Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot

By Meltem Halaceli, Project Leader, Meet your Mentor On April 15th, the online reflection meeting of the Autumn edition 2020 of Meet your Mentor took place. 45 participants were present: 24 students from FEB, FGW and FMG and 21 mentors who work for Dutch ministries, local governments, (international) companies and other organisations. The presentation and … Continue reading Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot

Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

We are proud to present the Chief Diversity Officer 2020 annual report and 2021 plan titled: Discrimination and Decolonization In this blog post, we include the foreword and personal reflection by Chief Diversity Officer, Anne de Graaf. Foreword: Strength and courage This personal reflection introduces some of the exciting initiatives and vision and concrete measures … Continue reading Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

European Week Against Racism: In Review

Last month was the European Week against Racism. This event was a cooperative effort between the Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team), the SeSi Community Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Comité 21 maart. Deriving from this powerful collaboration were seven different events which enriched the lives of many … Continue reading European Week Against Racism: In Review

Homework Hub public launch a huge success!

Last month the Homework Hub was publicly launched via Zoom. Together with all 8 partners in the Homework Hub; respectively StudieHub, Passie voor je Toekomst, Stichting SPE, Stichting IMC Weekendschool, Move, Fawaka Ondernemersschool, Weekend Academie, and Life Skills - a wonderful programme was hosted by Alfie Martis in which participants from the UvA community could … Continue reading Homework Hub public launch a huge success!

Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education: Comenius Carrousel Workshop Reflections

By: dr. Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo (UvA), Roxana Dumitrescu and Gabriela Zuntova (students in International Development Studies, UvA) What motivates you to work on inclusive higher education? – this was one of the questions that started and guided the active dialogue within the Comenius Carousel workshop on Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education. The workshop was … Continue reading Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education: Comenius Carrousel Workshop Reflections

Thinking through the Crises #2 | Special 8th of March Edition | The Women’s Strike

by Diego Galdo Gonzalez The Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) hosted the “Women’s Strike” panel on 8 March, 2021. Dr. Siggie Vertommen (Ghent University) joined the event from the fifth edition of the Women’s Strike at Ghent University. She displayed the slogan of the current edition, “Care Is Essential Work,” to recognize … Continue reading Thinking through the Crises #2 | Special 8th of March Edition | The Women’s Strike

Join the European Action Week against Racism

Dear Members of the UvA Community,The European Action Week against Racism takes place from 15-19 March. The UvA Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team, in cooperation with the SeSi Community Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Pakhuis de Zwijger, and Comité 21 maart are presenting an enriching program of several events throughout this … Continue reading Join the European Action Week against Racism

EDI Festival 2021 ‘Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets Birmingham’ 3 – 24 February

The University of Amsterdam and the University of Birmingham are inviting you to embrace the diversity of our communities and ignite broader conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive city, university and student community. Embedding equity, diversity and inclusion, student ambassadors of the two institutions are organising a virtual festival and this year’s … Continue reading EDI Festival 2021 ‘Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets Birmingham’ 3 – 24 February