A new call for PhD Talent Travel Grant proposals is now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a call of three PhD Talent Travel Grants (1.500 euros each) that enable junior members to broaden ...
17 Dec 2019
Thijs Bol new member of Young Academy
Thijs Bol, sociologist at the University of Amsterdam, has been selected as a new member of the Young Academy, and will be installed in March 2020.
11 Dec 2019
How to improve the position of women in Dutch politics
Why are women in politics and public administration still ‘the second sex’ despite 100 years of women's suffrage? And what needs to happen to increase political equality? A new collection of essays “Op weg naar een ...
28 Nov 2019
Social media influence protests, but so do local circumstances
There is a strong link between social media and civil protests. Social media allow people all over the world to connect to an issue and to take action. Are activists better able to mobilise through social media, and ...
12 Nov 2019
Social rights for European citizens?
Does the European Union devote sufficient attention to social developments? Many people feel that it does not; they consider Europe to be anything but socially minded. The new President of the European Commission, ...
11 Nov 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 2
This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban ...
4 Nov 2019
New grant for research on the outsourcing of migration control
The University of Amsterdam has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Swedish Research Council. Members of the AISSR programme group 'Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance', as well as the ...
28 Oct 2019
Grote opleidingsverschillen in steun voor democratische waarden onder Nederlandse jongeren
Nederlandse leerlingen in het eerste jaar van de middelbare school steunen in grote mate de kernwaarden van de democratische rechtsstaat. Tegelijkertijd zijn er aan het begin van het voortgezet onderwijs al ...
23 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 1
In this episode, Justine Laurent talks to Anastasiya Halauniova about peeing in the city. As you’ll hear, peeing is political and not all bodies are offered the same conditions for this basic – and often urgent – ...
22 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished
The Centre for Urban Studies is proud to present The City Unfinished podcast series. This podcast experiment brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges ...
10 Oct 2019
A new perspective on China’s rapid economic emergence
Over the course of his study, political scientist Julian Gruin spoke to 60 policymakers, bankers and (retired) members and officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get an answer to the question that has been ...
18 Sep 2019
'Zwarte Piet' controversy provides opportunity for stronger public debate
Social debate is a crucial part of a healthy democracy. The heated discussions about Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete’, over the past few years have shown how quickly the dynamics of the debate can change. At first ...
3 Sep 2019
Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...
27 Aug 2019
In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)
Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.
22 Jul 2019
AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants
Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.
16 Jul 2019
Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.