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  • 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 five ideas will advance to the Create a Course final on 26 November
    24 Nov 2020
    178 ideas. 40 project plans. 10 nominees. 1530 votes. Five 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 ...
  • Transition from Streaming Media Service to Kaltura
    23 Nov 2020
    At the beginning of August the UvA made the transition from Streaming Media Service to the online video platform Kaltura. Kaltura is a sustainable state-of-the-art solution for uploading or making video or audio. All ...
  • Follow an interdisciplinary elective
    19 Nov 2020
    What are our options to deal with climate change? Are we witnessing a new Cold War in the relations between Russia and the West? What can we learn about societies by studying gender and sexual diversity? Or are you ...
  • Orange the World
    The UvA hoists the orange at Orange the World 2020
    16 Nov 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is participating in Orange the World (OTW) again this year. In 2019 the Bridge building on the Roeterseiland Campus was lit up bright orange in support of the worldwide campaign for the ...
  • Every day is Open Day in the Open House
    16 Nov 2020
    What will it be: Artificial Intelligence, Communication Science or Psychology? New and existing students alike will soon be making their study choice for the next academic year. This has always been hard, for there ...
  • Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge
    11 Nov 2020
    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • UvA publishes Energy Transition Road Map
    3 Nov 2020
    The UvA is accepting its share of responsibility in the struggle against climate change. In line with the Dutch government’s Climate Agreement, the UvA has published an Energy Transition Road Map setting out measures ...
  • External committee reports on social safety
    2 Nov 2020
    The external committee that examined, on behalf of the Executive Board, the UvA’s system of reports and complaints relating to social safety, has issued its report.
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Flags at half-mast for free and safe education
    2 Nov 2020
    French schools will today pay tribute to the murdered teacher Samuel Paty. That is why the flags on UvA buildings will also be flying at half-mast today.
  • Audiovisual information and multi-language eHealth tools are promising for expanding patient participation
    29 Oct 2020
    Online health tools can play an important role in expanding patient participation among older cancer patients and older Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch cancer patients. Nida Gizem Yılmaz discovered that the use of ...
  • The role of race and gender in US elections
    29 Oct 2020
    While most attention seems to go to Trump’s behaviour and Covid19’s role in the US Elections 2020, we want to turn our attention to the role of race and gender. With communication scientist Penny Sheets Thibaut, we ...
  • 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 ...
  • Learning how to make shared decisions with virtual patients
    27 Oct 2020
    Patients want to have a say in their medical treatment, especially when it will have a major impact on their life. Research shows that a shared decision-making process does indeed have positive effects. But how can a ...
  • ‘You could almost say that it’s already election day’
    26 Oct 2020
    Dutch journalist and US expert Laila Frank and American political media consultant Dan Kully shared their views on the American Presidential Elections with students from the Political Communication track at the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Violence against journalists and other information carriers
    21 Oct 2020
    In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for ...
  • 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.
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • 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.
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
  • Trump’s personality might have become too much for strong Republicans
    15 Oct 2020
    A handful of weeks out of one of the most important presidential elections of our lifetime, Joe Biden is consolidating his lead in polls. And, yet, Donald Trump’s approval rate remains relatively stable. Is Trump ...
  • 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 ...
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    Do politics make you sweat or frown?
    21 Sep 2020
    We tend to have strong feelings when it comes to politicians, ranging from disgust to enthusiasm. So just how deep-seated are these feelings? Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher studied physical ...
  • 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.