The UvA is an international workplace in an international city. Approximately 45% of PhD candidates and 32% of staff at the UvA come from outside the Netherlands. Why did they choose the UvA and what is it like to work here? Find out more by reading our staff interviews. 

Tolga Caskurlu
Faculty of Economics and Business
‘If you are an academic, the first thing you want is freedom. At the UvA, you have this freedom.’

Tolga Caskurlu joined the UvA in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research focuses on law and corporate finance. Read the full interview.

Ning Yan, assistant professor of Chemistry
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), Faculty of Science
‘I enjoy carrying out curiosity-driven research to explore the unknown.’

Ning Yan, a materials scientist and electrochemist, joined the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) in 2014 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Read the full interview

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