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  • 23 May 2019
    UvA appoints third University Professor AI

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Tobias Blanke as University Professor of Humanities and AI, effective 1 August 2019. Tobias Blanke is the third of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 22 May 2019
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?

    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...

  • 20 May 2019
    Social anxiety linked to both low and advanced emotional intelligence in children

    Why are some children more socially anxious than others? According to one line of thought, socially anxious children are poor at reading the mental states of others, while another line of thought argues that socially ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Parents and ‘smart crib’ can soothe baby with sensory stimuli

    What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli – by way of swaddling, sound and movement – can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise centre ...

  • 12 Apr 2019
    UvA appoints second University Professor Artificial Intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Dr Ivana Išgum as University Professor of AI and Medical Imaging, effective 1 September 2019. Ivana Išgum is the second of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis

    UvA professors Cees Snoek and Marcel Worring are starting a new public-private research lab together with researchers from the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ltd. from the United Arab Emirates led by ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust

    It is no secret that a bad mood can negatively affect how we treat others. But can it also make us more distrustful? Yes, according to a new study, which shows that negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy

    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...

  • 1 Mar 2019
    Which employees have the best ideas?

    We all know people at work who express themselves frequently, quickly and fluently as well as people who express themselves less often. But which of them come up with the best ideas and how do they arrive at those ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate

    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...

  • 5 Feb 2019
    Are terrorists mentally ill?

    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...

  • 13 Dec 2018
    More than half of now living languages endangered

    Just more than half of now living languages – about 3660 – are currently threatened, endangered, moribund or nearly extinct. This is the finding of a new study by an international team of linguists, which includes ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    The complicated relationship between social media and depression

    Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however, controversy abounds regarding their impact on mental ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...

  • 20 Nov 2018
    New book sheds light on Dutch roots of Fair Trade Movement

    Dutch activists played a pivotal role in establishing the global Fair Trade Movement. This is one of the findings of new research carried out by UvA historian Peter van Dam on the history of the movement behind the ...

  • 14 Nov 2018
    UvA to award honorary doctorate to celebrated composer Louis Andriessen

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to Louis Andriessen, one of the Netherlands’ most celebrated contemporary composers. Andriessen will receive the doctorate for his innovative work as ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    UvA to award honorary doctorate to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award an honorary doctorate to the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Klein will receive the doctorate in recognition of her unique work ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Expectations influence both pain perception and learning about pain

    Self-fulfilling prophecies can have a great influence on our lives. For example, when patients are given a placebo pill without any therapeutic value, but believe it to be a painkiller, they regularly start to feel ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members

    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). The first thirty members were announced today. AYA is intended to ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Computational model clarifies immune response during cardiac surgery

    A research team led by Peter Sloot, professor of Complex Adaptive Systems at the UvA, has managed to pinpoint the mechanisms behind the immune response triggered in patients undergoing open heart surgery. The team’s ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Much still unclear about relationship between screen media use and ADHD in children

    There is a statistically small relationship between children’s screen media use and ADHD-related behaviours. This is the finding of an extensive literature review on this subject carried out by researchers from the ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    The soothing effects of strangers

    Is pain treatment more helpful if it is provided by a member of the same cultural group or is the help from someone from a disliked cultural group a more effective way to alleviate pain? A study carried out by an ...

  • 21 Sep 2018
    Echo chambers may make online news more viral

    Fake news. Just give your social media feed a glance and there is a reasonable chance you’ll see a skewed story containing factual inaccuracies. One reason for the its rapid spread, some observers suggest, may be the ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Ideology influences facts and leads to conflict

    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication, ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Confirmation bias pervasive even in simple visual decisions

    Ever notice how you often see or read things that confirm your view of the world? Well, you are not alone. People are known to suffer from what is known as confirmation bias, a tendency to filter new information such ...

  • 5 Sep 2018
    Performance-oriented leaders put employees at increased risk of burnout

    Recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of people affected by occupational burnout, with nearly one in five employees said to experience burnout symptoms at work. Despite its prevalence, however, the ...

  • 3 Sep 2018
    Maarten de Rijke named first of four new University Professors AI

    Prof. Maarten de Rijke has been appointed University Professor of AI and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September 2018. De Rijke will combine his new chair, which will be ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Top civil servant Hans Vijlbrief named professor by special appointment at UvA

    Dr Hans Vijlbrief, president of the Eurogroup Working Group in Brussels, has been named professor by special appointment of European Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 8 Aug 2018
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...

