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Read the latest UvA news related to sustainability.

Results: 1 - 20 of 22
Results: 1 - 20 of 22
  • 28 Mar 2019
    Soap made from coffee

    In the Netherlands, we throw away about 365,000 kilos of coffee grounds per day. This wastefulness is especially regrettable given that coffee grounds are a good material for making other products such as soap. ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Recycling plastic: we can do it! 3D printer turns old plastic into new plastic

    Although the concept of 3D printing has been around for years, most 3D printers are only able to use new, pristine plastics. To this end, the Amsterdam-based company vanPlestik has developed a unique 3D printer that ...

  • 2 Nov 2018
    Clean Energy Challenge extended

    Design platform What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers and ...

  • 31 Oct 2018
    UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics

    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Participate in Clean Energy Challenge!

    The UvA faces major challenges in the sustainable development of campuses. Participation with the 'Sustainability of the University Quarter' case study in the Clean Energy Challenge offers opportunities to utilize ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu brings energy transition a step closer

    ‘As soon as an economically better solution has been found for the use of fossil fuels, the transition to a fossil free economy will be irreversible’. During the public lecture that he gave to the Faculty of Science, ...

  • 21 Apr 2017
    Sustainability in the Spotlight: The UvA Green Office

    In 2016 the UvA Green Office was officially launched. An initiative of Students for Sustainability (SFSA) and the UvA’s Facility Services, this student-run organisation aims to contribute to the university’s ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Consultation on City Centre University Library

    The consultation period in connection with the location of the new University Library on the City Centre Campus will begin from 16 March. A kick-off meeting, an exhibit in VOX-POP, talks with the architects and an ...

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Students develop bread from brewery waste

    Four students in the UvA Bachelor's programme Bèta-gamma developed bread from brewery waste as part of the course Science in practice. Local brewery Oedipus and bakery Hartog's Volkoren assisted in the production of ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    UvA Green Office to spur sustainability

    With the creation of its own Green Office, the University of Amsterdam has taken another step in promoting sustainability among its students and staff. The Office, which will open its doors later this year, is an ...

  • 3 Dec 2015
    UvA and AUAS to install more than 2,500 solar panels

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) will install more than 2,500 solar panels on the roofs of five of their buildings. The panels, which will cover a combined total ...

  • 3 Jun 2015
    Bronze SustainaBul for the UvA

    The UvA has come thirteenth in the annual SustainaBul, a sustainability ranking of Dutch institutions of higher education.

  • 10 Jul 2013
    UvA, AUAS/HvA and Pantar launch new work placement company

    At the end of July, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) will be signing a collaborative agreement with Pantar Amsterdam, an employment rehabilitation agency, ...

  • 1 Jul 2013
    Helias Andriessen wins the Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award 2013

    Helias Andriessen, Master’s student in Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, received the Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award during a ceremony held on Wednesday, 26 June 2013.

  • 13 May 2013
    Students ask for ‘fossil-free’ UvA and HvA

    On Thursday, 2 May, on behalf of the UvA-HvA Executive Board, Vice-President Paul Doop took delivery of a letter in which students ask the Executive Board to cease investing in fossil-fuel energy companies.

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Louise Fresco named honorary member KIVI NIRIA

    Prof. Louise Fresco has been appointed honorary member of the Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI NIRIA). In his speech, Martin van Pernis, president of KIVI NIRIA, expressed his appreciation for ...

  • 27 Feb 2013
    Louise Fresco criticises European distrust of genetic modification

    The leading scientific journal 'Science' has published an editorial by University Professor Louise Fresco. In the article, Fresco argues that Europe has a lack of confidence in genetically modified (GM) food. This ...

  • 23 Oct 2012
    Invitation to participate in ‘Combining disciplines in sustainability research’ seminar

    Solving the issues of sustainability is one of the key areas of focus for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the city of Amsterdam. It is also a key area globally, with the European Union identifying ...

  • 11 Apr 2012
    Grant for three UvA projects concerning sustainable urban areas

    Three research projects of UvA academics will receive a grant as part of the research programmes Urban Regions in the Delta and Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad organised by the Netherlands Organisation for ...

  • 22 Mar 2012
    UvA starts trial run for more efficient production of biofuel

    On Friday, 23 March, the University of Amsterdam will open the first Photanol test production plant. The facility’s purpose is to test and design the best mass production method for the new biofuel Photanol.