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  • 21 May 2019
    Rami Sidky released from prison

    The campaign – particularly the Urgent Action Week at the UvA with Amnesty International – for the release of Rami Sidky has paid off, according to a statement from Vivienne Matthies-Boon on Tuesday, 21 May.

  • 21 May 2019
    Bram van den Akker wins best short paper award at The Web Conference 2019

    Bram van den Akker, an MSc AI student at the UvA supervised by Ilya Markov, has won the best short paper award at The Web Conference 2019.

  • 21 May 2019
    Anton delivers your books with a smile

    Anton Bier drives the UvA/AUAS library book delivery van. Each day, he shuttles between the UvA's central book depository on the AMC campus in Amsterdam-Zuidoost and the libraries located across the city – always ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Measures to improve social safety

    Last week's communications about the transgressive behaviour of a UvA law professor have generated responses and questions. Most prominent among these is the legitimate question about what we have done since June of ...

  • 20 May 2019
    Start of consultations on 2020 Framework Letter

    On Tuesday, the Executive Board adopted the 2020 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. The Framework Letter will serve as the ...

  • 20 May 2019
    Social anxiety linked to both low and advanced emotional intelligence in children

    Why are some children more socially anxious than others? According to one line of thought, socially anxious children are poor at reading the mental states of others, while another line of thought argues that socially ...

  • 16 May 2019
    Omar Ramadan appointed to UvA Supervisory Board

    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Omar Ramadan as a member of the UvA Supervisory Board, effective 15 May 2019. The appointment is for a term of four years.

  • 15 May 2019
    Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition

    On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.

  • 15 May 2019
    Reaction to NRC publication

    On Wednesday the 15th of May the NRC published an article about the long-term undesirable conduct of one of the professors appointed at our faculty. In accordance with the decision of the Court of Amsterdam issued on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 14 May 2019
    Frank Abbas appointed interim dean of ACTA

    The Executive Boards of the UvA and VU Amsterdam have appointed Frank Abbas, professor of Periodontology at the University of Groningen, as interim dean of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA, the ...

  • 14 May 2019
    UvA astronomer Athira Menon wins Dutch final of FameLab

    Postdoc Athira Menon of the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy won the Dutch final of FameLab on 9 May. FameLab is a pitch competition for young researchers, in which they have only three minutes to explain ...

  • 13 May 2019
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe

    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.

  • 10 May 2019
    Faculty of Humanities unveils painting of five female professors

    A group portrait of five iconic female professors who have had a major impact on the Faculty of Humanities has been unveiled in the central hall of the Bushuis. With this painting, made by the artist Rogier Willems, ...

  • 9 May 2019
    Why we always spill tea

    Who has never spilled water, tea or wine while pouring it? Pouring liquids is difficult because they tend to cling to the bottle or the teapot spout rather than flowing directly into your cup or glass. A team of ...

  • 8 May 2019
    Creating a safe university environment

    Universities stand for ensuring a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. At the UvA as well, collegiality, integrity, equality and respect are of the utmost importance. All Dutch universities ...

  • 3 May 2019
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Spinning black hole drives swinging light-speed plasma jets into space

    A black hole in a binary system almost 8000 light-years from earth has been discovered to show rapidly swinging jets in new research involving the University of Amsterdam’s Professor Sera Markoff and Dr. Thomas ...

  • 26 Apr 2019
    Positive assessment for UvA in Institutional Quality Assurance Audit finalised

    The positive assessment that the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) issued to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Institutional Quality Assurance Audit has become final. This ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Parents and ‘smart crib’ can soothe baby with sensory stimuli

    What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli – by way of swaddling, sound and movement – can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise centre ...