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Results: 1 - 50 of 364
  • 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, ...