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  • 23 Nov 2015
    ‘Conflict as political citizenship’ - Interview with Nanke Verloo

    Nanke Verloo is a member of the Centre for Urban Studies and conducted four years of research on urban conflict. She recently promoted cum laude with her PhD thesis titled ‘Negotiating Urban Conflict. Conflict as ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    Book publication on 'Dutch Islamophobia'

    Van der Valk's newest book discusses the phenomenon of Islamophobia in a number of ways in which it is expressed in the Netherlands.

  • 11 Nov 2015
    Are newcomers more welcome in France than here?

    Migrants in France are regarded much more as an integral part of the country than is the case in the Netherlands. Or rather, that is a common assumption. Jan Willem Duyvendak, distinguished research professor at the ...

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Consciously or not, anthropologists are always in search of stories

    In his new book, Anthropological Encounters, UvA Professor of Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Asia Mario Rutten describes how his training as an anthropologist has shaped his relationships with people and ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    CUS launches Seed Grant Open Call for members

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhD's, Post Docs). A ...

  • 26 Oct 2015
    African masculinity examined

    Development campaigns in the area of emancipation and health in Africa, which up to around five years ago focused almost exclusively on women, now have a new target group: men. Anthropologist Eileen Moyer is not so ...

  • 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 ...

  • 14 Oct 2015
    Racial, ethnic, or national minority? Legal discourses and policy frameworks on the Roma

    In his IMES-Podium lecture, Professor András Pap (Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National Public Service University) will offer an assessment of the relationship between policy instruments and terminology.

  • 12 Oct 2015
    To what extent has Europeanisation impacted migrants in Turkey?

    Now that it is a candidate for EU membership, Turkey may also deal differently with migration and border control. Political scientist Beste Isleyen is studying this statement's validity, not so much through the lens ...

  • 7 Oct 2015
    The Dutch educational system: does it work, what can be improved?

    What characteristics of the Dutch educational system improve learning, prepare for the labour market, and strengthen the participation of citizens in society? These issues will be addressed during a policy conference ...

  • 24 Sep 2015
    Dennis Rodgers, professor of International Development Studies

    Prof. Dennis Rodgers (1973) has been appointed professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 7 Sep 2015
    New Director Centre for Urban Studies

    After four years, Jan Nijman stepped down as Director of the Centre for Urban Studies and he is succeeded by Luca Bertolini. We spoke with Luca and Jan about the meaning of urban studies, the challenges, and their ...

  • 3 Sep 2015
    Jan Nijman Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria

    Jan Nijman was Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria in the summer of 2015. He gave a public lecture on August 5: "Emergent Urban Formations: The Case of India."

  • 2 Sep 2015
    How to plan a cycling city: short review of the summer school provided by the Urban Cycling Institute

    ‘How to plan a cycling city?’ is a unique summer course at the University of Amsterdam that seeks to give students insight into the roots and world of the Dutch cycling tradition. The main goal of the course was to ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Monique Kremer, professor by special appointment of Active Citizenship

    Dr M. Kremer (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Active Citizenship at the University Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This special chair has been established by the ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Why are managers earning ever more and cleaners earning ever less?

    In recent years, income inequality has grown in many Western countries. In the United States, the wage gap is mainly caused by the growth in pay differentials between professions. Sociologist Thijs Bol has received a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 13 Jul 2015
    Start of Summer School ‘Planning the Cycling City’

    Starting this week, the Urban Cycling Institute - an initiative launched by the Centre for Urban Studies - organizes a graduate summer school programme ‘Planning the Cycling City’. Cycling is a simple means of ...