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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Navigating a complex world

News highlights

New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy

Global GEO-6 report co-chaired by UvA professor Joyeeta Gupta: the world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Customising online health information to suit personal preferences

Adapting online health information to personal preferences is a promising strategy for optimising the effectiveness of online health information for cancer patients. This was the result of research conducted by UvA doctoral candidate Minh Hao Nguyen.

Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos

Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos, as long as the videos are fun to watch and the brand fits the YouTuber. This is the main outcome of research carried out by communication scientists Eva van Reijmersdal and Margot van der Goot of the University of Amsterdam.
Faculty conference 'Health, Behaviour and Society'
Health related topics are at the core of scientific, political and public debates. Join our conference on a wide range of issues related to health: social environment, education, child development, behaviour, urban dynamics, communication, policies and more.
Research
The research, carried out in the Faculty's various research institutes, is extensive and innovative and has a strong international focus.
Education
The faculty offers 15 bachelor’s programmes, which are taught in Dutch, and offers 79 master’s and research master's programmes with a variety of specialisations.