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UvA Stories

Results: 1 - 20 of 32
Results: 1 - 20 of 32
  • UvA Love Stories

    This Valentine's day we asked UvA students and alumni to share their love stories. From finding each other through the UvA Instagram to stolen glances at the Roeterseiland campus, love is all around.

  • Antonia McGrath and Lisa van Holsteijn

    On 2 November 2019 Antonia McGrath and Lisa van Holsteijn won the AUV Alumni Award 2019 for their project 'educate.' With this project they enable young people in Honduras to move up through education. SPUI interviewed Antonia about their project, their student days at the UvA and their ambitions for the future.

  • Reunion 30 years after erasmus
    Reunion after 30 years

    On October 1st 1989 a group of twelve Italian students arrived at the University of Amsterdam for the Erasmus exchange programme, which helps students to study abroad. Now, exactly 30 years later, they meet again for a reunion together with the Dutch students that attended their same classes as well as their Professor at the time, Vincenzo Lo Cascio.

  • Winner AUV Alumnus Award 2018
    Boudewijn Wijnands

    Boudewijn Wijnands won the AUV Alumni Award for Deedmob, an online platform that brings together people seeking voluntary opportunities with social, private and public sector organisations and agencies. The Amsterdam Alumni Association AUV interviewed him about this project, his student days at the UvA, and his ambitions for the future.

  • UvA385 grant
    Mostafa Dehghani

    PhD student Mostafa Dehghani recieved a UvA385 grant in honour of the University's 385th anniversary. He used the grant for a research visit to an institute in Montreal.

  • Nico van Eijk & Edo Roos Lindgreen

    In honour of Data Privacy Day and the launch of the 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference , an interview with Nico van Eijk and Edo Roos Lindgreen.

  • chair IANN
    Kaikai Jing

    She received her bachelor's degree in Economics and her master's degree in Finance from the University of Amsterdam in 2008. To support people like herself, the international alumni, she started the International Alumni Network Netherlands.

  • ABS alumni in the spotlight
    Alon Ben Joseph

    At age 12, Alon Ben Joseph sold Swatch watches in his parents’ jewellery business; at 19, he became Vice President of that same business. He reinvented the jewellery industry by being the first to set up an e-boutique for online sales.

  • Luca Bertolini

    The world is rapidly urbanising. How will city planners cope with larger populations? And how will future urban dwellers move about? These are some of the questions Luca Bertolini, professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the UvA, focuses on in his research.

  • Yan Yang
    Yan Yang

    She studied so hard that she didn’t get to see much of Amsterdam, but Chinese student Yan Yang did learn to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). That brought her to New York, where she obtained a doctorate in molecular biology, and in 2014, set up the New York UvA Alumni Network.

  • Foto: Jeroen Oerlemans
    Frank Cobelens

    As newly appointed head of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), Prof. Frank Cobelens plans to build further on the institute's mission to provide sustainable solutions to major health problems.

  • Arnold Smeulders
    Arnold Smeulders

    How will large-scale data sets and artificial intelligence change our lives?

  • Mw. prof. dr. (Joyeeta) Gupta
    Joyeeta Gupta

    How do we ensure a better life for everyone on the planet without damaging the ecosystem on we all depend?

  • Economics and Business alumni
    Thijs Meijer

    'There's more to entrepreneurship than just a good idea. The main thing is to know your customer and that's why I like to work with the lean start-up canvas and the business-model canvas.'

  • SILS
    Cyriel Pennartz

    In 2013 the EU launched the Human Brain Project (HBP), the most comprehensive research project in the history of brain research. One of the HBP's sub-projects is being headed by Professor Cyriel Pennartz from the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences.

  • Prof Arian van Asten, professor Forensic Analytical Chemistry
    Arian van Asten and Maurice Aalders

    In 2013, the UvA took an important step in strengthening forensic research in the Netherlands by partnering in the creation of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC).

  • M. Kindt
    Merel Kindt

    Is it possible to eliminate extreme anxiety? Merel Kindt, professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at the UvA, is conducting research into a new form of therapy that promises to be a game-changer in the treatment of anxiety disorders

  • Wout-Jan Bolhuizen
    Robert Kloosterman

    The process of urbanisation has increased noticeably in recent decades and has been accompanied by fundamental changes to urban areas as centres of economic activity. As professor of Economic Geography and Planning, Robert Kloosterman takes a keen interest in the way the social, economic and cultural transition of advanced urban economies has affected cities in Europe and elsewhere.

  • Sunil Jhamb
    Sunil Jhamb

    He received an MBA from the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam. Now he lives and works in India and the Netherlands.

  • Nani Jansen
    Nani Jansen

    How do you become a human rights advocate? Which career choices brought Nani where she is now: defending the rights of journalists around the world?