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Results: 1 - 20 of 1008
  • 21 Jan 2020
    UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee

    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Budget for 2020 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 8 Jan 2020
    UvA celebrates its 388th birthday

    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    Research on multinational enterprises sheds light on gender wage gap

    Amsterdam Business School scholars have studied who benefits financially from working for a multinational enterprise (MNE), and in which situations we see a wage premium.

  • 8 Jan 2020
    ABS professor appointed honorary chair at top German university

    Enrico Perotti (UvA Economics and Business professor of International Finance) was recently appointed as Reinhard Selten Chair in Economic Theory at the University of Bonn, a highly ranked economics school in Germany.

  • 18 Dec 2019
    Large wind turbines lower property value

    The price of houses located within 2 kilometres of a large wind turbine (higher than 150 metres) do not increase at the same rate as average house prices. These findings come from a study conducted by researcher ...

  • 18 Dec 2019
    ABS researcher presents article to Museum association

    Dr Alexander Alexiev (ABS Entrepreneurship and Innovation section) presented the article ‘From sponsor to partner: The evolving relationship between museums and businesses’ to the Consultative Association of ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    Successful UvA alumni event for actuaries

    The UvA Alumni network for actuaries hosted a discussion event on the ‘Nieuwe Pensioenakkoord’ (new pension agreement) on 28 November at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). This alumni event was for graduates of the ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’

    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Shaul Shalvi

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics, Microeconomics section) for his research project ‘Responsible sharing: Paving the path for ...

  • 4 Dec 2019
    Online shopping
    Dutch consumers spend more in European webshops

    Quinten Meertens (ASE Quantitative Economics section), has developed a new method to better estimate spending by Dutch consumers in foreign webshops (within the EU). The method was developed in collaboration with ...

  • 4 Dec 2019
    NWO KIEM grant for research into intellectual curiosity

    Angelo Tomaselli (ABS Entrepreneurship & Innovation section) has been awarded a NWO KIEM grant for his research project ‘Discovering the determinants of intellectual curiosity in the “over-the-top” industry’.

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Amsterdam Business School develops new EcoSystem Practitioner Programme

    Collaboration with the EcoSystem Thinking Institute (ESTI) should lead to a new experience-based training programme, intended for entrepreneurs from both the private and public domain.

  • 22 Nov 2019
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board

    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex have been reappointed by the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as, respectively, chairperson of the Executive Board and Rector Magnificus of the university. This ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    VOGON Real Estate Research Award winners announced

    The 2019 VOGON Real Estate Research Award has been awarded to former MBA student Jeroen Beimer (MBA Big Data & Business Analytics 2018) and professor Marc Francke (UvA Professor of Real Estate Valuation). Their ...

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Machine learning
    ‘Solving problems in big cities using machine learning’

    Maarten Sukel wants to improve the liveability of cities. To achieve this, he is working on machine learning models with various time frames. ‘For the city, I’m trying to solve day-to-day problems happening right ...

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Managers
    Managers do not conform to the standard model of profit maximisation

    People rely on emotions and moral standards, such as the consideration of fairness, in their financial decisions. This makes them less rational than classical economic models tend to assume. One of Professor Sander ...

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Chess
    Men are more competitive than women in the workplace

    New research confirms that men have a more competitive attitude than women. This result may partially explain why men often have higher positions and higher incomes. At the same time, more diversity could be achieved ...

  • 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) ...