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  • 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 ...
  • The rise and success of economic sanctions
    8 Sep 2020
    The use of economic sanctions continues to rise around the globe. ‘While democracy and liberal institutions have led to the decline of war, they paradoxically have also triggered the rise of economic coercion as a ...
  • 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.
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    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 ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • 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 ...
  • Building a bias when making economic decisions
    24 Aug 2020
    Contrary to classical economic theories, people do not make economic decisions that benefit them the most but are biased towards default options. This bias has mostly been explained by how the options are framed. An ...
  • 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 ...
  • Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?
    20 Jul 2020
    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...
  • 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.
  • Offer employees challenging tasks, but vary in the type of challenge
    3 Jul 2020
    Employees seek challenging experiences in their job in order to develop their skills. It is no surprise then, that many people are looking for challenge. According to the results of a new study, led by organisational ...
  • 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.
  • Cover Venus of Shocking Blue
    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
    1 Jul 2020
    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Understanding the effectiveness of learning within learning communities
    26 Jun 2020
    Learning communities are in vogue to promote organizational learning. Yet, a theory that explains whether, when and why they work is missing. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam received funding to develop ...
  • Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht
    26 Jun 2020
    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • 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 ...
  • Humans can recognise behavioural contexts from chimpanzees’ vocalizations
    18 Jun 2020
    A new study shows that humans can infer specific information when genetically closely related species verbally express emotions. In an experiment including over 3000 human listeners judging 155 vocalizations of 66 ...
  • 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.
  • Diversity in 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
    17 Jun 2020
    On Friday, 12 June, the first working paper of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan was discussed by the Executive Board and the Central Student Council and the Central Works Council. The emphasis was on what according to ...
  • Social safety top priority
    16 Jun 2020
    Social safety of students and staff is an absolute priority for the UvA and for us personally too. We are deeply ashamed by any case that surfaces. We must all be aware that there can be no place for sexism and ...
  • How is protest heard?
    16 Jun 2020
    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
  • Library Learning Centre (REC H) reopens study places
    12 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 15 June, UvA students and staff will be able again to use the study spaces in the Library Learning Centre in REC H. The Library also expands the reservation options for all reopened library locations.
  • Focus on equality must continue
    12 Jun 2020
    'Equality is certainly not an assumption. National and international research, for example, indicates that students from a migration background are less likely to be selected to be specialists. There must also be a ...
  • Diversity is not only about the business case
    10 Jun 2020
    'Diversity has a lot going for it, since it can improve decision-making, foster creativity and increase productivity. It’s nice that we have the experience of creating good outcomes when we work on diversity and ...
  • Rijk van Beek appointed UvA student assessor
    9 Jun 2020
    The Executive Board has appointed Rijk Vegard van Beek as a student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). for a period of one year starting Monday, 31 August 2020.
  • Overzicht keuzevakken IIS 2020, semester 1
    Register now for an interdisciplinary elective
    9 Jun 2020
    Since 9 June it is possible to register for an interdisciplinary elective for the next semester! Will it be Pandemic, Degrowth, The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness or do you rather prefer Human (e) AI? View all ...
  • Invitation to vote: 2020 Student Council elections
    8 Jun 2020
    The elections for the UvA's Central Student Council and Faculty Student Councils have begun. From today until Friday, 12 June at 23:59, you can vote for the representative advisory bodies of the University.
  • Are strongmen a particular ‘breed’ of political figures?
    8 Jun 2020
    We know much about the behaviour and policies of right-wing autocrats, but little was known about their personality profile. Alessandro Nai (University of Amsterdam) and Emre Toros (Hacettepe University, Ankara) ...
  • Library reopens Science Park study areas
    5 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 8 June, UvA students and staff will be able to use study places at the Science Park library location. From that day on, the reservation options for the reopened library locations will also be expanded.