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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April’s Topper!

Mabel Traube

April's topper is..... Ilse Nederveen!!!!!🎉 Ilse became coordinator in March, and has already organized 2 activities. The first activity was decorating delicious cupcakes 🧁. What a treat we had! We also organized another spring picnic, where there were delicious wraps and sandwiches 🍞 to celebrate spring 🍃! We are extremely happy to have Ilse as coordinator, and we thank Ilse for her efforts at via!!!

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Gear up your curiosity for the ASML Excursion Day on the 8th of the june

Merlijne Reeuwijk 🍫
| 2023-05-24

Get your tech-spectations blown away!

Ever wondered what happens at ASML’s headquarters and curious to explore the company and its tech up close? Get an insider’s look on how ASML makes a big impact with tiny patterns!


At the ASML Excursion Day, you will:

Want to experience a day full of cutting-edge tech and engineering fun?

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Members for the Supervisory Council wanted!

Thies Nieborg

We are looking for enthusiastic members to contribute to the governance and oversight of our association. The Supervisory Council, an independent body within via, plays a crucial role in ensuring transparency and regulatory compliance. The council has several important duties, including periodic consultation with the board, overseeing association policy and purpose, and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, bylaws.

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BètaBreak editie 23 mei 2023

Thies Nieborg

A BetaBreak edition on insects as a food source will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at noon.

Feeding 9 billion people with sustainable and healthy food. How! An often proposed solution is to use insects as an alternative food source. Considering they are a sustainable and healthy protein option. Although more than 2 billion people worldwide eat insects, many of us don't quite see this as a viable option....

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Preference list for mentors Intreeweek

Mabel Traube

Are you interested in mentoring a group of first year´s after summer break? Intreeweek 2023 takes place from August 28th to September 1st, and via can submit a preference list for this. By being on the preference list, you have a better chance of becoming a mentor. To get on this list, you just have to nominate a crew member. The crew member must be available for at least one part of the day (morning, afternoon or evening) to help during Intreeweek.

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FIELD TRIP: Join us on an excursion to ASML!

Merlijne Reeuwijk 🍫
| 2023-05-10

Ever wondered what happens at ASML's headquarters in Veldhoven? Now is your chance to see for yourself!

The excursion day on the 8th of June is packed with fun, with:
💬 talks about impressive technology
🧐 Q&A's with engineers about their everyday work and life at ASML
🏆 playing (and hopefully winning) the ASML Experience Game.

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The topper of March!

Mabel Traube

It's time again for the topper of the month! This month the topper is ... Louise Abdalla! Louise hosted the action committee's pub quiz in March, and is working hard to organize the elevator weekend! Furthermore, Louise is always social in the Kelder and at the drinks, and there is never a dull evening with her presence!!! Thank you Louise for your always cheerful efforts at via!

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Dialogues on cooperation with fossil fuel industry

Thies Nieborg

Students and staff of multiple universities, including the UvA, have called on the Executive Boards of these universities to sever ties with the fossil fuel industry. In early February, the UvA announced that it would not enter into any new research partnerships with Shell or similar fossil fuel industry companies until the conclusion of a UvA-wide series of dialogues on the subject. The question at the heart of the series is who we cooperate with and how. The dialogue started on 29 March. The series will continue in May and June at Science Park, on the Roeterseiland Campus and in the University Quarter.

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Activity overview

  • Thursday 8 jun 13:00 - 14:00
  • L1.07

>This is a lunch lecture so lunch is provided. Because of this, space is limited and registration is required. Watch out because gone == gone

Are you often feeling stressed? Do you feel hopeless thinking about all the things that need to be done? Do you recognize the frustration of working all day, and feeling like you’ve accomplished nothing? Then you might need some help increasing your...

Outside drinks

in 2 days
  • Thursday 8 jun 17:00 - 21:30
  • Picknicktafels voor LAB42

This week via has drinks outside in front of LAB42. Take your friends with you to the 'borrel' and enjoy a nice cold beer or soda with us!

  • Thu 8 jun (22:00) - Fri 9 jun (3:00)
  • Bar Italia
This event has been moved to October 6th. New event here!
  • Sat 10 jun (10:00) - Sun 11 jun (21:00)
  • Secret

Are you looking for a unique and adventurous weekend getaway? Then come along on the hitchhiking weekend! During this weekend, we will hitchhike together to a cool location, where we will spend the night and explore the nightlife!

On Saturday morning we will gather at a designated location and from there, the adventure begins! The destination will be revealed on the day itself.

Once we arrive at our...

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



Consultant Forensic Technology

KPMG, full-time

Cybercrime, witwaspraktijken en terrorismefinanciering: als consultant maak jij onderdeel uit van hét CSI-team op het gebied van fraude. Wil je samen met collega's verdachte zaken tot in de puntjes uitzoeken? Ben je analytisch en nieuwsgierig van aard? Dan is dit de juiste functie voor jou!


.NET Developer Datawarehouse

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?


Junior DevOps Engineer

PRDCT, full-time

Wie we zijn

_Wij zijn PRDCT. Wij bieden onze klanten met het PRDCT Managed Data Platform een plek waar zij over alle relevante informatie van hun (potentiële) klanten beschikken. Wij zorgen ervoor dat alle stukjes klantinformatie uit de verschillende systemen en tools op een juiste manier worden gekoppeld en gelinkt. Dat doen we op een zodanige wijze dat onze klanten zelf met deze data kunnen werken om inzicht in hun data en processen te krijgen, voorspellingen te maken of data voor web- en emailcampagnes kunnen selecteren.


Graduate Software Engineer

Optiver, full-time

When you start your career at Optiver, you will immediately play a crucial role at a leading electronic trading company. Work alongside some of the world's brightest Developers and Traders as you build and maintain industry-leading proprietary trading systems that directly impact global financial markets. This is your opportunity to build high-performance software, develop trading algorithms, manage low-latency connectivity and everything in between.