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  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Join the UvA panel!
    16 Feb 2021
    Would you voice your opinion on matters at the University of Amsterdam? Are there things the UvA can do better for example? Or do you have ideas on specific topics? Sign up now for the UvA panel. Through the panel ...
  • The Isaac Roet Prize: win €5,000 for your socially committed project
    16 Feb 2021
    We invite students and researchers to submit a project proposal that contributes to resolving societal issues and embraces Isaac Roet’s philosophy of promoting a fair, safe and sustainable world. In this first round ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • ‘The anti-racism movement could put wind in the sails of multicultural parties’
    10 Feb 2021
    During the Dutch elections in March this year, voting behaviour of people with a migration background will be studied for the first time at national level. 'Something is happening', states UvA political scientist ...
  • girl holding cardboard on which is written 'Save our democracy'
    ‘A growing number of citizens is immune to the authoritarian virus’
    9 Feb 2021
    Is an authoritarian virus going around, damaging our democracy? Many fear so, due to the erosion of democratic values, the rise of authoritarian politicians and the resurgence of the extreme right. Political ...
  • 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 ...
  • girls holds textballoon above her head
    'Why voting as early as 16 is much better'
    5 Feb 2021
    Last year, political scientist Sarah de Lange, as a member of the Council for Public Administration, advised the Dutch parliament and government to lower the voting age to 16. She explains why it is important to give ...
  • National Student Survey already filled out by 13,1% of UvA-students!
    4 Feb 2021
    Have you already filled out the National Student Survey (NSE)? If not, do so before March 10! Currently 13,1% of students at the UvA have given their opinion on their degree programme and the university. Let your ...
  • Open Access logo
    UvA open access policy and Diamond Open Access Fund
    4 Feb 2021
    The Executive Board recently adopted the UvA Open Science programme 2020 – 2024. The programme includes an overview of new and well-established initiatives with regard to open access, research data management and ...
  • University Forum on social safety: report Taskforce ‘Breaking the silences. Social safety at the University of Amsterdam’
    3 Feb 2021
    On Monday, February 15, the University Forum will focus on social safety. During this University Forum, the Social Safety Taskforce will present its report with findings and recommendations for strengthening social ...
  • Ladder against schoolboard, on which a small cloud is drawn
    Knowledge and expectations of parents contribute to inequality in education
    3 Feb 2021
    Educational inequality: it’s a regular subject of public and political debate. Sociologist Andrea Foster researched how parents’ knowledge of the education system and their expectations play a role in this ...
  • sigrid kaag, leader of D'66 political party
    ‘Not nearly enough women in politics in the Netherlands’
    2 Feb 2021
    When it comes to political representation of women, political scientists Liza Mügge and Zahra Runderkamp give the Netherlands a failing grade. They say the current political process hinders both the entry and ...
  • man with a rocket on his back
    No guts, no glory? The link between risk-taking and leadership
    1 Feb 2021
    No doubt each of us remembers the risky behaviour within the financial sector that led to a major recession. Behavioural scientists conducted research into the link between risk-taking and leadership. The study ...
  • Onlinebrary: Experience studying together from home
    29 Jan 2021
    Even though you're stuck at home, it’s great to still be able to see your fellow students. After all, you're not the only one studying. Go to MS Teams to find the Onlinebrary. This is a motivating and inspiring ...
  • streetexperiment
    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • Polarisation in the Netherlands: how divided are we?
    26 Jan 2021
    Exactly how divided are we in the Netherlands, and what role is polarisation likely to play in our upcoming elections? We discussed this with political scientist Eelco Harteveld, who has spent years studying the ...
  • These initiatives by fellow students will help you during the lockdown
    25 Jan 2021
    With education taking place entirely at home and social contacts virtually nonexistent, this is a strange and difficult time. For this reason, various study associations, the Faculty Student Council and individual ...
  • Join the special edition of The UvA Create a Course Challenge
    25 Jan 2021
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for a new interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea ...
  • The Brexit deal, a never-ending story
    21 Jan 2021
    Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin reflects on the Brexit deal that came into effect on 1 January 2021. ‘When we last spoke about Brexit, I wondered if the transition period would be the beginning of the end, or the end ...
  • Executive Board approves joint accommodation of Executive Programmes and PPLE in REC P
    20 Jan 2021
    TThe Executive Board has decided to jointly accommodate the Executive Programmes (EP) and and the interfaculty Bachelor's programme in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in REC P. REC P will be renovated ...
  • I apologise for my behaviour: when shyness becomes a problem
    19 Jan 2021
    Extreme shyness likely emerges in very early childhood. Developmental psychologist Milica Nikolić is conducting research to determine how parents can prevent their children from becoming overly shy in later life. ...
  • How are Dutch families mentally coping with COVID 19?
    18 Jan 2021
    Till at least 9 February parents in the Netherlands are in lockdown with their children. How did Dutch families mentally cope with the first wave of the corona pandemic? Preventive Youth Care researchers share first ...
  • Fill out the National Student Survey 2021!
    18 Jan 2021
    This week is the start of the National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a national survey in which students express their opinion on their degree programme and university. Starting from Thursday, 21 January you will ...
  • How did the Dutch lockdown influence cannabis use and addiction?
    15 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced substantial psychosocial stressors in everyday life. Did changes in mental wellbeing lead to more cannabis use and more severe cannabis disorders? A study among near daily ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...