  • 31 Jul 2018
    Number of Internet pirates in Europe decreases, legal media consumption rising

    The percentage of Internet users in Europe that occasionally downloads or streams music, films, series, books or games illegally, e.g. via The Pirate Bay or PopcornTime, has decreased between 2014 and 2017. This ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Experience leads to better predictions

    Our estimation of the timing of specific events can play a prominent role in our day-to-day decision-making processes. Information gained during past experiences helps us predict the outcomes of future decisions. ...

  • 20 Jul 2018
    Mangabey monkeys profit from nut-cracking skills of chimpanzees

    Mangabey monkeys exhibit peculiar foraging behaviour by scavenging on the energy-rich remnants of nuts cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. This allows them to obtain the inside of nuts, which they would not ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Ecosystem shows resilience to prolonged human modification

    Nineteenth century explorers who visited the cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Andes regularly referred to the landscape as a ‘pristine’ wilderness. What they were, in fact, observing was the recovery on an environment ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Rhesus monkeys sense isochrony in rhythm, but not the beat

    Although monkeys seem to notice regularity in rhythmic sounds, they are not able to detect the actual beat. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the National ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Four new University Professors to study impact of artificial intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has announced that it will appoint four new University Professors. The University Professors will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and the societal questions surrounding this ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

    The industrial synthesis of renewable hydrogen, syngas, methanol and diesel could become competitive with respect to their fossil counterparts within the next two decades. This follows from a techno-economic analysis ...

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Infants of mind-minded parents better at regulating emotions

    Most parents want their children to learn to regulate their emotions and, for example, not immediately give up after a disappointment or become hysterical when they don’t get their way. New research by a team of ...

  • 7 Jun 2018
    Blushing reveals narcissistic children's concerns about their social image

    Narcissistic children blush when they do not receive the praise they think they deserve. They feel depreciated but are unwilling to admit this feeling to others, perhaps to hide their vulnerabilities. 'It shows just ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Monetary incentives influence confidence judgements

    The decisions we make are accompanied by a feeling of confidence. This process is important because it influences how we may behave in the future. For example, if you are very uncertain about your decision you are ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Researchers discover human-specific genes possibly responsible for larger brain

    The evolution of larger brains in the last 3 million years played an important role in our ability as a species to think, problem-solve and develop culture. But the genetic changes behind the expansion that made us ...

  • 25 May 2018
    Do moral reminders really reduce cheating?

    Are people less likely to cheat after a moral reminder? In 2008 a landmark experiment found evidence to this effect. This experiment formed the basis for an influential theory of cheating that holds that people will ...

  • 23 May 2018
    Parental touch may reduce social anxiety in children

    Parental touch reduces children’s attention to social threat and increases trust, particularly in socially anxious children. As a result, parental touch may reduce children’s social anxiety. These are the conclusions ...

  • 22 May 2018
    Culture disseminated nationalism in Europe

    Nationalism is a transnational and deeply ingrained phenomenon. UvA professor of European studies Joep Leerssen explains how nationalism became part of the fabric of Europe in his Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism ...

  • 18 May 2018
    Researchers discover new male variant of bulb mite

    The bulb mite (Rhizoglyphus robini) is a common pest of numerous crops. Male bulb mites display one of two reproductive tactics and are classified as ‘fighters’ and ‘scramblers’. Biologists from the University of ...

  • 14 May 2018
    Nouns slow down speech

    Speakers hesitate or make brief pauses filled with sounds like 'uh' or 'uhm' mostly before nouns. Such slow-down effects are far less frequent before verbs, reflecting important properties of how the human brain ...

  • 26 Apr 2018
    Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence officially launched

    Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be officially launched at Amsterdam Science ...

  • 25 Apr 2018
    Rhythm crucial in drummed speech

    How can an entire language be mapped onto beats on two drums? To answer this question, linguists Frank Seifart from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Julien Meyer from the Université Grenoble Alpes and colleagues ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Inequality in science funding

    New research shows that winners of a large research grant programme in the Netherlands have a 2.5 times greater chance of obtaining a follow-up grant than nonwinners. The research, which focused on NWO Vidi Grants, ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    UvA and the City of Amsterdam commit to Artificial Intelligence hub at Amsterdam Science Park

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will create a world-class hub in the field of Artificial Intelligence at Amsterdam Science Park. The new co-creation space will be the premier place for education, research and ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Dutch-American experiment indicates existence of two kinds of supercooled water

    25 years ago, research predicted that liquid water at extremely low temperature and high pressure might occur in two different states, but so far this has never been confirmed experimentally. Researchers from the ...

  • 2 Mar 2018
    Lessons from the past: new insights into nature management

    Recent research in nature reserve Laarder Wasmeren, close to Hilversum, has led to new insights with regard to the use of large herbivores in nature management in the Netherlands. Physical geographers and ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Communication Science & Media Studies ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Parental mentalization strong predictor of healthy infant-parent attachment

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are one step closer to understanding how infants become securely attached to their parents. In a new study published last month, the researchers show how parents' ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India

    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...

