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Results: 141 - 160 of 366
  • 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 ...