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Results: 1 - 20 of 2520
  • Update cyber security 24-02-2021
    24 Feb 2021
    We are still working hard to limit the consequences of the cyber-attack. All students and staff have now been notified that they have to change their passwords. The call to do so is being well heeded.
  • Internal meeting on University Quarter and SMP
    24 Feb 2021
    The UvA has been working with the City of Amsterdam, West 8 urban development agency and various internal and external stakeholders to develop the University Quarter Strategic Master Plan (SMP) over the past few ...
  • Update cyber security 23-02-2021
    23 Feb 2021
    We are working very hard to repel the cyber-attack. We are closely monitoring all ICT systems and are working hard to clean them up. Investigations have shown that the hackers have access to the encrypted passwords. ...
  • Update cyber security 22-02-21
    22 Feb 2021
    We’re working hard behind the scenes to limit the impact of the cyber attack. Within ICT Services in particular, employees are working overtime to ensure that education and research can continue as smoothly as possible.
  • Deep-learning model recognises links between paintings and gives insight into art market
    22 Feb 2021
    What makes artists and their paintings successful? That is what Anastasios Efthymiou, PhD student at Amsterdam Business School (ABS) wants to find out with his research. He does this with the help of deep-learning ...
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    Creative lockdown alternative for chemistry bachelor project leads to scientific paper
    22 Feb 2021
    A paper just published in the scientific journal Inorganic Chemistry features two chemistry bachelor students as co-authors. Under the supervision of PhD researcher Felix de Zwart of the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...
  • 5 legal questions on vaccine distribution
    22 Feb 2021
    Fair distribution of vaccines around the world, saving lives and money. It sounds like utopia, but is it? Katrina Perehudoff works at the Law Centre for Health and Life at the University of Amsterdam and answers five ...
  • How will AI and digital technologies transform democracy and the media?
    22 Feb 2021
    How will AI change media? What new opportunities can AI create for democracy? And what conditions need to be fulfilled for these things to happen? Starting Monday, 22 February, researchers from the University of ...
  • Update cyber security 19-02-21
    19 Feb 2021
    The situation concerning cyber security remains the same as yesterday. Education and research at the UvA and AUAS are currently experiencing very little hindrance from the cyber-attack: all systems are online and ...
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    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Historic black hole more massive than previously thought
    18 Feb 2021
    The mass of the well-known stellar black hole Cygnus X-1 turns out to be not 15, but 21 solar masses. This new finding was found through new observations by a team including astronomers at the University of ...
  • Update: Cyber security 18-02-21
    18 Feb 2021
    Education and research at the UvA and AUAS are currently experiencing very little hindrance from the cyberattack: all systems are online and available for use.
  • AUAS and UvA target of cyber attack (update)
    17 Feb 2021
    The Security and Operations Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) have found that an unknown third party has gained access to the ICT environments of the AUAS ...
  • Elsbeth Kalenderian appointed new dean of ACTA
    17 Feb 2021
    The Executive Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) have appointed Prof. Elsbeth Kalenderian as dean of the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), a ...
  • AI research
    17 Feb 2021
    There are several initiatives currently running at the UvA in the field of AI [link], both in the development of artificial intelligence itself and in humanities and social science research into AI.
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    No increased risk of aerosols with special nasal cannula
    16 Feb 2021
    A specific type of nasal oxygen therapy for Covid patients does not cause a higher risk of virus infection for health care workers. In an article in Respiratory Care, researchers from the group of Daniel Bonn ...
  • When the United Nations freezes your assets
    16 Feb 2021
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council both have the power to request states to freeze individuals’ assets. In his PhD research, UvA jurist Daley Birkett looks at the way in ...
  • All locations closed Monday morning due to weather alert
    14 Feb 2021
    Due to a code red weather warning announced by the KNMI, all UvA buildings will remain closed until 1 p.m on Monday, 15 February . This also applies to the library locations. Should code red remain in effect for ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...