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

International Pen Pal project for computer science students

Mund Vetter 2020-12-01

Computer science students at the University of Minnesota are looking to launch a platform dedicated to enhancing international cooperation and engagement in challenging times of forced isolation. They are specifically asking for the assistance of computer science students willing to engage in creating cross-cultural interaction in a time when study abroad and exchange is on hold.
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BètaBreak presents: The Science of Conspiracies

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-26

Conspiracy theories are of all times, but the COVID-19 pandemic offers an interesting framework to explore the mechanisms behind them. How do conspiracy theories evolve, and how grounded are the concerns from a scientific perspective? And if we go beyond those questions, how do we as scientists contribute to the proliferation of these theories, and how can we improve?
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Nominations VIA-awardshow are now open!

Dionne Gantzert 2020-11-23

Nominations for the big via awards show are open! Who is the real chug king / queen? Who is the biggest optimist and what was your highlight of the year? Submit your nominations and who knows, maybe your nominee will win! Do not forget to send proof to increase the chances of the person you nominate. A top 3 is made per category based on the number of nominations. The winner will be chosen during the digitala on December 4 with a choice from this top 3. Even if you cannot be there yourself, you can nominate people!
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Study association Christiaan Huygens presents: "Advanced Analytics: Diving deep into your data"

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-13

On November 19th the symposium "Advanced Analytics: Diving deep into your data" organized by the study association for mathematics and computer science students from Delft, W.I.S.V. "Christiaan Huygens", will be held. During this online event, we will explore the possibilities of the state-of-the-art data analytics techniques as well as discuss the ethical concerns associated with processing personal data. For more information and the latest updates, visit and attend the facebook event. Hope to see you there!
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Maico Timmerman has been declared as a member of merit!

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-11

On November 10th the general assembly decided to declare Maico Timmerman as a member of merit of via.

Maico has been an active member at via for 7 years and was a member of the board as commissioner of education in 2015. Over the years he has been a member of various committees, including being a member of the ICT committee for 6 years. He even coordinated this committee for three and a half years. During this period he has taken the systems that are used by the association to a new level.
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Opening hours association room

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-11-09

Previously, almost every day a board member would be present in the association room. From now on the room will solely be used for the board members as a place to work. This means that there won’t always be a board member present to answer questions or to help you with something. The opening hours will therefore not be standard. If you have an urgent question or another request, please contact the board via e-mail or app to make sure that someone is present at the moment you visit.
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Bus and plane travel committee are looking for members!

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-09

Every year in May via organises not just one but two study trips! This means that we will be heading to awesome locations and do all kinds of activities there. First and foremost we will be visiting the local university and IT companies. Additionally, some non-educational activities will be planned, such as going sightseeing and having a drink.
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To Dah Loo: November

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-07

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council. The online edition from this month can be found here.
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Activity overview

  • Friday 4 dec 20:00 - 23:00
  • Online
On December 4rd it is time for the first replacement ever for the physical gala, the digitala! For 5 euros you can get a gala package worth 25 euros at home with nice surprises in it so you still have the gala feeling with you. But what is the idea? How do you organize a gala online? Instead of a gala where people dance and drink (of course this is allowed as well) we have an awards show! Through **[this link](** you can nominate people for the following categories:
  • Monday 7 dec 18:30 - 22:30
  • Zoom
On **Monday the 7th of December**, there will be a General Assembly a new candidate board! During this General Assembly, we will vote on which members will be part of the candidate board for board 21. In addition, a second version of the multi-year plan will be presented.
  • Wednesday 9 dec 19:00 - 22:00
  • Online
Sign up as soon as possible via [](! ### When? 9 December 19:00-22:00. ### Where? Via Discord. ### Price Beat the other teams and win tickets for a digital escape room!

Freshmen weekend 2020

in 3 months
  • Fri. 26 Feb 2021 (18:00) - Sun. 28 Feb 2021 (15:00)
  • Ellertsweg 4, Ellertshaar
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 other students will experience the weekend of your life.

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



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