For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
NL

UvA News

Results: 1 - 20 of 2880
Results: 1 - 20 of 2880
  • 8 Jul 2020
    Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound

    Researchers at ARCNL have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI

    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...

  • 3 Jul 2020
    Offer employees challenging tasks, but vary in the type of challenge

    Employees seek challenging experiences in their job in order to develop their skills. It is no surprise then, that many people are looking for challenge. According to the results of a new study, led by organisational ...

  • 3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding

    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city

    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

    Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’

    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...

  • 30 Jun 2020
    20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Chemistry

    One effect of this crazy time is that you get a glimpse at the living environments of people whom you normally would not visit. This is also the case with chemistry expert Steen Ingemann and student Rianne van Diest. ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    Dick den Hertog appointed professor of Operations Research

    Professor Dick den Hertog has been appointed professor of Operations Research at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. As a professor of Operations Research, Den Hertog will focus on ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Understanding the effectiveness of learning within learning communities

    Learning communities are in vogue to promote organizational learning. Yet, a theory that explains whether, when and why they work is missing. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam received funding to develop ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht

    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Institutional racism and academia

    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    External committee on social safety begins work

    The Executive Board has set up an external social safety committee to investigate (the operation of) the system for reports and complaints relating to social safety at the UvA. The committee will be composed of Marry ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Chinese edition of popular catalysis textbook published

    The second edition of 'Catalysis: Concepts & Green Applications', the popular undergraduate textbook written by Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Poppi: Telling the complete and unbiased story of drugs

    The ChemicalYouth project is a proud supporter of Poppi, an Amsterdam based museum that aims provides the public with the complete and unbiased story of drugs in a creative and novel way.

  • 18 Jun 2020
    Update on social safety from dean and department chairs

    The attention devoted to the inappropriate behaviour of a lecturer from our Faculty has stirred up lots of reactions in the past week. To begin with, we want to emphasise that a safe study environment for students ...

  • 18 Jun 2020
    Humans can recognise behavioural contexts from chimpanzees’ vocalizations

    A new study shows that humans can infer specific information when genetically closely related species verbally express emotions. In an experiment including over 3000 human listeners judging 155 vocalizations of 66 ...

  • 16 Jun 2020
    Social safety top priority

    Social safety of students and staff is an absolute priority for the UvA and for us personally too. We are deeply ashamed by any case that surfaces. We must all be aware that there can be no place for sexism and ...

  • 16 Jun 2020
    How is protest heard?

    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...