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Results: 21 - 40 of 2645
  • Frank Huysmans reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society
    6 Jul 2021
    Frank Huysmans has been reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society, with special regard to the transformation of public libraries. The chair is endowed by National Library of the ...
  • The law as a determining factor in improving our health
    6 Jul 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic has shown us the many ways laws and regulations can have an impact on our health and our everyday lives: from mandatory quarantines and contact tracing apps, to the availability of vaccines ...
  • Marten Zwanenburg named professor of Military Law, in particular the Law of Military Operations
    5 Jul 2021
    Professor Marten Zwanenburg has been appointed professor of Military Law, in particular Law During Military Operations at the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established in ...
  • Flanders and the Netherlands join EDMO project in the fight against disinformation
    5 Jul 2021
    The European Commission recognises the relevance of the fight against disinformation and has therefore allocated two million euros to the Flemish-Dutch EDMO project. Within this project, a multidisciplinary hub will ...
  • Celebrate the return to campus
    3 Jul 2021
    After about 1.5 years, we will return to campus on 6 September. Celebrate this special moment with us and let us know what you are looking forward to for the Academic Year 2021-2022.
  • mother is helping her daughter with home schooling
    Helping with schoolwork: when do parents feel capable of doing this?
    2 Jul 2021
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many parents suddenly had to support their children with schoolwork on a daily basis. This was not always easy. How do you effectively provide instruction and keep your child focused? ...
  • two hands are holding a digitally illustrated network
    The UvA launches new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science
    2 Jul 2021
    The University of Amsterdam has been given the go-ahead for the new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science. In this programme, students will learn to develop sustainable digital interventions that ...
  • ‘Rhetoric and Writing’ wins Humanities Education Award 2021
    1 Jul 2021
    On Thursday, 1 July, the Humanities Education Award was handed out. The course Rhetoric and Writing taught by Imogen Cohen in the Bachelor’s in English Language and Culture, was announced as winner by the jury. The ...
  • Huub Dijstelbloem (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Huub Dijstelbloem named new director of Institute for Advanced Study
    30 Jun 2021
    Huub Dijstelbloem, professor of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Politics, will be the new scientific director of the UvA's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). His appointment will take effect on 1 September and ...
  • Environmental Economics: mapping and overcoming obstacles to climate policy
    30 Jun 2021
    National and international climate policies are surrounded by huge uncertainties and numerous obstacles. What are these obstacles and how do you formulate suitable solutions for a world that is unequally affected by ...
  • UvA appoints Samera Ouchene as ombudsperson
    30 Jun 2021
    As of 6 September 2021, Samera Ouchene will be the UvA’s ombudsperson. She has been appointed for a period of four years, with the option of being reappointed for two further terms. UvA ombudsperson is a full-time ...
  • Five electives to broaden your horizons
    29 Jun 2021
    Are you interested in going beyond your own area of expertise? If so, be sure to enrol in a course at the IIS. Read more about five electives you as a UvA employee can take free of charge next semester.
  • Young women uses her hand as binoculars in front of her left eye
    Attention and expectations determine what we see
    29 Jun 2021
    Our senses process a massive amount of information, yet the world around us seems quite straightforward. Selective attention and expectations play an important role in this. ‘What we see every day and every moment is ...
  • Adding ears to a computer counting the bounces on a trampoline
    28 Jun 2021
    Recently, an article from researchers from the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam has been published at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; the leading peer-reviewed ...
  • Maria Kaika
    Maria Kaika Receives 2021 European Award for Excellence in Teaching
    28 Jun 2021
    Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika of the University of Amsterdam wins the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 'The breadth and depth of Maria Kaika’s work as a teacher, ...
  • The UvA Honorary Medallion
    UvA kicks off first Medallion Day with six awards
    25 Jun 2021
    The UvA has started a new tradition: the annual Medallion Day. On this day each year, the UvA will award Honorary Medallions to individuals who have made a special contribution to the university. At the first ...
  • Wybren Jan Buma appointed as scientific director of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
    25 Jun 2021
    Starting 1 July 2021, Wybren Jan Buma will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Buma, Professor of Molecular Spectroscopy, succeeds Peter ...
  • New IIS publication: Meaningful Assessment in Interdisciplinary Education
    25 Jun 2021
    The book launch of the new handbook for educators, Meaningful Assessment in Interdisciplinary Education, recently took place. This publication, which highlights 20 examples from higher education, is written for all ...
  • Sophie Blinker: student as first author scientific publication
    24 Jun 2021
    Sophie Blinker, a double Master's student in Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, has conducted research into a specific protein in bacterial spores to contribute to food safety. The scientific magazine International ...
  • Highlighted: IIS elective Rethinking Sustainable Societies: New Perspectives
    24 Jun 2021
    A new elective on sustainability will start in September, bringing together students from all backgrounds to explore sustainability in innovative ways and from various disciplines and perspectives. Why is this ...