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Jan 9 '18 15:30

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) wants to hinder the strong rise in international students enrolled at the academic institution, according to Parool. In ten years the number of international students quadrupled, according to new research from international student organization Nuffic.

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Jan 5 '18 10:00

The University of Amsterdam achieved a great breakthrough in the preservation of coral reefs. Research by the university's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamic found a successful method of breeding coral species, the university announced. 

The results were recently published on the scientific magazine Scientific Reports.   

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Nov 13 '17 12:00

The painting scanner used by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to analyze masterpieces may also help police detectives find trace evidence in present-day crime scenes. The investigators of the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) and the national art gallery of the Netherlands have formed a new collaboration to use the new technique to find bodily fluids.

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Sep 9 '16 10:09

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) are making an end to their joint administration. From January 1st next year, the two higher education institutions will stand completely separately from each other again. The past 13 years of administrative cooperation yielded too benefits, the Executive Board announced

Jun 10 '16 11:11

All seven members of the University of Amsterdam's Supervisory Board resigned, the university announced in a statement on Friday. This is to "make space for new members".

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Mar 15 '16 10:44

Hans Amman, vice chairman of the University of Amsterdam's executive board, handed in his resignation. He fulfilled the position for two years

Jan 4 '16 10:06

Lecturers at the University of Amsterdam are again protesting against the lack of transparency at the university This time they are concerned about the "undemocratic" and "non-transparent" procedure in appointing the new Chairman of the Executive Board this spring. The new chairman will succeed Louise Gunning, who resigned last year after months of protests by students and staff in which the call for democracy stood central.

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Dec 14 '15 07:53

The VVD and PvdA want to give students the option to pay for their studies per subject, instead of the current "one size fits all" method of study financing in which students pay per year of studying.

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Nov 12 '15 13:01

Student protest group De Nieuwe Universiteit, or The New University in English, has occupied another University of Amsterdam building. The university has pressed charges.

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Sep 15 '15 08:46

The University of Amsterdam has once again managed to snag the top Dutch university position in the QS World University Rankings, beating Delft University of Technology and Utrecht University. TU Delft moved up 22 places from last year's 86th position, to number 64 this year.

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Sep 8 '15 10:37

A group of students calling themselves the Spinhuis Collective has decided to occupy the dungeon space under the Torensluis on the Singel in the center of Amsterdam, where they want to open a new student study cafe.

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Aug 14 '15 13:42

International students arriving in Amsterdam for the start of the new semester, will be welcomed by a special help desk the University of Amsterdam has set up at Schiphol airport, the university announced.

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Jul 16 '15 09:02

Joep Lange, the renowned HIV/AIDS researcher that died in the disaster with flight MH17 last year, will not be forgotten in Amsterdam. A medical institute called the Joep Lange Institute will be opening in the capital. The University of Amsterdam is also establishing a lectern named after the Aids researcher.

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Jun 19 '15 12:48

The individual expense claims made by the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board will from now on be published on the university's website every 6 months.

Jun 17 '15 19:40

The Greek Tourist Board criticized the Dutch travel agent association ANVR after advising tourists headed for Greece to take extra cash with them. The recommendation was made in case Greek banks are no longer able to replenish ATMs, either because of a national bankruptcy or because of a bank run.

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Jun 16 '15 13:45

Board members of major universities often spend more money than allowed on expenses, while sidestepping many rules meant to prevent fraud, reports RTL Nieuws. Travel expenses were frequently cited as a major source of spending beyond limits.

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May 25 '15 10:19

The University of Amsterdam has to pay thousands of euros in compensation to a student because he suffered a 6 month study delay through no fault of his own.

May 22 '15 18:06

Six weeks after the end of the Maagdenhuis occupation, the extent of damage to the University of Amsterdam is still not clear. UvA estimates the harm caused at half a million euros, but the damage evaluation is still in progress.

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May 14 '15 10:34

The University of Amsterdam's financial debt will be monitored by the Education Inspectorate, Minister Jet Bussemaker said on Wednesday.

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Apr 30 '15 14:43

The police entered the University of Amsterdam's Service and Information Center, the building occupied by protesters earlier today, but found no trace of the protesters.

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Apr 30 '15 10:16

A group of students and university staff occupied yet another University of Amsterdam building on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the UvA confirmed to NU. According to the protesters, they occupied the building in the run up to May 1st - Labor Day.

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Apr 20 '15 12:34

Louise Gunning will not receive severance pay now that she has resigned as the chairman of the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board, a spokesperson for the supervisory board announced.

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Apr 20 '15 10:08

Rector magnificus Dymph van den Boom has been appointed the interim chairman of the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board, NRC reports. She is temporarily succeeding Louise Gunning, who resigned on Sunday.

Apr 19 '15 12:26

A wide range of reactions poured out after University of Amsterdam Executive Board chairman Louise Gunning announced she would resign her position. “[Gunning’s] departure was inevitable. Good first step in restoring peace at the UvA,” the ASVA student union said on Twitter.

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