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Results: 1 - 48 of 48
Results: 1 - 48 of 48
  • 24 Jun 2020
    Institutional racism and academia

    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia

    Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...

  • 5 Mar 2020
    UvA scientists explain the implications of the coronavirus

    The coronavirus last week reached the Netherlands and began to spread around the country. How has the Dutch population reacted? What is a useful frame of reference for this situation? And what are the legal ...

  • 13 Feb 2020
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)

    Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.

  • 22 Jul 2019
    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants

    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    The hard facts behind deportation regimes

    Many countries have created deportation strategies that bring danger, despair and death. Why do we tolerate this? Funded by the European Research Council, anthropologist Barak Kalir studied the huge deportation ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Call for speakers: Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society

    This is an open call for speakers for this year’s Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society seminar series. We invite speakers from different (inter)disciplinary fields (from the social sciences, but also ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA

    This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    New research: positive mental health promotion among young people

    The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.

  • 22 Dec 2015
    Benjamin Soares, professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora

    Professor B.F. Soares has been named professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...

  • 24 Sep 2015
    Dennis Rodgers, professor of International Development Studies

    Prof. Dennis Rodgers (1973) has been appointed professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 6 Jul 2015
    Amade M'charek, professor of Anthropology of Science

    Dr A. M’charek has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Science at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as of 1 January 2015.

  • 4 Jun 2015
    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek

    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced ...

  • 22 Oct 2014
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera

    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Considering ‘possession by spirits’ can help in the treatment of trauma

    Cultural explanatory models and consideration for local systemic interventions can benefit the treatment of patients with dissociative symptoms attributed to possession by spirits. This is one of the conclusions of ...

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Conversion to Islam: radical change or slow evolution?

    Women who convert to Islam don't necessarily adopt the lifestyle of 'born' Muslims. Yet people around them tend to assume the opposite. This was one of the findings to come out of Vanessa Vroon-Najem's research, for ...

  • 13 Feb 2014
    Confidence in aid determines risk behaviour during floods

    People apply different styles of dealing with risk in flood situations. These styles are not determined by knowledge about the risk or by poverty, as is often thought, but mainly by the confidence that people have in ...

  • 27 Jan 2014
    Flexible cooperation pivotal for Dutch success in global flower industry

    The Netherlands's cooperatives have made it a key player in the global flower market, and they are the reason it will remain so. Co-ops make the Dutch flower industry more flexible compared to that of other ...

  • 12 Dec 2013
    ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to six UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to six researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are astronomer Joeri van ...

  • 10 Oct 2013
    Rijk van Dijk, professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa

    Dr R.A. van Dijk (1959) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The chair was ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    UvA top Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. Previously ranked 62nd, the UvA has moved up four places and is now ranked 58th ...

  • 16 Jul 2013
    Four UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants

    Anthropologists Rivke Jaffe and Barak Kalir and astronomers Saskia Hekker and Jason Hessels are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants open the way for the recipients to ...

  • 2 Jul 2013
    NWO to finance four UvA studies on role of religion in society

    Four research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have received grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s (NWO) Religion in Modern Society research programme. The programme funds ...

  • 1 Jul 2013
    Honorary doctorate for Jan Breman in recognition of half a century of unique research

    The School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London has conferred an honorary doctorate on Jan Breman, emeritus professor of the University of Amsterdam, for research he conducted in ...

  • 30 May 2013
    Three UvA professors appointed to the KNAW

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed UvA professors Eveline Crone, Martin van Hees and Annemarie Mol as members. Membership of the KNAW, which includes leading academics from every ...

  • 19 Nov 2012
    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for six UvA scientists

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Advanced Grants to enable six scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to conduct groundbreaking, new research. The grant amounts to 2.5 million euros per ...

  • 6 Nov 2012
    Dr B.A.M. The

    Dr B.A.M. The (1965) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Long-term Care and Dementia at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    European Starting Grants for three UvA researchers

    Social geographer Manuel Aalbers, anthropologist Alexander Edmonds and psychologist Birte Forstmann have all received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This will enable them to establish ...

  • 8 Sep 2012
    UvA anthropologist Annemarie Mol receives Spinoza Prize

    Annemarie Mol, professor of Anthropology of the Body at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), officially received the NWO Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands, from State Secretary of ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship

    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...

  • 24 Jul 2012
    Veni grant for 19 researchers from the UvA and AMC-UvA

    Nineteen researchers who recently obtained their doctorates have been awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Each researcher will receive up to 250,000 euros, which they ...

  • 4 Jun 2012
    Prestigious Spinoza Prize for UvA anthropologist Annemarie Mol

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands, to Annemarie Mol, professor of Anthropology of the Body at the University of ...

  • 3 May 2012
    Nine subsidies from NWO Research Talent programme for UvA research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has accepted nine proposals from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as part of the Research Talent subsidy programme of the NWO Division of Social Sciences ...