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  • 21 Feb 2019
    Do norm violators meet with disapproval – or admiration instead?

    People who disregard social conventions can be found anywhere. While they elicit some degree of disapproval in all places, in certain countries they can expect to earn admiration as well. In other words: which values ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    How living with epilepsy impacts parents and children

    There are approximately 120,000 people with epilepsy in the Netherlands. When a child or parent has epilepsy, the impact on the immediate family can be severe. Assistant professor and child and youth care researcher ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    A mathematical model to explain human behaviour

    The field of psychology offers a great deal of research material on how people form their opinions: what do we support, what are we against and how does this decision-making process occur? In his doctoral research ...

  • 20 Feb 2019
    Hans Brug, professor of Health Behaviour

    Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug (1963) has been appointed professor of Health Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). The chair is an ...

  • 18 Feb 2019
    Sarah Bracke, professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality

    Dr S.A.E. Bracke has been appointed professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 14 Feb 2019
    Christian Burgers, professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication

    Dr C.F. Burgers (1983) has been named professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 March 2019. The chair ...

  • 13 Feb 2019
    UvA supports aims of climate letter

    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate

    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...

  • 5 Feb 2019
    Are terrorists mentally ill?

    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Ammodo Science Award for Birte Forstmann

    Birte Forstmann, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA, is among the eight winners of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award.

  • 8 Jan 2019
    UvA celebrates its 387th birthday

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2018 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 387th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech on the transition to open data and open science. ...

  • 19 Dec 2018
    Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis

    The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor

    The UvA Executive Board has appointed Iris Kingma, a Sociology Master’s student, as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam. Kingma will take up the post on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The appointment is for ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Positive effect of sharing negative emotions online

    Many adolescents and young adults share negative emotions via social media on a daily basis: worries about exams, doubts over decisions needing to be made, anxiety towards certain situations. Friends in their social ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    The complicated relationship between social media and depression

    Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however, controversy abounds regarding their impact on mental ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Three UvA researchers named members of The Young Academy

    UvA researchers Saskia Bonjour, Helmer Helmers and Selma de Mink have been named members of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2019, these UvA academics, together with seven ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism

    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...

  • 8 Nov 2018
    Vote for a new elective in UvA's Create a Course Challenge

    For the third edition of the 'Create a Course Challenge' the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) received 26 entries. By voting on your top 3, you will partly determine which course will be offered next ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Klein will receive the doctorate in recognition of her unique work ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Expectations influence both pain perception and learning about pain

    Self-fulfilling prophecies can have a great influence on our lives. For example, when patients are given a placebo pill without any therapeutic value, but believe it to be a painkiller, they regularly start to feel ...

  • 25 Oct 2018
    UvA and University of Edinburgh sign Memorandum of Agreement

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Edinburgh have reinforced their commitment to European partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). As part of the agreement, both universities ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members

    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). The first thirty members were announced today. AYA is intended to ...

  • 16 Oct 2018
    A virtual supermarket for diabetics

    UvA scientists will be developing a virtual supermarket especially for people with Type 2 diabetes. This application will help users train themselves so they are better able to resist temptations and therefore make ...

  • 13 Oct 2018
    UvA honours scholarship students with ceremony

    On Thursday, 11 October, the UvA held a special ceremony in the Aula to honour this year’s UvA scholarship recipients.

  • 12 Oct 2018
    Draft Budget 2019: scope for investment in education and research

    The UvA will have more money to spend in 2019. Revenues are expected to increase by 5% compared to the 2018 budget, and it is expected that there will be scope for investment in education and research in both the ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    How does the Dutch public feel about automated decision-making?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) opens the door to automated decision-making (ADM). This development has given rise to both hopes and concerns regarding the impact that ADM might have on our society, and hence to a call ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Much still unclear about relationship between screen media use and ADHD in children

    There is a statistically small relationship between children’s screen media use and ADHD-related behaviours. This is the finding of an extensive literature review on this subject carried out by researchers from the ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis voorbij / Occupation P.C. Hoofthuis over

    De UvA is blij dat de bezetting van het P.C. Hoofthuis is afgelopen. Wij zijn steeds in gesprek met al onze studenten en wij blijven dat ook doen.Vandaag hebben we meerdere malen geprobeerd met de bezetters in ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Statement Dagelijks Bestuur Centrale Ondernemingsraad over bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis

    De Centrale Ondernemingsraad van de UvA heeft kennis genomen van de bezetting van het P.C. Hoofthuis. De COR ondersteunt, met vele andere partijen binnen de academische gemeenschap, de doelstellingen van WO in Actie ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Update 15:49 UvA reageert op bezetting P.C. Hoofthuis

    Update 15:49 Bezetters eisen dat Geert ten Dam ME wegstuurt, dan pas mag ze naar binnen. Ten Dam: 'Dat is niet aan mij maar aan de burgemeester. Jammer dat deze ultieme poging tot een gesprek niet lukt'.

  • 26 Sep 2018
    UvA ranked 62nd in Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of the top 65 universities worldwide according to the 2018-2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This year, the UvA is ranked in 62nd place, three spots ...

  • 24 Sep 2018
    University lecturers and students take action against budget cuts

    In the week of 24 September at almost all Dutch universities, a number of lectures will be held out of doors to protest against budget cuts in higher education. This is the first time that academic staff will ...

  • 21 Sep 2018
    Echo chambers may make online news more viral

    Fake news. Just give your social media feed a glance and there is a reasonable chance you’ll see a skewed story containing factual inaccuracies. One reason for the its rapid spread, some observers suggest, may be the ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Ideology influences facts and leads to conflict

    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication, ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Healthier choices with a virtual supermarket

    How do people make choices in the supermarket? And how can you help them to select healthier products? To investigate this process, UMC Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) developed the virtual supermarket: ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Animation on authoritarian practices

    Authoritarian practices that seriously threaten the freedom of citizens have become an everyday topic. Take Russia, where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested last week. Or consider the violence against ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    New Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

    The new version of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity will be published today. Recently, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands Federation of University Medical ...

  • 5 Sep 2018
    Performance-oriented leaders put employees at increased risk of burnout

    Recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of people affected by occupational burnout, with nearly one in five employees said to experience burnout symptoms at work. Despite its prevalence, however, the ...

  • 8 Aug 2018
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...

  • 27 Jul 2018
    Citizen Science: turning patients into researchers

    Almost 8 million people in the Netherlands suffer from a chronic condition. Many have physical symptoms that cannot be addressed with common medical treatment, which has prompted them to find their own cures. With ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Three young research talents to go abroad on Rubicon grant

    Three UvA researchers who recently obtained their PhD will carry our research at a foreign research institute with a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Experience leads to better predictions

    Our estimation of the timing of specific events can play a prominent role in our day-to-day decision-making processes. Information gained during past experiences helps us predict the outcomes of future decisions. ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Young people mainly post moderate alcohol content on social media

    Why and how often do adolescents talk about alcohol on Facebook and Instagram? UvA researchers published the results of research on this question in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and Cyberpsychology. They ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Mental health of young adults with lesbian parents the same as their peers

    The longest-running prospective study on sexual minority parent families in the US has found that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as adults from a ...