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Results: 41 - 60 of 1865
  • 27 Jan 2020
    Funding to reduce effects psychopharmaca on water cycle

    Over a million people in the Netherlands use psychopharmaca, like anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. After use residues enter surface waters via the sewage, where they are known to affect aquatic organisms. A ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    Give willing Member States and European cities a central role in the asylum system

    A central European asylum system supported by all Member States is never going to happen. Organise the reception of asylum seekers among willing Member States, let the other Member States financially contribute and ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee

    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Study calls for EU trade policy to anticipate ethical and responsible AI regulation

    EU trade policy should carve out space for the regulation of ethical and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in future trade talks. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from the University of ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Mark Jordans uses science to improve psychological support for children in war zones

    To reduce the huge psychological suffering of children in war zones: this mission is what drives Mark Jordans, who was recently named professor by special appointment of Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health at ...

  • 14 Jan 2020
    Computer model describes essential step of embryonic development

    Computational biologists from the University of Amsterdam have succeeded in making a computer model of one of the most essential steps in the embryonic development of Cnidaria. They modeled the process of ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    New grant for research: Protecting Migrants Against Violence

    ​​​​​​​The Swedish Research Council has awarded a second major grant for collaborative research on migration between the Universities of Gothenburg and Amsterdam. This new grant will support Anja Karlsson Franck ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Salt creeping
    Creeping of salt better understood

    When salty water evaporates, the salt can crystallize and creep over a long distance. This effect, which can cause serious problems in for example outdoor electronics, was investigated in detail by a team of ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Two up-and-coming UvA scientists receive Rubicon grants

    Physicist Horng Sheng Chia and psychologist Jonas Dalege have received Rubicon grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to do research at foreign research institutes. The Rubicon ...

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Budget for 2020 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Historian Peyman Jafari speaks about mounting tensions between US and Iran

    On Friday, 3 January, the American army assassinated the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Iran retaliated by launching missiles at the Al Asad air base near Baghdad, Iraq, at which US forces are stationed, apparently ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    UvA celebrates its 388th birthday

    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    New consortium: Closing the housing gap in Australia

    The University of Amsterdam is part of a consortium that has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to investigate unequal access to housing in Australia.

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Paul Planken
    HTSM funding for Paul Planken

    Paul Planken, ARCNL group leader and professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam has been granted a project within the program High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) of NWO. Planken will ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Artist’s impression of the area of FRB 180916.J0158+65 (also known as R3) in its host galaxy SDSS J015800.28+654253.0. This image of the host galaxy is derived from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
    Repeating Fast Radio Burst adds to mystery about where these signals originate

    Telescopes of the European VLBI Network have observed a Fast Radio Burst originating from a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This Fast Radio Burst (FRB) is the closest that has ever been localised and has been ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Christoph Weniger
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Christoph Weniger

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a €2 million Consolidator Grant to UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger for the project 'UnDark – New Approaches to Uncover Dark Matter in the post-WIMP Era'.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Thijs Bol new member of Young Academy

    Thijs Bol, sociologist at the University of Amsterdam, has been selected as a new member of the Young Academy, and will be installed in March 2020.

  • 16 Dec 2019
    Speed skater Arjen van der Kieft
    The physics of ice skating

    Ice skating is one of the most popular pastimes in the Netherlands. Everyone knows how to do it, yet physicists are only now beginning to understand the underlying processes that make it possible. In a News and Views ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    eTEC
    Christoph Weniger receives 'Big Science' grant for dark matter research

    The 'DarkGenerators' proposal by UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger was awarded an Innovative eScience Technologies for ‘Big Science’ grant from the Netherlands eScience Center and SURFsara. With the grant, Weniger ...

  • 15 Dec 2019
    Unilever Research Prize 2019 for Steven Beijer
    Unilever Research Prize 2019 for Steven Beijer

    Steven Beijer, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences *(HIMS), has won a Unilever Research Prize 2019. On Thursday 12 December, he received his prize during the ...