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  • 13 Nov 2019
    Much-needed new approach to recognising and rewarding the work of academics

    Today the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'

    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...

  • 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, ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students

    'Having a scholarship has given me the breathing space to enjoy the city a little more and be inspired by it enough to effect change back home.' Jacqueline Tizora, a Research Master’s student in Communication ...

  • 6 Nov 2019
    2019 Impact Awards: honourable mention for Willem Bouten

    Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam UMC), Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite (VU) and Roeland van Geuns (HvA) have receieved a 2019 Impact Award. Willem Bouten received an honourable mention for his work on developing lightweight GPS ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    How do we help city dwellers psychologically?

    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    FMG academics are entering into a partnership with architects and designers: 'Testing Research in Practice'

    Academics in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam are entering into a partnership with UNSense, a company operating at the cutting edge of architecture and technology. ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    The electronic dance scenes in the UK and in America

    Dance is a global phenomenon. But in the early years it was chiefly in the United Kingdom that dance grew into a successful industry while in the United States – the cradle of dance – the genre failed to break into ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    Presenting the finalists of 2019 Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    The finalists of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award have been announced. The nine finalists will pitch their innovative ideas during a festive award ceremony in NEMO Science Museum on Tuesday 26 November.

  • 22 Oct 2019
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates

    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...

  • 16 Oct 2019
    UvA response to email sent to Turkish student

    The UvA has received many responses with regard to a message on social media, which was posted by a Turkish student about an internship rejection from a UvA staff member.

  • 16 Oct 2019
    Increase in total number of students at UvA

    The total number of students currently enrolled at the UvA has increased by 4% this year, from 34,183 to 35,511. The intake of Master’s students has increased slightly, by 2%, with 5,578 students last year rising to ...

  • 15 Oct 2019
    This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings

    ‘It's not like I'm exchanging texts with Karen, Geert or Jan every morning, though’, she says with a laugh. Still, as a student assessor, Master's student in Sociology Iris Kingma (25) sits down with the UvA ...

  • 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 ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements

    The UvA's plans for using the student loan funds, in the context of the so-called Higher Education Quality Agreements, have been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research

    In 2020, the UvA will have more money to spend. The University’s income is expected to be 4% higher than in the 2019 budget, giving greater scope for both short-term and long-term investments in teaching and ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    'A natural sciences approach will help us resolve major social issues'

    From radicalisation to addiction and from congestion to depression, all major social issues rest on complex systems. Han van der Maas, recently appointed distinguished research professor of Complex Systems in Society ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year

    Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, an additional teaching-free week (holiday week) will be introduced in all the faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The Executive Board took the official decision on ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    How do you talk about science? Use a comic strip!

    Forensic psychologist Bruno Verschuere and his colleagues at the UvA conduct a lot of research on the phenomenon of lying. When and why do people lie, how do you recognise lies and how do you detect lies? Along with ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    Frans Schalkwijk, professor by special appointment of Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences

    Dr F.W. Schalkwijk (1957) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences, with a focus on the development of conscience, at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural ...

  • 19 Sep 2019
    How do narcissistic leaders emerge and perform?

    Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are known for creating quite some political chaos. Still there seems to be no end to their self-confidence and belief in their own abilities. Very typical behavior for leaders with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 17 Sep 2019
    ‘You will be expected to have an opinion on everything’

    This past year, Roeland Voorbergen (20) served as chair of the Central Student Council (CSR), the council that represents the interests of all University of Amsterdam (UvA) students. This academic year, Pjotr van der ...

  • 12 Sep 2019
    Justus Uitermark, professor of Urban Geography

    Dr J.L. Uitermark (1978) has been appointed professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 12 Sep 2019
    UvA in 62nd place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Human emotional vocalisations: learned or innate?

    Are emotional expressions shaped by innate specialised mechanisms that guide learning, or do they develop exclusively from learning? In a classic ‘nature versus nurture’ study, social psychology researcher Disa ...

