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Results: 21 - 40 of 2664
  • Available research funding grants in one overview
    30 Sep 2021
    Researchers from the UvA that are looking for ways to fund their research can now use Research Professional. This is offered by the Library.
  • Construction transport for new University Library now by water
    28 Sep 2021
    A sustainable and innovative form of transport is being introduced for the last construction phase of the new University Library (UB) in the University Quarter. From today until the end of the project in 2023, almost ...
  • Millie Taylor (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Success of megamusicals makes space for innovation
    28 Sep 2021
    Megamusicals have often been criticised in the academic world and in the media for their homogenizing tendencies, but increasing academic attention on them is providing us with new insights. In her inaugural lecture ...
  • woman recycling plastic
    Why a fundamental problem of climate change is psychological
    28 Sep 2021
    Do we feel an urgency, do we think our actions matter, are we willing to accept sustainable alternatives? Social psychologists Cameron Brick, Frenk van Harreveld and Maria Zwicker study our behaviour in reaction to ...
  • Expansion of student accommodation in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
    27 Sep 2021
    The number of student properties in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is to be greatly increased in Almere over the next few years. A new student campus will be built there and will include affordable housing for ...
  • Icon of climate goal 13
    Why sustainability and justice should go hand-in-hand
    27 Sep 2021
    Those hit hardest by the climate crisis are often those least at fault, and those with the fewest resources to cope. This is the bitter injustice for which professor Joyeeta Gupta wishes to raise awareness. Her work ...
  • wave
    Quasi-particles with tunable interactions
    24 Sep 2021
    The laws of quantum mechanics allow for the existence of ‘quasi-particles’: excitations in materials that behave exactly like ordinary particles. A major advantage of quasi-particles over ordinary particles is that ...
  • Fenella Fleischmann (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Fenella Fleischmann appointed professor of Sociology
    23 Sep 2021
    Dr Fenella Fleischmann has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Amsterdam Business School investigates use of AI to detect accounting fraud
    21 Sep 2021
    Is it possible to identify accounting fraud from the published financial statements of quoted companies? Indranil Bhattacharya, a PhD student at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) thinks it is. He uses a ...
  • Green project at the trainstation Sloterdijk in Amsterdam
    Greening our cities
    20 Sep 2021
    ‘It has to happen in the city. This is where a relatively large number of people feel the effects of climate warming and where greening has a potentially large impact.’ That’s the view of urban planner Mendel Giezen ...
  • UvA-led consortium wins NWO support for long-term programme on trustworthy AI
    20 Sep 2021
    A University of Amsterdam-led consortium which will focus on the development of trustworthy AI-based systems has been informed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) that NWO will support the ...
  • Plant scientists will use artificial intelligence to make crops more resilient
    20 Sep 2021
    A revolutionary method to make crops more resilient to climate change and other threats is one step closer to becoming reality. A team of universities and companies has been given the green light by the Dutch ...
  • a man carries his child on his back in the midst of chaos
    When the village gets bombed
    16 Sep 2021
    Worldwide millions of parents and their children live in warzones or have fled their homes to look for safety elsewhere. How can parents raise their children when they have lost the resources they need to manage the ...
  • Picture of award ceremony
    SusPhos is Frisian Startup of the Year 2021
    16 Sep 2021
    UvA spin-off company SusPhos, based at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, was voted last week as Frisian Startup of the Year 2021. This young company focuses on upcycling phosphate-rich waste streams into valuable ...
  • Tray full of wine glasses
    Alcohol consumption in an academic setting – a peculiar convention
    14 Sep 2021
    Having a glass of wine or a beer at a work reception or university event is regarded by many as the most natural thing in the world – but we would like to see the UvA break that mould. Our new alcohol policy will ...
  • young person is binge drinking
    Risk exposure explaining age differences in risk-taking
    14 Sep 2021
    Laboratory and real world observations of risk-taking behaviour among children and adolescents show conflicting results. In the real world adolescents take more risks than children, but in lab settings they engage in ...
  • Thilo Marauhn professor by special appointment International Arms Control Law
    13 Sep 2021
    Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn (58) has been appointed professor by special appointment of International Arms Control Law at Amsterdam Law School. Marauhn will conduct research on international arms control agreements and ...
  • Researchers from UvA and Sanquin unravel how white blood cells can crawl through blood vessel walls
    13 Sep 2021
    When a pathogen such as a bacteria invades our body, the immune system sends white blood cells to the site of the infection to clear the invader. These white blood cells first travel through our blood vessels, but at ...
  • The opening in the Aula
    Can we make a difference for Generation Alpha?
    8 Sep 2021
    ‘We’re opening a new academic year that once again provides more space for students and staff, more room for face-to-face teaching. I warmly welcome you to this new beginning,' said president of the Executive Board ...
  • Virág Molnár appointed professor of Sociology, in particular Cultural Sociology
    3 Sep 2021
    Dr Virág Molnár has been appointed Sociology, in particular Cultural Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).