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  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 23 May 2019
    Call for Presentations | Urban Infrastructures

    We are now welcoming presentations for the one-day playshop Urban Infrastructures. This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties ...

  • 17 May 2019
    Daniël Mügge and Liza Saris discuss European Democracy at Pakhuis de Zwijger on May 20.

    On May 23 are the Elections for the European Parliament. Europe is from all of us, but who is representing the democracy in Brussel? May 20, in Pakhuis de Zwijger Daniël Mügge, Liza Saris, Sophie Bloemen and John ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 9 May 2019
    Prof. Pinar Bilgin will be an ACES Visiting Scholar in June.

    Prof. Pinar Bilgin, will visit the ACES theme group 'Europe in the World' in June, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. During her visit, two events will be organised.

  • 7 May 2019
    Student volunteers wanted - MARE Conference 2019

    You may have already heard of the international People and the Sea conferences, which are organized biennially by the Centre for Maritime Studies (MARE) at the REC-campus of the University of Amsterdam. These ...

  • 3 May 2019
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 2 May 2019
    Soft, Hard, or no Brexit: The Damage is Done

    Regardless of the final Brexit outcome, the damage to the UK is done. In a paper published in the European Financial Review, Dr Niccolò Pisani (ACES affiliate Theme group Socio-Economic Challenges) and professor ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Giselinde Kuipers has been elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences

    The Academy has selected nineteen new members, amongst which professor of cultural sociology Giselinde Kuipers.

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Brexit: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

    Brexit has been delayed till latest 31 October. Before that date the UK has to find consensus on the way forward. ‘Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?’, wonders Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin.

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Virginie Mamadouh & Herman van der Wusten publish together their new Book: 'European Issues'.

    ACES Affiliates recently published their newest book 'European Issues'. The book discusses different 'issues' within the EU which explain the story and the functioning of the EU.

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor of Urban Mobility Futures

    Dr M.C.G. te Brömmelstroet (1980) has been appointed professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair is partly funded by BAM Infra ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible

    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.

  • 10 Apr 2019
    ACES invites Hungarian Philosopher Ágnes Heller

    Join the guest lecture, 'The Future of Europe' by Ágnes Heller on Monday 15th of April from 16:00 till 18:00.

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Open Calls - Seed Grant and Seed Grant XL

    Two new calls for Seed Grant proposals are now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a round of regular Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Guda van Noort, professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies

    Dr G. van Noort (1977) has been appointed professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Brexit…or not? Interview with Jonathan Zeitlin

    EU leaders agreed to a short Brexit extension. Almost a million people marched the streets of London for a second vote on Brexit, and 5 million people have signed an online petition to cancel Brexit. Which ...

  • 19 Mar 2019
    Waltraud Schelkle is ACES Visiting Scholar from 15-24 April.

    Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE), will visit the department of Political Science between 15 - 25 ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy

    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...

  • 11 Mar 2019
    PhD postions for highly qualified graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects.

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Call for speakers: Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society

    This is an open call for speakers for this year’s Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society seminar series. We invite speakers from different (inter)disciplinary fields (from the social sciences, but also ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Critical questions about Dutch policy on combating terrorist financing

    In the Netherlands, various actors work together intensively to combat terrorist financing. However, a new research report by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) concludes that this intensive ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Critical questions about Dutch policy on combating terrorist financing

    In the Netherlands, various actors work together intensively to combat terrorist financing. However, a new research report by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) concludes that this intensive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 11 Jul 2018
    Mark Jordans, professor by special appointment of Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Dr M.J.D. Jordans (1975) has been named professor by special appointment of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Sustainable events in and around Amsterdam during summer

    To maintain your 'dosis of sustainability' during the semester break we made a list of all upcoming events, including lectures, conferences, networking events, but also more communal activities like a climate ...

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers

    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...

  • 4 Jun 2018
    Sixth cartoon on research ethics and risks in the authoritarian field

    Fictional heroine Alice encounters challenges when conducting fieldwork in authoritarian states. This time she wrestles with informed consent. Does it count as informed consent when the respondents were not really sober?