  • 4 Sep 2019
    9/11: One event, many meanings

    The 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers prompted an intensification of the debate around Islam in the Netherlands, while in the United States they were seen as a brutal disruption of its national security utopia. Is an ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?

    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...

  • 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 ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Fourth AI University Professor appointed

    The University of Amsterdam has appointed Prof. Natali Helberger as a new University Professor to the chair in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her appointment will ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Gravitation grants for the study of mental disorders and artificial intelligence

    Alongside a Gravitation grant of 20 million euros for research into plant stress, conducted under the aegis of the UvA, two other consortia in which UvA scientists are participating have been awarded millions in ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    FMG dean Agneta Fischer to attend Real Opening of Academic Year in Leiden

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) dean Agneta Fischer will be attending the Real Opening of the Academic Year in Leiden with her colleague Fred Weerman from the Faculty of Humanities. Organised by ...

  • 26 Aug 2019
    How are artificial intelligence and data affecting our society?

    Data plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. What effects and consequences is this having? How are citizens adapting to the new developments? These questions are key to the research of Claes de ...

  • 23 Jul 2019
    Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers

    Three researchers who recently received their PhD at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to conduct research abroad. Marie Deserno, Sylvie Lesuis and ...

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Funding for new research

    Four FMG research teams receive funding in the NWO Open Competition – SSH. This instrument makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without any thematic limitations.

  • 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 ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Music interventions reduce stress

    Stress negatively impacts our health. We know that better and better. But how can we reduce stress when our daily environments keep stress levels up? Scientists looked into the effects of music interventions by ...

  • 12 Jul 2019
    Bram Orobio de Castro, professor of Child and Youth Care Sciences

    Prof. B. Orobio de Castro (1970) has been appointed professor of Child and Youth Care Sciences: Development and Child-rearing Issues at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 11 Jul 2019
    Plans for ‘student loan funds’ officially adopted

    On Wednesday 10 July, the Executive Board officially adopted the plans for the allocation of the student loan funds. These funds, which are granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, are derived from ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Idea Generator programme funding for three UvA researchers

    Research proposals submitted by three UvA researchers have been granted funding from the National Science Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The three proposals were submitted by forensic youth care researcher ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    UvA places 20th in Europe Teaching Rankings 2019

    The University of Amsterdam is in 20th place in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. In this ranking, published on Thursday 4 July, Times Higher Education (THE) assesses teaching at European universities.

  • 4 Jul 2019
    User comments influence YouTube viewing experience

    Online videos on platforms such as YouTube can entertain us because they are funny and provide enjoyment. But they can also affect us because they are sad or tragic. UvA scientists studied the effect of user comments ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    New projects on societal implications of AI

    Seven interdisciplinary, innovative projects are launched to investigate the societal implications of AI. Highlighting the breadth and the depth of AI research at the University of Amsterdam, these projects showcase ...

  • 3 Jul 2019
    UvA and University of Birmingham intensify collaboration

    The Universities of Amsterdam and Birmingham have intensified their collaboration with a strategic partnership. Both universities have worked together for a number of years in the area of staff and student exchange. ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    Frenk van Harreveld, professor of Social Cognition and Behavioural Change in in Relation to Sustainability and Safety

    Dr F. van Harreveld (1971) has been appointed professor of Social Cognition and Behavioural change in Relation to Sustainability and Safety at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    EPICUR Alliance receives five million euro grant from European Commission

    The European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR) alliance has secured the support of the European Commission for € 5 million over three years to become an attractive, innovative European ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

  • 18 Jun 2019
    UvA ranked 64th in 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam has been ranked 64th this year in the 2019/2020 QS World University Rankings. This is a drop of seven places compared to last year when the UvA was in 57th place. The ranking was published ...

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?

    When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Mindful training with baby relieves parental stress

    Being a mother is typically expected to bring joy, but motherhood in the early years can also bring a lot of stress. UvA researchers found that Mindful training with your baby/toddler can help to relieve parental ...