UvA in the Spotlight

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    Frank Cobelens

    As newly appointed head of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), Prof. Frank Cobelens plans to build further on the institute's mission to provide sustainable solutions to major health problems.

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  • Arnold Smeulders

    Arnold Smeulders

    How will large-scale data sets and artificial intelligence change our lives?

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  • Mw. prof. dr. (Joyeeta) Gupta

    Joyeeta Gupta

    How do we ensure a better life for everyone on the planet without damaging the ecosystem on we all depend?

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    Cyriel Pennartz

    In 2013 the EU launched the Human Brain Project (HBP), the most comprehensive research project in the history of brain research. One of the HBP's sub-projects is being headed by Professor Cyriel Pennartz from the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for ...

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  • Prof Arian van Asten, professor Forensic Analytical Chemistry

    Arian van Asten and Maurice Aalders

    In 2013, the UvA took an important step in strengthening forensic research in the Netherlands by partnering in the creation of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC).

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    Merel Kindt

    Is it possible to eliminate extreme anxiety? Merel Kindt, professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at the UvA, is conducting research into a new form of therapy that promises to be a game-changer in the treatment of anxiety disorders

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    Robert Kloosterman

    The process of urbanisation has increased noticeably in recent decades and has been accompanied by fundamental changes to urban areas as centres of economic activity. As professor of Economic Geography and Planning, Robert Kloosterman takes a ...

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    Thomas Buser

    Are men more competitive than women? And if so, could this account for gender differences in career choices?

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  • Ugur Ungor

    Ugur Ümit Üngör

    What is it like to examine mass murder and genocide? And what do episodes of mass violence such as the Rwandan Genocide tell us about the human propensity for bloodshed?

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    Philipp Koellinger

    Are our traits and behavioural predispositions the result of genetic hardwiring, or are we simply products of our environment?

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  • Prof Mark Deuze, professor Media Studies, Journalism

    Mark Deuze

    Is journalism dead? By no means, says Mark Deuze, professor of Media Studies. According to Deuze, the changing journalism landscape might be in flux, but is also alive and kicking.

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  • B. Kalir

    Barak Kalir

    Illegal immigration dominates the political agenda of many developed and developing countries. Nevertheless, despite huge sums being invested in identifying, tracking down and deporting undocumented migrants, illegal immigration continues to ...

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  • Prof Klaas Hellingwerf

    Klaas Hellingwerf

    According to two of the UvA’s brightest minds, a simple prokaryotic microorganism might be the answer to one of the world’s most complex issues.

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