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Results: 1 - 20 of 1756
  • 13 Nov 2019
    UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving

    Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), today announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ...

  • 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
    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 ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Science-publication for Mark Vermeij and fellow scientists of Berkeley University

    Mark Vermeij, Associate Professor of Tropical Marine Biology at IBED, was involved in a research with fellow scientists of Berkeley University which lead to the discovery of light-regulated collective cell ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    Funding for nanomaterials in cancer treatment

    The Biophotonics group of Prof. Hong Zhang at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is part of the Dutch Medical Photonics (MEDPHOT) consortium that has just received 5.4 million euros from the ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    IBED researchers will start measuring nitrogen deposition for Mesdag Dairy Fund

    The Mesdag Dairy Fund (Mesdag Zuivelfonds) commissioned scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to measure the nitrogen deposition around dairy farms and in nature conservation areas. The Mesdag Zuivelfonds ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    What did the big Ice Age grazers eat? It’s written in their jaws

    UvA palaeoecologist Bas van Geel and his team have gained new insights regarding the landscape, the range of foods and the food choices of large grazing animals during the last Ice Age and the start of the warm ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge

    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Bach Speedup is Fake News

    ‘The bad thing about the internet is that everything’s connected these days. Fake news spreads like wildfire’ says Daan van den Berg. ‘So as a classical music lover, when I saw the articles popping up that the music ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Collaboration on Sustainable Innovation with China gets a boost

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has signed a formal agreement on research collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for Cleantech Innovation and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    New simple device greatly improves analysis of reaction kinetics

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new device for measuring the kinetics of gas-producing reactions. This simple benchtop device, of ...

  • 1 Nov 2019
    Chasing Einstein premieres at InScience Festival

    From 6-10 November, Nijmegen will host the fifth edition of the science film festival InScience. One of the festival’s attractions is the Dutch premiere of Chasing Einstein, a film about dark matter and gravity ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Chris Slootweg competes for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    HIMS researcher Dr Chris Slootweg is one of nine finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. He is nominated for his idea "Circular phosphate economy: Pioneers in closing the phosphorus cycle". The ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    In memoriam Kees Vrieze (1937-2019)

    Kees Vrieze, emeritus professor of Inorganic Chemistry, was a chemist in heart and soul. From 1970-2000 he worked at the University of Amsterdam, where he renewed the Inorganic Laboratory and gained international ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Smart garden-robot Trimbot example of Artificial Intelligence

    This week a smart piece of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology was presented in the UK: the Trimbot, a robot that is capable of pruning hedges and roses. The robot is possible to do this because of new technology ...

  • 28 Oct 2019
    Seven MacGillavry Fellows appointed

    The Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam aims to stimulate increased diversity in its research institutes. For this reason we instituted a special recruitment programme for top level female talent, the ...

  • 25 Oct 2019
    Europe has a greater diversity and higher number of earthworms than the tropics

    An international group of 140 biologists has, for the first time, published an overview of the global spread of earthworms. Professor Franciska de Vries from the University of Amsterdam was one of the researchers ...