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Results: 1 - 50 of 82
  • 26 Jun 2020
    Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht

    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 4 Jun 2020
    What explains violence in elections?

    Last year, more than one hundred people died during the general elections in Nigeria. When and why do we see such violence? How can we understand why politicians sometimes engage in violence themselves, while in ...

  • 9 Apr 2020
    EU-funded researchers concerned how coronavirus will impact refugees

    Concern for the well-being of refugees is growing. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands. Is the EU doing enough to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 26 Mar 2020
    Dutch citizens support European solidarity in fighting epidemic

    Dutch citizens are prepared to give the European Union a more central role when it comes to fighting an epidemic. This is the result of a survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis by an ...

  • 3 Mar 2020
    Tracking the rise of Euroscepticism and support for the far-right

    Support for Eurosceptic and far-right political parties continues to rise across Europe, according to a new version of the PopuList, which is launched today. The PopuList is an international collaboration, led by UvA ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    Kick off: Global Digital Cultures

    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Replication study contradicts claim that conservatives have stronger physiological responses to threats than liberals

    For years, a study from 2008 that claimed that conservative people have stronger physiological reactions to threatening stimuli than those who express liberal views, has been widely quoted. A replication study, led ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    Give willing Member States and European cities a central role in the asylum system

    A central European asylum system supported by all Member States is never going to happen. Organise the reception of asylum seekers among willing Member States, let the other Member States financially contribute and ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Thijs Bol new member of Young Academy

    Thijs Bol, sociologist at the University of Amsterdam, has been selected as a new member of the Young Academy, and will be installed in March 2020.

  • 11 Dec 2019
    How to improve the position of women in Dutch politics

    Why are women in politics and public administration still ‘the second sex’ despite 100 years of women's suffrage? And what needs to happen to increase political equality? A new collection of essays “Op weg naar een ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Social media influence protests, but so do local circumstances

    There is a strong link between social media and civil protests. Social media allow people all over the world to connect to an issue and to take action. Are activists better able to mobilise through social media, and ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Social rights for European citizens?

    Does the European Union devote sufficient attention to social developments? Many people feel that it does not; they consider Europe to be anything but socially minded. The new President of the European Commission, ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    New grant for research on the outsourcing of migration control

    The University of Amsterdam has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Swedish Research Council. Members of the AISSR programme group 'Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance', as well as the ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    A new perspective on China’s rapid economic emergence

    Over the course of his study, political scientist Julian Gruin spoke to 60 policymakers, bankers and (retired) members and officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get an answer to the question that has been ...

  • 18 Sep 2019
    'Zwarte Piet' controversy provides opportunity for stronger public debate

    Social debate is a crucial part of a healthy democracy. The heated discussions about Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete’, over the past few years have shown how quickly the dynamics of the debate can change. At first ...

  • 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 ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Brexit: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

    Brexit has been delayed till latest 31 October. Before that date the UK has to find consensus on the way forward. ‘Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?’, wonders Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin.

  • 27 Mar 2019
    Why it is hard to exit the EU

    New developments in the Brexit saga move faster than we can write about. Why is it so difficult to exit from the EU? ‘The institutional cooperation among member states within the EU is extremely deep and in many ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Brexit…or not? Interview with Jonathan Zeitlin

    EU leaders agreed to a short Brexit extension. Almost a million people marched the streets of London for a second vote on Brexit, and 5 million people have signed an online petition to cancel Brexit. Which ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten 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 public support for ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Critical questions about Dutch policy on combating terrorist financing

    In the Netherlands, various actors work together intensively to combat terrorist financing. However, a new research report by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) concludes that this intensive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 17 Jan 2019
    Leave no one behind: the many hidden faces of extreme poverty

    On the 29th of January, Anika Altaf will defend her PhD thesis on the inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions.

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Amsterdam hub of computational social science

    In July, the University of Amsterdam will be the epicenter of computational social science, hosting the 2019 edition of the International Conference on Computational Social Science.

  • 10 Jan 2019
    New research: Solving dilemmas in sustainable development and civil society in Bangladesh and Zambia

    An international consortium coordinated by the University of Amsterdam will investigate the effect of legal and extra-legal measures on the civil society sector in Bangladesh and Zambia under the NWO-WOTRO programme.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Towards an alternative migration policy

    Migration and refugee issues are on political and public agendas around the globe. The European Union is looking for sustainable solutions, international cooperation and joint responsibility. An international ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Images are not always worth a thousand words

    A powerful image can evoke a strong emotional response. But can it also influence and change an individual’s political opinion? Not on its own, according to communication scientist Tom Powell, who will be obtaining ...

  • 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 ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Highly developed countries canalise almost 50% of equity flows to tax havens

    Worldwide only five countries are responsible for canalising 47% of multinational corporate offshore investments to tax havens. Topping this list, which consists exclusively of highly developed countries, are the ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 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 ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Voter may be more mature than political parties

    What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Sarah de Lange, professor by special appointment on the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair

    Dr S.L. de Lange (1981) has been named professor by special appointment of the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Tom van der Meer, professor of Political Science

    Dr T.W.G. van der Meer (1980) has been appointed professor of Political Science, specialising in Legitimacy, Inequality and Citizenship, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 29 Sep 2016
    Daniel Mügge, professor of Political Arithmetic

    Dr D.K. Mügge (1977) has been named Professor of Political Arithmetic at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.