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Results: 61 - 80 of 596
  • 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
    Teenagers bicycling through the city
    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
    Mother and child
    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 23 May 2019
    Birth of Artificial Intelligence
    UvA appoints third University Professor AI

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Tobias Blanke as University Professor of Humanities and AI, effective 1 August 2019. Tobias Blanke is the third of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Rami Sidky released from prison

    The campaign – particularly the Urgent Action Week at the UvA with Amnesty International – for the release of Rami Sidky has paid off, according to a statement from Vivienne Matthies-Boon on Tuesday, 21 May.

  • 20 May 2019
    Children
    Social anxiety linked to both low and advanced emotional intelligence in children

    Why are some children more socially anxious than others? According to one line of thought, socially anxious children are poor at reading the mental states of others, while another line of thought argues that socially ...

  • 15 May 2019
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    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 ...

  • 13 May 2019
    Billboard with posters for the European elections
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe

    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.

  • 8 May 2019
    Creating a safe university environment

    Universities stand for ensuring a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. At the UvA as well, collegiality, integrity, equality and respect are of the utmost importance. All Dutch universities ...

  • 3 May 2019
    Don Corleone in The Godfather
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 26 Apr 2019
    NVAO
    Positive assessment for UvA in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit finalised

    The positive assessment that the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) issued to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Institutional Quality Assurance Audit has become final. This ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Baby holding finger
    Parents and ‘smart crib’ can soothe baby with sensory stimuli

    What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli – by way of swaddling, sound and movement – can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise centre ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    March against Brexit
    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.

  • 16 Apr 2019
    Frans Oort appointed Open Science coordinator at the UvA

    As of 1 May 2019, Prof. Frans Oort will serve as the UvA's Open Science coordinator. This position has been created to guide the transition to Open Science in a way that suits the UvA and its staff. Oort will combine ...

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Prof Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor Urban Mobility Futures
    Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor of Urban Mobility Futures

    Dr M.C.G. te Brömmelstroet (1980) has been appointed professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair is partly funded by BAM Infra ...

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Woman with sad face
    A better understanding of mental disorders

    UvA researcher Denny Borsboom continues to work towards a network model for explaining mental disorders. Through such a model, he also hopes to contribute significantly to shaping new theory in his field. He received ...

  • 12 Apr 2019
    The birth of artificial intelligence
    UvA appoints second University Professor Artificial Intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Dr Ivana Išgum as University Professor of AI and Medical Imaging, effective 1 September 2019. Ivana Išgum is the second of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible

    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Prof Agneta Fischer
    Agneta Fischer appointed dean Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Agneta Fischer, professor of Emotions and Affective Processes, as dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 15 ...