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Media Studies has a rich and diverse research culture. On this page you can read more about Mediastudies' involvement with various research schools and institutes.

Research Institutes UvA

National Research Institutes

Research projects

  • CREATE (Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective); investigates how cultural industries have shaped Amsterdam’s unique position in a European and global context, from the seventeenth century until the present day.
  • DATACTIVE; about big data collection, privacy and surveillance, social movements, activism and internet activism.
  • ASCA Cities Project; ' brings together a diverse group of scholars, research students, and practitioners particulary interested in comparing the cultural dimensions of cities.
  • CHINA CREATIVE; from Made in China to Created in China. A Comparative Study of Creative Practice and Production in Contemporary China.
  • Every year, the New Media Team organises a 'Summer and Winter School'.