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Results: 161 - 180 of 366
  • 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 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 ...