  • 4 Jun 2018
    UvA part of consortium 'CO-CREATE' research project to tackle adolescent obesity

    A consortium of 14 research and advocacy organisations, amongst which the Universities of Amsterdam, Oslo, Cape Town and Bergen, as well as the World Obesity Federation and World Cancer Research Fund, have launched a ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 28 May 2018
    Conference at UvA on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate

    On 25 and 26 June international scholars, policy makers, business and civil society actors will come together in Amsterdam and discuss three UN Development Goals: fresh water (SDG 6), food (SDG 2) and climate ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 21 Mar 2018
    Summer School "Cultures, Migrations, Borders"

    The Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam welcome applications for the Seventh International ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning

    Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (1970) has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx

    Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    CUS Seed Grant Open Call

    A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Henny Bos, professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth

    Dr H.M.W. Bos (1963) has been appointed professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros awarded to eleven UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC) have each received a Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to conduct research over the coming five years. Vici, which is ...

  • 16 Feb 2018
    2nd CSDS Conference: Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018)

    The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosts and brings together partners at UvA and other locations in the Netherlands, which work on sustainable development.

  • 15 Feb 2018
    Second cartoon on research ethics and risks in the authoritarian field

    Fictional heroine Alice encounters challenges when conducting fieldwork in authoritarian states. This time she has to navigate between research opportunity and harassment. What to do when key informants try to get ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War

    'Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War' is one of few books available in English to provide an overview of the Colombian civil war and drug war.

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe

    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Save the date for the upcoming CSDS Conference from 25-27 June 2018

    Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate Interrelations

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online

    The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Top-down Community Building and the Politics of Inclusion

    Sociologist Fenneke Wekker explores mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in practices of community building through an ethnographic study of a neighborhood restaurant in Amsterdam. She presents important insights ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    New NWO Projects at UvA Relevant to Sustainable Development

    The NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) will be sponsoring two new projects at the UvA related to sustainable development in Africa and Latin America.

  • 4 Dec 2017
    Impact story: have the voices of citizens heard

    Many people are excluded from decision-making processes and do not participate in public debates. Urban planner Nanke Verloo reaches out to these groups and helps them to have their voices heard with the aim to make ...

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online

    The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Controlling the Electoral Marketplace

    This book studies how established political parties react to the far left and far right parties that have surged in many democracies worldwide.

  • 28 Nov 2017
    European Journal of International Relations: UvA Editorial team takes over

    From 1 January 2018 a new editorial team from the University of Amsterdam will take over the editorship of the European Journal of International Relations, ranked globally among the top ‘all-round’ journals in ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

    Sport brings together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality. In Brazil’s stadiums, Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy , ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online

    The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.

  • 22 Nov 2017
    Olav Velthuis, professor of Sociology

    Dr O.J.M. Velthuis (1972) has been appointed professor of Sociology, especially economic life and culture, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 21 Nov 2017
    New Article by Marieke de Goede Develops the Notion of a Chain of Security

    This article develops the notion of the Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and on the basis of commercial transactions.

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Solving problems in social groups

    People often face shared problems, ranging from finding resources to avoiding external threats. Would it be possible for individuals to interact and be more accurate than independent individuals? In a Letter in the ...

  • 24 Oct 2017
    New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people

    Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Frank Takes (AISSR-PETGOV) wins Young eScientist Award

    The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.

  • 12 Oct 2017
    The future of craftmanship (Dutch only)

    Specialist professionals have better job opportunities than highly trained professionals.

  • 9 Oct 2017
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu attends lecture of Michael Eze on a philosophy of dialogue and reconciliation

    Michael Eze presented his lecture during the conference on 'Botho/Ubuntu: A Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity' organized by Mind and Life in Botswana, Africa.

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW

    Jan Willem Duyvendak will become the new director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on 1 January 2018. Duyvendak will combine his work as Professor of ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 29 Sep 2017
    Siblings divorce increases the risk of divorce

    Parental divorce has repeatedly been shown to increase the risk of divorce for offspring. Research on the influence of other social ties is however scarce. New published research in 'Advances in Life Course Research' ...

  • 20 Sep 2017
    New Article by Apostolos Andrikopoulos on Hospitality and Immigration In a Greek Neighborhood

    In "Hospitality and Immigration in a Greek Urban Neighborhood: An Ethnography of Mimesis", Apostolos Andrikopoulos uses the concept of hospitality to examine the relations between native-born Greeks and recently ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Call for Visiting Scholar

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...

  • 13 Sep 2017
    New series of AMCIS Seminars

    In fall 2017, AMCIS will organize a seminar series with international scholars who work on various topics related to inequality. The presenters will talk about a recent (empirical) research project that they are ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

    In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva. The aim of the seminar series is to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities as ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Images are not always worth a thousand words

    A powerful image can evoke a strong emotional response. But can it also influence and change an individual’s political opinion? Not on its own, according to communication scientist Tom Powell, who will be obtaining ...

