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University of Amsterdam

A modern institution with a long and rich history, the UvA is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities.

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'I did not want to stay on the sidelines as a scientist.'
Amade M'charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science
Meet the UvA
What makes the UvA unique? It’s not one thing, but the thousands of individuals who study and work here. Let us introduce you to some of them.


Findings on University Library construction site

An archaeological dig was undertaken in the courtyard between the former Zusterhuis and Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek buildings as part of realising the new University Library. This investigation was carried out by the municipality of Amsterdam's Knowledge Centre for Monuments and Archaeology (MenA).

Inferring causality from climate data

A team of 21 researchers from 19 different research institutes, including Dr Rick Quax from the University of Amsterdam, believe more advanced statistical techniques are required to identify or disprove causality in climate science. The team have published their vision in Nature Communications.

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The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball
In a recent publication in the scientific journal ‘Science Advances’, Rijksmuseum and University of Amsterdam researchers unravel an important feature of the molecular structure of the oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries.
Research at the UvA
Find out more about the UvA's research priorities, its research policy and organisation.