Voor de beste ervaring schakelt u JavaScript in en gebruikt u een moderne browser!
Je gebruikt een niet-ondersteunde browser. Deze site kan er anders uitzien dan je verwacht.

Rita Vuyk Lectures

Developmental Psychology
Rita Vuyk lectures

Since January 2009 the department of Developmental Psychology has been organizing the Rita Vuyk Lectures.

These lectures are in honour of prof.dr. Margueritha Vuyk, the first full professor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. See the Album Academicum of the University of Amsterdam for more information.

These monthly lectures have a diverse character with a wide range of eminent speakers and could be of interest to both students and employees from all departments. Here, the dates, speakers and topics for the Rita Vuyk lectures are listed.

For upcoming lectures see below. For a full overview see the Archive.

Upcoming Events

When: Thursday, 15 December 2022, 16:00 – 17:00
Where: REC GS.08
Speaker: Dr. Thijs Bol (University of Amsterdam)
Topic: Inequality of opportunity in education
Abstract: In this talk I will focus on inequality of educational opportunity and discuss some empirical studies on this topic. More specifically, I will focus on the role of early tracking and selection and its relation to the unequal opportunities of children in their educational careers. How does selection affect the performance gap between children from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds? Next to this, I will highlight my research on how Covid-19 has affected existing gaps between children from different socio-economic backgrounds.
About the speaker: Thijs Bol is an associate professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Since 2020 he is member of The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and since 2022 the vice-chair of The Young Academy. His research focuses on inequality in education, the labour market, and science, and is focused on understanding how inequalities between groups arise, and why individuals with similar capacities end up having very different trajectories in their life courses.    

  • Tue 10 January – Combined Mellenbergh/Rita Vuyk lecture by Prof. Michael Frank (Stanford University) 
  • Thu 16 February – Prof. Anne-Laura van Harmelen (Leiden University)
  • Thu 20 April – TBA
  • Thu 15 June – Prof. Mariska Kret (Leiden University)