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Results: 51 - 100 of 323
  • 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, ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Animation on authoritarian practices

    Authoritarian practices that seriously threaten the freedom of citizens have become an everyday topic. Take Russia, where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested last week. Or consider the violence against ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Towards an alternative migration policy

    Migration and refugee issues are on political and public agendas around the globe. The European Union is looking for sustainable solutions, international cooperation and joint responsibility. An international ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?

    Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Four new University Professors to study impact of artificial intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has announced that it will appoint four new University Professors. The University Professors will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and the societal questions surrounding this ...

  • 11 Jul 2018
    Mark Jordans, professor by special appointment of Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Dr M.J.D. Jordans (1975) has been named professor by special appointment of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Sustainable events in and around Amsterdam during summer

    To maintain your 'dosis of sustainability' during the semester break we made a list of all upcoming events, including lectures, conferences, networking events, but also more communal activities like a climate ...

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers

    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...

  • 4 Jun 2018
    Sixth cartoon on research ethics and risks in the authoritarian field

    Fictional heroine Alice encounters challenges when conducting fieldwork in authoritarian states. This time she wrestles with informed consent. Does it count as informed consent when the respondents were not really sober?

  • 4 Jun 2018
    UvA part of consortium 'CO-CREATE' research project to tackle adolescent obesity

    A consortium of 14 research and advocacy organisations, amongst which the Universities of Amsterdam, Oslo, Cape Town and Bergen, as well as the World Obesity Federation and World Cancer Research Fund, have launched a ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 28 May 2018
    Conference at UvA on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate

    On 25 and 26 June international scholars, policy makers, business and civil society actors will come together in Amsterdam and discuss three UN Development Goals: fresh water (SDG 6), food (SDG 2) and climate ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 21 Mar 2018
    Summer School "Cultures, Migrations, Borders"

    The Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam welcome applications for the Seventh International ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning

    Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (1970) has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx

    Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight 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 border control within the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    CUS Seed Grant Open Call

    A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Henny Bos, professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth

    Dr H.M.W. Bos (1963) has been appointed professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros awarded to eleven UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC) have each received a Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to conduct research over the coming five years. Vici, which is ...

  • 16 Feb 2018
    2nd CSDS Conference: Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018)

    The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosts and brings together partners at UvA and other locations in the Netherlands, which work on sustainable development.

  • 15 Feb 2018
    Second cartoon on research ethics and risks in the authoritarian field

    Fictional heroine Alice encounters challenges when conducting fieldwork in authoritarian states. This time she has to navigate between research opportunity and harassment. What to do when key informants try to get ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War

    'Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War' is one of few books available in English to provide an overview of the Colombian civil war and drug war.

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe

    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Save the date for the upcoming CSDS Conference from 25-27 June 2018

    Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate Interrelations

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online

    The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Top-down Community Building and the Politics of Inclusion

    Sociologist Fenneke Wekker explores mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in practices of community building through an ethnographic study of a neighborhood restaurant in Amsterdam. She presents important insights ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    New NWO Projects at UvA Relevant to Sustainable Development

    The NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) will be sponsoring two new projects at the UvA related to sustainable development in Africa and Latin America.

  • 4 Dec 2017
    Impact story: have the voices of citizens heard

    Many people are excluded from decision-making processes and do not participate in public debates. Urban planner Nanke Verloo reaches out to these groups and helps them to have their voices heard with the aim to make ...

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online

    The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Controlling the Electoral Marketplace

    This book studies how established political parties react to the far left and far right parties that have surged in many democracies worldwide.

  • 28 Nov 2017
    European Journal of International Relations: UvA Editorial team takes over

    From 1 January 2018 a new editorial team from the University of Amsterdam will take over the editorship of the European Journal of International Relations, ranked globally among the top ‘all-round’ journals in ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

    Sport brings together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality. In Brazil’s stadiums, Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy , ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online

    The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.

  • 22 Nov 2017
    Olav Velthuis, professor of Sociology

    Dr O.J.M. Velthuis (1972) has been appointed professor of Sociology, especially economic life and culture, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 21 Nov 2017
    New Article by Marieke de Goede Develops the Notion of a Chain of Security

    This article develops the notion of the Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and on the basis of commercial transactions.

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Solving problems in social groups

    People often face shared problems, ranging from finding resources to avoiding external threats. Would it be possible for individuals to interact and be more accurate than independent individuals? In a Letter in the ...

  • 24 Oct 2017
    New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people

    Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Frank Takes (AISSR-PETGOV) wins Young eScientist Award

    The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.

  • 12 Oct 2017
    The future of craftmanship (Dutch only)

    Specialist professionals have better job opportunities than highly trained professionals.

  • 9 Oct 2017
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu attends lecture of Michael Eze on a philosophy of dialogue and reconciliation

    Michael Eze presented his lecture during the conference on 'Botho/Ubuntu: A Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity' organized by Mind and Life in Botswana, Africa.