  • 3 Jan 2018
    Sowing corals

    The troubling loss of coral reefs worldwide has prompted scientists and conservationists to assist the reefs’ recovery through active restoration approaches. A new innovation to sow coral larvae onto degraded reefs ...

  • 2 Jan 2018
    Food cues undermine healthy eating choices

    Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current ‘obesogenic’ environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase. As a result, many (government) organisations encourage healthy eating ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Unattractive female moths can benefit from proximity to attractive ones

    Female moths that are unattractive can increase their chances of attracting a mate by emitting their sex pheromones in close proximity to attractive females, according to research from the University of Amsterdam and ...

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Scepticism takes many forms

    Not every kind of science scepticism is the same. For example, scepticism about climate change is linked to political ideology, whereas scepticism about vaccinations consistently correlates with religious beliefs. In ...

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Low statistical power can significantly distort research results

    Low statistical power in fMRI research can lead to highly distorted results on the relationship between brain and behaviour. In addition, a consequence of low statistical power in fMRI research is that it strongly ...

  • 17 Nov 2017
    A cellular traffic jam

    To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste across the cell, along its biopolymer network. Because of the high density of these proteins, jamming effects are believed ...

  • 8 Nov 2017
    Honorary doctorates awarded to Barbara Partee and Nora Volkow

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to Prof. Barbara Partee, an internationally influential linguist and philosopher of language, and Prof. Nora Volkow, a globally respected expert in the ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    Researchers describe new great ape species: the Tapanuli orangutan

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA primatologist Serge Wich and biologists (and UvA alumni) Gabriella Frederiksson and Erik Meijaard, has just described a new great ape species: the Tapanuli ...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Fruit-eating increases biodiversity

    By dispersing the seeds of plants, fruit-eating animals contribute to the possibility of increased plant speciation and thus biodiversity. These are the findings of a new study led by Renske E. Onstein and W. Daniel ...

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Microbes dictate regime shifts causing anoxia in lakes and seas

    Gradual environmental changes due to eutrophication and global warming can cause a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in lakes and coastal waters. A new study led by professors Jef Huisman and Gerard Muyzer of the ...

  • 28 Sep 2017
    How do children construct views of themselves?

    How do children construct views of themselves and their place in the world? Children’s social relationships turn out to be critical. For example, children develop higher self-esteem when their parents treat them ...

  • 27 Sep 2017
    Seeking feedback not always sufficient for stimulating creativity

    It is widely believed that seeking feedback from colleagues, managers, friends and family enhances employees’ creativity. But is this always the case? No, a positive effect depends on the work environment. This is ...

  • 21 Sep 2017
    Neuroscientists call for use of Ultra-High Field MRI in deep brain stimulation

    The efficacy of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neurological disorders can be considerably improved by using Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (UHF-MRI) instead of traditional 3T and 1.5T MRI. ...

  • 14 Sep 2017
    Despite growing polarisation, Americans still prefer balanced reporting

    Observers and media pundits often argue that the growing polarisation in American public discourse can be traced back to the media landscape and the effects of selective exposure to news messages. New research by UvA ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    UvA spin-off Macrobian Biotech secures seed investment

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science, UvA Ventures Holding B.V. and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA-UvA) are pooling their resources to fund Macrobian Biotech BV, a single asset biotech company ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Images are not always worth a thousand words

    A powerful image can evoke a strong emotional response. But can it also influence and change an individual’s political opinion? Not on its own, according to communication scientist Tom Powell, who will be obtaining ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    UvA top Dutch university in Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen from 63rd to 59th place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This year, the UvA is also the highest ranked Dutch university on this global ...

  • 4 Sep 2017
    ‘Hold Me Tight’ relationship course shows promise for mild attachment problems

    In the Netherlands, 40% of all marriages end in divorce. Although effective relationship therapies are available, few couples use it. The international bestselling self-help book Hold Me Tight (Johnson, 2008) teaches ...

  • 29 Aug 2017
    Economics professors to give lectures to first year students at Royal Theater Carré

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business is set to start the new academic year with a bang by organising a series of lectures for first year students at the Royal Theater Carré. Prominent ...

  • 3 Aug 2017
    Juvenile lesser spotted eagle cannot find migration route to Africa without aid of older birds

    Juvenile eagles need older, experienced birds to travel successfully to Africa. This is the conclusion of a German research team in a study on lesser spotted eagles. University of Amsterdam (UvA) researcher Wouter ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Highly developed countries canalise almost 50% of equity flows to tax havens

    Worldwide only five countries are responsible for canalising 47% of multinational corporate offshore investments to tax havens. Topping this list, which consists exclusively of highly developed countries, are the ...

