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Results: 21 - 40 of 40
  • 8 Apr 2016
    Rubicon grant awarded to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka, who will conduct research for a period of two years at the University of California, Berkley (US).

  • 5 Nov 2015
    ACLC's Dr. Roland Pfau has been awarded participation in a HORIZON 2020 collaboration project

    The UvA has received funding for two HORIZON 2020 projects that aim at contributing towards a solution for the Societal Challenges that Europe is currently facing. Roland Pfau's project is one of them. Under the ...

  • 21 May 2015
    Renowned sceptic changes mind after encounter with UvA scholar

    After practically having given up all hope in the scientific credentials of the humanities, acclaimed sceptic and science writer Michael Shermer has come to reassess his position as a result of an encounter with UvA ...

  • 28 Apr 2015
    Signers and non-signers universally able to distinguish verb categories in sign languages

    Sign languages, even those that are unrelated, encode inherent meaning components of verbs in such a way that even non-signers can extract these meanings. This is one of the surprising results of research conducted ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    First ever inaugural lecture to be given simultaneously in Esperanto, Dutch and English

    Federico Gobbo, professor by special appointment of Interlinguistics and Esperanto, will deliver his inaugural lecture simultaneously in Esperanto, English and Dutch. This will be the first time an inaugural lecture ...

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Gerard Steen, professor of Language and Communication

    Prof. G.J. Steen (1957) has been appointed professor of Language and Communication at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    Jeannette Schaeffer, professor of Language Acquisition

    Dr J.C. Schaeffer (1965) has been appointed professor of Language Acquisition at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities (FGw).

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Humanities listed in QS World University Rankings top 50

    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked subject area of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), listed 10th worldwide.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    Martin Stokhof appointed member of ERC Scientific Council

    The European Commission has appointed Martin Stokhof, professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), as a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). Stokhof, ...

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Frederico Gobbo, professor by special appointment of Interlinguistics and Esperanto

    Dr F. Gobbo (1974) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Interlinguistics and Esperanto at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The chair was established on behalf of the ...

  • 14 Nov 2013
    Beppie van den Bogaerde, professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands

    Dr E.M. van den Bogaerde (1953) has been appointed professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.

  • 8 Oct 2013
    Aanmelden Creatieve Geest Prijs 2014

    De Creatieve Geest Prijs 2014 wordt toegekend aan een jonge wetenschapper die met een origineel en sprankelend idee komt om eigen onderzoek uit te voeren, waarin creativiteit en de werking van de hersenen centraal ...

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Linguistics again ranked best in continental Europe

    The newly released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 ranks Linguistics 15th, rising from the 25th to the 15th place worldwide.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Linguistic sound structure a product of language transmission

    Languages develop structure as they are passed down from generation to generation. The same is true for the sound structure of languages, according to UvA researcher Tessa Verhoef. Her work marks the first study into ...

  • 7 Feb 2013
    Four UvA and AMC researchers receive prestigious Vici grants

    Four scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA) have received a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 30 Oct 2012
    Language use simpler than presumed

    It has been a basic precept of linguistic theory for 50 years or more that linguistic utterances are essentially fundamentally hierarchical in nature, made up of progressively smaller elements in a manner much like ...

  • 18 Sep 2012
    QS World University Rankings 2012 ranks Linguistics the best in Europe

    Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam has been rated the best in continental Europe for the second year running in the newly released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    UvA best Dutch university in QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the top Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings for the third year in a row.

  • 12 Jul 2012
    UvA six times best in the Netherlands in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best Dutch university in six subjects according to the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2012. In the rankings for Communication and Media Studies, the UvA occupies 13th ...

  • 3 Jul 2012
    Nine Vidi grants for researchers UvA and AMC

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA).