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.
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.
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.
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.
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.