About us

The Amsterdam University College Alumni Board is the representative body of the AUC Alumni Association. The AUC Alumni Board is made up of five members representing alumni, current students, and Amsterdam University College. The aim of the first AUCAA Board is to oversee, shape, and start up the activities of the Alumni Association.

The Board

Tatiana Erlikh, President

Hey! My name is Tanya Erlikh and I graduated from AUC in 2014. Since my high school I am a “student forever” and still going to be for two years. I am studying at the VU university Amsterdam on the Medical Program with the specific focus on clinical research. Currently I am finalising my research internship in Cologne and in a month I will be living again in lovely Oost region and start with my coschappen (clinical internships).
As a lot of people say, I live with the motto “take all the chances your life offers you”. So, when there appeared an opportunity to become part of the AUCAA Board, I thought “why not?”. I looked back at the AUC time, missed friends from the college who are spread around the world and remembered about the unique international atmosphere. And I don’t want to be done with AUC yet. I am delighted to contribute to the development of the extensive AUC network which can offer amazing opportunities and be of great benefit for all people who are or were part of AUC by being a president of the AUCAA Board.

Andy Daab, Secretary

My name is André O. Daab, more commonly known as Andy, and I am part of the class of 2017. Initially an economics major I discovered my passion for human rights and public policy half way through my bachelor and consequently changed to international relations. My commitment to public service has also led me to the Amsterdam University College Student Association (AUCSA), where I currently serve as treasurer and vice-president on the board. The high drive and extraordinary engagement of the excellent and diverse people involved in ensuring the on-going success of our community motivated me to get active in improving the ties between our institution and our student beyond graduation. Therefore, this year I am honoured to serve as secretary of the AUCAA, hopefully providing a fruitful tie between our students and alumni. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me (andredaab@aucaa.nl) if you have suggestions, remarks, or ideas to make our community ever more connected.

Francesca Scott, Treasurer

I am the treasurer and coordinator of AUCAA, as well as a tutor and lecturer in the Academic Core and Humanities at AUC. I also work at the Huygens ING in Den Haag, where I am a postdoc with the HERA-funded Travelling TexTs (TTT) project, in the
context of the Women Writers in History (WWIH) network. My research is in the literary history of women’s health, and the literary representation of childbirth and midwifery in particular. I have been with AUCAA for a year and a half, and, as an alumnus myself of two UK universities, I appreciate the usefulness and value of being part of a large network, and am keen to develop the both the connection between AUCAA with AUC, as well the opportunities for our alumni (professional, social, and otherwise). I very much welcome ideas and suggestions in this direction!

Midas Nouwens, General Board Member

My name is Midas Nouwens (class of 2013) and I majored in Psychology and Sociology at AUC. I’m currently studying/working in Paris in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. I joined AUCAA to have the opportunity to put the things I learned during my Maters into practice: how to develop digital tools that help our incredibly international and mobile alumni stay connected and informed about AUC. First step: if you’re in Paris and need a place to crash or someone to show you around, let me know!

Dico van Dissel, General Board Member

My name is Dico van Dissel and I am part of the Class of 2014. Two years ago, I graduated without a clear focus on certain tracks, but with an interesting package of courses revolving around climate change. Currently, I am working for a management consultancy firm called BCG. I have the pleasure of being part of the AUCAA Board as a general board member responsible for fundraising. After years of setting up AUCAA, it is now time to bring its activities to the next stage. As you can imagine, for that we need funds. As alumni, we are granted the chance to give back to an institution that has equipped us for the rest of our lives.
My dream is that our alumni association can become self-sufficient. That means for me that it is able to fund its own events, and support its alumni in their own endeavours,
but even more importantly, the scholarships of new AUC students. In that way, our alumni’s careers are given extra meaning by enabling the arrival of new AUC students: future AUC students who are talented, but need our funding to kickstart their (academic) careers. If you agree with me, and are in a position to give €10, €15 or potentially even more, I truly hope you can join me in contributing to the scholarships of future AUC students. The process is extremely simple, and after three minutes you can continue with what you were doing: http://www.aucaa.nl/about-us/contributors/ I am convinced that these future AUC students would be very grateful!

Floris Cobben, General Board Member

My name is Floris Cobben, and I graduated from AUC in 2016. Currently, I am taking a gap year and working at AUC as graduate assistant. Next year, I hope to begin a master in Management.

I decided to combine my job with a position on the AUCAA board because it seemed like a great combination. Having been part of the AUCSA board, I knew already that working for and with the AUC community was an incredibly rewarding experience. As an AUCAA board member AND an AUC employee, I see my role as the ideal contact point between the university and the alumni community. I also busy myself managing the social media channels of the AUCAA.

If you have any questions for me, or simply want to get in touch, please email floris.cobben@aucaa.nl!

Our Partners

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Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College (AUC) was established in 2009 as a joint excellence initiative of the Univeristy of Amsterdamand VU University Amsterdam. AUC’s motto is Excellence and Diversity in a Global City. It offers an international liberal arts and sciences programme that crosses the boundaries of languages, cultures and academic disciplines. As a selective and residential honours college, it attracts students from all over the world. They engage on a daily basis in intensive and small-scale seminars with high calibre international staff.

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Amsterdam University College Student Association

The Amsterdam University College Student Association (AUCSA), founded in 2010, is the umbrella organization that covers all the social activities at AUC. It provides funding to activities and supports committees where necessary. AUCSA is made by the AUC students for the AUC students. AUCSA’s role is the role of a facilitator and coordinator of student endeavors. Together with all its members and committees, the AUCSA board strives for the development of extra-curricular student activities at AUC. The AUC student association and the AUC Alumni Association will jointly work on developing a strong link between the AUC students and alumni.

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AUC Scholarship Fund

With the support of several corporate sponsors, the AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) has as aim is to further diversity and excellence in AUC’s student body. Applications for an AUC Scholarship are open to all students (Dutch and international). The AUC Scholarship Fund enables students, selected on both their merit and economic need, to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Amsterdam University College.The AUC Scholarship Fund is limited and highly selective, and only candidates who have excellent school results and a strong motivation as reflected in their application and recommendation forms are eligible. The AUC Alumni Association aims to set up activities to support the AUC Scholarship Fund.

Contact us

Visiting address
Science Park 113
1098 XG Amsterdam
The Netherland


Tel +31 (0)20 525 8780
Fax +31 (0)20 525 8790

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