UvA ranked 64th in 2019/20 OS World University Ranking
The University of Amsterdam has dropped seven places compared to last year when it was ranked 57th place. The top spot for a Dutch University goes to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) at number 50. The UvA and TU Delft are the only Dutch universities ranked in the top 100.
Additionally, Amsterdam is ideally located in Europe and is a vibrant creative, cultural and business hub. It was ranked 11th out of more than 200 cities in Mercer’s 2019 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’.
Rankings by subject
QS published its World University Rankings by subject 2019 at the end of February. In this ranking, the UvA was listed in the global top-100 in 29 of the 48 subject areas defined by QS.
The QS World University Rankings are compiled based on six criteria: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), student to faculty ratio (20%), international faculty ratio (5%) and international student ratio (5%).
CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs helped create startup MotherDuck which aims to connect DuckDB to the cloud. MotherDuck sports some big names: its CEO is Jordan Tigani, founding engineer at Google’s BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform. A big part of the $47.5 million funding comes from Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm, specialized in technology startups.
Breaking ground as the first international conference on Hybrid Human Artificial Intelligence, HHAI22 held its first-ever in-person meeting in Amsterdam in the summer of 2022, establishing the beginnings of an international research community. ADS contributed to the conference by hosting a Meetup around the topic of Hybrid Intelligence.
There are legal rules and ethical frameworks, but little or no practical guidance on responsible design. In her inaugural lecture “System error, please restart”, Nanda Piersma argues what ‘responsible’ means and how we can carry out the (further) development of IT systems in such a way that they earn our trust.