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Results: 61 - 80 of 759
  • Jan Lintsen reappointed member of UvA Executive Board
    18 Dec 2020
    The Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Jan Lintsen as a member of the UvA's Executive Board. The decision was taken following positive recommendations from both the Works Council ...
  • Message concerning social safety
    17 Dec 2020
    On Wednesday evening, an article was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC about a case of an unsafe situation at the Faculty of Humanities. We find this distressing, but it is also good that the problems which the ...
  • Margot Terpstra wins Rijksmuseum-Migelien Gerritzen thesis award 2020
    16 Dec 2020
    Margot Terpstra has won the Rijksmuseum-Migelien Gerritzen thesis award 2020 for her Master’s thesis on damage patterns in the sample books of Museum de Lakenhal. The Rijksmuseum has been handing out this award ...
  • The impact of the second corona wave on studying and working at the UvA
    15 Dec 2020
    The experiences of students and staff of the UvA during the second wave of corona have been in some ways similar: study and work pressure is high, and the lack of social contact and time outdoors has also been ...
  • Operation Night Watch: getting closer to Rembrandt despite distancing
    27 Nov 2020
    The summer of 2019 saw the kick-off of the largest and most multifaceted research project ever to focus on Rembrandt’s famous painting The Night Watch. Ever since the museum reopened after its closure earlier this ...
  • Vidi grant awarded to Josje Verhagen (ACLC)
    5 Nov 2020
    Dr Josje Verhagen has been awarded a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for research that she will carry out at the UvA.
  • Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    5 Nov 2020
    No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. ...
  • UvA philosophers launch platform on the ethics of technology
    4 Nov 2020
    Smart cities, medical technologies, artificial intelligence, the energy transition: new technologies are all around us and affect every part of society and our daily lives, raising new ethical and political ...
  • NWO Vidi grants for 10 experienced UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    4 Nov 2020
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants to ten researchers from the UvA and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of Amsterdam UMC). The recipients are: Camiel Boon, ...
  • Our dreams of a perfect countryside blind us to rural reality
    3 Nov 2020
    For many people, the image that is conjured up when they imagine life outside the city is one that harkens back to an earlier era: an idyllic countryside, timeless, serene, far removed from the rest of the world. ‘As ...
  • 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.
  • Intake of Bachelor's and Master's students increases sharply
    30 Oct 2020
    Both Bachelor's and Master's programmes at the UvA have considerably more first year students this year than last year, with 17% and 19% increases, respectively. The total number of students at the UvA will increase ...
  • Eight UvA subject areas in the top 100 of THE Rankings by Subject
    28 Oct 2020
    This year, there are eight subject areas at the University of Amsterdam that have made it to the top 100 in their field in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020-2021. These ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • Finishing Fellowships awarded to eight PhD candidates
    23 Oct 2020
    Every year the Faculty offers a number of Finishing Fellowships to PhD candidates who have succeeded in writing an advanced draft of their thesis without the support of structural funding. The fellowships aim to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Small-scale diploma ceremonies for online PhD graduates
    21 Oct 2020
    In a series of small-scale diploma ceremonies over five Saturdays in a row, some 100 PhD graduates, who defended their theses online at the UvA, received their PhD certificates. The ceremonies took place between ...
  • 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.
  • Hooked on Music: test your Eurovision music knowledge
    20 Oct 2020
    What is a hit song made up of? And why are some songs much easier to remember than others? Musicologists Ashley Burgoyne and Henkjan Honing investigated this by using music from the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • ASH Valorisation Prize 2020 awarded to Anne Lot Hoek
    19 Oct 2020
    The ASH Valorisation Prize 2019-2020 is awarded to Anne-Lot Hoek by the ASH Advisory Board.