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Results: 1 - 50 of 70
Results: 1 - 50 of 70
  • 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 ...
  • Sewer works
    11 Oct 2018
    Starting on Monday 15 October and continuing through Friday 30 November, Waternet will be replacing the sewage system under Valckenierstraat. These works will take place between 07:00 and 16:00.
  • Buy Doppers and USB cables from vending machines
    25 Sep 2018
    Do you ever have those days where you show up for an exam, but without your calculator? Or you're studying in the library and could really use a marker?
  • Bike removal program on Roeterseiland campus
    28 Aug 2018
    From Friday 31 August, Amsterdam municipality will be conducting a ‘bike removal’ program on Roeterseiland campus at REC-A, REC-M and University property areas.
  • Arrange your re-enrolment by 31 August
    14 Aug 2018
    Arrange your re-enrolment and pay your tuition fees no later than 31 August.
  • Move your bike during works on the REC E bicycle parking facility
    31 Jul 2018
    From Monday, 30 July, some bicycle racks will be removed from the large part of the REC E bicycle parking facility. Any bikes in the bicycle parking facility at that time will be moved and temporarily stored elsewhere.
  • Regional transport strike as from Wednesday, 27 June
    25 Jun 2018
    A countrywide transport strike is set to take place as from Wednesday, 27 June. Exams, lectures and other activities at the UvA will continue as planned.
  • Re-enrol now for the 2018-2019 academic year to register for first-semester courses
    15 May 2018
    Arrange your re-enrolment and pay your tuition fees no later than 31 August. You can only register for first-semester courses if you have submitted a re-enrolment application.
  • UvAQ and EvaSys temporarily unavailable on 19 and 20 April
    13 Apr 2018
    On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April UvAQ and EvaSys will be updated.
  • Closure of UvA buildings during spring holidays
    23 Mar 2018
    During the spring holidays most UvA buildings, study centres and catering locations will be closed.
  • Update security leaks processors: Limited availability systems on 26 January and 2 February
    22 Jan 2018
    Earlier this month, we reported on security leaks that were found in the chips of current computer processors. In order to minimize security risks, maintenance work (including the installation of security patches) ...
  • Safety leaks affecting processors
    8 Jan 2018
    In the past few days there have been news reports about the safety leaks ‘meltdown’ and ‘spectre’. The possible consequences of these leaks are currently being investigated. Up till now there have not been any ...
  • Maintenance Blackboard Friday evening, 5 January
    15 Dec 2017
    On Friday, 5 January 2018, the feedback tool on Blackboard will be updated from 18:00 to 22:00.
  • Adjusted UvA opening hours during the holidays
    14 Dec 2017
    The Christmas recess will take place from Saturday, 23 December until Monday, 1 January. During this period most UvA buildings and facilities will be closed or have adjusted opening hours.
  • Code red issued: the UvA advises everyone to go home
    11 Dec 2017
    KNMI has issued code red for large parts of the country from 13:00 onwards because of bad weather conditions. All classes have been canceled although UvA buildings remain open. We advise students and staff to go home ...
  • Resolved: Canon Portal and Canon Internet Printer temporarily unavailable
    28 Nov 2017
    Due to technical difficulties the Canon Portal has been temporarily unavailable. This meant that students and employees where unable to login to uva.canon.nl.
  • Major maintenance weekend carried out successfully
    27 Nov 2017
    The major network maintenance weekend has been carried out successfully and all applications are available once again.
  • Web lectures unavailable due to emergency maintenance on Thursday 12 October from 15:00 to 17:00
    12 Oct 2017
    On Thursday 12 October from 15:00 to 17:00, due to emergency maintenance it is not possible to follow web lectures on the web page webcolleges.uva.nl.
  • Enrol
    Arrange your re-enrolment by 31 August
    17 Aug 2017
    Arrange your re-enrolment and pay your tuition fees no later than 31 August.
  • Renovation of restaurant on the ground floor of REC H
    26 Jul 2017
    From 7 August to 28 August inclusive, renovations will take place in the restaurant and the seating area on the ground floor of Building H. This part of the building will therefore be closed during this period. Both ...