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  • 21 Feb 2019
    Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA

    This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the ...

  • 20 Feb 2019
    Hans Brug, professor of Health Behaviour

    Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug (1963) has been appointed professor of Health Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). The chair is an ...

  • 18 Feb 2019
    Sarah Bracke, professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality

    Dr S.A.E. Bracke has been appointed professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate

    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...

  • 17 Jan 2019
    Leave no one behind: the many hidden faces of extreme poverty

    On the 29th of January, Anika Altaf will defend her PhD thesis on the inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions.

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Amsterdam hub of computational social science

    In July, the University of Amsterdam will be the epicenter of computational social science, hosting the 2019 edition of the International Conference on Computational Social Science.

  • 10 Jan 2019
    New research: Solving dilemmas in sustainable development and civil society in Bangladesh and Zambia

    An international consortium coordinated by the University of Amsterdam will investigate the effect of legal and extra-legal measures on the civil society sector in Bangladesh and Zambia under the NWO-WOTRO programme.

  • 8 Jan 2019
    New research: positive mental health promotion among young people

    The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 13 Dec 2018
    Understanding EU-Middle East Relations

    How has the EU been constructed in the Middle East debate and how has the Middle East been constructed in the European debate? These questions will guide the new network on EU-Middle East relations, led by the ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance

    Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...

  • 26 Nov 2018
    New research: Coping with tense and threatening situations at the Salvation Army

    A new study by sociologists Laura Keesman and Don Weenink investigates the experiences of social workers with tense and threatening situations in homeless shelters of the Salvation Army in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Three UvA researchers named members of The Young Academy

    UvA researchers Saskia Bonjour, Helmer Helmers and Selma de Mink have been named members of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2019, these UvA academics, together with seven ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism

    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...

  • 12 Nov 2018
    New insights in research on ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria

    On the 6th of November 2018, Kingsley Madueke defended his PhD thesis on ethnic violence in Jos, a city in his native Nigeria.

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Institutional care background drives social exclusion of young people

    Finding a job, stable social relationships, acceptance by society: it is a challenge for many young people worldwide. For vulnerable young people who leave institutional care, like foster parents or SOS villages, ...

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Seed Grant Open Call – first round of 2019 now open

    A new call for Seed Grant proposals is now open. In 2019, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch three regular rounds of Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    New research: adult children and their parents in complex families

    A survey titled “Parents and Children in the Netherlands” conducted by the UvA and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) outlines the consequences of events such as divorce, as well as new relationships and the introduction ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 1 Oct 2018
    Stapenning honorary medallion for José Komen

    José Komen, who recently left the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research as its executive director, has received the Stapenning honorary medallion. José Komen received this medallion because of her great ...

  • 21 Sep 2018
    Echo chambers may make online news more viral

    Fake news. Just give your social media feed a glance and there is a reasonable chance you’ll see a skewed story containing factual inaccuracies. One reason for the its rapid spread, some observers suggest, may be the ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Ideology influences facts and leads to conflict

    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication, ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Animation on authoritarian practices

    Authoritarian practices that seriously threaten the freedom of citizens have become an everyday topic. Take Russia, where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested last week. Or consider the violence against ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Towards an alternative migration policy

    Migration and refugee issues are on political and public agendas around the globe. The European Union is looking for sustainable solutions, international cooperation and joint responsibility. An international ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?

    Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Four new University Professors to study impact of artificial intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has announced that it will appoint four new University Professors. The University Professors will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and the societal questions surrounding this ...