Behind the scenes: Faculty of Science

Everyday we’re working at the Faculty of Science. Drinking coffee from one of the coffee machines, reading the To-dah-Loo on the toilet, opening our books in the study area. Life is good here. The floors are neat and clean, the toilet seat has its original...

Architecture – Creating Science Park 904

Architecture is quite special. It’s almost like mathematics, where some people easily see the logic of a set of numbers, and others need more help finding it. In the same way some people just 'feel' architecture, while others - like myself - need more help...

FSR workspace on a regular day.
Special report II: infiltrating the Faculty Student Council

In the first special report about the Faculty Student Council I explained where democratic student representation in the Faculty Board started and how it’s organised. This time we are going to dig deeper into the lives of our representatives. What do they do? Are these...

Special report I: What’s a faculty student council?

Last year, I was just a blogger on What The Faculty, now I am a member of the Faculty Student Council and a blogger on What The Faculty. It makes me feel like a double agent. A double agent infiltrating a group to provide vulnerable information to...

Party guide for science freaks

Attending lectures, preparing assessments and studying for exams is an exhausting lifestyle for most of us! Solving equations can lead to severe headaches and leisure is the only method to resolve them. Exercising, discussing the latest developments in fashion and watching television are broadly applied...

Urban Breweries in Amsterdam – Where to go?

If you ask for a beer in an Amsterdam pub, you will receive the yellow transparent yellow liquid known as lager, but most pubs to have an extensive beer menu with all kinds of varieties like triple, double, blond, pale ale, IPA and so on....

Amsterdam Science Park: from pasture field to science hub

Amsterdam Science Park: from pasture field to science hub Isn’t it nice to wander around the Science Park? Especially in typical Dutch storms and monsoon-like rain showers! (well, for me at least)  But do you have any idea how different this area started out?  Let...

Getting to understand birds – with your mobile phone
Getting to understand birds – with your mobile phone

Getting to understand birds – with your mobile phone Getting fed up with that seagull that always covers your balcony in bird poop instead of your neighbour’s? Now there’s an app (developed by the UvA institute IBED) to find out why the little guy prefers your...

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