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Results: 1 - 20 of 332
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald join Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing
    16 Nov 2020
    Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald from the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development joined the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing.
  • New Book Series: The Routledge Series on the Belt and Road Initiative
    12 Nov 2020
    Dr. Mehdi P. Amineh is pleased to announce that Routledge has commissioned the creation of a peer-reviewed book series titled The Routledge Series on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The series covers the ...
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • In memoriam Lodewijk Brunt (1942-2020)
    9 Nov 2020
    Emeritus hoogleraar stadssociologie en ex-decaan van de toenmalige Faculteit der Politieke en Sociaal-Culturele Wetenschappen (PSCW) Lodewijk N.J. Brunt (1942) is op 17 oktober 2020 overleden.
  • Annette Freyberg-Inan appointed professor of International Relations Theory
    6 Nov 2020
    Dr Annette Freyberg-Inan has been appointed professor of International Relations Theory at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    5 Nov 2020
    No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Violence against journalists and other information carriers
    21 Oct 2020
    In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for ...
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
  • How can the private sector help achieve sustainable development?
    9 Oct 2020
    A new report “Linking Voluntary Standards to the Sustainable Development Goals” sheds light on how businesses can become more sustainable. The report was officially presented today at the Geneva Trade Week. UvA ...
  • ACES launches four new online lecture series
    7 Oct 2020
    ACES will continue to organise online lecture series. In the fall ACES will launch four new series on a variety of themes.
  • Maarten Wolsink reaches 1000 citations in the Web of Science
    5 Oct 2020
    This week, first time ever, a peer-reviewed publication prepared within AISSR has reached the level of 1000 citations in the Web of Science, the oldest database of peer-reviewed articles and still the most ...
  • Launch of Migration Politics Journal
    5 Oct 2020
    Saskia Bonjour, Evelyn Ersanili and Darshan Vigneswaran have teamed up to launch a new journal on Migration Politics.
  • Prof. dr. Marieke de Goede new AISSR Academic Director
    30 Sep 2020
    Professor Dr. Marieke de Goede has been appointed as the new AISSR Academic Director, as of December 2020. De Goede is Professor of Political Science, with a focus on ‘Europe in a Global Order’ and has long been a ...
  • Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence
    30 Sep 2020
    Dr Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (1976) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...
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    Meer vertrouwen in regeringsleiders door COVID-19
    24 Sep 2020
    Het vertrouwen in de Nederlandse regering is het afgelopen voorjaar sterk toegenomen. Zowel angst voor besmettingen als een daling van cynisme over incompetentie van politici dragen hieraan bij. Het vertrouwen steeg ...
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    Do politics make you sweat or frown?
    21 Sep 2020
    We tend to have strong feelings when it comes to politicians, ranging from disgust to enthusiasm. So just how deep-seated are these feelings? Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher studied physical ...
  • UvA launches world’s most comprehensive database of Twitter use by parliamentarians
    21 Sep 2020
    Members of parliament in Iceland tweet less than once a day on average, whereas parliamentarians in Turkey tweet six times a day on average. In Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US upwards of 97% of active ...