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Results: 1 - 20 of 2529
  • Nominees for the UvA Thesis Prize 2021
    4 Mar 2021
    The six faculty winners of the UvA Thesis Prize have been chosen by the reading committees of the participating faculties (there were no theses received this year from the Faculty of Dentistry/ACTA). Each of these ...
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    4 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject. This is the fourth year in a row that UvA ...
  • ‘The combination of operations research and data science is like a happy marriage’
    3 Mar 2021
    Dr Ilker Birbil is taking up a position as Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Optimisation Techniques for Business and Society at UvA’s Amsterdam Business School starting 1 May. This position will combine his ...
  • Update cyber security 02-03-2021
    2 Mar 2021
    Please avoid getting locked out of your UvA user account by changing your UvAnetID as soon as possible. If you are one of the more than 80,000 users of the UvA and AUAS systems who have already done so, we thank you ...
  • Peer van der Helm (photo: John Brussels voor Hogeschool Leiden)
    Peer van der Helm named professor by special appointment of Education and Care in Special Education
    2 Mar 2021
    Dr G.H.P. (Peer) van der Helm (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of Education and Care for Pupils with Cognitive Disabilities and Behavioural Problems in Special Education, at the University of ...
  • Housing market contagion: do higher prices there mean higher prices here?
    2 Mar 2021
    Do changing prices in the US housing market mean similar shifts will be seen in house prices in the Netherlands? Will rising house prices in Amsterdam mean the same will be seen across the country? These are the ...
  • Update cyber security 01-03-2021
    1 Mar 2021
    In this update, we again draw attention to changing your password. More than 70,000 colleagues and students have already done so. Thanks for that! Have you not changed your password yet? Then do it as soon as ...
  • Deadline approaching: Change your password
    26 Feb 2021
    As a result of the cyber attack on the UvA and AUAS, it is important that all staff and students change their UvAnetID password. Are you one of the 26,000 people who have already changed their password? There’s no ...
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    We post so much on social media because we learn from rewards
    26 Feb 2021
    People's social media use is often compared to an addiction, where the craving is for as much social reward - likes - as possible. However, empirical evidence for social media use as a reward-based behaviour is ...
  • 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 ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    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).