  • Take part in outdoor personal training at USC
    14 Jan 2021
    Interested in a little break from online workouts or your standard run around the park? With a USC PT membership, you can book three outdoor personal training sessions – 50 minutes each – at one of the USC locations.
  • UvA adapts building-related projects
    11 Jan 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic and the expansion of digital education have prompted the UvA to critically reassess the need for renovation or new-build projects. The feasibility of new plans will also be subjected to ...
  • 2021 - 2026 strategic plan: inspiring generations
    7 Jan 2021
    At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: ...
  • Old requests from Library Interlibrary Loan account no longer visible from 29 January
    5 Jan 2021
    On 29 January, the way in which staff and students with a UvAnetID log into WorldCat Discovery (the national library catalogue) will change. After that date, the system will automatically create a new Interlibrary ...
  • Highlighted: IIS electives Sexology and Big History
    4 Jan 2021
    Do you have your curriculum complete for the 2nd semester? If not: A few interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Sexology (6 EC) or Big History ...
  • Independent reporting point for undesirable conduct to remain open
    4 Jan 2021
    The availability of the temporary external reporting point for undesirable conduct has been extended. The independent reporting point was set up in July 2020 and offers an additional and accessible opportunity for ...
  • Jacqueline Schoone stays on until the appointment of a new ombudsperson
    17 Dec 2020
    Parties like representative advisory bodies and deans are currently still discussing a document about the embedding of the ombudsperson. The recruitment of the permanent ombudsperson will start as soon as decision ...
  • The impact of the second corona wave on studying and working at the UvA
    15 Dec 2020
    The experiences of students and staff of the UvA during the second wave of corona have been in some ways similar: study and work pressure is high, and the lack of social contact and time outdoors has also been ...
  • What does contagious laughter sound like?
    15 Dec 2020
    Feel like a good laugh? Then why not take part in a listening experiment designed by UvA psychologists. Listen to someone else laughing out loud and rate how contagious you find their laughter. You can also add your ...
  • Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
    14 Dec 2020
    Pressing Matter received a grant of 3.5 million euros of the National Science Agenda of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to analyse the role colonial collections could play in resolving tensions in dealing with our ...
  • Two UvA students receive ECHO Award 2020
    9 Dec 2020
    Of the four UvA finalists, Priscilla Maria and Marwa Ahmed were the two to win an ECHO Award 2020. Every year, the ECHO Award is presented to outstanding students from non-western backgrounds who actively demonstrate ...
  • Paris Proof by 2040: our route to Paris
    9 Dec 2020
    In November, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) published an Energy Transition Road Map. It sets out the sustainability measures that are required to enable the UvA to meet the targets of the UN’s Paris climate ...
  • How do we explain mistrust of the corona vaccine?
    9 Dec 2020
    Anthropologist Stuart Blume has been researching vaccination programmes for the last 20 years. He has observed important historical developments that may partly explain the current mistrust towards coronavirus ...
  • portrait picture of Eftychia Stamkou
    Can art reduce prejudice about female leaders?
    8 Dec 2020
    Women are still underrepresented in leadership roles. One major cause is unfavourable gender norms. Is it possible that art in which these norms are cast into doubt will reduce prejudice against female leadership? ...
  • Music therapy helps combat stress
    7 Dec 2020
    Stress increases the risk of physical and emotional problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, anxiety disorders, depression and burnout. Millions of people are on anxiety-reducing medication to diminish ...
  • The Wish Tree is a creation of Crasborn Communicatie Vormgevers.
    Share your New Year wishes in the Library's digital wish tree
    7 Dec 2020
    The holiday season is almost upon us. As in previous years, the Library has decorated a wish tree. This time, though, it’s a digital version, rather than the physical variety at one of the Library’s locations. Every ...
  • 4 students in project room
    UvA uses Lecture Rooms as Project Rooms at REC and Science Park
    2 Dec 2020
    In addition to the study spaces offered by the Library, several lecture rooms have now also been made available at the Roeterseilandcampus and Science Park. The University of Amsterdam is constantly looking into the ...
  • University Library Singel
    Meeting Room and Extra Study Spaces in City Centre
    1 Dec 2020
    From Tuesday 1 December, the Library will be offering extra study spaces in the P.C. Hoofthuis Library, and it will also be possible to book a space in the large meeting room in the University Library Singel. Are you ...
  • Winner 2020
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2020: Digital Warfare
    27 Nov 2020
    The finals of already the fifth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 26 November, where five finalists presented their ideas online to the jury and audience. Even though all courses were ...
  • UvA brings together students and mentors in Meet Your Mentor project
    26 Nov 2020
    The new UvA mentoring programme Meet your Mentor (MYM) launches on Thursday 26 November. In this project, 29 third-year bachelor’s and master’s students with non-western backgrounds and/or first-generation students ...
  • Raising social awareness and finding technological solutions for antimicrobial resistance
    25 Nov 2020
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in which bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, is an explosively growing problem worldwide. An international interdisciplinary consortium including the University of ...
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • Alcohol advertising generally leads to higher alcohol consumption
    24 Nov 2020
    Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch ...
  • These 5 ideas will advance to the Create a Course final on 26 November
    24 Nov 2020
    178 ideas. 40 project plans. 10 nominees. 1530 votes. 5 finalists. This is the Create a Course Challenge 2020 in numbers. Never before have UvA students submitted so many ideas and cast so many votes for the top five ...