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Results: 1 - 20 of 404
Results: 1 - 20 of 404
  • NWO-Vidi grants worth €800,000 for 13 UvA researchers
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth €800,000 each to 13 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative ...
  • The impact of COVID-19 on public support for the European Union
    6 Jul 2021
    The Volkswagen Stiftung awards 1.5 million euro to project that studies how the COVID-19 pandemic affects Eurosceptic attitudes, solidarity with fellow Europeans and the electoral performance of Eurosceptic parties.
  • Maria Kaika
    Maria Kaika Receives 2021 European Award for Excellence in Teaching
    28 Jun 2021
    Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika of the University of Amsterdam wins the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 'The breadth and depth of Maria Kaika’s work as a teacher, ...
  • The CUS becomes a New European Bauhaus partner
    28 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam has been selected by the European Commission as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
  • The Algorithmic Configurations of Sexuality
    24 Jun 2021
    Algorithms have become significant shapers of the way sexuality is searched for and found on social media. In the online world, behavioral data speak for a person, instead of a person speaking for him/herself ...
  • New Podcast: Housing Matters
    24 Jun 2021
    In the Housing Matters Podcast, Amber Howard, Junru Cui, Vera Vrijmoeth and Marieke van der Star sit down with researchers and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines to discuss major 21st century ...
  • Sharing Financial Intelligence Across Borders by FIUs
    23 Jun 2021
    This webinar discusses how Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) coordinate their operations across distance and difference. FIUs play a pivotal role in financial surveillance. They receive transaction information from ...
  • Cultural Diversity Policy in the Age of Global Digital Media
    17 Jun 2021
    How does the global digital media landscape, populated by multinational subscription video-on-demand providers (SVOD) such as Netflix, challenge local cultural policy regulators and content producers? In this ...
  • Open Call: CUS Seed Grants ‘Cities and Health’ (4x €2.500) | Deadline: 17 September 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies launches a new round of Seed Grants to be spent in 2022. In this round, up to four Seed Grants with a maximum value of €2.500 per grant will be awarded. With a well-developed argument ...
  • Multinationals have a major influence on the European political agenda
    15 Jun 2021
    In Brussels, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lobby hard on issues that are already on the political agenda, while companies lobby on issues they would like to see added to the agenda. ‘And ultimately, influence ...
  • New Podcast on COVID-19 and the city: Anderhalf NAP (in Dutch)
    14 Jun 2021
    In the Anderhalf NAP podcast Sjoerd ter Borg interviews urban scholars about the structural effects that corona has on the city. Each of the six episodes consists of two talks with the same researcher with an ...
  • Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    14 Jun 2021
    Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The selection committee was greatly impressed by Kaika's scholarly achievements and sustained ...
  • What impact does the changing labour market have on specialists?
    10 Jun 2021
    What will car mechanics do once everyone is driving an electric vehicle? And how are watchmakers doing now that people mostly wear smartwatches? Social developments are changing the demand for labour. Sociologist ...
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • P(R)OTESTAS: The Politics and Aesthetics of Digital Authoritarianism and Protest in the Global South
    9 Jun 2021
    P(R)OTESTAS is a transdisciplinary, trans-Pacific comparative research of protest, power, and digital authoritarianism, focused on the recent massive anti-government protests and hard-handed repression in South-East ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Recap ‘Cities & Health’ Urban Studies Networking Event
    3 Jun 2021
    On the 1st of June the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted the fifth edition of the Urban Studies Networking Event. This event, organized by the CUS, was co-hosted with the Centre for Urban Mental Health (UMH) ...
  • Federalization of Europe: Machiavelli’s annual symposium
    27 May 2021
    The chosen overarching topic for this year’s Symposium is, “The Federalization of Europe: 27 Countries Coming Together as One”. The aim of the Symposium is to allow its audience to listen, learn and discuss all of ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • GDC Research Seminar Series
    21 May 2021
    GDC offers regular research seminars in which two work-in-progress papers from junior and senior researchers are discussed. These sessions feature research on global digital cultures from a wide variety of ...