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Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research / AISSR

Results: 381 - 400 of 432
Results: 381 - 400 of 432
  • Prof Eric Schliesser, Political Theory
    Eric Schliesser, professor of Political Science
    13 Apr 2015
    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.
  • G. J. Knoops
    Geert-Jan Knoops, professor by special appointment of Politics of International Law
    30 Mar 2015
    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 ...
  • Jeroen Oerlemans
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    25 Mar 2015
    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 ...
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    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
    20 Mar 2015
    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 ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers
    13 Feb 2015
    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).
  • Prof Beate Völker, professor Sociology, especiallt the study of Labour and social inequality
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology
    29 Jan 2015
    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
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    ERC Starting Grants for nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    11 Dec 2014
    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).
  • Compulsory voluntary work widens gap with labour market
    1 Dec 2014
    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 ...
  • MOOC Solid Science
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera
    22 Oct 2014
    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, ...
  • UvA-VU Europe platform designated a Centre of Excellence
    15 Oct 2014
    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 ...
  • Traditional Healing Session
    Considering ‘possession by spirits’ can help in the treatment of trauma
    13 Oct 2014
    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 ...
  • Leen Sterckx
    Mixed marriages do not necessarily promote cultural integration
    29 Sep 2014
    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...