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Results: 101 - 150 of 675
Results: 101 - 150 of 675
  • 10 Jan 2020
    Pilot: University Library Singel open every day until 1 a.m.

    After deliberation with the Central Student Council (CSR), the study rooms of the UB Singel will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. from 13 January to 12 April.

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Budget for 2020 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 8 Jan 2020
    Highlighted: IIS electives Science and Life of Albert Einstein and University Masterclass China

    Do you have your curriculum complete for the 2nd semester? If not: some interdisciplinary electives that will start soon still have room for some extra students! For example, enrol to Science and Life or Albert ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    UvA celebrates its 388th birthday

    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Preventing ransomware together

    You must have noticed that Maastricht University fell victim to a ransomware attack. Among other things, e-mail, wifi and the DLO were no longer accessible. Some of the services are now available again. We need your ...

  • 18 Dec 2019
    No new student assessor found, new recruitment round in September

    The recruitment for a new student assessor has not resulted in any new candidates. The vacancy was advertised for several weeks, but no students applied in that period.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Reaction of the UvA to the report of the external committee on scientific integrity

    Both the Volkskrant and the NRC Handelsblad reported this morning on the report of the external ad hoc committee set up by the UvA to investigate possible violations of the rules of scientific integrity in the Dies ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Don’t drink, it’s fun

    On social media, young adults frequently encounter information that is in some way related to alcohol: from professional anti-alcohol advertisements, to strongly pro-alcohol posts by party-loving friends. These ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    The University Library at the Singel remains open

    Do you need a study space during the Christmas break? If this is your case, come to study in the University Library. The UB Singel remains open except on 25 & 26 December and 1st January. All other library locations ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    UvA completely smoke-free as of August 2020

    As of 1 August 2020, smoking will no longer be allowed on UvA premises. From that day, Dutch educational institutions, from primary schools to universities, will be obligated to keep their premises smoke-free.

  • 11 Dec 2019
    Holiday closure Roeterseiland Campus

    On Tuesday 24 December the UvA buildings on Roeterseiland Campus will be closed from 18:00. On this day Building J/K will be closed all day because of maintenance.

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2019: Post-humans in the Anthropocene

    The fourth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 28 November. The prize went to "Post-humans in the Anthropocene: a relational inquiry into Humanity Futures, other Species, and the ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’

    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...

  • 6 Dec 2019
    Available research funding grants in one overview

    Researchers from the UvA that are looking for ways to fund their research can now use Research Professional. This is offered by the Library.

  • 6 Dec 2019
    Are we doing something wrong? Do we need to make a change?

    A recent headline in The Guardian stated that 11,000 scientists are warning of unprecedented suffering as a result of climate change. In fact, since the year 2000, a total of 260,000 scientific articles have been ...

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans

    We know that plastic pollutes our oceans on a large scale. Still, plastic is part of our daily lives. How can we reduce our plastic consumption and contribute to cleaner oceans? This question is at the heart of a new ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Who are the private investors in the housing market, and how is their rise impacting the market?

    Since the financial crisis reached its lowest point in 2013, the number of private investors in the Dutch housing market has been growing. Their large market share is a new phenomenon in the Netherlands and concerns ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Social media influence protests, but so do local circumstances

    There is a strong link between social media and civil protests. Social media allow people all over the world to connect to an issue and to take action. Are activists better able to mobilise through social media, and ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    REC faculties in the spotlight during the Amsterdam Light Festival

    The three faculties on the Roeterseiland Campus – Economics & Business, the Amsterdam Law School and Social & Behavioural Sciences – will literally be in the spotlight during the Amsterdam Light Festival. Ten ...

  • 22 Nov 2019
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board

    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex have been reappointed by the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as, respectively, chairperson of the Executive Board and Rector Magnificus of the university. This ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Construction of roof over Roetersstraat entrance to bicycle park

    From 18 November through mid-December, the UvA will be installing a roof over the access ramp to the bicycle park at the Roetersstraat entrance. The roof will reduce noise disturbance and protect the access ramp ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    UvA says no to violence: Orange the World

    The University of Amsterdam is participating in Orange the World. During this international campaign, from 25 November to 10 December 2019, we will demonstrate that our university supports the fight against violence ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Conference on Strategic Plan for 2012-2026

    On Thursday, 14 November members of the UvA community met in de Rode Hoed to discuss important questions for the new Strategic Plan.

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Does psychological distance explain distrust in science?

