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UvA News

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Results: 1 - 20 of 2710
  • UvA honorary doctorate for top economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    30 Nov 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding an honorary doctorate to economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Okonjo-Iweala is receiving the honorary doctorate for her crucial work as Director-General of the World Trade ...
  • Constraining quantum measurement
    30 Nov 2021
    The quantum world and our everyday world are very different places. In a publication that appeared as the “Editor’s Suggestion” in Physical Review A this week, UvA physicists Jasper van Wezel and Lotte Mertens and ...
  • Follow-up Carte Blanche: How Techy is Sustainability
    30 Nov 2021
    Frank Nack was elected UvA Lecturer of the Year in 2018 and with his Carte Blanche, he developed the Honours module 'How Techy is Sustainability', which started in 2020-2021. Next semester, the course is on the ...
  • Net zero-emission pathways for reducing the environmental and economic risks of climate change
    29 Nov 2021
    An international team of researchers including Prof. Bob van der Zwaan of the University of Amsterdam and TNO has explored the physical and macroeconomic impacts associated with climate mitigation pathways with ...
  • '"Everything is some kind of plot, man": A Critical Perspective on Conspiracy Theories' wins Create a Course Challenge 2021
    26 Nov 2021
    Leonie von Platen, a third-year Bachelor's student in Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics​ (PPLE), has won the Create a Course Challenge. In the following months, the curriculum developers of the IIS will further ...
  • Maggi Leung (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Maggi Leung appointed professor of International Development Studies
    26 Nov 2021
    Dr Maggi Leung has been appointed professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Orange the World 2021
    25 Nov 2021
    From 25 November to 10 December, the world colors orange during the international campaign Orange the World. The University of Amsterdam supports this worldwide campaign for the elimination of violence against women ...
  • "I want to develop new materials that meet the demands of today"
    25 Nov 2021
    Recently, Gert-Jan Gruter was reappointed on the special chair in Industrial Sustainable Chemistry that was established by the Bèta Plus Foundation. His mission is to develop new sustainable materials with a focus on ...
  • Which stereotypes are ingrained in AI language models?
    24 Nov 2021
    As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our daily lives, more attention is being paid to the reliability and fairness of AI. Depending on how exactly they are made, AI algorithms can inadvertently ...
  • UvA honorary doctorates for vaccine developers Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci
    23 Nov 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding honorary doctorates to immunologists and married couple Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci. Sahin and Türeci receive the honorary doctorates for their crucial contributions to ...
  • Hannah Flerlage wins Student Recycling Award 2021
    22 Nov 2021
    UvA chemistry student Hannah Flerlage has won the Student Recycling Award from the Dutch industry association BRBS Recycling. She beat three co-finalists with her Master's thesis on the synthesis of high quality, ...
  • laser cooling
    Laser cooling for quantum gases
    18 Nov 2021
    What does it mean when we say that something is extremely cold? A physicist’s answer would be: this means that atoms and molecules barely move. For several decades now, physicists have been developing techniques to ...
  • Original UvA lab of chemistry Nobel laureate Van 't Hoff is 'Chemical Landmark'
    17 Nov 2021
    The first Amsterdam laboratory of Johannes Henricus van 't Hoff has been declared 'Chemical Landmark' by the chemical society KNCV. A plaque was unveiled this afternoon during a short ceremony at Groenburgwal 44. ...
  • Impact of new coronavirus measures November 2021
    15 Nov 2021
    During the press conference on Friday 12 November, the cabinet announced further stricter coronavirus measures. These measures have a significant impact on our university and society at large. We would have liked it ...
  • picture of boy laughing in the Netherlands and girl laughing Japan
    Can we tell someone’s cultural group from the way they laugh?
    15 Nov 2021
    Can we infer someone’s cultural group from their laugher, even when we do not know what they are laughing at? And what kind of laughter do we find most positive? A new study by researchers from the University of ...
  • newspaper with alarming headlines about climate change
    Why we might need more solutions journalism about climate change
    12 Nov 2021
    Alarming news about climate change dominates in news media. And we need to be alarmed, but does negative news alone have the desired effect on people and get them engaged? Or might we also need more of a different ...
  • winners 2021
    Winners of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Awards 2021
    10 Nov 2021
    Tom Brouwer (digital urine scale, Amsterdam UMC), Arnon Lesage (nano foil, UvA) and Desi Bootsman (dyslexia game for children, AUAS) won the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021. They will each receive € 10,000 ...
  • Online news consumption can increase the divide between citizens, but also boost political involvement
    10 Nov 2021
    In the past everyone used to read the same news (one size fits all), but now we get our own made-to-measure news portions. News is selected based on our taste and online behaviour. Does it matter that we no longer ...
  • people standing on both sides of deep cliff
    Strong climate polarisation in the blogging world
    8 Nov 2021
    The blogging world is characterised by strong polarisation around the issue of climate change. On the one hand, there is the mainstream who support the scientific consensus on climate change, and on the other hand ...
  • Many coronavirus measures date back to the late Middle Ages
    5 Nov 2021
    Medieval cities were not nearly as filthy as is often thought, discovered historian Janna Coomans. In her recently published book 'Community, Urban Health and Environment in the Late Medieval Low Countries', she ...