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Results: 201 - 220 of 368
  • 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 ...

  • 10 Feb 2015
    Joost Frenken appointed professor of Nanoscale Surface Physics at VU and the UvA

    Prof. Joost Frenken (director of the ARCNL) has been appointed professor of Nanoscale Surface Physics at both VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 9 Feb 2015
    First proof of dark matter in innermost region of Milky Way

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA physicist Gianfranco Bertone, has obtained the first observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part of the Milky Way, where our own ...

  • 2 Feb 2015
    In search of the origins of musicality

    Why do we have music? And what enables us to perceive, appreciate and make music? The search for a possible answer to these and other questions forms the backdrop to a soon-to-be released theme issue of Philosophical ...

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Molecules shed light on the secrets of friction

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have developed a new microscopy method that enables the visualization of nanoscale contacts between two ...

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Provocative selfie influences adolescents’ sexual behaviour and self-concept

    The sexual content produced by adolescents themselves on social media predominantly seems to influence their own sexual behaviour and sexual self-concept, but does not increase their stereotypical sexual beliefs. ...

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Family plays crucial role in children's oral health

    The prevention of caries – or cavities, as they are more commonly known – in children will require a greater focus on interventions aimed at supporting parents and strengthening the family environment. Denise ...

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Bednets and malaria vaccines not always good combination in fight against malaria

    The use of malaria vaccines combined with a bednet can be counter-productive in some cases and can even exacerbate the problem. This follows research carried out by an international team led by Yael Artzy-Randrup ...

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Geke van Velzen appointed secretary general UvA

    Geke van Velzen, secretary general of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA), has been appointed secretary general of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Van Velzen will combine both positions, ...

  • 14 Jan 2015
    Dental research UvA and VU assessed as very good to excellent

    The research conducted at the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA), the joint dental faculty of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, is very good to excellent. This is the conclusion ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Orangutan produces human-like sounds

    Orangutans have the ability to produce vowel and consonant-like sounds similar to those of human speech. This is the finding of new research conducted by an international team of scientists, among them researchers ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    New app lets you swipe through dark matter

    What is dark matter actually? Chances are that the answer to this question – and a lot more information – can be found in the new app ‘Dark Matter - Behind the Scenes of the Universe’. Developed by UvA researcher ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    UvA celebrates 383rd anniversary

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated its 383rd anniversary (Dies Natalis) on Thursday, 8 January. Before delivering her opening address, Rector Magnificus Dymph van den Boom briefly spoke about the recent ...

  • 7 Jan 2015
    Klaas Knot appointed professor of Monetary Stability at the UvA

    Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch Central Bank, DNB), has been appointed professor of Monetary Stability at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business effective 1 ...

  • 24 Dec 2014
    ‘Growing EU influence on healthcare policy’

    Despite the European Union's seemingly limited legal mandate in the area of healthcare policy, the EU's influence is greater than it appears. This development has unintended and serious implications on fundamental ...

  • 11 Dec 2014
    ERC Starting Grants for nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA).

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Eric Fischer appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Professor Eric. J. Fischer as interim dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 January 2015. Fischer will fill this ...

  • 8 Dec 2014
    Consent not sufficient to protect online privacy

    To better protect the privacy of internet users, policymakers should rely less on the concept of informed consent. Users, for example, barely read consent requests for cookies. A combined approach of protecting and ...

  • 1 Dec 2014
    Compulsory voluntary work widens gap with labour market

    By obliging social assistance recipients to do voluntary work, the government hopes to ease their entry into the labour market. However, this policy seems to be having the opposite effect as people become attached to ...