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

AIgents: Data Science & AI job board

Felix Hoekstra 2021-09-14

AIgents just launched their new job board for Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineers & Developers. It contains more than 150 handpicked jobs & internships at more than 100 startups, scale-ups and corporates in The Netherlands. Are you looking for an internship or your first job? Don’t forget to check this source!

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Dutch Nao Team OpenLab

Rachel de Haan 2021-09-13

What is the Dutch Nao Team?
The Dutch Nao Team is a group of bachelor and master students focused on programming humanoid robots to play football autonomously. We test our abilities in yearly competitions such as the Robocup, where we ended up in 9th place (of 24). Furthermore, the Dutch Nao Team performs additional activities, for example; giving demos and presentations, providing information to robot owners, giving out bachelor projects and providing thesis subjects for bachelors.

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First-year committee is looking for members!

Dylan Potharst 2021-09-12

Did you just start your studies and would you like to organize a cool event with a group of first-year students? Come and check out the Kickstart committee! Do you want to play laser tag at university, taste all your favorite types of beer or hitchhike to Düsseldorf? No problem for Kickstart! Together with your fellow students, you can create your own activity at via.

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BIT Academy: Part-time IT or data teacher

Felix Hoekstra 2021-09-12

Would you like to work a day or evening per week next to your studies to help young programmers reach their full potential?

Are you a software or data expert and can't you get enough of inspiring others? Come and help BIT become the best tech education of the Netherlands!

€12,50 - €20 per hour
Motivated students and colleagues
Remote work possible
Building a better future for the Netherlands

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Opening of the Lustrum Year

Loes Gennissen 2021-08-28

After not being able to organize any major activities for a year and a half, we are starting this year with a pleasant announcement. Via has turned 20 and we are going to celebrate this extensively this academic year! On Monday September 13th, we will celebrate the opening of the lustrum year with a festive event. In the WesterUnie in Amsterdam we will open the evening with some presentations and after that we will enjoy snacks and drinks. During this evening the lustrum beer and the lustrum merch will also be presented. The snacks and some drinks are included during the evening. The perfect opportunity to enjoy a nice evening with friends and (former) fellow students or to get to know the association better. We look forward to seeing everyone again and making it a fantastic year!

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Extensive Kelder cleaning

Floor van de Leur 2021-08-28

Yesterday the candidate board tidied and cleaned the Kelder! Since the Kelder had not been used in months, dust had piled up everywhere, so the cleaning session was very necessary. For our new members: the Kelder (Dutch for the basement) is via’s association room and is located in building A on the ground floor. You might be wondering now why the room is called the Kelder. That is not, as someone recently suggested on Instagram, because IT people don’t like daylight and rather work in the dark, but rather because in the past our association room was located in a building on the Roeterseiland campus, in the basement. The current name thus is a relic from the early years of via!

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AI Business Challenge Summer 2021

Gerben Koopman 2021-07-05, Ajar Artificial Intelligence and Master Challenge are organizing the AI Business Challenge from July 27th to August 20th. During this challenge you will apply your AI skills to a real company use case, and experiment with blockchain technology. You will receive blockchain training and assistance, Scrum training if needed, guidance from AI experts and you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a real-world business case. Collaborate with students you already know or with students from other universities. Are you still looking for a fun challenge this summer, or would you like the chance to win a sweet prize? Register no later than July 12th.

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Activity overview

Weekly Drinks!

in 18 hours
  • Thursday 23 sep 17:00 - 23:45
  • Café Oerknal

Great to see everybody again! Of course we will try to outdo ourselves once again with this borrel. At the moment we will reside in café Oerknal for our drinks. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home. We will catch up at the next drinks. Sign up quickly, because there is only a limited amount of tickets available!

The admission fee will be refunded in the form of two drinks!


  • Friday 24 sep 14:30 - 20:00
  • De Ruijterkade 112, 1011 AB Amsterdam

Unfortunately was Copernica not able to create an awesome enough event in time, so they will postpone this event until a later date

Copernica has a fun hackathon ready for us! Next to this challenge you will also get the chance to see their site and get to know the workplace. After the hackathon they will host a borrel with barbecue, so it will be a guaranteed success!

The closing time is only an...

  • Fri 1 oct (16:00) - Sun 3 oct (15:00)
  • De Hoof, Someren

Are you new to your studies and would you like to get to know your fellow students? That's possible! Every year, via organises the glorious Freshmen Weekend, where you and more than 150 other students will experience the weekend of a lifetime.

We'll depart on October 1st from Science Park by bus, heading to a beautiful location in the province of North Brabant where we'll spend the weekend. The Freshmen...

  • Thursday 7 oct 17:00 - 18:00

After a data science model has been developed and validated, getting business value depends on being able to reliably and securely run the model. Especially in an industry with highly sensitive data, such as the banking industry, it is crucial that the model runs in a secure environment and that the data that runs through it is safe and shielded at all times.

So, how should you go about putting a machine...

Do you have an idea for an activity?
Send an e-mail to the Activitycommittee.



.NET Developer Zorg-ICT

Chipsoft, full-time

Locatie: Amsterdam
Niveau: HBO / WO
Dienstverband: 40 uur per week

Wil jij met ChipSoft impact maken in de zorg met jouw technische kennis als Software Developer? En lijkt het jou uitdagend om innovatieve software te ontwikkelen met de laatste Microsoft-tools en technieken?


.NET Developer Datawarehouse

Chipsoft, full-time

Locatie: Amsterdam
Niveau: HBO / WO
Dienstverband: 40 uur per week

Werk jij als software developer het liefst met uitdagende systemen? Wil jij je steentje bijdragen aan een betere en efficiëntere zorg? Dan kun jij je bij onze vestiging in Amsterdam volledig uitleven als .NET Developer Datawarehouse.

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Junior Lecturer Software Engineering

Universiteit van Amsterdam, part-time

Do you want to make a valuable contribution to educating students of our Master programme Software Engineering? Do you want to be part of a team that runs one of the best-rated ICT Master programmes in the Netherlands (according to NSE)? Share your software engineering talent with our students. At the same time boost your own knowledge of software engineering on an academic level and benefit from our vast network of industrial partners.


Afstudeerstage IT Audit – Amstelveen, Rotterdam, Utrecht

BDO, thesis

In onze dienstverlening draait het om mensen. Alleen door sterke relaties met onze klanten op te bouwen, kunnen wij op maat gemaakte oplossingen bieden op het gebied van accountancy, fiscaliteit en consultancy. De ruim 2.500 BDO’ers dragen allemaal bij aan het realiseren van onze strategische doelstelling: het bieden van de allerbeste service én het leveren van topkwaliteit. Dit doen wij vanuit de vier kernwaarden: Persoonlijk, Passie, Professioneel en Pragmatisch.