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Summer School Online

Summer School Online

Welcome to our summer school community at the University of Amsterdam! Many of our 2020 summer programmes have been cancelled due to Covid-19, so we have decided to bring Amsterdam to you. Below you can find all sorts of content - lectures, podcasts, articles, and videos - related to our programmes and summer in our city. We will add more content over the coming months so check back regularly for new interviews, mini-lectures or podcast episodes, and follow us on Instagram for updates.

  • Recommended readings
  • Online courses

    Applications for all online summer courses for 2020 have closed. We will offer online courses again in January and for summer 2021. Check back in september for our updated offerings. 

  • Explore Amsterdam online

    Are you interested in Amsterdam's venues for art, culture and politics, or getting to know the UvA better? Explore our recommendations and online content below. 

    The University of Amsterdam is a globally renowned university. With just over 30 thousand students and five thousand employees, the UvA is a focal point within the fabric of Amsterdam. If you want to get a sense of our international education community, take a virtual tour of our Roeterseiland Campus. UvA alumni at Nozem Films recently captured the campuses that would normally be buzzing with students, in their short clip In This Together

    Curious about the role of the UvA in the fabric of Amsterdam? Visit openresearch.amsterdam, an online platform where researchers, policy makers, projects, and community members are brought together to help tackle the big problems of today. 

    Pakhuis de Zwijger is an independent platform for, by, and about the city of Amsterdam and its inhabitants. In their programmes, they focus on urban challenges, sustainability, and circular economies, while always posing questions around ownership, values and inclusivity. They are currently organising 'livecasts' instead of their on-site programmes. Don't speak Dutch? Go to Agenda and select 'English spoken events only'.

    Many of our city's famous museums are offering possibilities to experience their collections from home, including our beloved Rijksmuseum. Whatch their video series, the online 'masterpieces' gallery tour, or simply browse through their collection online. More into modern and contemporary art? Stay-at-home Stedelijk offers live tours, mini-documentaries, workshops and audio tours. Interested in the University of Amsterdam's own Allard Pierson Museum? Explore the collections online or take a deep-dive into the image database. The Van Gogh Museum offers '4k videotours' and virtual museum wandering opportunities, but also colouring pages and online 'school lessons' (who says those are only for children?)

    Looking for some direct interaction with a museum guide? We always recommend a visit to Museum het Schip, especially for students of our urban studies courses. They are now offering a private online tour for their current exhibition on architect Bruno Taut. 

    Or for something completely different: improve your knowledge of micro-biology and read-up on 'the invisible world' of virusses and bacteria on Artis Micropia. Micropia, the world's only museum (as far as we know) dedicated to microbes, is located at Amsterdam's city zoo Artis. 

  • Contact

    Summer School Online is brought to you by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences. If you have inquiries about one of our programmes, you can get in touch by mailing summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.