Education day

Inspiring Generations

On Wednesday, 31 May 2017 the University of Amsterdam is organising the first Education Day for everyone within the UvA who is involved in education: lecturers, education professionals and students. This knowledge-sharing event coincides with an updated version of the UvA vision on teaching and learning.


Photo by Teska Overbeeke

The UvA Education Day is the perfect place for UvA lecturers to share and discuss inspiring ideas, projects and practical examples from education and to look ahead at the (near) future of education. The UvA Education Day 2017 marks the start of a tradition and will be held every spring.


12:00 - 12:30 Walk-in lunch buffet in the cafe of the Compagnietheater
12:30 - 12:40 Word of welcome by chairman Bart Krull in the great hall of the Compagnietheater
12:40 - 12:50 Opening speech by Rector Magnificus Karen Maex
12:50 - 13:35

Keynote speakers:

  1. What is an academic? - Denny Borsboom
  2. Ambitious study culture: the motivation paradox - Klaas Visser
  3. The international classroom: the new reality - Mourad Farahat
  4. Opportunities for inclusive higher education - Mieke Lopes Cardozo
13:25-13:40 Walk to the sessions at Bushuis and Oost-Indisch Huis
13:40-14:40 Round 1 sessions
14:40-15:00 Tea break
15:00-16:00 Round 2 sessions
16:00-16:10 Walk to the Compagnietheater
16:10-17:00 Concluding plenary discussion: Next steps
17:00-18:00 Drinks in the Compagnietheater CafĂ© with music by LOLA

Location and date

  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017
  • Locations: Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50 and Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Time: 12:00 - 18:00
  • Participation is free of charge
  • Official language: English


Registration for the Education Day is now open.

More information

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Published by  University of Amsterdam

23 May 2017