  • 7 Sep 2017
    Gijs Schumacher awarded ERC Starting Grant

    AMCIS affiliate Gijs Schumacher, Assistant Professor at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam, has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.  An ERC Starting Grant, a ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 24 Aug 2017
    New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter

    CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Myrte Hoekstra have published the article: 'We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood.

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Social Scientists and artists worked together to create the comic Beauty

    Imagine a corporate group working hard for setting the next trends for the modelling industry, add a group of angry, anti-system students who have decided to change the way the industry is oppressing us with beauty ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Highly developed countries canalise almost 50% of equity flows to tax havens

    Worldwide only five countries are responsible for canalising 47% of multinational corporate offshore investments to tax havens. Topping this list, which consists exclusively of highly developed countries, are the ...

  • 17 Jul 2017
    New on YouTube-Rivke Jaffe presents the work of Stuart Hall

    Rivke Jaffe introduces the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, discussing on his seminal work on the relations between politics and culture. In particular, she will focus on his critical insights on the politics ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Two Urban Studies PhD Travel Grants awarded

    The PhD Travel Grants are provided to assist CUS’ PhD candidates in their dissertation work, in order to give them the opportunity to gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Third Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    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 (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 11 Jul 2017
    Reflection audit of ‘Chatting about marriage’

    Amidst discussion about the study entitled ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria’, the University of Amsterdam convened an external reflection audit to explore issues of research integrity and ethics ...

  • 11 Jul 2017
    Reflectie audit ‘Chatting about marriage’

    Naar aanleiding van het onderzoek ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria’ is in opdracht van de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) een reflectie audit uitgevoerd door een externe commissie.

  • 30 Jun 2017
    New project: Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage

    A research consortium led by Thomas Leopold, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and member of the AISSR programme group Institutions, Inequalities, and Life Courses, has been awarded € ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    E-version of 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives' Ethnography

    An e-version of Shahaduz Zaman's 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh' was released this month. The ethnography was originally published in 2005 as the outcome of PhD research ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    How lone wolves operate

    Acts of terror by so-called lone-wolf terrorists have reached an all-time high in the United States. Yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    A Handbook for Governing Hyper-Diverse Cities

    In today's European cities, immigration, inequality and spatial segregation, along with a diversity of identities, activities, mobilities, and lifestyles contribute to a condition we call hyper-diversity.

  • 22 Jun 2017
    Impact story: housing and intergenerational inequalities

    Inequities have been growing deeper between generations in recent years. More recently access to housing has come to play a particularly important role. Urban Geographer Richard Ronald and his team warn policy ...

  • 15 Jun 2017
    Impact story: overweight and everyday social life

    Overweight and obesity form a serious threat to public health in the Netherlands and across the world. At the AISSR this issue is approached from the perspective of everyday life of families with young children.

  • 9 Jun 2017
    Impact story: empowering developing countries in the climate debate

    The significant impacts of climate change are affecting people around the globe. The poorest and most vulnerable countries and people are affected the most, yet developing countries do not have the most influential ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the 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).

  • 19 May 2017
    Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging

    When one thinks of African diasporas, it is likely that their mind will automatically drift to locations such as Europe and America. But how much is known about the African diaspora in East Asia and, in particular, ...

  • 18 May 2017
    When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district

    In their new publication CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Willem Boterman explore the changing relationship between upper-middle-class residents residents and their neighbourhood, the Amserdam canal district, ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Impact story: informing the politicised debate on deportation

    Anthropologist Barak Kalir unravels the highly politicised context in which deportation takes place. He offers policymakers and practitioners in the field a critical perspective on current deportation regimes, their ...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Workshop Report - People, Data and Power: a critical interrogation of smart city infrastructures

    The People, Data and Power workshop funded by a.o. a seed grant from the Centre for Urban Studies led to a report reflecting the (im)possibilities of discussing digital politics across disciplinary and institutional ...

  • 4 Apr 2017
    ICS PhD Scholarschips for highly qualified graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) offers fully funded PhD scholarships for a variety of projects.

  • 31 Mar 2017
    New on YouTube: Ria Reis presents Mary Douglas

    Ria Reis presents the work of Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1921-2007). In her work Mary Douglas focused on ordinary life allowing her to refocus her anthropological gaze from the small scale societies to the complex ...

