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Results: 181 - 200 of 366
  • 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 ...