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Results: 1 - 20 of 101
  • 20 Jan 2020
    Fotograaf: Monique Kooijmans
    Importance of interdisciplinarity highlighted in Diesrede 2020

    At the Dies Natalis on January 8, rector magnificus Karen Maex openly asked herself: How do we keep up with the world? She mentioned several examples of major changes and challenges that we, as a society, face today, ...

  • 14 Jan 2020
    Impressive sand art from Spectrum students for honorary doctor Johan Rockström

    On Wednesday, 8 January, two special honorary doctorates were awarded at the Dies Natalis, the 388th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam. An important day for the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Not ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Interdisciplinairy Biotech Workshops at de Waag

    The IIS elective Biotechnologie: van medicijn tot Frankenstein, winner Create a Course Challenge 2018, is approaching the final phase. During this course students, with different study backgrounds, worked together in ...

  • 20 Dec 2019
    Researching interdisciplinary education

    In the past year we have asked a number of teachers from the UvA's PPLE, AUC and IIS to conduct research into interventions within their own interdisciplinary education. New insights have been gained on the following ...

  • 20 Dec 2019
    Creating podcasts for honours course Mass Extinction

    For the interdisciplinary honours course "Mass extinction", students were instructed to process the information they had received in this course in a podcast. The intention was that intensive use was also made of the ...

  • 19 Dec 2019
    A plastic free week for students of the course Circular Economy

    Actions speak louder than words! For the students of the Circular Economy course at the UvA, this means that they did not use plastic for a week, among other things.

  • 19 Dec 2019
    ‘Different perspectives go together very well in research into water and desertification’

    The Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA) grant offers interdisciplinary doctoral candidate positions that are linked to an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s programme. Programme managers Erik Cammeraat (IBED) and ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Students from left to right: Tessel Majtlis, Joeltje Aldershoff en Tamika van 't Hoff
    Couples Project

    Nicos Starreveld, teacher at Mathematics at the FNWI received an IIS Grant to develop and experiment with a new education project for Mathematics. The aim of the so called ‘Couples- project’ was to stimulate ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    Winner Create a Course Challenge 2019: Post-humans in the Anthropocene

    The fourth edition of UvA's Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday 28 November. The prize went to "Post-humans in the Anthropocene: a relational inquiry into Humanity Futures, other Species, and the ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Create a Course Challenge IIS
    Finalists Create a Course challenge 2019 announced

    Until November 18, 12:00, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from the Create a Course Challenge. A total of 839 students and employees of the UvA voted for the course that they believe should be developed as a ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Create a Course Challenge IIS
    Create a Course Challenge: Vote now!

    The Create a Course Challenge 2019 top 10 has been selected and you can vote now for the course that you think deserves to win this year!

  • 7 Nov 2019
    ‘Global contexts demand local knowledge’ argues the AIS Conference

    From 24-26 October, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) hosted a sold-out international Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference. At the Roeterseiland Campus of the UvA, 30 different ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    How do we help city dwellers psychologically?

    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...

  • 24 Oct 2019
    ‘It’s still not easy to implement interdisciplinary research and education in the academic world’

    From today up to and including Saturday, the international ‘Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference’ will take place at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies ...

  • 20 Sep 2019
    Light bulb
    Create A Course winner 2018 shares tips and experiences

    The Create a Course challenge has started again and ideas can be submitted until 29 September for a completely new, self-devised interdisciplinary elective. We spoke to Tijmen, from last year's winning group, about ...

  • 29 Aug 2019
    Create A Course Viltje Science Park
    Create A Course Challenge

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges again all UvA students to submit an idea for an interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea ...

  • 28 Aug 2019
    Frontiers of Forensic Science
    New frontiers in forensics in international criminal justice

    As always this first session of the series 'Frontiers of Forensic Science' offers a special occasion to celebrate a new academic year of forensic science and education in Amsterdam.

  • 16 Aug 2019
    Publication: ‘The Routledge Companion to Big History’

    ‘Big History’ is a field of research in full development. Esther Quaedackers of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is one of the editors of the recently published book ‘The Routledge Companion to Big ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    Esther Quaedackers receives Comenius grant for "Local Big Histories"

    Esther Quaedackers receives a Comenius grant of 50,000 euros to develop a new international course "Local Big Histories" at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). In this subject that is still to be ...

  • 28 Jun 2019
    ABC Networking Day 2019
    ABC Networking Day 2019

    Everything about this year’s ABC Networking Day was in the spirit of connecting the ABC’s ‘treasures’ and initiating new collaborations.