  • 30 Mar 2017
    Academic freedom: the Central European University (CEU)

    One of the top universities in central and eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU), may be forced out of Hungary under a draft law being prepared by the Hungarian government.

  • 28 Mar 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    New on the Social Science YouTube channel: Barak Kalir presents the work of Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Call for papers: Conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market

    On September 28 and 29, the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS), will organize the conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market: cross-national ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    UvA Social Sciences in top 50 QS World University Ranking by Subject

    The Social Sciences as listed in the top 50 of the QS Ranking: Sociology in 14th place (same as in 2016), Anthropology 14th (was 15), Geography 16th (was 14), Social Policy & Administration 32nd (was 29), Politics & ...

  • 2 Mar 2017
    David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology

    Dr D.M. Amodio (1974) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 1 Mar 2017
    Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses joins national research network ICS

    As of 1 January 2017, the Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses (IIL) programme group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) has joined national research network the Interuniversity ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    New videos on social science research online

    The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) published twelve short videos in which researchers present latest research results within the themes of Security Practices, Gender & Sexuality and Research ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Second Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    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 (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    ISOTIS - Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society

    Herman van de Werfhorst and Jesper Rözer of the Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses group (Sociology) of the University of Amsterdam start to collaborate on the ISOTIS project. ISOTIS is funded as a Horizon ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Reinstate community health workers to reach vulnerable populations

    In their article in PLOS Danny de Vries and Robert Pool discuss the potential of Community or Lay Health Workers to reach vulnerable populations in low-income countries. Interventions to reduce priority health ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Nicky Pouw presenting the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and ...

  • 20 Jan 2017
    Discussing research integrity and ethics

    For social science researchers, it is sometimes crucial to protect their informants and keep their identities hidden, especially when topics are highly controversial and their informants belong to hard-to-reach ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Urban Europe - Fifty tales of the City

    In this unique book publication, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam, tell the story of the European city by sharing their knowledge and insights of urban dynamics in short, provoking pieces.

  • 17 Jan 2017
    Erika van Elsas and co-authors win the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize

    Routledge and the Editors of the journal 'West European Politics' issued the prize for their article on the nature and origins of Euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing citizens.

  • 13 Jan 2017
    Strengthening the vitality, quality of life and accessibility of urban areas

    Marco Bontje received funding for two JPI Urban Europe projects. 3S RECIPE will focus on smart solutions for regions dealing with demographic decline and BRIGHT FUTURE on innovative local development strategies in ...

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Farewell Lecture Willem Salet online

    The Farewell Lecture of Willem Salet on Public Responsibility held on the second of December is accessible online.

  • 8 Dec 2016
    Afscheidscollege Willem Salet online

    Het afscheidscollege van Willem Salet over Publieke Verantwoording op 2 december, staat nu online. Salet illustreert zijn betoog met de recente Omgevingswet, waarin de behoefte aan sturing eenzijdig voorop wordt ...

  • 25 Nov 2016
    Nanke Verloo ontvangt de Van Poeljeprijs 2015

    UvA onderzoeker Nanke Verloo ontvangt de prijs voor haar dissertatie ‘Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy’. In deze etnografie analyseert zij in wijken in Amsterdam, Utrecht en ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Voter may be more mature than political parties

    What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Sarah de Lange, professor by special appointment on the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair

    Dr S.L. de Lange (1981) has been named professor by special appointment of the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Tom van der Meer, professor of Political Science

    Dr T.W.G. van der Meer (1980) has been appointed professor of Political Science, specialising in Legitimacy, Inequality and Citizenship, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Migration in the Margins of Europe

    The Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Free University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute in Athens, in ...

  • 18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook

    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Renée Römkens named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence

    Dr G.M.F. Römkens (1953) has been named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This is a new chair designated on ...

  • 11 Oct 2016
    Honorary doctorates for refugee law expert, cultural sociologist and Aids advocate

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to refugee law expert James Hathaway, cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont and Aids advocate Peter van Rooijen.

  • 29 Sep 2016
    Daniel Mügge, professor of Political Arithmetic

    Dr D.K. Mügge (1977) has been named Professor of Political Arithmetic at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 23 Sep 2016
    NIAS fellowships awarded to five UvA researchers

    Five researchers at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded fellowships at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). These are residential fellowships, and ...

