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Results: 51 - 100 of 675
  • 11 May 2020
    Start of consultations on 2021 Framework Letter

    On 6 May 2020 the Executive Board adopted the 2021 Framework Letter subject to the approval of the general outline of the budget by the central representative advisory bodies. The Framework Letter will serve as the ...

  • 7 May 2020
    For research support you go to rsp.uva.nl

    The UvA Research Support Portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.

  • 1 May 2020
    In Rosie We Trust…how are families using virtual assistants?

    Virtual assistants, which use speech recognition to carry out a growing number of tasks, are becoming increasingly popular. We still do not know much about how families with young children are using this new type of ...

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Willingness to help mainly involves own group

    The coronavirus crisis confronts us with questions concerning common interest and self-interest. Do people and countries think of themselves or others? Research shows that while people are willing to set aside their ...

  • 28 Apr 2020
    First results of the UvA Crisis Monitor

    According to the initial results of the UvA Crisis Monitor almost half of students and staff at the UvA are very or extremely worried about the coronavirus crisis. Their primary concerns are about the health and ...

  • 28 Apr 2020
    'Something that is normal for you may be unique for someone else'

    'Why bother with diversity? The best people will always float to the top!' This was one of the statements made during the Faces of Science Park event in February on diversity, which included discussions, workshops ...

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Scientists launch website that seeks the ideal exit strategy

    The intelligent lockdown is certainly necessary, but is also causing serious damage to society on almost every conceivable level. That’s why it’s essential to resume ‘normal life’ as quickly as possible. So it’s a ...

  • 15 Apr 2020
    Can we learn from our dealings with the coronavirus to stop climate change?

    The speed at which people adapt to stop the spread of Covid19 is impressive. It contrasts with the speed and motivation to adjust behaviour when it comes to other global issues, such as climate change. Why this ...

  • 14 Apr 2020
    Additional management measures for REC buildings with regard to safety and hygiene

    You will also have to study at home in the near future. For students who still need to be on the Roeterseiland Campus (REC), the buildings are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00-18:00. As of this week, the UvA will ...

  • 14 Apr 2020
    UvA launches ‘Crisis Monitor’ survey among students and staff

    ​​​​​​​How are the measures that the University has had to take due to the coronavirus crisis impacting the well-being of students and staff? To gain more insight into this topic, the University of Amsterdam is ...

  • 9 Apr 2020
    EU-funded researchers concerned how coronavirus will impact refugees

    Concern for the well-being of refugees is growing. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands. Is the EU doing enough to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 8 Apr 2020
    How to make social skills training for children even better

    We all want children to be able to function well in social groups, and various social skills training programmes are available for children for whom this is a challenge. Studies have already proven these training ...

  • 8 Apr 2020
    SAGE grants extra access to online sources

    In view of the corona crisis, the Library is expanding its offering of online sources. SAGE, one of the world's largest publishers of academic publications, has granted UvA students and staff members extra access.

  • 6 Apr 2020
    Research into ‘corona humour’

    UvA communication scientist Mark Boukes collects and analyses corona humour from around the globe, together with Giselinde Kuipers from KU Leuven. What differences exist between humorous expressions in various ...

  • 3 Apr 2020
    Postponed: 2020 Student Council elections

    The student council elections will be postponed by three weeks and will now be held in the week of 8-12 June. The processes surrounding the elections have also been adjusted in such a way that any moments requiring ...

  • 3 Apr 2020
    UvA data scientists volunteer their expertise

    A great deal of research and data will be required to bring the Covid-19 pandemic to a halt and solve the problems it has caused. UvA scientists are now volunteering to help conduct statistical data analysis for ...

  • 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
    Thanks for your feedback on the Outlines of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

    UvA staff and students had until 12 March to respond to the Outlines of the 2021 - 2026 Strategic Plan on the online platform denkmee.uva.nl. The Executive Board would like to thank the more than 50 contributors for ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Uncertainty, concern, fear, panic or mass hysteria?

    People worldwide are scared of the coronavirus. They are anxious that their friends and family will be infected, of that they will be infected themselves. Does that mean we are dealing with mass panic or mass ...

  • 24 Mar 2020
    Does praying help?

    In these uncertain times, we do whatever we can to feel a certain sense of control. Some buy surgical masks and hoard supplies, while others organise a national day of prayer. UvA social psychologist Michiel van Elk ...

  • 24 Mar 2020
    Most people remain decent even when under pressure

    The rapid spread of the coronavirus is generating anxiety, stress and pressure. How does this affect people? Some studies claim that stress and pressure make people greedy. Other studies, in contrast, predict ...

  • 16 Mar 2020
    The impact of economic news

    Recent economic news has certainly been gloomy. Studies confirm that negative economic news causes us to think more negative thoughts and can lead to a loss of confidence in the political system. Surprisingly, these ...

  • 12 Mar 2020
    All teaching on location suspended until the end of March

    The new measures announced by the cabinet to limit the consequences of the coronavirus also have major implications for the UvA. It has been decided that for the rest of this month teaching activities will be ...