    Some people are more distrusting of science than others, especially on themes concerning climate change, vaccinations and genetic modification of food. The reasons for distrust differ per theme and can emanate from ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'

    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students

    'Having a scholarship has given me the breathing space to enjoy the city a little more and be inspired by it enough to effect change back home.' Jacqueline Tizora, a Research Master’s student in Communication ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Have your say on sustainability policy at the UvA

    What should a UvA sustainability programme look like? What is our vision, which goals do we aim to achieve and –most importantly – what measures can we take in order to maximise our contribution to sustainability?

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge

    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.

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Lecture on the UvA’s financial management

    On 15 October 2019, Executive Board member and Finance portfolio holder Jan Lintsen gave a lecture about the financial management of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 30 Oct 2019
    FMG academics are entering into a partnership with architects and designers: 'Testing Research in Practice'

    Academics in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam are entering into a partnership with UNSense, a company operating at the cutting edge of architecture and technology. ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Dirty hands? You can wash them sustainably in the REC H building

    A new toilet block in the Roeterseilandcampus H building has been fitted with Hydrowashrs. The Hydrowashr is the most sustainable way to wash and dry your hands in 15 seconds, without using soap or a hand towel, and ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Join a workshop and receive a €50 gift card from Albert Heijn

    Got an opinion about course registration, checking your timetable and checking your grades and study progress? We aim to improve these three themes but we cannot do so without your input!

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Ombudsperson Jacqueline Schoone to start work on 1 November

    The new role of ombudsperson for staff and students is among a series of provisions the UvA is deploying to ensure a safe and inclusive work and study climate.

  • 29 Oct 2019
    The electronic dance scenes in the UK and in America

    Dance is a global phenomenon. But in the early years it was chiefly in the United Kingdom that dance grew into a successful industry while in the United States – the cradle of dance – the genre failed to break into ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    Presenting the finalists of 2019 Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    The finalists of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award have been announced. The nine finalists will pitch their innovative ideas during a festive award ceremony in NEMO Science Museum on Tuesday 26 November.

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Electives – what do you need?

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers elective courses that all UvA students can follow, regardless of their programme. Examples are 'The Eternal Pursuit of Happiness' and 'Big History'. Now the ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    Dream your University in the Capital City!

    UNICA Student Conference 2020 from 28 June-1 July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 16 Oct 2019
    UvA response to email sent to Turkish student

    The UvA has received many responses with regard to a message on social media, which was posted by a Turkish student about an internship rejection from a UvA staff member.

  • 15 Oct 2019
    Start of Social Safety Taskforce

    During the current academic year the Taskforce on Social Safety will develop an integrated approach to social safety. The Taskforce's aim is to act as a catalyst for improvements in policies, workplace habits and ...

  • 15 Oct 2019
    This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings

    ‘It's not like I'm exchanging texts with Karen, Geert or Jan every morning, though’, she says with a laugh. Still, as a student assessor, Master's student in Sociology Iris Kingma (25) sits down with the UvA ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    A new perspective on China’s rapid economic emergence

    Over the course of his study, political scientist Julian Gruin spoke to 60 policymakers, bankers and (retired) members and officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get an answer to the question that has been ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Exam Time: from 12 until 25 October

    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. The Library has extended ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Students paint walls in the new pop-up learning space

    Recently, the Library called on UvA students to come up with inspiring designs for the temporary learning space in the J/K building on the Roeterseiland Campus. The proposals by students Pruthvi Vellanki (Qatar, ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements

    The UvA's plans for using the student loan funds, in the context of the so-called Higher Education Quality Agreements, have been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research

    In 2020, the UvA will have more money to spend. The University’s income is expected to be 4% higher than in the 2019 budget, giving greater scope for both short-term and long-term investments in teaching and ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    'A natural sciences approach will help us resolve major social issues'

    From radicalisation to addiction and from congestion to depression, all major social issues rest on complex systems. Han van der Maas, recently appointed distinguished research professor of Complex Systems in Society ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Interim ombudsperson appointed

    Jacqueline Schoone has been appointed interim ombudsperson.

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year

    Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, an additional teaching-free week (holiday week) will be introduced in all the faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The Executive Board took the official decision on ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    How do you talk about science? Use a comic strip!

    Forensic psychologist Bruno Verschuere and his colleagues at the UvA conduct a lot of research on the phenomenon of lying. When and why do people lie, how do you recognise lies and how do you detect lies? Along with ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

    UvA's Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme in which students are supported by senior students during their first year at the university. Applications are now open for the upcoming academic ...