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  • 6 Apr 2016
    Eight Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). The grants have ...

  • 4 Apr 2016
    Group violence: why does all hell sometimes break loose and other times not?

    Studies looking into the use of violence, as a group or otherwise, often draw a direct connection with the background characteristics of the perpetrators. According to Dr Don Weenink, sociologist at the University of ...

  • 4 Apr 2016
    In memoriam Jaap Dronkers

    Jaap Dronkers is op 30 maart 2016 overleden aan de gevolgen van een herseninfarct. Hij was van 1990 tot 2001 verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, eerst als hoogleraar onderwijskunde (1990-1999), daarna als ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Beate Volker appointed as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)

    We are honoured to announce that Beate Volker has been appointed to become member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen - KHMW).

  • 22 Mar 2016
    UvA subject areas rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the highest placed Dutch university in 11 subject areas in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. A total of 17 UvA subject areas are ranked in the top 50 of their ...

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 11 Mar 2016
    Huurders betalen meest in Amsterdam-Zuidoost

    Naar aanleiding van onderzoek naar het gebruik van de sociale woningvoorraad in Amsterdam, zijn er nu drie onderzoek rapporten beschikbaar waaruit blijkt dat met name de betaalbaarheid van de sociale voorraad in ...

  • 2 Mar 2016
    ‘Paradox of the Dutch educational system’ - Interview with Willem Boterman

    In his new VENI funded research, Willem Boterman explores how educational inequalities can be explained through socio-spatial strategies of school choice by different groups of parents.

  • 1 Mar 2016
    CSDS Conference: Student call for abstracts

    On 27-29 June 2016, the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) will be hosting a conference ‘Critical perspectives on governance by sustainable ...

  • 26 Feb 2016
    Veldwerk in de sloppenwijken van Jakarta

    Antropoloog Roanne van Voorst schreef een non-fictie boek over de sloppenwijk in Jakarta waar zij veldwerk deed. Het is een boek over armoede, en over de creatieve oplossingen die mensen bedenken om daarmee om te ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 12 Feb 2016
    Prestigious Vici grants awarded to five researchers from the UvA and AMC

    Five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the AMC have been awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The laureates are Prof. Arianna ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA/AMC researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are ...

  • 19 Jan 2016
    Amsterdamse denkers, duiders en doeners over Europese steden

    In de bundel ‘EU@Amsterdam – een stedelijke raad’ leggen Amsterdamse denkers en doeners originele en prikkelende gedachten neer over hoe wij vroeger, nu en straks samenleven in Europese steden, wat de functies van de ...

  • 14 Jan 2016
    Public debate series: EU@Amsterdam

    In the first half of 2016, the Centre for Urban Studies joins hands with Access Europe and Pakhuis de Zwijger to organise 5 public events about the relationship between the EU and the city.

  • 5 Jan 2016
    In Memoriam Mario Rutten

    Met verslagenheid geven wij kennis van het overlijden van onze collega, Prof. dr. Mario Rutten, hoogleraar Comparatieve Sociologie en Antropologie van Azië aan de Afdeling Antropologie en het Amsterdam Institute for ...

  • 4 Jan 2016
    Conference on 'Critical perspectives on governance by sustainable development goals'

    We are delighted to announce that the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies is organising a 3 day conference on 'Critical perspectives on governance by sustainable development goals', to be held on the 27, 28 ...

  • 22 Dec 2015
    Benjamin Soares, professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora

    Professor B.F. Soares has been named professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...

  • 9 Dec 2015
    Award for Marieke Slootman

    Marieke Slootman wins the award for best PhD dissertation within Sociology for her thesis: Dutch Soulmates - Reinvention of ethnic identification among higher educated second generation Moroccan and Turkish. This ...

  • 2 Dec 2015
    Highlighted publication: ‘Lost letters in Dutch neighbourhoods. A field experiment on collective efficacy.’

    Beate Volker has recently published with colleagues from the University of Utrecht an article based on a field experiment with lost letters in Dutch neighbourhoods. The experiment has lead to a number of new findings ...