Study Association via

via, short for 'Vereniging Informatiewetenschappen Amsterdam' (Dutch), is the study association for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Latest news

Second call: Thesis sessions and student-help needed!

Naud Sluis

Do you have trouble sticking to your schedule? Do you suffer from writer's block? Or do you simply enjoy writing with other students? Then come to the Hybrid Thesis Sessions offered by the Library! From June 10th to July 1st, there will be a session every Monday from 11:00-18:00 in L0.05 where you can join without obligation. A student host will guide the sessions using the Pomodoro method, focusing on the writing process. A Scientific Writing teacher will also be present from 11:00 to 14:00. Registration is not required, but can be done through this link.


Invitation: PublicSpaces conference 2024

Jet van den Eertwegh

The internet is broken - but we can do something about that! On Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June, Waag Futurelab and PublicSpaces are organising the PublicSpaces conference for the fourth time at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. This two-day event is the chance to join the conversation on how we as citizens, organisations and governments can reclaim control of our digital lives from Big Tech.


Are we approaching a summer of algorithmic love?

Jet van den Eertwegh

Are we approaching a summer of algorithmic love? Recommender systems are now also used to predict love, attraction, and desire. But to what extent should we encounter our romantic preferences with the help of technology? And how does online dating play a role in this? Next Wednesday evening, these questions will be answered by various “matchmaking experts” during a panel at SPUI25. The entrance is free, and there will be a small 'borrel' afterwards. There are still a number of tickets available (reservations can be made via the spui25 site).

Campus dialogues on Science Park

Naud Sluis

Recent demonstrations on UvA campuses and the police response to these protests have had a profound impact on our entire community. In these challenging times, the Central Diversity Office is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space on campus where student and staff well-being, connection and shared reflection are key. That's why the Central Diversity Office (CDO) is hosting weekly UvA Campus Dialogues lunch sessions.


Members sought for Commissariat of Acquisitions

Merlijne Reeuwijk

We are looking for new members for the Commissariat Acquisition.

In this role, you and the rest of the commissariat will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the business contacts of via. Besides being a very educational experience, you will also help the association immensely. Unfortunately, Froukje Lycklama à Neijholt and Raven Timmer will quit after six months of hard work for the association. Therefore, we are looking for new enthusiastic members.


New search engine and chatbot for Computer Science & Data Science students.

Naud Sluis
| 2024-05-28

A search engine and chatbot specifically for Computer Science and Data Science students has been launched. On, you can search through 150 thousand articles and tutorials from carefully selected sources such as Towards Data Science, Machine Learning Mastery, Real Python and even complete textbooks. The chatbot is trained with content from a wide range of high-quality sources and runs on OpenAI's GPT 3.5 Turbo. Among other things, what makes the chatbot special is that for each answer it links to the articles on which the answer is is based on. Also, the chatbot provides suggestions for similar or complementary articles.


Student mentors sought for Get Ready powered by Intreeweek

Naud Sluis

Would you like to give a new group of first-generation students and students with a non-Western migration background a great first week? And would you like to earn a nice pocket money at the same time? Then sign up as a Student Mentor for Get Ready powered by Intreeweek!

As a mentor you guide new bachelor students to get familiar with the university before classes start, so they can feel at home faster. You will be their contact person for for all their questions. These new students are often the first in their family to attend university. university. Your knowledge, tips and experience with studying at the UvA and student life is incredibly valuable to these fresh-faced students!


Supervisors, crew and cooking crew for Freshmen Weekend 2024!

Merlijne Reeuwijk

EJW 2024 will take place from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, 2024 and the weekend committee needs your help! After all, we are looking for chaperones, crew and cooking crew!

Quickly fill out the form here and join us on EJW!

A brief explanation of the different roles for anyone who doesn't have a clear idea of them anymore:


Start of application round MSc-minor Collective Futures 2025

Jet van den Eertwegh

Are you keen to join an interdisciplinary project team, gain real-world professional experience and prepare for a meaningful career? Applications are open for MSc-minor Collective Futures 2025! 

Collective Futures is a five-month full-time minor for MSc students who want to make a tangible difference by collaborating on a project with impactful organizations and researchers. 


Notice of new ict-coordinator, and applications party-coordinator open!

Dave van Wijk
The application round for coordinator of the Party Committee is closed. Thank you for your interest!

There is movement again on the coordinator front. Namely, we have added a new coordinator 🥳, and one coordinator wants to hand over the baton 🥢

New ICT Coordinator: Thies Nieborg

Thies is going to be the new coordinator of the ICT Committee! This is the committee that takes care of all technical matters of via. Think for example of the via website and POS with which you pay for the delicious snacks in the basement. As coordinator, Thies will make sure that everything keeps running smoothly, work afternoons are organised, and that every feature request is answered with: "Do you want this? join the ICT Committee!".


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Activity overview

Wie is de Mol?

still 3 days
  • Tue 11 jun (18:00) - Sat 15 jun (18:00)
  • Science Park, Amsterdam

This activity will be held in dutch

In June, the new edition of our own Who is the Mole? activity will take place, organized by the Mole Committee.

Ten candidates will play assignments, collect points and answer test questions, all to find the answer to that one question.

Would you like to participate in this game? To unmask the mole, or just to make things difficult for the candidates? Then quickly...

Parents' evening

still 1 hour
  • Wednesday 12 jun 17:00 - 21:30
  • Science Park

Do your parents miss studying? Have they always wanted to see Science Park? Do they want to learn how to program? Then this is the opportunity! Bring them to the parent evening organized by via on Wednesday, June 12. Here your parents will get to know via, follow a lecture, get a tour of Science Park and learn how to program in Scratch. We will also provide a delicious dinner and end the evening with...

Lecture Devoteam

in 1 day
  • Thursday 13 jun 17:00 - 18:00
  • Science Park 904, C0.05

> Please note there is limited space at this lecture, which is why only the first 100 people are allowed in!

Are you interested in Data or IT Infrastructure? Then join us for a session on the intersection of Data Engineering and DevOps! This TechTalk features three senior consultants from Devoteam. They'll share firsthand experiences and insights into data management and infrastructure automation....

  • Thursday 13 jun 18:00 - 21:30
  • Waarschijnlijk buiten

We love BarCo! We love BarCo! Over the past year, BarCo has organized a whopping 30 get-togethers🍺. Week after week they were ready to set up the drinks, serve drinks, clean up any mishaps🤢 and clean up the Brainwave🧹 (although the chairman was not so good at the latter). That obviously deserves a pat on the back, and what better way to thank the BarCo that with a drink where they can sit back and...

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Werkstudent Zorg-ICT R&D

Chipsoft, part-time

Locatie: Amsterdam, Heerenveen, Hoogeveen
Niveau: HBO
Dienstverband: 16 uur per week

Wil jij alvast werken in het veld van je studie, zodat je jouw kennis direct kunt toepassen en je straks al 1-0 voorstaat op de arbeidsmarkt? Wij zoeken enthousiaste werkstudenten die hun technische skills willen inzetten voor betere en efficiëntere zorg.