Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

This is a statement by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team and the Central Student Council (CSR) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) denouncing the recent rise in discrimination against Asian students and staff as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus. We call on all staff, students and members of the UvA … Continue reading Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

From November 25 to December 10, the UvA participated in Orange the World,  the UN led international campaign to end violence against women and girls. During those 16 days of activism, the UvA’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team, in partnership with the College van Bestuur, lit up the bridge at Roeterseiland in orange. During this … Continue reading Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

Orange the World: UvA says no to violence

The University of Amsterdam is participating in the international Orange the World campaign. Our university supports the fight of ending violence against girls and women. The Chief Diversity Officer team is the proud initiator of UvA’s participation in the campaign, and we are hosting multiple events during the campaign. Orange the World is a UN … Continue reading Orange the World: UvA says no to violence

Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

UvA photo by Maartje Strijbis

UvA's Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme in which students are supported by senior students during their first year at the university. Applications are now open for the upcoming academic year! So, what exactly is ADP, and why is it called a diversity mentoring programme? What has the programme done for the participants, … Continue reading Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

Pilot summer school for first-generation students was a succes

‘Get Ready’, a three-day summer school pilot programme for students seeking additional background information and tools to truly feel at home within the UvA, was organized for the first time at the end of August. This programme aims to give these students the extra preparation they might need for a great start to their degree … Continue reading Pilot summer school for first-generation students was a succes

Civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw to speak at the UvA

As CDO team we are honored to co-host Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw at the University of Amsterdam on June 11, 2019.   Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics 2016-2018. Crenshaw will be speaking at a special event at the University of … Continue reading Civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw to speak at the UvA