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Results: 361 - 380 of 380
  • 13 Dec 2012
    Rhesus monkeys cannot hear beat in music

    Beat induction, the ability to pick up regularity – the beat – from a varying rhythm, is not an ability that rhesus monkeys possess. These are the findings of researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and ...

  • 12 Dec 2012
    Prof Henkjan Honing, professor Music cognition
    Henkjan Honing is awarded Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship

    Henkjan Honing, professor of Music Cognition at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2013/14. As a fellow, Honing will spend a year conducting interdisciplinary ...

  • 30 Nov 2012
    UvA economist Arnoud Boot appointed member of Scientific Council for Government Policy

    Arnoud Boot, professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will become a member of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) as of 1 January 2013. He will ...

  • 29 Nov 2012
    What is the importance of international law? Watch new edition of ‘High Priorities’

    ‘If the responsibility lies with many, than nobody is responsible’, says André Nollkaemper, professor of International Law, in a new edition of ‘High Priorities’, the series on the research priority areaas at the ...

  • 28 Nov 2012
    UvA implements measures as result of final report on Stapel affair

    ‘An important report. We will take the recommendations to heart. We have already implemented many of the proposed measures or they will soon be introduced,’ said Rector Magnificus Dymph van den Boom of the University ...

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Brains
    Smell stimulates memory

    The relationship between a smell and memory is stored in the orbitofrontal cortex, a brain region near the eye sockets. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an important cog in the brain ...

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Super-Jupiter
    Super-Jupiter discovered in orbit of large star

    An international team of astronomers, including Dr Christian Thalmann of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered a ‘Super-Jupiter’ planet orbiting the subgiant star Kappa Andromeda. The discovery is important in ...

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Honorary doctorates from UvA for Ratan Tata and Andre Kuipers

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to award honorary doctorates to the Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ratan Naval Tata and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers. The honorary doctorates will be awarded during the ...

  • 19 Nov 2012
    spotlight
    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for six UvA scientists

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Advanced Grants to enable six scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to conduct groundbreaking, new research. The grant amounts to 2.5 million euros per ...

  • 15 Nov 2012
    Multi-million euro grant for UvA Physics research into matter

    Physics research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has received an enormous boost with the award of a new grant worth 18.3 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO ) as part of ...

  • 9 Nov 2012
    UvA judged top Dutch university by international students

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been judged the best overall Dutch university by international students. Eighty per cent of international students would recommend the UvA, an increase of 10% compared to 2011.

  • 9 Nov 2012
    UvA Psychology research best in Netherlands

    Psychology research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best in the Netherlands. These are the findings of a report by the review committee of Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) for the period ...

  • 2 Nov 2012
    Gunning en Zijlstra
    UvA signs performance agreements for universities

    Seventeen universities signed the so-called performance agreements with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) on 29 October 2012. These agreements establish concrete measures for improving ...

  • 1 Nov 2012
    Mrs. dr. M. Bussemaker
    Jet Bussemaker to become Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science

    Jet Bussemaker, member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and Rector of the HvA, is expected to be named Minister of ...

  • 31 Oct 2012
    Steven Lamberts appointed member of UvA Supervisory Board

    Prof. Steven Lamberts has been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science.

  • 16 Mar 2012
    Alexander Rinnooy Kan appointed University Professor of Economics and Business Studies

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Executive Board has appointed Dr A.H.G. Rinnooy Kan University Professor of Economics and Business, specifically focusing on change processes at the micro and macro level. The ...

  • 10 Feb 2012
    Louise Gunning appointed president of Executive Board UvA and HvA

    Prof. Louise Gunning-Schepers has been appointed president of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) by the ...

  • 9 Feb 2010
    Sensor protein uncovered

    Using sophisticated computer simulations, chemists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have managed to shed light on the unfurling process of a sensor protein.