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Results: 1 - 50 of 68
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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
    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 ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)

    Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.

  • 22 Jul 2019
    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants

    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.

  • 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 ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    In memoriam Prof. dr. Frances Gouda (1950 – 2019)

    We are shocked and deeply saddened to have learned that our dear colleague and friend Frances Gouda has passed away.

  • 15 May 2019
    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 ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Giselinde Kuipers has been elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences

    The Academy has selected nineteen new members, amongst which professor of cultural sociology Giselinde Kuipers.

  • 29 Mar 2019
    How do gender and sexuality factor into the ‘Muslim Question’?

    In Europe, including here in the Netherlands, Islam and Muslims are increasingly problematised in a manner reminiscent of the historical emergence of the ‘Jewish Question’. Beyond the ‘us/them’ mentality, this ...

  • 18 Feb 2019
    Sarah Bracke, professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality

    Dr S.A.E. Bracke has been appointed professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 5 Feb 2019
    Are terrorists mentally ill?

    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism

    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...

  • 21 Sep 2018
    Echo chambers may make online news more viral

    Fake news. Just give your social media feed a glance and there is a reasonable chance you’ll see a skewed story containing factual inaccuracies. One reason for the its rapid spread, some observers suggest, may be the ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Ideology influences facts and leads to conflict

    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication, ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers

    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Inequality in science funding

    New research shows that winners of a large research grant programme in the Netherlands have a 2.5 times greater chance of obtaining a follow-up grant than nonwinners. The research, which focused on NWO Vidi Grants, ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Henny Bos, professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth

    Dr H.M.W. Bos (1963) has been appointed professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros awarded to eleven UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC) have each received a Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to conduct research over the coming five years. Vici, which is ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India

    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...

  • 22 Nov 2017
    Olav Velthuis, professor of Sociology

    Dr O.J.M. Velthuis (1972) has been appointed professor of Sociology, especially economic life and culture, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW

    Jan Willem Duyvendak will become the new director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on 1 January 2018. Duyvendak will combine his work as Professor of ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    How lone wolves operate

    Acts of terror by so-called lone-wolf terrorists have reached an all-time high in the United States. Yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 2 Mar 2017
    David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology

    Dr D.M. Amodio (1974) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Renée Römkens named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence

    Dr G.M.F. Römkens (1953) has been named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This is a new chair designated on ...

  • 23 Sep 2016
    NIAS fellowships awarded to five UvA researchers

    Five researchers at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded fellowships at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). These are residential fellowships, and ...

  • 24 Jun 2016
    Gerben van Kleef, professor of Social Psychology

    Prof. G.A. van Kleef (1977) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology, with a focus on interpersonal and group processes, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 3 Feb 2016
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA/AMC researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are ...

  • 19 Oct 2015
    Frank Vandenbroucke appointed University Professor at UvA

    The Executive Board has appointed Flemish academic and former politician Frank Vandenbroucke as University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As University Professor Vandenbroucke will stimulate research ...

  • 17 Jul 2015
    Veni grants awarded to 23 UvA and AMC researchers

    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...

  • 4 Jun 2015
    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek

    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced ...

  • 3 Jun 2015
    Hein de Haas, professor of Sociology

    Prof. Hein de Haas has been appointed professor of Sociology, with a special focus on the study of migration and social cohesion, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology

    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 1 Dec 2014
    Compulsory voluntary work widens gap with labour market

    By obliging social assistance recipients to do voluntary work, the government hopes to ease their entry into the labour market. However, this policy seems to be having the opposite effect as people become attached to ...

  • 22 Oct 2014
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera

    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Mixed marriages do not necessarily promote cultural integration

    Mixed marriages are more likely to succeed if the partners are able to bridge their differences. Nevertheless, this process doesn’t necessarily promote cultural integration. This is the conclusion of a study by Leen ...

  • 15 Jul 2014
    Sport brings people together, but not everyone

    Sport often reflects society's prejudices and inequalities. In fact, it can even amplify them. The assumption that society's minorities naturally experience sport as a social glue is therefore false, concludes Ramón ...

  • 23 Apr 2014
    Lodewijk Asscher presented with study on income inequality

    On Wednesday, 16 April, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher was presented with the results of an extensive international study titled ‘Growing INequalities' Impacts’, or GINI, at the ...

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Nine UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50

    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Wednesday 26 February, nine of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) subject areas are in the top 50. Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked ...

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Vici grants for four UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Prof. Dominique Baeten, Prof. Gijs van den Brink and Dr Peter Schall have each been awarded a Vici grant of €1.5 million by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). A Vici grant has also been ...