  • 12 Mar 2020
    UvA Bachelor’s Day cancelled

    After consulting with experts the UvA has regretfully had to decide that the Bachelor’s Day scheduled for this Saturday, 14 March cannot go ahead, to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The most important ...

  • 10 Mar 2020
    'We're all guardians of our own academic integrity'

    Real science requires integrity by definition, according to Ed van Bavel, one of the UvA's five Confidential Advisers for Academic Integrity. His colleague Annette Groot couldn't agree more: 'If you don't act with ...

  • 9 Mar 2020
    Coronavirus: latest update Noord-Brabant

    The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environmental Protection) advises inhabitants of the province of Noord-Brabant to minimize social contact if they have symptoms of a cold, coughing, or fever. If you ...

  • 6 Mar 2020
    New course offering: the Citing Sources online course

    The Library is offering a new course called Citing Sources. This course is made up of two modules, is available online and everyone can take it at their own pace.

  • 4 Mar 2020
    Fossil-free living comes at a price – the disruptive effects of lithium mining

    Demand for electric cars has exploded as a result of the energy transition, propelling demand for the main raw material in car batteries: lithium. However, efforts to make one part of the world 'greener' are ...

  • 4 Mar 2020
    UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...

  • 2 Mar 2020
    Readers to go to Canvas

    During the summer of 2020 the UvA is switching to a new reader system. Lecturers wishing to offer their students readers will soon have an easy way of doing this within Canvas, the UvA's digital learning environment.

  • 28 Feb 2020
    Update 28-02-2020: Consequences of coronavirus for UvA students and staff

    The UvA is following developments around the Coronavirus closely. See uva.nl/coronavirus for updates.

  • 25 Feb 2020
    Addiction expert Reinout Wiers: ‘The mind often wins, but not always’

    Our trainees Maria and Mink, both aged fourteen, talked to brain researcher Reinout Wiers about his discoveries relating to addiction. He learned that automatic processes in the brain play an important role, and that ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Open Access Milestone reached in the Netherlands

    This February the 10.000th open access article is administered that was published without any additional costs by Dutch researchers in 2019 under the national open access agreements with publishers. Also this year ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    UvA and AUAS contribute to clean drinking water

    On Thursday, 13 February, Facility Services accepted a certificate from MAAS, the coffee supplier of the AUAS and the UvA.

  • 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 ...

  • 14 Feb 2020
    How Airbnb markets black-majority neighbourhoods

    Airbnb attracts increasing numbers of tourists to neighbourhoods where the traditional hotel industry is limited or absent. This popularity of ‘real urban’ experiences in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas has impact on ...

  • 13 Feb 2020
    How can we improve mental health in the workplace?

    Stress and burn-out have a major impact on people and organisations. In a large-scale European project, researchers will develop interventions to promote our mental health at work. To this end various experimental ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Have your say on the UvA’s ambitions and next steps

    The University’s ambitions for the coming years have been formulated in the document ‘Outlines for the 2021 - 2026 strategic plan’. You are invited to join in thinking about the UvA’s next steps and to voice your ...

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?

    ‘Technology ensures that we’re all served our own personalised news cycle. As a result, we only get to hear the opinions that correspond to our own. The result is polarisation’. Or so the oft-heard theory goes. But ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    Digital security requires quick and adequate actions

    Digital threats are rapidly increasing, which requires us to take extra security measures. Just in the last few weeks, Maastricht University fell victim to a large Ransomware attack, our University dealt with a range ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    UvA introduces new research data management guidelines

    On 15 January, the Executive Board adopted new guidelines on research data management (RDM) at the UvA. These guidelines are based on the FAIR principles, which specify that research data should be as Findable, ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    Give willing Member States and European cities a central role in the asylum system

    A central European asylum system supported by all Member States is never going to happen. Organise the reception of asylum seekers among willing Member States, let the other Member States financially contribute and ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee

    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    EPICUR strengthens cooperation in a partnership agreement

    On January 10, Rector Magnificus Karen Maex signed an agreement on behalf of the UvA which strengthens the cooperation between EPICUR partners.

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Sustainability at the UvA: from Warm Sweater Day to Warm Sweater Week

    We will be dialling down the thermostat in UvA buildings from Monday 3 to Friday 7 February. This article explains why UvA is taking part in National Warm Sweater Day and why we are taking the initiative to extend ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Minister approves UvA plans for ‘quality agreements’

    Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven has approved the UvA's plans for the use of student loan funds, in the context of the so-called ‘Higher Education Quality Agreements’. The minister ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    New thesis publication environment

    The University Library has recently revamped the thesis publication environment UvA Scripties (formerly Scripties Online). The web page with faculty information about publishing theses has also been updated. These ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Mark Jordans uses science to improve psychological support for children in war zones

    To reduce the huge psychological suffering of children in war zones: this mission is what drives Mark Jordans, who was recently named professor by special appointment of Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health at ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    21 until 24 January: entrance Roetersstraat bicycle parking garage closed

    From Tuesday 21 January until Friday 24 January the entire entrance to the bicycle parking facility on Roetsersstraat will be sealed off (roller blind will be shut). Scooters and cargo bikes will no longer be able to ...