ISN Welcomes 850 International Students During Largest Ever Introduction Week

ISN Welcomes 850 International Students During Largest Ever Introduction Week February 06, 2019 By ISABEL BONNET Last Wednesday, members of the ISN committees and volunteers welcomed around 500 exchange students to Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport. About 850 students participated from Thursday to Saturday in the Winter Introduction Weekend, or Wintro, which is the largest introduction […]

Student’s Stand-Up Comedy Fill Crea Café on Monday

Student’s Stand-Up Comedy Fill Crea Café on Monday February 05, 2019 By ISABEL BONNET Personal anecdotes and laughs echoed at CREA Café on Monday evening during the performances of 8 university students. Moderated by one of the founders, Lara Ricote, about 60 people attended the Comedy Crea Open Mic for free. About 60 people attend the Open […]

How Might Brexit Affect Amsterdam’s Britons?

To British nationals living in Amsterdam, Brexit is going to have a huge impact. Since the rejection of the Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, however, the specifics of what shape Brexit will take and what effect it will have on Britons abroad, is unknown. Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom are currently tabling amendments to […]

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 […]

Is University Really Helping Us to Become Our Better Selves, or Is It Just for the Grades?

I’ve came across a realization recently, which involves me asking myself – is the goal of a university to make us into a generally better and well-rounded person, or is it just career preparation? If it’s the latter, then I honestly kind of want to quit. I think the main goal of a university should […]

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 […]