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Results: 341 - 360 of 364
  • 25 Mar 2010
    IIAS thesis prize for UvA alumna

    University of Amsterdam (UvA) alumna Marloes van Houten has scooped the Master's thesis prize at the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) for her MA thesis ‘Nepal's Civil War and its Impact'.

  • 23 Dec 2009
    A new look at the eating body

    Knowledge about food is abundant and widespread; however, one aspect is conspicuously absent in Western science: the eating body itself. Professor Annemarie Mol received a €1.8 million ERC Advanced Grant for an ...

  • 10 Dec 2009
    Maarten Bavinck appointed president of Commission on Legal Pluralism

    Human Geographer Dr Maarten Bavinck has been appointed president of the Commission on Legal Pluralism. This international committee of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) is ...

  • 2 Dec 2009
    The political power of mass media

    Dr Rens Vliegenthart who will be conducting research to assess whether the media's influence is really as pervasive as many believe, as well as determining the factors that play a key role in shaping this influence.

  • 24 Nov 2009
    FMG earmarks funds for interdisciplinary research projects

    Edward de Haan, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has designated two interdisciplinary research focal areas. These research projects, Institutions and Inequality and The Entertainization ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    What is beauty? A study of transnational views on beauty

    What is it about models that makes us regard them as 'beautiful'? How is beauty distinguished, shaped and disseminated? Do people in different countries hold different views on beauty? Dr Giselinde Kuipers aims to ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    Dutch genes – just what are they?

    Just what is the Dutch nationality, and how can we get to know the Dutch? Science and technology researcher Dr Amade M'charek (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) will be applying a unique approach in an ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Robert Kloosterman appointed honorary professor at University College London

    Effective 1 September 2009, Robert Kloosterman, professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) was appointed honorary professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, a faculty of ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Political scientist Mügge receives prestigious Jean Blondel Award 2009

    Daniel Mügge, university lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Political Science, has won the Jean Blondel Award 2009. He received the award in recognition of his thesis "Widen the Market, Narrow ...

  • 3 Sep 2009
    Study of pan-Asian identity in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded UvA alumnus Reza Kartosen a Mozaïek grant. Kartosen received the € 200,000 grant, intended for talented young alumni from ethnic minorities, in ...

  • 27 Jul 2009
    What influence do Indian migrants have on their native region?

    Out of sight, out of mind? The opposite is likely true for migrants. Many actually seem to have a considerable influence on their native city, both economically and socially. The University of Amsterdam and The ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Does selection for secondary education produce inequality?

    Does selection for secondary education affect non-cognitive factors such as active citizenship and deviant behaviour? This is the key question in a review of education literature to be conducted by sociologist Herman ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    ‘Underhill Group’ makes key contribution to economic crisis debate

    A team of researchers gathered under Geoffrey Underhill, Professor of International Governance in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), is making an important contribution to the financial crisis debate.

  • 16 Jun 2009
    FMG Student wins American Real Estate Award

    Metropolitan Studies student Caroline Uittenbroek was one of the members of an international student team recently recognised with an American real estate award. Four international student teams participated in the ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Management model to offer protection to African wetlands

    The fertile marshlands of Africa, the wetlands, are under considerable strain. Together with UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Studies (University of Amsterdam) is commencing research into ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    IMISCOE to continue as an independent network

    The IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) research network will continue to operate as an independent collaborative effort, now that the European Commission’s five-year subsidy has ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Municipalities can benefit more from partnerships

    Many Dutch municipalities have partnerships with municipalities in immigrants' countries of origin. Researcher Edith van Ewijk concludes that if the partners were to increase efforts in these partnerships, they would ...

  • 17 Feb 2009
    Jan Rath proposed as European Chair for Metropolis research network

    Prof. Jan Rath, Director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnical Studies (IMES), has been named European Chair of the international research network Metropolis, effective early March.

  • 10 Feb 2009
    The culturalisation and emotionalisation of citizenship

    About 10 years ago, the term citizenship was mainly associated with the attainment of social, economic and legal rights. Now, however, the emphasis has moved towards values, standards, customs and traditions. ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    Bringing nuance to the counter-terrorism ‘carnival’

    Society understandably is concerned about radicalism and potential attacks, but we must not overestimate the risks, says the new professor by special appointment in Radicalisation Studies Frank Bovenkerk. ‘My job is ...