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Results: 51 - 100 of 851
  • The impact of COVID-19 on public support for the European Union
    6 Jul 2021
    The Volkswagen Stiftung awards 1.5 million euro to project that studies how the COVID-19 pandemic affects Eurosceptic attitudes, solidarity with fellow Europeans and the electoral performance of Eurosceptic parties.
  • Dikran Kassabian appointed as student assessor UvA
    6 Jul 2021
    Political science student Dikran Kassabian has been appointed as student assessor of the University of Amsterdam by the Executive Board. Kassabian is the successor of Rijk van Beek and will start on September 1st for ...
  • Frank Huysmans reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society
    6 Jul 2021
    Frank Huysmans has been reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society, with special regard to the transformation of public libraries. The chair is endowed by National Library of the ...
  • NSO 2021 logo
    Ticket draw for NSO performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle
    5 Jul 2021
    In August 2021, the Dutch Student Orchestra (NSO) will perform an adaptation of Richard Wagner's masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen. The adaptation is by Henk de Vlieger. The UvA is holding a ticket draw among ...
  • Flanders and the Netherlands join EDMO project in the fight against disinformation
    5 Jul 2021
    The European Commission recognises the relevance of the fight against disinformation and has therefore allocated two million euros to the Flemish-Dutch EDMO project. Within this project, a multidisciplinary hub will ...
  • mother is helping her daughter with home schooling
    Helping with schoolwork: when do parents feel capable of doing this?
    2 Jul 2021
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many parents suddenly had to support their children with schoolwork on a daily basis. This was not always easy. How do you effectively provide instruction and keep your child focused? ...
  • two hands are holding a digitally illustrated network
    The UvA launches new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science
    2 Jul 2021
    The University of Amsterdam has been given the go-ahead for the new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science. In this programme, students will learn to develop sustainable digital interventions that ...
  • Join the UvA panel!
    30 Jun 2021
    Would you voice your opinion on matters at the University of Amsterdam? Are there things the UvA can do better for example? Or do you have ideas on specific topics? Sign up now for the UvA panel. Through the panel ...
  • UvA appoints Samera Ouchene as ombudsperson
    30 Jun 2021
    As of 6 September 2021, Samera Ouchene will be the UvA’s ombudsperson. She has been appointed for a period of four years, with the option of being reappointed for two further terms. UvA ombudsperson is a full-time ...
  • Young women uses her hand as binoculars in front of her left eye
    Attention and expectations determine what we see
    29 Jun 2021
    Our senses process a massive amount of information, yet the world around us seems quite straightforward. Selective attention and expectations play an important role in this. ‘What we see every day and every moment is ...
  • Maria Kaika
    Maria Kaika Receives 2021 European Award for Excellence in Teaching
    28 Jun 2021
    Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika of the University of Amsterdam wins the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 'The breadth and depth of Maria Kaika’s work as a teacher, ...
  • NSE 2021: UvA students score the university a 3,83 out of 5
    23 Jun 2021
    The results of the National Student Survey have been published! Over 35% of all UvA students gave their opinion on their course programme and the university between January and March 2021. The results show that you ...
  • Dutch Higher Education Award: sign up your education team
    22 Jun 2021
    The Dutch Higher Education Premium is awarded every year by the Ministry of OCW to education teams that deliver a special performance. Nominated teams have a chance to win an amount of €1.2 million, €800,000 or ...
  • Don’t wait for that robot to take over your job
    22 Jun 2021
    AI can make people think differently about their work, causing them to question how skilled they still are and feel uncertain about the future of their job. Will your job soon be taken over by a robot? Such ...
  • Win tickets for concert by J.Pzn Sweelinck orchestra in the Concertgebouw
    17 Jun 2021
    On Monday, 12 July, the UvA Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck will be presenting the same classical concert twice, including works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Join the raffle to win tickets for this programme in the ...
  • Multinationals have a major influence on the European political agenda
    15 Jun 2021
    In Brussels, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lobby hard on issues that are already on the political agenda, while companies lobby on issues they would like to see added to the agenda. ‘And ultimately, influence ...
  • Understanding Consciousness
    15 Jun 2021
    Waking up remains a strange sensation. Just one moment ago the world didn't exist for you and then, in a split second, it was there with all the smells, sounds, movements and visual sensations. For centuries ...
  • Roeterseiland
    Police community event ‘Waaks’ on Roeterseiland campus
    14 Jun 2021
    On Tuesday 15 June, from 16:00 to 18:00, the police will be on Roeterseiland campus with many officers in uniform and a tuk-tuk serving coffee. The officers will speak to dog owners and ask for their cooperation. ...
  • Work location - Allard Pierson
    Painting work at Allard Pierson
    14 Jun 2021
    The exterior of the Allard Pierson Museum is to be painted from 28 June to 10 September.
  • 2021 student council elections results
    11 Jun 2021
    On Friday, 11 June, the Central Voting Office (CSB) announced the election results of the annual student council elections, held from 31 May - 4 June.
  • What impact does the changing labour market have on specialists?
    10 Jun 2021
    What will car mechanics do once everyone is driving an electric vehicle? And how are watchmakers doing now that people mostly wear smartwatches? Social developments are changing the demand for labour. Sociologist ...
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • UvA takes third place in SustainaBul sustainability ranking
    2 Jun 2021
    Last Friday, the SustainaBul, the national sustainability ranking for higher education institutes, was announced. The UvA finished in third place out of 32 participating institutions. This result shows we are taking ...
