University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy.

Today, with some 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe.

Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted at seven faculties: the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry, with programmes offered in almost every field. Over time, the UvA has risen to international prominence as a research university, gaining an excellent reputation in both fundamental and socially relevant research. The UvA’s thriving doctoral programmes provide an excellent foundation for engaging in high-quality teaching and research.

The UvA seeks to offer an inspiring international academic environment in which both staff and students can develop their talents optimally. Characterised by a critical, creative and international atmosphere, the UvA has a long tradition of open-mindedness and engagement with social issues, in keeping with the spirit of the city with which it is inextricably linked.


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Duet Nadiem Makarim dan Bambang Brodjonegoro: andalan Jokowi untuk wujudkan riset kelas dunia

Kami menanyakan para ahli untuk menjelaskan tantangan yang menanti Nadiem Makairm dan Bambang Brodjonegoro dalam meningkatkan kualitas pendidikan tinggi dan riset di Indonesia.
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People who moved away from Britain's coal-mining areas have genetic profiles linked to higher educational attainment and better health than those who stayed.
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Jeunes sportifs dopés au néolibéralisme et à la religion cherchent avenir meilleur

Pourquoi le sport professionnel est-il devenu l’objectif à atteindre pour des milliers de jeunes issus des pays du sud et à travers lequel ils redéfinissent leur futur ?
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Co-working space mendorong inovasi—dan kesenjangan digital

Pertumbuhan pusat kreatif bagus untuk inovasi tapi bisa memperluas ketimpangan digital dan ekonomi di Indonesia.
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These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
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The Demba Diop stadium football crush: Is this Senegal’s Hillsborough?

As Senegal mourns the victims of the Demba Diop football stadium crush and searches for answers, it is to be hoped that lessons are learned, and consequences are swift.
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Can Caribbean cricket get its (political) groove back?

Once a sport associated with anti-colonialism, cricket in the Caribbean has become a career path for young men with dreams of wealth and glamour.

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