In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Amsterdam University College continues to provide students with the best possible (digital) learning environment to ensure that current students can continue their education.
The measures taken by the Dutch government to limit the further spreading of the coronavirus have had an impact for both students and staff. AUC staff members have been working hard in order to ensure that current students could continue their education online and that the next generation of AUC students can look forward to starting at AUC without a delay.
Below you can find a brief overview of the measures being taken at AUC and where to find more information and updates.
AUC is a joint programme of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), but its operational management, including crisis management, runs through the auspices of the UvA. AUC is therefore closely following the UvA with regard to measures related to the new coronavirus. The UvA, in turn, is closely following the measures and (travel) recommendations of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD). Updates from the University of Amsterdam are available at uva.nl/coronavirus.
[Last updated 16 July 2020]
The most up-to-date information for current AUC students is announced via the Student Information Canvas environment (UvAnetID required). Prospective students and external visitors should check uva.nl/coronavirus for the most recent developments as it relates to the University of Amsterdam and the section below for specific implications of these developments for AUC.
The AUC Academic Building (Science Park 113) has been open only to staff members in limited fashion since 1 July 2020. There is a cap on capacity in the building, meaning that working from home remains the norm and the number of staff members in the building is monitored to avoid exceeding this capacity. The building will remain closed for students until Introduction Week (24 - 28 August 2020).
AUC is very proud of both our students and staff, who have been exemplary in showing resilience, cooperation, understanding and patience.
Should you have questions, concerns or would like more information about the implications of the measures above, please get in touch with us by using the link below.