The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
22 Jun 2020
Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
30 Mar 2020
What epidemics can teach us about burial places
Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...
25 Mar 2020
Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.
24 Feb 2020
Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE
In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...
24 Feb 2020
Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day
On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...
17 Feb 2020
Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
29 Jan 2020
Cities and Mobilities Awarded Grants
The Cities & Mobilities seminar series in 2017-2018 generated a whole community of academics and practitioners interested in keeping the conversation going. So, in 2019, Anna Nikolaeva decided to use the remaining ...
5 Jan 2020
PhD Talent Travel Grant - Open Call
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
11 Dec 2018
New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance
Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards ...