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.

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ASVA workshop: "Door het Geluid"

Thies Nieborg

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, ASVA Student Union is hosting a workshop by Door het Geluid. This workshop will provide tools for students to recognize risk signals in themselves and others, and how to support others in this. The themes of financial stress, performance pressure and depressive symptoms will be the focus of the workshop. The workshop will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Roeterseiland campus. The room will be announced later. Of course, drinks and snacks will be provided. Registration is free and can be done through this link:

ASML Online Student Excursion November 30th

Merlijne Reeuwijk
| 2023-11-15

Are you looking for a fun way to explore ASML’s world of tech?

Discover all aspects of the organization and uncover the wonders of lithography tech. Participate in live interactive sessions, access exclusive content, explore ASML and our technology and chat with ASML engineers – all this from the comfort of your own home.

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Topper of October!

Mabel Traube

Levi van der Griendt is November's topper! Levi has been a member of via for many years and has done a lot for the association. For example, he is very active in the gaming committee, of which he has also been coordinating for 3 years! He is also on the financial audit committee for the third time, checking the association's finances. Furthermore, Levi always jumps to the rescue when needed, which was the case at the drinks for the graduated students. Thank you very much Levi for your efforts over the past years!

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10% discount with Print and Bind

Merlijne Reeuwijk
| 2023-11-10

Good news! From now on, as a via member, you can take advantage of a 10% discount at Print en Bind. Print and Bind is a printing service where you can (re)print anything, such as those obligatory posters, your thesis or papers you need to read. How do you get this discount? Check this out quickly on the new page

Workshop FAIRPLAY on (sexual) interaction norms in student life

Sasha van der Linden

Would you like to learn how to indicate your boundaries in a respectful way? Or how to deal with the pressure in certain situations in student life and sexual norms? Then sign up for the workshop FAIRPLAY.

On Tuesday 21 November (English), Stichting GELIJKSPEL (FAIRPLAY) will talk to you as students! For instance, are you aware of your role in sexual play? Using case studies, the conversation will start with students on themes from student life, such as sexual pleasure, the pressure to score/not score and checking and indicating boundaries. 

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Invitation for Input regarding HR change and Social Safety

Pim Meulensteen

Following the September 27 Emergency GA, we would like to inform you of the creation of an working group with the goal of drafting an bylaws amendment aimed at strengthening social safety within our association.

The working group will focus on several crucial topics, including confidants, the creation of a code of conduct, research and conditions for actions to be taken (such as punishments or suspensions), appeals against these actions, and dealing with contingencies.

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Explore Your Future at UvA Career Day - November 9

Thies Nieborg

On November 9, CREA will be the epicenter of career opportunities, and you are cordially invited! The UvA Student Careers Centre has booked some remarkable speakers to inspire and guide you on your professional journey:

Four top-notch speakers with captivating topics await you in a stunning setting. But that's not all! Professional recruiters will be present to evaluate your CV and share valuable tips to take it to the next level. Moreover, you won't go home empty-handed, as there is a LinkedIn photographer ready to create the perfect profile picture for you, and all of this is completely free!

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Astronauts challenge Dutch students ahead of astronaut congress 2024

Thies Nieborg

Astronaut André Kuipers is looking for students from mbo, hbo and wo for his new mission: NL MOONSHOTS '24. This program offers student teams the unique opportunity to work - coached by an astronaut - on a grand idea for humanity, a moonshot. NL MOONSHOTS '24 is organized in the context of the 35th ASE Planetary Congress, for which over a hundred astronauts will come to the Netherlands next year.

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Activity overview


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  • Mon 4 dec (11:00) - Wed 13 dec (17:00)

We have done our best to prepare the problems as best as possible, but there may still be errors in the problems. If you think something is not right, you can send an email to

From December 4 till December 13, the via PROG-A-THON will be taking place again! This is the moment to test your programming skills and have a shot at winning some great prizes. During the PROG-A-THON, new...

  • Monday 4 dec 18:00 - 22:00
  • SP L1.01 (LAB42)

It is almost time to choose a candidate board! Several people will nominate themselves, but in the end, it's up to the General Assembly to decide who will be part of the candidate board.

That's why there will be a General Assembly on Monday, December 4. At this General Assembly, the people who will nominate themselves will make their motivations and qualities known, and the interview committee will...

  • Wednesday 6 dec 18:15 - 19:45
  • Jungle Dock, Amstel 178

This activity is meant for master students.

The Master Committee is excited to invite the master students to an incredible Boat Tour during the Amsterdam Light Festival! 🚤✨

We'll set sail on a cosy boat through the charming canals of Amsterdam while watching the beautiful light art works.

Here are the details you need to know:

📅 Date and Time: December 6th at 18:15

📍 Meeting Point: Jungle Dock, Amstel...

  • Thursday 7 dec 17:00 - 21:30
  • Brainwave

As Sinterklaasavond was on december 5th, our own Stickyklaas will come by at the weekly drinks. Stickyklaas is the Sinterklaas from study association Sticky which is in Utrecht. Below there is a little poem about Stickyklaas, which translates to english really badly, so enjoy!

Stickyklaas is de goedheiligman uit Utrecht
en op 7 december zet hij bij via de zaakjes recht

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Junior java developer

Belastingdienst, full-time

This job is only for people who speak dutch

Complexe applicaties realiseren en applicatiecomponenten bouwen en testen. Dat doe je vanuit Apeldoorn als junior Java-developer, terwijl de Belastingdienst je volop helpt in je ontwikkeling. Al lerend draag je je steentje bij voor applicaties die van grote invloed zijn op de Nederlandse samenleving.


Developer (PHP and/or C++ knowledge preferred) (starters and working students)

Copernica, part-time

Copernica is Looking for You

Have you recently graduated, or are you a Computer Engineering (Master) student? Copernica warmly welcomes you.


Consultant ICS Security

KPMG, full-time

Word jij enthousiast van het omzeilen van de beveiliging in de meest geavanceerde industriële omgevingen? Help jij onze klanten te beschermen tegen hackers van georganiseerde misdaad of van statelijke actoren?


Developer internship (Graduate) at Kega

Kega, internship

> This vacancy is for people who speak dutch

Are you an enthusiastic and talented computer science graduate with a passion for application design and development? Do you want to gain practical experience at a dynamic and innovative company? Then this developer internship at Kega is for you!