  • 19 Jul 2017
    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation scandals surrounding the Libor and Euribor interest rates as potential ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    Flowers actively communicate with environment

    An international team of researchers, which includes Robert Schuurink from the University of Amsterdam, has discovered that flowers actively transfer molecules in the air to attract pollinators like bees and moths. ...

  • 28 Jun 2017
    PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours

    Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT). This is the finding of a new research paper ...

  • 29 May 2017
    UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron

    An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of Africa

    Migrant birds that breed in the same area in Europe spread out across all of Africa during the northern winter. A new satellite-tracking study shows that the destination of individual birds is largely determined by ...

  • 16 May 2017
    Depression not as big a killer as previously thought

    Over three decades of research suggest that depression increases the odds of death. However, a new research paper throws doubt on this presumed link after finding no evidence of a direct association between ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings

    When you stand in front of an oil painting in a museum, you may imagine that the work is a permanent, immutable object. However, nothing could be further from the truth: oil paintings are subject to slow changes ...

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA and Bosch launch joint lab for research into deep learning

    Artificial intelligence is poised to fundamentally change our world: in future, machines and devices will be capable of autonomously learning from experience and acting on this basis. The foundation for this is deep ...

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly ...

  • 17 Mar 2017
    Royal decoration for authority on cultural analysis Mieke Bal

    Prof. Mieke Bal, emeritus professor of Theory of Literature at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and film and video artist, was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion on Friday 17 March. She received ...

  • 16 Mar 2017
    Better policy needed to protect privacy of smart TV viewers

    Dutch and European policymakers should do more to protect media users’ privacy instead of leaving the matter entirely to data protection law and data protection authorities. This is one of the recommendations of a ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication and Media Studies pleased with latest jump in QS Rankings by Subject

    The UvA’s Communication and Media Studies programmes have risen to second spot in the latest 2016-17 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, both programmes are only one spot away from being recognised as ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Pupil signals uncertainty during decision-making

    Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it ...

  • 27 Feb 2017
    What should states do to prevent torture, killings and genocide?

    States are obliged to prevent gross human rights violations, sometimes even when violations take place outside their territory. However, the content of obligations to prevent is considerably underdeveloped in certain ...

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Split brain does not lead to split consciousness

    A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study, led by UvA psychologist Yair Pinto, have found strong ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Pay to go first?

    If you are on a waiting list or in a queue, you have to patiently wait your turn, whether you are in a hurry or not. Your place on the list or in the queue is yours, earned by your waiting. Yet you are not allowed to ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Scientists sound alarm for world’s dwindling primate populations

    A new article co-authored by a group of internationally recognised experts on primate conservation, among them UvA professor Serge Wich, calls for urgent action to protect the world’s dwindling primate populations. ...

  • 23 Dec 2016
    Linda van Exter is UvA´s new student assessor

    The Executive Board has appointed Linda van Exter, who is studying for a Master´s degree in History and a Bachelor´s degree in Educational Sciences, as the UvA´s new student assessor. She will start in that position ...

  • 22 Dec 2016
    Peter van Tienderen appointed new dean of Faculty of Science

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Professor Peter van Tienderen, acting dean and professor of Experimental Plant Systematics, as the new dean of the Faculty of Science. Van ...

  • 19 Dec 2016
    No trace of dark matter in gamma-ray background

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) GRAPPA Center of Excellence have just published the most precise analysis of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background to date. By making use of more than six ...

  • 12 Dec 2016
    Lack of tolerance undermines diversity-training effectiveness

    Many organisations today employ diversity training as a way to effectively manage an increasingly diverse workforce. Despite its noble objectives, however, such training is often ineffective and can even exacerbate ...

  • 23 Nov 2016
    Bright red fluorescent protein created

    After years of trying, biologists have succeeded in creating an extremely bright red fluorescent protein in the lab. This is good news for researchers, including cancer and stem cell researchers, who use fluorescent ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Voter may be more mature than political parties

    What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

    Young mice that grow up in stressful circumstances go on to have fewer cognitive-impairments and memory problems as adults if they are given enriched breast milk. This has been revealed by research conducted by ...

  • 8 Nov 2016
    New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

    A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Antibiotics live in action

    A new microscopic technique is enabling scientists to observe the antibiotic daptomycine live in action. This marks an exciting first, because even though doctors have been prescribing this antibiotic for over a ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    The heterogeneous nature of depression

    Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterised by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the standard rating ...

