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Results: 21 - 40 of 1880
  • 22 Oct 2019
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates

    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...

  • 18 Oct 2019
    Physics Thesis Prize for Hugo Doeleman

    Physicist Hugo Doeleman (AMOLF, UvA-IoP) is the winner of the Physics Thesis Prize 2019. Doeleman will receive the prize during the annual physics congress Physics@Veldhoven, which will take place on 21 and 22 ...

  • 16 Oct 2019
    UvA response to email sent to Turkish student

    The UvA has received many responses with regard to a message on social media, which was posted by a Turkish student about an internship rejection from a UvA staff member.

  • 16 Oct 2019
    Increase in total number of students at UvA

    The total number of students currently enrolled at the UvA has increased by 4% this year, from 34,183 to 35,511. The intake of Master’s students has increased slightly, by 2%, with 5,578 students last year rising to ...

  • 15 Oct 2019
    This student takes part in weekly Executive Board meetings

    ‘It's not like I'm exchanging texts with Karen, Geert or Jan every morning, though’, she says with a laugh. Still, as a student assessor, Master's student in Sociology Iris Kingma (25) sits down with the UvA ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Institute of Physics organizes successful reunion with around 350 participants

    On 5 October 2019, the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the University of Amsterdam organized a grand reunion of all present and past staff and students. Around 350 former members of the Institute and its predecessors ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Vibration in one direction only

    Electronic components such as transistors transmit electric currents in one direction only. What if we could create materials that could achieve similar effects for mechanical vibrations? For many applications, ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    A new perspective on China’s rapid economic emergence

    Over the course of his study, political scientist Julian Gruin spoke to 60 policymakers, bankers and (retired) members and officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get an answer to the question that has been ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    NVAO assessment panel positive about UvA quality agreements

    The UvA's plans for using the student loan funds, in the context of the so-called Higher Education Quality Agreements, have been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    2020 draft budget: investing in teaching and research

    In 2020, the UvA will have more money to spend. The University’s income is expected to be 4% higher than in the 2019 budget, giving greater scope for both short-term and long-term investments in teaching and ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    'A natural sciences approach will help us resolve major social issues'

    From radicalisation to addiction and from congestion to depression, all major social issues rest on complex systems. Han van der Maas, recently appointed distinguished research professor of Complex Systems in Society ...

  • 2 Oct 2019
    Anne Kox publishes biography Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

    Anne Kox, emiritus professor in the History of Physics at the University of Amsterdam, has written a biography about Hendrik Antoon Lorentz. The biography, 'Een levend kunstwerk' (in Dutch) will be published on 11 ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA, TNO and CWI collaborate on ‘Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems’

    The University of Amsterdam is collaborating with TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) for research into the impact of intelligent ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Amsterdam Law School signs MCAS research collaboration agreement

    On 1 October 2019, the Amsterdam Law School signed a research collaboration agreement in the field of Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems (MCAS). The collaboration will involve studying the impact of autonomous ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA to introduce extra holiday week from next academic year

    Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, an additional teaching-free week (holiday week) will be introduced in all the faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The Executive Board took the official decision on ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Douglas Lin appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Douglas Lin is visiting Amsterdam until the 26 October 2019. Prof. Lin will also hold the ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    How do you talk about science? Use a comic strip!

    Forensic psychologist Bruno Verschuere and his colleagues at the UvA conduct a lot of research on the phenomenon of lying. When and why do people lie, how do you recognise lies and how do you detect lies? Along with ...

  • 26 Sep 2019
    Amsterdam partners focus on Life Sciences & Health and AI

    On Wednesday 25 September, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam joined with Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema and the presidents of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC), the Vrije Universiteit (VU), the ...

  • 19 Sep 2019
    How do narcissistic leaders emerge and perform?

    Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are known for creating quite some political chaos. Still there seems to be no end to their self-confidence and belief in their own abilities. Very typical behavior for leaders with ...

  • 18 Sep 2019
    'Zwarte Piet' controversy provides opportunity for stronger public debate

    Social debate is a crucial part of a healthy democracy. The heated discussions about Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete’, over the past few years have shown how quickly the dynamics of the debate can change. At first ...