  • ‘I am here to assist you today.’ How we respond to chatbots.
    2 Jun 2021
    As online users we are increasingly exposed to chatbots as one form of AI-enabled media technologies. Stand-alone chatbots are often used for product or service recommendations, for example when online shopping or ...
  • Roeterseiland Health Centre offers care for body and mind
    2 Jun 2021
    General practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists, a dietician and a practice of healthcare psychologists; all these health services are offered at the new Roeterseiland Health Centre, which will open later this ...
  • Start of fine-free return month for library books
    1 Jun 2021
    If you still have library books at home that have incurred fines of up to 100 euros, you may hand them in without penalty at the desk of one of our library locations during the month of June. Your fines will be ...
  • Access to 75 new databases through Adam Matthew Explorer
    1 Jun 2021
    The University Library has taken out a temporary subscription to Adam Matthew Explorer. This effectively adds no less than 75 databases to our collection for UvA students, lecturers and researchers.
  • Voting is open for the 2021 student council elections
    1 Jun 2021
    The polls are open! Between Monday, 31 May and Friday, 4 June, all UvA students can vote for the 2021 student council elections. You will find answers to the most important questions about the elections below:
  • New IIS Honours module: 'The next great/small transformation' starting in September 2021
    31 May 2021
    Society is facing urgent and complex challenges, such as climate change, inequality, pandemics and digitisation. Because these issues are firmly rooted in existing societal structures and institutions, shaping ...
  • Start of consultations on 2022 Framework Letter
    31 May 2021
    On 25 May 2021 the Executive Board adopted the 2022 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. Staff and students now have until 14 ...
  • Caatje Kluskens named winner of the Sustainability Create a Course Challenge
    26 May 2021
    Caatje Kluskens, a 22-year-old Media and Culture student at the University of Amsterdam, pitched her idea for a course entitled ‘Food, Animals and the Environment: The relationship between humans, non-humans and the ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • Funding for social and behavioural data science
    25 May 2021
    Through the Accelerate Programme, the UvA Data Science Centre has awarded funding for four proposals at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This is to enhance research within the newly established Social ...
  • New IIS Elective courses for first semester 2021-2022
    24 May 2021
    Every academic year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers a range of electives that are open to all UvA students. Next semester's electives include several new courses relevant to actual contemporary ...
  • Factors contributing to science rejection across countries
    20 May 2021
    In Western nations spirituality, more than religiosity, may be the ‘enemy’ of science acceptance. That is one of the conclusions of an investigation of science skepticism in 24 countries. The study shows how levels ...
  • Online lecture by Jan Lintsen on UvA finances
    20 May 2021
    On Wednesday, 2 June 2021 Executive Board member Jan Lintsen will be giving a lecture for students and employees for the third time, about UvA’s financial management and topical financial subjects. Registration is ...
  • We are not as polarized as we think
    20 May 2021
    A major international study on political polarization found that people across the world often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of opposing political groups. Explaining the true feelings of the ...
  • Work location - Allard Pierson
    Renovation work on roof of Allard Pierson
    19 May 2021
    The roof of the building at Oude Turfmarkt is due for renovation. This is necessary because of leaks. To resolve this issue, the roofing is being replaced. Part of the roofing was already replaced in the summer of ...
  • Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
    The Chinese Communist Party's international arm
    18 May 2021
    It is no secret that Chinese President Xi Jinping harbours high international ambitions. What was not yet known, however, is the role the Chinese Communist Party plays in this, specifically its International ...
  • Several physical exchange programmes to be allowed to go ahead, subject to conditions
    12 May 2021
    On 20 April, a decision was made to cancel all physical exchange programmes in the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. This decision was based on the advice against travelling worldwide and to give ...
  • Have your say on the campus university of the future
    4 May 2021
    The UvA is working on a vision of the education of the future, in which we describe what our education will look like if we make optimal use of the possibilities offered by the campus and digital resources. We ask ...
  • Anne de Graaf announces departure as CDO
    29 Apr 2021
    After four years as Chief Diversity Officer at the UvA, Anne de Graaf has decided to return to focusing fully on teaching, research and publishing. She will hand over her position as of 1 September 2021.
  • Social networks as an antidote to loneliness
    29 Apr 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on young people’s mental health. Youth care researcher Levi van Dam suggest with international colleagues that mentors chosen by young people themselves from ...
  • Vote for a new interdisciplinary elective course
    23 Apr 2021
    Out of 36 submitted ideas for the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability, 10 ideas have been selected. Cast your vote and help decide which ideas should continue in the race to become a new, ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • Woman looks online at information about breast cancer
    Promoting cancer screening through social media analyses
    20 Apr 2021
    Early identification through screening is a crucial element in reducing the burden of cancer. But many people don’t participate in the mass screening offered and recommended by the Dutch state. How do people arrive ...
  • Which student emotionally affects the teacher?
    20 Apr 2021
    A teacher can experience a lot of joy through contact with students, but can also feel frustration when students show disruptive behaviours. Education scientist Janneke de Ruiter studied the emotional interactions ...
  • New: Direct link to PDF for articles in CataloguePlus
    13 Apr 2021
    Would you also like to get the link to the accompanying PDF at a glance when you find an article in CataloguePlus? The LibKey tool makes this possible for a large number of articles. The Library has a trial license ...
  • Ready to party? Sign up for the online (silent) disco on April 14
    1 Apr 2021
    Would you like to dance the night away? Enjoy the online (silent) disco on April 14. The event is free of charge for all students and employees of the University of Amsterdam.