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Results: 361 - 380 of 400
  • Rugby-MorgueFile-Jusben-577187
    Sport brings people together, but not everyone
    15 Jul 2014
    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 ...
  • Amsterdam By Night
    Joining forces to look at big data and urban issues
    25 Jun 2014
    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 ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    UvA awarded record number of Vidi grants
    26 May 2014
    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 ...
  • Prof Rutgerd Boelens
    Rutgerd Boelens, professor by special appointment of the Political Ecology of Water in Latin America
    24 Apr 2014
    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 ...
  • Minister Lodewijk Asscher receive a book
    Lodewijk Asscher presented with study on income inequality
    23 Apr 2014
    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 ...
  • Noureddine
    Conversion to Islam: radical change or slow evolution?
    27 Mar 2014
    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 ...
  • QS World University Rankings
    Nine UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50
    27 Feb 2014
    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Wednesday 26 February, nine of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) subject areas are in the top 50. Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked ...
  • Kampong_Jakarta (Indonesië)
    Confidence in aid determines risk behaviour during floods
    13 Feb 2014
    People apply different styles of dealing with risk in flood situations. These styles are not determined by knowledge about the risk or by poverty, as is often thought, but mainly by the confidence that people have in ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Vici grants for four UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    28 Jan 2014
    Prof. Dominique Baeten, Prof. Gijs van den Brink and Dr Peter Schall have each been awarded a Vici grant of €1.5 million by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). A Vici grant has also been ...
  • Flower auction Aalsmeer
    Flexible cooperation pivotal for Dutch success in global flower industry
    27 Jan 2014
    The Netherlands's cooperatives have made it a key player in the global flower market, and they are the reason it will remain so. Co-ops make the Dutch flower industry more flexible compared to that of other ...
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    UvA and VU pool knowledge on Europe
    8 Jan 2014
    The new Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE), run jointly by VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been set up to gain a better understanding of the ...
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    Limited contact between people with a disability and those without proves more effective
    19 Dec 2013
    It is not realistic to expect warm and emotional ties between citizens with a disability and those without. Femmianne Bredewold bases this conclusion on the results of her doctoral research project as set out in her ...
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    ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to six UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    12 Dec 2013
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to six researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are astronomer Joeri van ...
  • Prof Rijk van Dijk, professor Suxuality an Religion in Africa
    Rijk van Dijk, professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa
    10 Oct 2013
    Dr R.A. van Dijk (1959) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The chair was ...
  • QS World University Rankings
    UvA top Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    10 Sep 2013
    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. Previously ranked 62nd, the UvA has moved up four places and is now ranked 58th ...
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    Terrorism financing barely traceable using data analysis
    28 Aug 2013
    Doctoral research by Mara Wesseling has shown that the data analyses being performed as part of the European fight against terrorism financing are of little use for preventing terrorism. Wesseling will receive her ...
  • Prof Ramón Spaaij
    Ramón Spaaij, professor by special appointment of Sport Sociology
    22 Jul 2013
    Dr R. Spaaij (1979) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Sports Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on behalf of ...
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    Four UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    16 Jul 2013
    Anthropologists Rivke Jaffe and Barak Kalir and astronomers Saskia Hekker and Jason Hessels are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants open the way for the recipients to ...
  • Prof Geertjan Overbeek
    Geertjan Overbeek, professor of Child Development
    11 Jul 2013
    Dr G. Overbeek (1975) has been appointed professor of Child Development at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Honorary doctorate for Jan Breman in recognition of half a century of unique research
    1 Jul 2013
    The School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London has conferred an honorary doctorate on Jan Breman, emeritus professor of the University of Amsterdam, for research he conducted in ...