  • 21 Sep 2016
    ‘Our RDM policy focuses on safeguarding the integrity and validity of research’

    Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Professor of Political Science is investigating the process and consequences of financial warfare

    Like American banks, European banks have been instructed to track down suspicious financial transactions and to report these as part of the battle against terrorism. How does this process work, what are the dilemmas ...

  • 14 Sep 2016
    Men less sensitive to stigma attached to radical right

    In almost all elections in all European countries, more men than women vote for radical right-wing parties. Still, on average, as many women as men can identify with a radical right-wing ideology. The gender gap is ...

  • 25 Aug 2016
    Ongoing fishing dispute captured in graphic novel

    For his PhD thesis, Joeri Scholtens, a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), studied the enduring fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. At Scholtens’ request, illustrator Laura Eggens ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 6 Jul 2016
    Onderzoek UvA pleit voor behoud wettelijke titelbescherming interieurarchitecten

    Op 6 juli wordt het rapport 'Van binnen naar buiten; Een onderzoek naar de rol van de wettelijke titelbescherming voor interieurarchitecten', geschreven door Barbara Heebels en Robert Kloosterman (AISSR/Centre for ...

  • 24 Jun 2016
    Gerben van Kleef, professor of Social Psychology

    Prof. G.A. van Kleef (1977) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology, with a focus on interpersonal and group processes, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the 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). ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Jean Tillie, professor of Political Science

    Prof. J.N. Tillie (1961) has been appointed professor of Political Science, specialising in Diversity and Political Integration, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. He ...

  • 2 Jun 2016
    In Memoriam Klaas Willem van der Veen (1930-2016)

    Op maandag 30 mei is Klaas van der Veen in Haarlem overleden. Klaas was tot zijn pensionering in 1995 werkzaam als wetenschappelijk medewerker en later hoofdmedewerker bij onze afdeling Antropologie.

  • 26 May 2016
    Children in the city: making space for growing up (De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen)

    In contrast with the past, more and more children grow up in western cities. The authors of this new book, “De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen. Ruimte maken voor opgroeien” argue that the new urban direction of family ...

  • 25 May 2016
    Maatschappelijk pessimisme: bezorgdheid over de samenleving met politieke gevolgen

    In veel Westerse landen heerst er bezorgdheid over de samenleving. Dit pessimisme zou volgens premier Rutte en de Paus zelfs leiden tot politieke, economische of sociale stagnatie. UvA promovendus Eefje Steenvoorden ...

  • 19 May 2016
    Een ideologische strijd met de islam. Fortuyns gedachtegoed als scharnierpunt in de racialisering van moslims

    Na de aanslagen in Parijs en door de ontwrichting van het Midden-Oosten door de Islamitische Staat, is dit onderwerp actueler dan ooit. Islamoloog Martijn de Koning schreef een essay dat bekijkt hoe het gedachtegoed ...

  • 18 May 2016
    Concrete Jungles - New book by Rivke Jaffe

    In this book, Rivke Jaffe (Professor of Cities, Politics and Culture), reveals how mainstream environmentalism reflects and reproduces class and race inequalities.

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Variërende sterktes van sociale banden

    Hoe komen mensen aan waardevolle informatie en goede ideeën? Jeroen Bruggeman geeft een nieuwe wending aan een inzicht dat bekend staat als 'The Strength of Weak Ties', het meest geciteerde artikel in de sociologie, ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Vidi-subsidies NWO voor 3 AISSR onderzoekers

    Drie AISSR onderzoekers ontvangen van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) een Vidi-subsidie van 800.000 euro. Hiermee kunnen zij een eigen, vernieuwende onderzoekslijn ontwikkelen en zelf ...

  • 28 Apr 2016
    Nieuw rapport over ‘Incidenten bij moskeeën: risico en bescherming'

    In het rapport ‘Incidenten bij moskeeën: risico en bescherming’ dat zojuist is verschenen geeft Dr Ineke van der Valk inzicht in factoren die mogelijk bijdragen aan het risico dat moskeeën lopen om doelwit te ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Andrea Forster winnaar SER-Scriptieprijs 2016

    Andrea Forster (sociologie) heeft met haar masterscriptie ‘A vocational decline?’ de SER-Scriptieprijs 2016 gewonnen. Haar scriptie scoort het hoogst op de criteria originaliteit, beleidsrelevantie, analytisch niveau ...

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.

  • 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 ...