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Results: 61 - 71 of 71
  • 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 ...

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Brendan O'Dwyer
    Is Integrated Reporting really going to revolutionise company reporting?

    Brendan O’Dwyer, Professor of Accounting of the Amsterdam Business School, says it is incredible how quickly Integrated Reporting (IR) has gained support and momentum in the world of accounting, coming out of nowhere ...

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Barbara Baarsma
    Tax climate in the Netherlands: many benefits, few risks

    Can the Netherlands rightfully be accused of being a tax haven? According to most lists and criteria it is not, but the discussion keeps flaring up and the media love it. UvA professor Applied Economics Barbara ...

  • 14 Mar 2014
    Ronald Does
    Statistics contribute to dramatic drop in average length of hospitalisation

    The Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam is better known as IBIS UvA and celebrates its twentieth anniversary this May. Founder Ronald Does is still in charge of this ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    ‘Study macroeconomics with realistic behavioural models'

    Nowadays for many of us it’s much easier to imagine the link between ‘chaos and economics’ than in 1999 when this was the title of Cars Hommes’ inaugural address. He referred to scientific chaos, but what is that ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Hessel Oosterbeek
    Smaller classrooms lead to higher adult incomes

    A class size reduction from 25 to 20 students provides students on average with over three per cent higher wages when they are between 27 and 42 years old.

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Prestige of math and science scares off girls because they are less competitive

    What’s the problem with girls and mathematics? Despite many efforts to encourage their enthusiasm for science and technology, there are still only a few female students in technical universities and sciences like ...

  • 6 Oct 2013
    Next step for collaboration between UvA and VU physicists and astronomers

    On Thursday 3 October, the collective scientific and support staff of the Institute of Physics, the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek and the VU-FEW Physics department met to discuss their planned integration in ...

  • 27 Aug 2013
    Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, in the LHC tunnel
    UvA Executive Board visits particle accelerator at CERN

    On 21 August, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam was invited for a VIP visit to the CERN institute in Geneva. UvA professor Stan Bentvelsen, who is strongly involved in the Dutch contribution to the ...

  • 28 Jul 2013
    Speed limit set for ultra-fast electrical switch

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA physicists Hermann Dürr and Mark Golden, has clocked the speed limit for electrical switching in magnetite (Fe3O4), a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results ...

  • 16 Jun 2013
    A cartoon of the experiment, in which an incoming neutron interacts with a local spin by mutual flipping, creating counterpropagating spinons.
    Physicists solve mysteries of quantum magnets

    A team of scientists, including prof. Jean-Sébastien Caux of the UvA’s Institute of Physics, has made a breakthrough into the properties of quantum magnets that can impact our understanding of fundamental physics. ...