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Results: 201 - 220 of 254
  • 3 Jun 2015
    professor Hein de Haas
    Hein de Haas, professor of Sociology

    Prof. Hein de Haas has been appointed professor of Sociology, with a special focus on the study of migration and social cohesion, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    QS World University Ranking
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Prof Eric Schliesser, Political Theory
    Eric Schliesser, professor of Political Science

    Dr E.S. Schliesser (1971) has been appointed professor of Political Science, with a focus on Political Theory, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 30 Mar 2015
    G. J. Knoops
    Geert-Jan Knoops, professor by special appointment of Politics of International Law

    Prof. G.G.J. Knoops (1960) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Politics of International Law at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This chair was ...

  • 25 Mar 2015
    Jeroen Oerlemans
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

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

  • 20 Mar 2015
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    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship has been awarded to thirteen researchers for research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects will focus, among other things, on sexual communication between ...

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Prof Beate Völker, professor Sociology, especiallt the study of Labour and social inequality
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology

    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Logo European Research Council
    ERC Starting Grants for nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA).

  • 1 Dec 2014
    Compulsory voluntary work widens gap with labour market

    By obliging social assistance recipients to do voluntary work, the government hopes to ease their entry into the labour market. However, this policy seems to be having the opposite effect as people become attached to ...

  • 22 Oct 2014
    MOOC Solid Science
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera

    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...

  • 15 Oct 2014
    UvA-VU Europe platform designated a Centre of Excellence

    The Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE), a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU), has been designated a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ...

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Traditional Healing Session
    Considering ‘possession by spirits’ can help in the treatment of trauma

    Cultural explanatory models and consideration for local systemic interventions can benefit the treatment of patients with dissociative symptoms attributed to possession by spirits. This is one of the conclusions of ...

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Leen Sterckx
    Mixed marriages do not necessarily promote cultural integration

    Mixed marriages are more likely to succeed if the partners are able to bridge their differences. Nevertheless, this process doesn’t necessarily promote cultural integration. This is the conclusion of a study by Leen ...

  • 15 Jul 2014
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    Sport brings people together, but not everyone

    Sport often reflects society's prejudices and inequalities. In fact, it can even amplify them. The assumption that society's minorities naturally experience sport as a social glue is therefore false, concludes Ramón ...

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Amsterdam By Night
    Joining forces to look at big data and urban issues

    As part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (the collaborative partnership between VU University Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA)), the UvA and ...

  • 26 May 2014
    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    UvA awarded record number of Vidi grants

    Nineteen UvA researchers have been awarded a Vidi grant as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. Having secured 19 of the 88 grant allocations for ...

  • 24 Apr 2014
    Prof Rutgerd Boelens
    Rutgerd Boelens, professor by special appointment of the Political Ecology of Water in Latin America

    Dr R. A. Boelens (1965) has been appointed professor by special appointment of the Political Ecology of Water in Latin America at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...

  • 23 Apr 2014
    Minister Lodewijk Asscher receive a book
    Lodewijk Asscher presented with study on income inequality

    On Wednesday, 16 April, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher was presented with the results of an extensive international study titled ‘Growing INequalities' Impacts’, or GINI, at the ...

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Noureddine
    Conversion to Islam: radical change or slow evolution?

    Women who convert to Islam don't necessarily adopt the lifestyle of 'born' Muslims. Yet people around them tend to assume the opposite. This was one of the findings to come out of Vanessa Vroon-Najem's research, for ...