of UvA buildings during spring holidays
    9 Apr 2019
    During the spring holidays most UvA buildings, study centres and catering locations will be closed.
  • Free software for UvA students: Office 365 ProPlus
    1 Apr 2019
    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 ...
  • Maintenance inspection
    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 ...
  • Registration system for FS reports temporarily unavailable
    14 Feb 2019
    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.
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht temporarily closed for traffic
    28 Jan 2019
    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.
  • Roeterseiland Campus bike racks cleared monthly
    18 Jan 2019
    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.
  • Maintenance work at REC A bicycle basement
    17 Dec 2018
    During the Christmas break (Saturday, 22 December 2018 through Tuesday, 1 January 2019), maintenance work will be carried out in the REC A bicycle basement.
  • Adjusted UvA opening hours during the holidays
    14 Dec 2018
    The Christmas recess will take place from Saturday, 22 December until Tuesday, 1 January. During this period most UvA buildings and facilities will be closed or have adjusted opening hours.
  • New contemplation room
    16 Nov 2018
    A new contemplation room has been created in building REC J/K, room B.93 at Roeterseiland campus.
  • Launch of new-design UvA website temporarily reversed
    30 Oct 2018
    The launch of the new design of the UvA website has been temporarily reversed. The new site went live on Monday morning, at 10:30, but unfortunately it soon became apparent that servers were becoming overloaded and ...