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Results: 1 - 20 of 2594
  • Astronomers measure heaviest known neutron star with telescope on ISS
    14 Jun 2021
    The matter inside neutron stars is less compressible than previously thought. A global collaboration, led by (among others) Anna Watts of the University of Amsterdam, has come to this conclusion after using NASA's ...
  • Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 
    10 Jun 2021
    Dr Judith Good has been appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). 
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • The IIS as a testing ground for transition-focused education
    10 Jun 2021
    Society is facing urgent, complex issues that are not easy to manage. Examples include the development of sustainable energy supplies, accessible healthcare, a just city and inclusive digitalisation. Radical changes ...
  • The start of the AI for Oncology lab, a new ICAI Lab
    9 Jun 2021
    The AI for Oncology lab is a collaboration between the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the University of Amsterdam. Both institutes join forces in the development of AI algorithms to improve cancer treatment. The ...
  • Jeroen van de Ven (foto: Kirsten van Santen)
    Jeroen van de Ven appointed professor of Information, Communication, and Strategic Interaction
    9 Jun 2021
    Dr Jeroen van de Ven (1975) has been appointed professor of Information, Communication, and Strategic Interaction at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business.
  • UvA ranked number one Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    9 Jun 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has climbed six spots in this year’s QS World University Rankings, and is now 55th in the world. This places the UvA as the top Dutch university on the list and within the top 5% ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Killer algorithms: how to keep military AI under human control
    7 Jun 2021
    Although types of automated weapons have existed for hundreds of years – with anti-personnel mines being the earliest example – the development of such systems controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) has bought ...
  • ‘I am here to assist you today.’ How we respond to chatbots.
    2 Jun 2021
    As online users we are increasingly exposed to chatbots as one form of AI-enabled media technologies. Stand-alone chatbots are often used for product or service recommendations, for example when online shopping or ...
  • Peter van Tienderen (photo: Dirk Gillissen)
    Peter van Tienderen reappointed dean of Faculty of Science
    1 Jun 2021
    Prof. Peter van Tienderen has been reappointed dean of the Faculty of Science by the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam. Van Tienderen's second term will commence on 1 January 2022 and will run for a ...
  • Start of fine-free return month for library books
    1 Jun 2021
    If you still have library books at home that have incurred fines of up to 100 euros, you may hand them in without penalty at the desk of one of our library locations during the month of June. Your fines will be ...
  • UvA Sustainability Grant awarded to 6 lecturers
    1 Jun 2021
    Six UvA lecturers were recently awarded the UvA Sustainability Grant, organised by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC). This grant offers lecturers of all ...
  • Daniëlle Slootjes. Foto: Kirsten van Santen
    Daniëlle Slootjes appointed professor of Ancient History 
    1 Jun 2021
    Dr Daniëlle Slootjes (1975) has been appointed professor of Ancient History at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • New IIS Honours module: 'The next great/small transformation' starting in September 2021
    31 May 2021
    Society is facing urgent and complex challenges, such as climate change, inequality, pandemics and digitisation. Because these issues are firmly rooted in existing societal structures and institutions, shaping ...
  • IIS Honours module on Urban Mental Health: ‘A very good exercise in academic freedom’
    31 May 2021
    There’s still a long way to go before global urbanisation reaches its peak. While 50% of the global population currently lives in an urban region, that is expected to increase to about 70% by 2050. Urban regions have ...
  • Serena Ferente appointed Professor of Medieval History
    28 May 2021
    Dr Serena Ferente has been appointed professor of Medieval History at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Bushuis Onderwijsprijs
    Six courses nominated for Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021
    27 May 2021
    Four Bachelor's and two Master's courses are in the running to win the Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021. The jury chose the shortlist from 29 submissions. The award for the best course will be handed out on ...
  • Thomas Buser appointed professor of Behavioural Applied Microeconomics
    26 May 2021
    Dr Thomas Buser (b. 1980) has been appointed professor of Behavioural Applied Microeconomics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...