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Results: 1 - 20 of 1883
  • 14 Nov 2019
    Nicholas Till to hold Pierre Audi Chair in Music Theatre and Opera

    Nicholas Till, internationally renowned professor of Opera Studies, will, as of November 2019, hold the first Music Theatre and Opera Chair in the Netherlands. Till will combine the chair at the UvA with his ...

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Innovation Fund Noord-Holland invests in SusPhos technology for phosphate recovery

    SusPhos, a startup company of the University of Amsterdam, has received a convertible loan of € 300,000 from the Innovation Fund Noord-Holland. The loan enables SusPhos to bring technology to market that upgrades ...

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Does psychological distance explain distrust in science?

    Some people are more distrusting of science than others, especially on themes concerning climate change, vaccinations and genetic modification of food. The reasons for distrust differ per theme and can emanate from ...

  • 13 Nov 2019
    UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving

    Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), today announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ...

  • 13 Nov 2019
    Much-needed new approach to recognising and rewarding the work of academics

    Today the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'

    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Social rights for European citizens?

    Does the European Union devote sufficient attention to social developments? Many people feel that it does not; they consider Europe to be anything but socially minded. The new President of the European Commission, ...

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Warm welcome for UvA scholarship students

    'Having a scholarship has given me the breathing space to enjoy the city a little more and be inspired by it enough to effect change back home.' Jacqueline Tizora, a Research Master’s student in Communication ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    Funding for nanomaterials in cancer treatment

    The Biophotonics group of Prof. Hong Zhang at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is part of the Dutch Medical Photonics (MEDPHOT) consortium that has just received 5.4 million euros from the ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    What did the big Ice Age grazers eat? It’s written in their jaws

    UvA palaeoecologist Bas van Geel and his team have gained new insights regarding the landscape, the range of foods and the food choices of large grazing animals during the last Ice Age and the start of the warm ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Vote for a new elective in Create a Course Challenge

    Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.

  • 6 Nov 2019
    2019 Impact Awards: honourable mention for Willem Bouten

    Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam UMC), Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite (VU) and Roeland van Geuns (HvA) have receieved a 2019 Impact Award. Willem Bouten received an honourable mention for his work on developing lightweight GPS ...

  • 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 ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    AUV Alumni Awards for international projects

    The AUV Alumni Awards ceremony was held during the AUV Day on Saturday 2 November. First prize was awarded to Antonia McGrath and Lisa van Holsteijn. Through educate. they provide poor young people in Honduras with ...

  • 2 Nov 2019
    Mieke Bal appointed 2020 Linnaeus University’s honorary doctor

    Mieke Bal has been appointed honorary doctor 2020 by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Mieke Bal is professor of literary theory and cultural analysis at the University of Amsterdam. She has an indisputable world ...

  • 1 Nov 2019
    Chasing Einstein premieres at InScience Festival

    From 6-10 November, Nijmegen will host the fifth edition of the science film festival InScience. One of the festival’s attractions is the Dutch premiere of Chasing Einstein, a film about dark matter and gravity ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    FMG academics are entering into a partnership with architects and designers: 'Testing Research in Practice'

    Academics in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam are entering into a partnership with UNSense, a company operating at the cutting edge of architecture and technology. ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Smart garden-robot Trimbot example of Artificial Intelligence

    This week a smart piece of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology was presented in the UK: the Trimbot, a robot that is capable of pruning hedges and roses. The robot is possible to do this because of new technology ...

  • 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 ...

  • 25 Oct 2019
    Europe has a greater diversity and higher number of earthworms than the tropics

    An international group of 140 biologists has, for the first time, published an overview of the global spread of earthworms. Professor Franciska de Vries from the University of Amsterdam was one of the researchers ...