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Results: 1 - 20 of 109
  • 24 Jun 2020
    Institutional racism and academia

    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 ...

  • 15 May 2020
    Closing schools increases educational inequality

    When the schools in the Netherlands closed on 16 March, children had to learn at home and parents took up a key responsibility to assist them. Preliminary research by the University of Amsterdam suggests that this ...

  • 16 Apr 2020
    PhD Positions for Highly Qualified Graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a four-year period, with a formal ...

  • 16 Apr 2020
    Anthropologists about Life after Corona

    Anthropologists Danny de Vries, Jeanette Pols and Willy Sier have received funding for new research and data collection during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 8 Apr 2020
    Mapping the effects of homeschooling on social inequality in educational outcomes

    UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra ...

  • 2 Apr 2020
    All at home: the impact of Covid-19 policies and media coverage on families with very young children

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic a team of UvA sociologists launched a research project to study the daily lives of Amsterdam families with very young children. During this pandemic the project continues, now also ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom (1932-2020) 

    On March 17 of this year, Johan (Joop for friends) Goudsblom died at the age of 87 in his hometown Amsterdam. From 1968 until his retirement in 1997 he was a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 26 Mar 2020
    In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom

    Op 17 maart j.l. overleed Johan (‘Joop’) Goudsblom op 87-jarige leeftijd in zijn woonplaats Amsterdam. Van 1968 tot zijn emeritaat in 1997 was hij hoogleraar sociologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Future-Proof Cities

    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.

  • 23 Mar 2020
    Het Nederlandse SARS-CoV-2 beleid: leer van landen met SARS 2003 ervaring en 'ken je volk'

    Dr. Marloes van Houten werkt bij Politieke Sociologie en houdt zich als senior onderzoeker bezig met het onderwerp jongeren en gezondheidsbeleid. Ze woonde in Hong Kong van 2012-2017 en in Italië in 2017. Samen met ...

  • 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 ...

  • 13 Feb 2020
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    How do we help city dwellers psychologically?

    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...