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
This is a statement by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team of the University of Amsterdam condemning the violent racist attack on 8 November 2019 against Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) members and volunteers at the KOZP congress in The Hague. In the last two weeks, the silence has been deafening. We call on politicians, … Continue reading Speak out against racism
What is the Gender Summit? The Gender Summit is a two day conference held on different continents every year, with the aim of making gender equality the norm in research. The Gender Summit 17th edition was the first one hosted by the Netherlands, and the next one will be in June 2020 in Kenya. The … Continue reading Our Bodies Our Voice at the Gender Summit 17
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
‘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
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
by Alfrida Martis. Mentees wanted! Are you a first-year student at the University of Amsterdam and would you like to feel more at home at the university in terms of your academic and personal life? Then you should definitely take a look at our ADP Mentor Program, coordinated by our CDO Team member Fatima Kamal. The … Continue reading Mentees wanted for our ADP Mentor Program!
By Anne de Graaf. My October Happy end of October! This month has been a special month: On Thursday 11 October, we celebrated International Coming-Out Day. On that day I communicated: Happy International Coming-Out Day! Today we honor our friends and family who faced fear and did it anyway—the definition of courage. Make an effort … Continue reading Bridge building