  • 4 Oct 2016
    Choosing a mate: It's the brain, not the nose, that knows

    How does a male moth find the right type of female for mating when there are two similar types luring him with their pheromones? In many species, differences in the antenna used by the male to smell these perfumes ...

  • 21 Sep 2016
    UvA ranked 63rd in global Times Higher Education Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked 63rd in the 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The rankings were released on Wednesday, 21 September.

  • 15 Sep 2016
    UvA Economics and Business obtains ‘Triple Crown’ status

    UvA Economics and Business’ Amsterdam Business School (ABS) has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This means UvA Economics and Business has officially acquired triple crown status.

  • 14 Sep 2016
    Men less sensitive to stigma attached to radical right

    In almost all elections in all European countries, more men than women vote for radical right-wing parties. Still, on average, as many women as men can identify with a radical right-wing ideology. The gender gap is ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Metal to insulator transition understood

    Physicists have for the first time succeeded in directly visualising on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers Erik van Heumen of the ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    UvA again best ranked Dutch university in global QS Rankings

    In the newly released 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked 57th, once again making it the highest placed Dutch university. The new rankings were released on Tuesday, 6 ...

  • 19 Aug 2016
    Brain more robust than previously thought

    The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also ...

  • 4 Aug 2016
    Toxic blue-green algae adapt to rising CO2

    A common type of blue-green algae is finding it easy to adapt to Earth's rising CO2 levels, meaning blue-green algae – of which there are many toxin-producing varieties – are even more adept at handling changing ...

  • 27 Jul 2016
    Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

    An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.

  • 13 Jul 2016
    UvA researchers prove existence of gravitational vortex

    An international team of researchers, which includes 4 astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has proven the existence of a gravitational vortex surrounding a black hole. This discovery explains a mystery that ...

  • 23 Jun 2016
    Coherent energy policy needed across EU

    The need to maintain a stable and affordable energy supply, coupled with growing demands to switch to renewable ‘green’ sources, are placing increasing pressure on EU electric utilities. To help companies effectively ...

  • 22 Jun 2016
    Rewards more effective than penalties for tackling cocaine addiction

    People who are addicted to cocaine are bad at changing acquired behaviours and slow to avoid adversity, according to a study conducted by an international team of psychologists including Sanne de Wit of the ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    UvA opens Institute for Advanced Study

    On 1 June the University of Amsterdam (UvA) formally launched its new Institute for Advanced Study (UvA-IAS). The new institute offers scholars a haven where they can tackle important fundamental scientific and ...

  • 26 May 2016
    Brain picks up the beat of music automatically

    A sense of rhythm is a fundamental human characteristic. Music Cognition scientist Fleur Bouwer discovered that the sense of rhythm – also known as the beat – is so fundamental to humans that we recognise patterns in ...

  • 12 May 2016
    Better search engine results thanks to new method

    How does Google decide which search results to display? Doctoral candidate Anne Schuth developed a new method by which dozens or even hundreds of search algorithms can be compared with each other simultaneously. This ...

  • 4 May 2016
    Sleep problems among adolescents easily treatable with ‘SleepingSmart’

    Many adolescents struggle with a chronic lack of sleep. This can negatively affect their cognitive functioning and, by extension, their academic performance, as well as lead to problems like depression, anxiety and ...

  • 4 May 2016
    Differentiated law enforcement policy could aid rehabilitation of crack users

    The Dutch penal system could benefit from a more differentiated law enforcement policy towards crack users who primarily sell drugs to support their own use. Moreover, measures to lessen dependency among crack users ...

  • 20 Apr 2016
    Texel gown belonged to member of royal court of Queen Henrietta Maria

    Archival research has revealed that the wardrobe discovered near Texel belonged to the royal court of the English queen Henrietta Maria. In March 1642 the queen was travelling to the Netherlands on a secret mission ...

  • 20 Apr 2016
    The ‘vital Dutch interest’ served by foreign entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs from outside the European Union are allowed to reside in the Netherlands if their residency serves a vital Dutch interest. But when is such a vital interest actually served? When making such an ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Royal 17th century wardrobe found in the Wadden Sea

    ‘Rarely, if ever, has such a big discovery been made in a maritime context’, says Maarten van Bommel, Professor of Conservation Science and chair of the section Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at ...

  • 31 Mar 2016
    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grants awarded to three UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). ...

  • 23 Mar 2016
    New start-up to introduce innovative microscope

    This summer, University of Amsterdam (UvA) start-up Confocal.nl will begin marketing the first-ever microscope with a plug-and-play feature. Specifically, its rescan module offers super-resolution imaging for an even ...

