Create a strong password and play your part in working and studying safely
At the end of November the ‘Do your part to ensure safe working and studying conditions’ campaign kicked off. Creating strong passwords is the first in a series of security-related themes on the agenda. At various ...
3 Sep 2018
Roeterseiland Welcomes Honey Bees
While Amsterdam suffered through this summer’s scorching temperatures, fifteen thousand new inhabitants took up residence on the green roof of the Roeterseiland Campus.
3 Jul 2018
Space for student housing in Oudemanhuispoort
Over the coming year, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be creating around 80 temporary student residences inside Oudemanhuispoort in the University Quarter. Municipal authorities have approved the plan and ...
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.
6 Sep 2017
Bicycle park at Building REC A open
This week, the new underground bicycle park at Building A on the Roeterseiland Campus has been fully opened. With the recent move of the Faculty of Law to Roeterseiland, these new parking spaces for bicycles are a ...
16 Aug 2017
Lecture pavilion at Roeterseiland
Work on the Roeterseiland Campus is currently in full flow as the finishing touches are being made to Building A. There is a possibility that the large circular lecture hall in Building A, with a seating capacity of ...
30 Jun 2017
Two internships after competing in the Amsterdam Law Trials
Law major student Marlene Straub competed as a judge in the Amsterdam Law Trials competition 2017 and made it to the finals. She can look forward to two legal internships as a result of her outstanding performance.
10 May 2017
PPLE students start crowd-sourced political party
From 10-16 May 2017, elections are held for the student councils at the University of Amsterdam. PPLE College welcomes a fresh new addition to the political landscape: Inter, a party that aims to better represent ...
2 May 2017
‘Canvas is user-friendly and can take education to the next level’
Canvas has won the tender to provide a new virtual learning environment (VLE) for the University of Amsterdam.
26 Apr 2017
PPLE students launch DamMUN: an Amsterdam-style Model UN
From 21-23 April 2017 the first DamMUN was launched by PPLE students. DamMUN was introduced to the world as 'a conference based on a traditional Model United Nations structure, but with a fresh Dutch twist, ...
12 Apr 2017
Many ways to find your major
How do PPLE students find out what they would like to major in? 'I have made a determined effort not to think too much about it,' says Rens Feenstra, first-year student at PPLE College.
29 Mar 2017
Major market helps students choose their specialization
In the beginning of March, PPLE College organized a 'major market' for first-year PPLE students, who will need to choose a major for the next two years of their studies.
21 Mar 2017
Record number of 950 applications for 2017 enrolment in PPLE
Application for September enrolment in the English-taught Bachelor's programme PPLE closed on 1 March. In the last week the total number of applications rose to over 950, with only 200 places available.
9 Feb 2017
New: 'Civiel Effect' Pre-Master for Dutch Law Masters
PPLE is happy to announce that students with a law major can now take a Pre-Master before going on to Dutch law Master's (LLM) to obtain 'civiel effect'.
23 Dec 2016
First-year students show off their skills
In the first year, PPLE students take a course in Rhetoric to find, examine and improve their persuasive powers in writing, speaking, presenting and collaborating. To show off what they had learned, the course ended ...
10 Nov 2016
PPLE webinar for prospective students
On 3 November we organized our biannual PPLE webinar. Webinars are aimed at prospective students who are unable to attend one of our open days at PPLE. Programme coordinator Noah Millman and PPLE student Sean Becker ...
17 Oct 2016
Guest lecture by Dick Swaab on the brain and free will
On Tuesday 11 October the second year PPLE course of Law, Justice and Morality II hosted the famous neuroscientist Dick Swaab. Swaab gave a guest lecture on the working of the brain and its implications for our ...
20 Sep 2016
TDP as research inspiration
The TDP programme serves several goals, one of which is giving ideas for interesting research goals and methods. This week’s lecture by Thy Pham on “Good Corporate Governance” was an excellent example.
8 Sep 2016
Jaap Spier, professor of Law and Global Challenges
Prof. Dr. Jaap Spier (1950) has been appointed professor of Law and Global Challenges at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law. Prof. Spier will hold an honorary part-time chair that is part of the UvA’s ...