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

Changes board 21

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-10-14

Board members wanted for board 21! The end of the board year is coming close and therefore we are looking for the next members. A board year is, besides the fact that it's fun, also good for your CV. It is a year where you learn a lot and where you get to know more about yourself and the association. You will meet new people and gain a lot of experience in different areas.
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Winc Academy is looking for student assistants!

Yunus Demir 2020-10-12

Do you love programming and would you like to share your love for this profession with as many people as possible? Are you looking for a fun job next to your studies? Then Winc Academy has the perfect job for you. Winc Academy is a fast-growing startup that wants to teach programming to as many people as possible through innovative education.
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The conference committee is looking for members

Nina Wagenaar 2020-10-09

Awesome IT is the yearly conference organized by order of via. It is a day filled with interesting lectures on the most actual subjects within the information sciences. Besides lectures, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with your peers and companies. Organizing an event like this is a lot of work and thatโ€™s why weโ€™re looking for new members of the committee. Do you want to discuss interesting lectures, interactive projects and themes? Then send an email to before the 16th of October.
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Student Council is looking for council assistants

Rachel de Haan 2020-10-06

Would you like to work with other council members on the future of the faculty? Do you have ideas about what the future of the faculty should like? Or would you like to learn how the faculty works? Then you should apply as a council assistant for the Faculty of Science Student Council. As a council assistant you will:
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33 new study places and To Dah Loo October!

Rachel de Haan 2020-10-05

Due to a major renovation in building D, there are 33 new study places available in the faculty. After the corona crisis this number will rise to 114. You can reserve these places via the library. More information about this can be found here.
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Festive start to construction of LAB42

Rachel de Haan 2020-10-05

After a long period of planning, the time has finally come: the construction of Lab42 has started at Science Park. Lab42 will become a unique science building where education, research & entrepreneurship all take place under the same roof. The start of the construction will be celebrated on 9 October. Anyone interested is cordially invited to join the event via the live stream. The live stream will start at 10AM. More information can be found here.
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Team Epoch is looking for new members!

Rachel de Haan 2020-10-05

Dear fellow students,

We are Team Epoch; a non-profit team of students from the University of Amsterdam, Technical University Delft and the University of Utrecht, with a passion for artificial intelligence. Together we compete in online challenges that focus on artificial intelligence.

Our team currently consist of ten students. We are expanding, so that we can participate in two competitions at the same time! Do you have knowledge of data science, machine learning, or are you just really good at programming? Do you want to develop yourself in a professional setting with other smart students? Then go to our website and apply!
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Events upcoming weeks

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-10-01

Recently, some extra measures concerning corona have been announced by the government. This also affects our study association. The coming weeks (until the measures will allow us to do more) we will only organize small-scale activities in accordance with RIVM guidelines and online activities. No alcohol will be served at these activities. This means that the drinks for the coming weeks will not take place. For the time being we have decided not to offer an online alternative for them. This may change of course if the measures get stricter during the upcoming weeks. For an overview of the activities we are currently organizing, please visit the activities page. For questions or remarks you can e-mail to We hope to see you at one of our small-scale or online activities!
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Activity overview

Almanac 19

still 1 week
  • Mon 12 oct (14:00) - Fri 30 oct (15:00)
  • A0.10
With some delay the almanac of board 19 has been released. Although the almanac is written in Dutch you can still *try* to read it. So if you want to get a copy of this collection of Dutch prose, then we have this three step plan for you:

via face masks

still 1 week
  • Fri 23 oct (12:00) - Fri 30 oct (23:59)
  • Thuis
Face the second wave in style with the **via** facemask! Because of the new measures it is now strongly encouraged to wear a facemask in interior spaces, including Science Park. Obviously you want to shine there with the **via** facemask!

Among Us night

in 2 days
  • Monday 26 oct 20:00 - 22:00
  • Discord
Can't get enough of playing Among Us or always wanted to try it? You're in luck because we are organizing an Among Us game night. Among Us is a social deduction game where a group of max 10 players tries to identify the imposter(s) among them, while preparing a spaceship. On Monday, October 26 starting at 20:00, you can join us on the **via** Discord server. The only thing you need is Among Us on Android/iOS (free) or Steam (โ‚ฌ3,99). See you there!
  • Wednesday 28 oct 12:00 - 13:00
  • Online webinar
In collaboration with Amsterdam Data Science we will host a webinar. In this webinar we will be exploring **๐— ๐—Ÿ & ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€,** an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.

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



Student Employee

MIcompany, part-time

MIcompany is an agency specialized in Big Data Analytics with offices in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. With our team of more than 50 young and ambitious professionals, we build data analytics capabilities for international blue chip companies. Our goal is to drive sustainable business value using the power data analytics. We achieve this through discovery programs in which we search for opportunities and capture their potential by use case implementation. We make this impact sustainable by building capabilities in the fields of people & organization, models & metrics and data & technology.


AI Software Engineer

MIcompany, full-time

With our team of more than 70 young and ambitious professionals we build AI skills & apps at scale for companies such as Nike,, LeasePlan,, eBay and KPN. We do this through two distinctive services.


Data Engineer

MIcompany, full-time

You will work with technologies such as Redshift, SQL Server data warehouse, Python, HCL (Terraform) and Cloud computing, we always try to use the right tool for the right job. Youโ€™re using these techniques to create new database architectures, build the ETL process, setting up the infrastructure (in the cloud) and build the app that will use the created data solution.


Internship - Industry X.0 Inspiration Center

Accenture, internship

Disrupt the way the world works by using your skills to transform Accenture clients into the digital industries of tomorrow. Unleash your talent and bring businesses closer to the people they serve via cutting edge digital solutions developed by you. Leave your digital mark on the world.