  • 10 Mar 2016
    UvA behavioural economist enthusiastic about study on honesty

    A promising study that opens up new avenues for further research. This is the opinion of UvA researcher Shaul Shalvi about the publication of a new experimental study by a research team from the University of ...

  • 5 Mar 2016
    More Sumatran orangutans than previously thought

    A larger number of Sumatran orangutans live in the wild than previously thought, a new survey has revealed. The research team behind the survey, however, warn that continuing deforestation is likely to reduce their ...

  • 3 Mar 2016
    The neural basis of embarrassment

    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder are unable to process embarrassment efficiently on a neural systems level. This is one of the key findings of PhD research conducted by Laura Müller-Pinzler.

  • 18 Feb 2016
    Complexity theory needed for better management of financial-economic crises

    Complexity theory is needed for a better understanding and management of financial-economic crises, according to an article published earlier today in Science. The article, which is authored by an interdisciplinary ...

  • 17 Feb 2016
    Material deformation at atomic scale resembles avalanches

    The rearrangement of particles in materials during deformation, such as when a spoon is bent, doesn’t occur independently, but rather resembles highly collective avalanches that span the entire material. This is the ...

  • 16 Feb 2016
    AACSB International Accreditation awarded to UvA Faculty of Economics and Business

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the global accrediting body for business schools.

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 11 Feb 2016
    Media violence only affects teens growing up in an aggressive social environment

    Teens only become more aggressive as a result of exposure to violent games and television programmes when they are also exposed to aggression in their social environment, such as conflict in their family or ...

  • 11 Feb 2016
    Narcissists not necessarily satisfied with themselves

    Narcissists feel superior to others but aren’t necessarily satisfied with themselves. After reviewing the research literature, UvA researcher Eddie Brummelman and his colleagues conclude that narcissism and ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Millisecond pulsars are likely to account for dark matter signal in galactic centre

    The puzzling excess of gamma rays from the centre of the Milky Way probably originates from rapidly rotating neutron stars, or millisecond pulsars, and not from dark matter annihilation, as previously claimed. This ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA/AMC researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are ...

  • 28 Jan 2016
    Recapitalisation of banks limits length of recession 

    The recapitalisation of distressed banks by governments can substantially reduce the length of a recession. Such banks, moreover, return to financial health more quickly than distressed banks without sufficient ...

  • 27 Jan 2016
    Calluna Euving appointed secretary general of the UvA

    Calluna Euving has been appointed secretary general of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 February. Euving succeeds Geke van Velzen, who combined the posts of secretary general of the UvA and secretary ...

  • 27 Jan 2016
    André Nollkaemper appointed as new dean of the Faculty of Law

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed André Nollkaemper (1962), professor of Public International Law, as the new dean of the Faculty of Law. The appointment will take effect on 1 May ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Environmental policy causes imbalance in phosphorus and nitrogen levels of the North Sea

    In recent decades, European environmental policy has aimed to improve water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in surface waters. The measures taken were much more effective at the removal ...

  • 11 Jan 2016
    Rubicon Grant for two UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to two researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The grant will allow the researchers to obtain international ...

  • 3 Dec 2015
    UvA and AUAS to install more than 2,500 solar panels

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) will install more than 2,500 solar panels on the roofs of five of their buildings. The panels, which will cover a combined total ...

  • 3 Dec 2015
    QuSoft: new research center for quantum software

    QuSoft, the first research center dedicated to quantum software, will officially be launched later today. A joint initiative between Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije ...

  • 26 Nov 2015
    UvA awards honorary doctorates to computer scientist Chang and epigeneticist Feinberg

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to award honorary doctorates to computer scientist Shih-Fu Chang of Columbia University and epigeneticist Andrew Feinberg of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • 17 Nov 2015
    ERC Starting Grants awarded to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 12 Nov 2015
    New method helps to reconstruct events at crime scenes

    It may be possible to reconstruct events at a crime scene by analysing bloodstain patterns. A new method makes it possible to determine the height of the source of blood droplets more accurately.

  • 9 Nov 2015
    Murray Pratt appointed dean of Amsterdam University College

    The executive boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) have appointed Professor Murray Pratt as the dean of Amsterdam University College (AUC). Pratt succeeds Acting ...

  • 4 Nov 2015
    ‘Unhealthy’ image influences adolescents’ food choices

    Adolescents more readily choose an unhealthy snack if they’ve been shown a picture of, for example, crisps or chocolate. This is the main finding of research conducted among Amsterdam schoolchildren by researchers ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    Snellius Medal awarded to Dutch ATLAS Group

    The Society for the Advancement of Science, Medicine and Surgery of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has awarded the 2015 Snellius Medal to the Dutch ATLAS Group. The ATLAS researchers will receive the medal, which ...

