First semester 20/21

We regret that many of the activities that would usually be part of the MoL experience will not be possible (this includes most of the face-to-face lectures but also many of the social events). We are trying to offer all students the best possible version of the MoL given the circumstances. This includes adapting our courses to the online format and finding new, alternative ways to collaborate and be together with our students and for our students.

Education from September, the academic year 2020-2021

The academic year 2020-2021 will start as planned in September. The following activities will be organized on-site from September, albeit with strict limitations to adhere to the guidelines of the Dutch government:

  • The course Logic, Language and Computation for first year students (Mondays 17h00-19h00) in room C1.110 (max. 44 students);
  • The Graduation Trajectory for second year students (Wednesdays 17h00-19h00) in room C1.110 (max. 44 students);
  • Mathematical Proof Methods for Logic (Tuesday 15h00-17h00) in room C0.05 (max. 31 students).

Since the rooms are too small for all students and not everybody will be able to attend classes on-site, these courses will be hybrid (on location as well as Zoom). We have set up a form of registration to make sure all students who would wish to attend these on-site will get the opportunity to do so as often as possible. 

Unfortunately, during the first semester all other teaching will be done online.

Introduction for first year MoL students

Unfortunately, due to the corona developments in the Netherlands and the measures taken by the Dutch government, the live MoL introduction gathering planned at the start of the academic year had to be cancelled. To make up for this the student mentors are preparing several social activities in small groups (max. 5), on location somewhere in Amsterdam, and in larger groups online. Every other week during the whole first semester events are organized.
You are cordially advised to join as often as possible as this will help you get settled in Amsterdam and in the MoL.
Your student mentor will contact you about these in due course.

  • the first event in this series was a walking tour through the city of Amsterdam. Some groups on 4 and some on 5 September;
  • other events could be; park picnic/drinks, bike tour,  game night, dinner, pub quiz, Amsterdam Light Festival, drinks, canoeing.
    Dates for these will be settle with you in smaller groups.
  • Suggestions are welcome. Contact your student mentor.

For the information that was provided during the introduction meetings, please see the presentations by Paul Dekker and Ulle Endriss on 28 August, as well as the introductory talk by Johan van Benthem on 29 June.

The use of the MoL room

Due to the restrictions only 6 students are allowed in the MoL rooms at any given time (4 in the large one and 2 in the smaller one). We also found a room (F2.19) for max. 4 students to work together in a group. You can book a time slot via Canvas here

In case you cannot work from home and need to make use of these work spaces often, please send an e-mail to . The university library also has some work spaces available for individual work, which may be booked here.


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