SOS Nicaragua-Holanda Extends Its Network of Support at CREA Cafe

  Last Tuesday, about 30 UvA students and activists from Nicaragua protested at CREA Café as part of the SOS Nicaragua-Holanda movement. The event concluded with an act of solidarity. Solange Saballos, a Language and Literature student and cultural reporter, joined the protest through the intermediary of Skype. Saballos fled from Managua to Guatemala after […]

UvA Reveals Design for New Library

The University of Amsterdam revealed the design of its new library in the city center after three years of construction planning, which is expected to be done by 2021. The library is being built at the University Quarter, in Binnengasthuisterrein, for the Faculty of Humanities. The university, which consists of more than 32,000 students, hired […]

Room for Discussion Receives Jordan Peterson at UvA Despite Controversy

Dr. Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has been the subject of many controversial debates. Last Wednesday, on October 31, UvA’s Room for Discussion received him as the final interviewee for the last part of their Lustrum interview series at Roeterseilandcampus, despite students attempts to avoid the […]

UvA Brings Puppies to Relieve Stress Before Final Exams

This year, the University of Amsterdam invited students to sign-up for the “puppy room” to help relieve stress before the exam. Students could sign up to cuddle and play with puppies at the Singel Library for free. About 160 students have signed-up to spend 15 minutes with puppies on Monday and Tuesday, with the time slots […]

Amsterdam Privacy Conference and Where UvA Stores Your Data

My name is Dino Wildi, I used to live near Zurich in Switzerland, I am in the first semester of a one-year Master’s programme in European Politics, I was born in May 1996 and I am male. All of this information, together with my phone number, address, and my parents’ bank account, is stored on […]

Carles Puigdemont Talks Generic Principles at UvA

Hundreds of students filled up the entrance hall of the E-building at Roeterseilandcampus last Wednesday in anticipation of a visit from Carles Puigdemont, former president of Catalonia. Following the Spanish state’s rejection of Catalonia’s referendum on independence in early October 2017 – an event marred by police brutality and interference – Puigdemont has lived in […]