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UvA Press Office

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) Press Office is the first port of call for journalists contacting the University.

The press officers handle all incoming media enquiries and issue all statements to the media. These can cover both academic and policy-related information and general information. The UvA press officers also advise academic staff and managers on dealing with the media.

Sander Nieuwenhuys
From left to right: Kim Janssen, Annelies van Dijk, Johan Rheeder (no longer at the UvA) and Laura Erdtsieck

The UvA Press Office

The UvA Press Office consists of:

  • Yasha Lange: head of corporate communications and official spokesperson for the Executive Board
  • Annelies van Dijk: spokesperson
  • Laura Erdtsieck: press officer
  • Kim Janssen: press officer
  • Nick Beston: creative content writer/persvoorlichter
  • Bregje van de Weijer: press team member

Contact details

  • UvA Press Office
    Spui 21
  • T: +31 (0)20 525 2695 (this number can also be phoned outside office hours)
  • E: