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Results: 1 - 20 of 97
  • The opening in the Aula
    Can we make a difference for Generation Alpha?
    8 Sep 2021
    ‘We’re opening a new academic year that once again provides more space for students and staff, more room for face-to-face teaching. I warmly welcome you to this new beginning,' said president of the Executive Board ...
  • New Roeterseiland health centre offers care for body and mind
    31 Aug 2021
    The UvA’s GP practice will be officially opening a new health centre on the Roeterseiland campus on 1 September. The centre will house branches of the UvA general practitioners office, Studentist dental practice, ...
  • ‘No more papering over the cracks’
    30 Mar 2021
    On 6 April, students, PhDs, lecturers and professors from higher education will be demonstrating against underfunding. ‘I am fully convinced of the need for this action, because we can’t go on like this any longer,’ ...
  • Martin van Hees
    Martin van Hees appointed dean of Amsterdam University College
    2 Feb 2021
    Martin van Hees, Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of Free University Amsterdam (VU), has been appointed as dean of Amsterdam University College (AUC). The appointment is for a ...
  • How did the old masters make their ultramarine?
    13 May 2020
    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 ...
  • portrait PPLE student
    PPLE student Niklas Huppmann aims to raise $15 million to fight corona in Africa
    1 May 2020
    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 ...
  • Hoogleraar Law & Society Benjamin van Rooij
    Why do (and don't) people abide by the law?
    22 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • Blue whale, taken with a camera drone. This individual is 23 metres long, photographed in May 2018 at Terceira Island, the Azores
    How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?
    12 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced
    12 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings
    15 Oct 2019
    ‘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 ...
  • academic yearOpening
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?
    3 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • AIM lab, AI, medical image analysis
    New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis
    18 Mar 2019
    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 ...
  • Image What Design Can Co Energy Challenge
    Clean Energy Challenge extended
    2 Nov 2018
    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 ...
  • Grand opening of the Talent Development Programme
    A big thank you and a warm welcome from the Talent Development programme
    4 Sep 2018
    The Talent Development Programme (TDP) would like to thank the students and faculty of PPLE for helping us achieve another amazing year!
  • PPLE Campus tour
    Student ambassadors wanted!
    30 Aug 2018
    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 ...
  • Join the PPLE Programme Committee!
    30 Aug 2018
    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!
  • Student jury sitting down.
    NSE 2018: Decrease in student satisfaction nationwide, including at the UvA
    28 Jun 2018
    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 ...
  • Logo WeMakeThe.City
    WeMakeThe.City
    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 ...
  • Reaction to end of student action
    9 Jun 2018
    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.
  • Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year Frank Nack cuts his cake
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year
    31 May 2018
    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.