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  • 7 Feb 2019
    Unique pilot shortens delivery times DNA research NFI

    The Netherlands Forensic Institute (Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, NFI) has launched a unique pilot with six alumni from the University of Amsterdam’s Forensic Science programme. Through a customised induction ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    IAS selects three Brain and Cognitive Sciences students as excellence students

    The IIS is very proud that for the academic year 2018-2019 three Master's students of the Research Master’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences have been selected by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education

    From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Interdisciplinary biotechnology course wins 2019 Create a Course Challenge

    The third UvA Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday, 29 November. This year's jury award went to 'Biotechnology: from pharma to Frankenstein'. According to the jury, this is a 'wonderful course with ...

  • 16 Nov 2018
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018

    Until November 15, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from students in the Create a Course Challenge. A total of almost 500 students and employees of the UvA have cast their vote on the subject that they think ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members

    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). Three ABC associates are among the first thirty members.

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Prof. Arian van Asten appointed new education director Master Forensic Science

    Starting 1 September prof. Arian van Asten is appointed for a 5 year term as the new education director for the Master’s programme in Forensic Science (MFS) coordinated by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    ABC Networking Day 2018

    This year’s ABC annual meeting wore a whole new dress and it was an exciting afternoon - all in the name of networking, and connecting all the treasures that are to be found within ABC.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    International Interdiscipilnary Conference crosses the Atlantic to Amsterdam

    For the first time, the 41st conference of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies will travel across the Atlantic to land in Amsterdam. This three-day conference on interdisciplinary research and education ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Vidi grant for special Brain & Cognitive Sciences alumnus

    Wouter van den Bos (1980), alumnus of the Research Master’s in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has received a Vidi grant of €800 000 in order to conduct interdisciplinary research into imitative learning.

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Start pilot Coach@Work

    In addition to offer a period of intellectual enrichment, the university is also a preparatory phase for the job market for students. Our education strives to strengthen students’ analytical, critical, collaborative ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Online platform for interdisciplinary teaching methods

    With interdisciplinary education, it is often the case that students need to perform as a group in a short space of time. How do you gather all the information in a month, for example, how do you start a brainstorm ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Comenius grant for Placemaking

    Joris Buis and Katusha Sol have received a Comenius grant for the further development of the Placemaking course.

  • 2 Jul 2018
    Innovative Assessment Methods grant: making it possible to assess the impossible

    The IIS has been making grants available for some time to UvA lecturers who want to try out new assessment methods or, if they are already working on this, who want to further develop these methods. Lecturers ...

  • 7 May 2018
    UvA alumni win international Sustainability Challenge

    UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. Their winning project, Global Green City Watch, makes it possible to monitor the quality of green ...

  • 17 Apr 2018
    Students race each other with brain directed drones

    Last Thursday a 'Dronelympics' contest took place at Science Park 904, the campus of UvA's Faculty of Science. Students in the course 'Brain Powered' demonstrated the method they developed for directing drones with ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    Call for Proposals IIS grant new assessment methods

    Are you planning to try out new methods of assessment and testing, or have you already begun doing so? Are your students learning all manner of skills, while you have yet to find a satisfactory way to evaluate their ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Earth Sciences Master's students selected for ESA's Spin Your Thesis! programme

    Carlijn Snoek, Fleur van Langen and Mabel Gray, Earth Science Master's students at the University of Amsterdam, have been selected by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Education Office for the Spin Your Thesis! ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Joris Buis

    Joris Buis is lecturer at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), where he teaches an Honours course on Extinction and a course titled Placemaking, a pilot for ‘relay teaching’. He is also in charge of the ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Discover city nature with an audio tour

    In Anna's Tuin & Ruigte, the unique piece of urban nature at Amsterdam Science Park, you can now use your own smartphone to discover the area. Students of the course 'placemaking' developed an audio tour with ...