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Results: 1 - 20 of 2885
  • 24 Jul 2020
    Judy Shamoun-Baranes appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology

    Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (1969) has been appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science.

  • 21 Jul 2020
    Mies van Niekerk overleden op 70-jarige leeftijd

    Gedurende een flink deel van haar loopbaan, van 1994 tot 2008, was Mies, cultureel antropoloog, verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, inzonderheid het Instituut voor Migratie- en Etnische Studies (IMES) en de ...

  • 20 Jul 2020
    Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?

    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...

  • 16 Jul 2020
    From boiling eggs to blood clotting: how do gels form?

    Gels occur everywhere in our everyday life, but the precise way in which they form is not very well understood. Combining experimental observations and numerical models, physicists from the universities of Amsterdam ...

  • 14 Jul 2020
    European research institutes advocate a more ambitious EU budget

    More than 800 universities are calling on the European Council to come up with more far-reaching ambitions for European research, innovation and education. The current budget is insufficient, in their view.

  • 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 ...