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Why UvA Academy

Do you want to continue to develop at an academic level and boost your career at the same time? The UvA Academy makes the latest insights from science and professional practice accessible to all professionals. Our short-term courses, master classes and executive programmes could help you deal with the issues of today and tomorrow.

Education linked to leading research

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) stands for pioneering research that offers solutions to complex social challenges. The programmes offered by the UvA Academy are unique in the sense that they tie in with this research, keeping you abreast of the latest scientific insights.


Our programmes will give you the inspiration, knowledge, tools and network you need to be better prepared for the challenges of society. We view issues from multiple perspectives, combining academic insights with practical experiences and questions from individual participants.

Professional teaching culture

Expert and committed lecturers are at the heart of all our programmes. At the UvA Academy, whether you take an inspiring master class or a refresher course for alumni, you will be taught by inspiring UvA lecturers and guest lecturers from the professional field.

Meet your former fellow students and expand your network

Our programmes are designed for professionals with a number of years of work experience. The participants are often UvA alumni or colleagues from your own field. You can continue to expand your network of valuable contacts in business, government, various sectors in society and the academic community.

Flexible offer

The programmes are specifically designed to meet the wishes of busy professionals. The teaching activities are offered part-time, in the evenings, blended or fully online.

In-company: custom education

Does your organisation have specific issues or would you like to offer an existing programme to your employees in-house? Please contact us about the possibilities for custom programmes and in-company programmes.


All the UvA's scientific research in the field of communication is brought together in the Academy. There you will learn what the latest developments are. In your daily work you do a lot based on experience and intuition. At the Academy, your need for confirmation that what you are doing is good, scientifically substantiated – or not. Henk Meijer, Director City Marketing and UvA Academy alumnus Want to read more about his experience at UvA Academy?