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Results: 1 - 20 of 93
Results: 1 - 20 of 93
  • 13 May 2020
    How did the old masters make their ultramarine?

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...

  • 1 May 2020
    PPLE student Niklas Huppmann aims to raise $15 million to fight corona in Africa

    Second-year PPLE student Niklas Huppmann initiated a global campaign called COVAID AFRICA, that will donate proceeds from its series of live online festivals to help support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans ...

  • 22 Jan 2020
    Why do (and don't) people abide by the law?

    Benjamin van Rooij, professor of Law & Society, wonders why people do (and don’t) abide by the law. He wants to develop behavioural jurisprudence which corrects wrong views on behaviour within the law. Last year, he ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?

    Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on our planet. But why did blue whales and their close relatives, the baleen whales, evolve to be so huge while other animals did not? An international ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced

    An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has succeeded in producing the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as ...

  • 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 ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?

    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis

    UvA professors Cees Snoek and Marcel Worring are starting a new public-private research lab together with researchers from the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ltd. from the United Arab Emirates led by ...

  • 2 Nov 2018
    Clean Energy Challenge extended

    Design platform What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers and ...

  • 4 Sep 2018
    A big thank you and a warm welcome from the Talent Development programme

    The Talent Development Programme (TDP) would like to thank the students and faculty of PPLE for helping us achieve another amazing year!

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Student ambassadors wanted!

    Become a student ambassador and tell future students about your experience at PPLE College while honing your public speaking and teaching skills! If you like to talk about what makes PPLE stand out and why you chose ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Join the PPLE Programme Committee!

    Do you want to have a say regarding the education within the PPLE programme ? Do you want to make your opinion heard about particular courses you take? If so, joining the Programme Committee could be something for you!

  • 28 Jun 2018
    NSE 2018: Decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA

    The extent to which UvA students are satisfied with their degree programmes has decreased. In the period from February to May of this year, some 8,500 students took part in the National Student Survey (NSE). The ...

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Cities are growing worldwide, including Amsterdam. This growth is accompanied by urgent challenges involving climate, security, affordable housing, health and more. How can we make cities better? WeMakeThe.City, a ...

  • 9 Jun 2018
    Reaction to end of student action

    On Friday, June 8, a March for Education took place in Amsterdam. UvA students and staff, together with students from other university cities, came out in support of higher education in the Netherlands.

  • 31 May 2018
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year

    Frank Nack was officially named as the UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year during the Education Day on Thursday, 31 May. Frank Nack is the programme director of the MSc in Information Studeies at the Faculty of Science.

  • 4 Apr 2018
    Celebrate PPLE's 2018 graduation!

    Come celebrate PPLE's 2018 graduation with us! The PPLE graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 5 July 2018. Please RSVP.

  • 21 Feb 2018
    Amsterdam Law Trials

    The Amsterdam Law Trials is a mock trial competition between PPLE, the honours programmes from the VU and the UvA, and AUC.

  • 31 Jan 2018
    Let’s talk about sex… and sexual assault

    Sexual exploration and experimentation are a vital and fun part of growing up. Sadly, unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault can sometimes become part of student life as well.

  • 30 Jan 2018
    UvA collaborates with West 8 on university quarter

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to build a City Centre Campus in the heart of Amsterdam in the vicinity of the Binnengasthuis grounds, Oude Turfmarkt, Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Kloveniersburgwal. The campus is ...