  • 19 Oct 2015
    Frank Vandenbroucke appointed University Professor at UvA

    The Executive Board has appointed Flemish academic and former politician Frank Vandenbroucke as University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As University Professor Vandenbroucke will stimulate research ...

  • 15 Oct 2015
    Griffon vultures measure the weather

    Data generated by GPS tracking devices used in the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS) to study bird behaviour have such a high level of accuracy that they can be used to deduce weather ...

  • 1 Oct 2015
    How the brain represents the world

    The neurosciences have made great strides in gaining a better understanding of the brain and its relation to cognitive processes. It is nevertheless striking, especially in these early years of the 21st century, that ...

  • 1 Oct 2015
    UvA makes sharp rise in THE World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen from 77th to 58th spot in the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the newest THE rankings, released on Wednesday, 30 September, the UvA is the ...

  • 24 Sep 2015
    Joint degree for six programmes of UvA and VU science faculties

    Six degree programmes of VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are going to be offered as joint degrees. The request for the change in accreditation has been approved by the NVAO, the ...

  • 16 Sep 2015
    Understanding the effects of salt on plants

    It has been known for some time that plants protect themselves from soils with high levels of salinity by rerouting their roots to avoid local high salt concentrations. In a recent review and video abstract published ...

  • 15 Sep 2015
    UvA placed 55th in QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been placed 55th in the QS World University Rankings, published on Tuesday, 15 September. As in previous years, the UvA is the highest-ranked Dutch university. In 2014, the UvA ...

  • 9 Sep 2015
    Amsterdam students to learn the art of ‘growth hacking’

    Starting this fall, students and graduates from universities and universities of applied sciences will take part in the Amsterdam-based pilot programme ‘Growth Hacking’. As part of the programme, students will learn, ...

  • 3 Sep 2015
    History, not justice: the unfinished trial of Slobodan Milošević

    On 11 March 2006, just two months before the end of his official trial, former Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević died in his prison cell. The entire body of evidence to have been collected by the International ...

  • 28 Aug 2015
    Most extensive study to date conducted on replication of psychological research

    A group of 270 scientists worldwide, fifteen of whom belong to the UvA, investigated the reproducibility of 100 studies that appeared in three eminent journals of psychology in 2008. The results of the ...

  • 19 Aug 2015
    Stargazing on the sidewalk during SAIL Amsterdam

    Astronomers at the University of Amsterdam will be stationed along the waterfront by the EYE film museum with telescopes during SAIL Amsterdam 2015. They will offer visitors a unique view of the starry skies and ...

  • 6 Aug 2015
    International action needed to safeguard fresh water supplies

    Throughout history the management of water resources has always been the preserve of local and regional planners, managers and end-users. However, a growing body of research suggests that future sustainable water use ...

  • 17 Jul 2015
    Veni grants awarded to 23 UvA and AMC researchers

    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...

  • 16 Jul 2015
    Huawei, UvA and TU Delft provide young ICT talent the opportunity to gain international experience

    Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, continues its collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) for this year’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme. The two ...

  • 9 Jul 2015
    Close involvement of UvA/AUAS representative advisory bodies in appointments

    The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have decided to closely involve the representative advisory bodies in procedures for appointing a ...

  • 8 Jul 2015
    Lianne Schmidt appointed student assessor at the UvA

    Lianne Schmidt, Master’s student in International Development Studies, has been appointed as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September 2015. The Executive Board appointed Schmidt ...

  • 7 Jul 2015
    Rubicon grant awarded to two young UvA researchers

    Economist Eszter Czibor and theoretical physicist Benjamin Mosk of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have both been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Science Research (NWO). The grant will ...

  • 17 Jun 2015
    UvA and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to start research lab

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), global leader in next-generation mobile technologies, are jointly starting a research lab. The lab will undertake research projects ...

  • 4 Jun 2015
    New study throws light on gender gap in electoral support for radical right

    It has long been known that women tend to vote less for radical right parties than their male counterparts. Although the exact reasons for this gender gap remains a matter of debate, several theories have been put ...

  • 4 Jun 2015
    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek

    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced ...

  • 26 May 2015
    Newly signed collaborative agreement streamlines accreditation process

    On Monday, 25 May, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the worldwide accreditation organisation for business ...

  • 21 May 2015
    Renowned sceptic changes mind after encounter with UvA scholar

    After practically having given up all hope in the scientific credentials of the humanities, acclaimed sceptic and science writer Michael Shermer has come to reassess his position as a result of an encounter with UvA ...

  • 21 May 2015
    Further rise in results National Student Survey at UvA

    Just as last year, the results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSE) show that the satisfaction of UvA students about their programmes has increased. The NSE was published on studiekeuze123.nl on Thursday, 21 May.

  • 18 May 2015
    Vidi grant for twenty UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to twenty researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). Each researcher will receive ...

  • 7 May 2015
    Researchers identify way electrons form crystals within crystals

    Researchers from the UvA's Institute of Physics (IoP), together with international collaborators, have identified the way in which electrons form crystals within crystals. Their findings, described in two recent ...

  • 30 Apr 2015
    Johan van Benthem elected member of American Academy

    Johan van Benthem, emeritus university professor of Pure and Applied Logic at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), was recently elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 28 Apr 2015
    Signers and non-signers universally able to distinguish verb categories in sign languages

    Sign languages, even those that are unrelated, encode inherent meaning components of verbs in such a way that even non-signers can extract these meanings. This is one of the surprising results of research conducted ...

  • 14 Apr 2015
    New method to automatically assess quality of Wikipedia pages

    Wikipedia is extremely useful as a work of reference, but how do you know whether its content is accurate? UvA researcher Xinyi Li has developed a method to automatically assess the quality of Wikipedia pages. He ...

  • 8 Apr 2015
    Rubicon grant for three young UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) has awarded a Rubicon grant to three UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorates. This will allow them to conduct research at a leading institute ...

  • 1 Apr 2015
    Preschoolers explore environment better after observing theory-violating evidence

    Preschoolers tend to investigate their environment better when faced with a situation that conflicts with their expectations. They do so in a way that corresponds to a firm scientific approach. There is thus more ...

  • 26 Mar 2015
    New method to remove cyanide from industrial waste water

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered a new method for removing cyanide from the waste water of steel mills. The removal of cyanide from such water is expensive but essential. Paula Oulego ...

  • 25 Mar 2015
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are rheumatologist ...

  • 24 Mar 2015
    Talks Executive Board with representatives Maagdenhuis occupiers

    In a meeting with representatives of De Nieuwe Universiteit on Monday, 23 March, the UvA’s Executive Board offered to make the hall of the Maagdenhuis building available every day between 09:00 and 21:00 for debates ...

  • 24 Mar 2015
    Econometrics World Championship brings world’s best students to the UvA

    Who will be crowned the Econometrics world champion? From 31 March to 2 April, 120 students from across the world will compete for this distinguished title. Some of the universities who will send teams to the ...

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship has been awarded to thirteen researchers for research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects will focus, among other things, on sexual communication between ...

  • 12 Mar 2015
    UvA climbs in latest THE World Reputation Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen in the latest THE World Reputation Rankings 2015 and is now placed in the 51-60 group.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    UvA: democratisation and focus on quality

    The University of Amsterdam has formulated ten starting points to bolster internal democracy, increase the quality of teaching and research, give complete financial transparency and strengthen the bond between ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    First ever inaugural lecture to be given simultaneously in Esperanto, Dutch and English

    Federico Gobbo, professor by special appointment of Interlinguistics and Esperanto, will deliver his inaugural lecture simultaneously in Esperanto, English and Dutch. This will be the first time an inaugural lecture ...

  • 26 Feb 2015
    Update: agenda-setting meeting 26 February

    Because of increased interest, today’s agenda-setting meeting will be moved from CREA to REC C 1.04 to enable more people to attend. The meeting is meant table subjects for discussion with the Executive Board.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Statement Executive Board on Bungehuis eviction

    Issued by Louise J. Gunning-Schepers, president of the Executive Board

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Executive Board regrets failed talks with Bungehuis protestors

    Talks between Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan, the UvA’s Executive Board and the Bungehuis protestors have failed.

  • 19 Feb 2015
    Update: court rules in favour of UvA in Bungehuis relief proceedings

    On Thursday, 19 February, the relief judge of the Amsterdam district court ruled in favour of the UvA after the university initiated preliminary relief proceedings against a group of protestors that have been ...

  • 16 Feb 2015
    UvA to take part in Holland Scholarship

    The Holland Scholarship, a newly created Dutch scholarship programme, was officially launched on Monday, 16 February. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be one of the participating institutions in the programme, ...

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Kordes Award for 2013 UvA Annual Report

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) 2013 Annual Report has been awarded the 2014 Deloitte Kordes Award in the category education. The Kordes Award, which is named after the former president of the Court of Audit, was ...

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Newly discovered human remains shed light on Batavia shipwreck

    An international research team, which includes UvA archaeologist Liesbeth Smits, has uncovered the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries related to the famous ‘Batavia’ shipwreck, which took ...