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Results: 101 - 150 of 851
  • Autism and ageing
    1 Apr 2021
    When we think of autism, we tend to think of children. Yet autism does not simply disappear as you get older. Researchers in the autism lab at the University of Amsterdam are investigating the relationship between ...
  • “REC butterflies” will be part of the Amsterdam Light Festival again
    1 Apr 2021
    The “REC butterflies” (the artwork Butterfly Effect by Masamichi Shimada), will be on display again during the Amsterdam Light Festival.
  • UvA Crisis Monitor update: Lots of stress and high study/work pressure among students and staff
    30 Mar 2021
    The degree of stress and study pressure among students is high and has been steadily increasing in recent weeks. Stress and work pressure among employees are fairly stable over time, but also high. This is evident ...
  • ‘No more papering over the cracks’
    30 Mar 2021
    On 6 April, students, PhDs, lecturers and professors from higher education will be demonstrating against underfunding. ‘I am fully convinced of the need for this action, because we can’t go on like this any longer,’ ...
  • Photo of the repaired Grimburgwal quay wall
    Grimburgwal quay wall back in use
    29 Mar 2021
    The emergency repair work on the Grimburgwal quay wall, which collapsed on 1 September 2020, is now complete. Clean-up work has been carried out, an emergency structure with sheet piling has been erected and the quay ...
  • CO-CREATE participants discuss policy advice
    Adolescents give advice on how to combat overweight
    24 Mar 2021
    Overweight has been a major social problem for some time already, and the coronavirus pandemic has only served to exacerbate it. In order to successfully combat youth overweight, adolescents are calling for bold and ...
  • UvA publishes white paper on sustainability
    23 Mar 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a crucial responsibility in accelerating sustainable change in society. This goes beyond making our own operational management more sustainable. As a university, we are at the ...
  • Underfunding of academic education: sound the alarm on 6 April
    23 Mar 2021
    On 6 April 2021 the University of Amsterdam will be sounding the alarm for the higher education sector. On this ‘Alarm Day’ people will be protesting in The Hague and other university towns to raise awareness of the ...
  • picture telling what CiSAI is all about
    We need to better understand the impact of AI on society and citizens
    23 Mar 2021
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just a set of technologies. AI will fundamentally affect citizens and transform societies, in both desirable and undesirable ways. The Faculty of Social & Behavioural ...
  • The Isaac Roet Prize: win €5,000 for your socially committed project
    23 Mar 2021
    We invite students and researchers to submit a project proposal that contributes to resolving societal issues and embraces Isaac Roet’s philosophy of promoting a fair, safe and sustainable world. In this first round ...
  • Do you have an innovative idea that can make a difference in society?
    22 Mar 2021
    You are e researcher or student of the UvA with an idea that possibly creates a positive impact on society. Then register your idea for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA), the competition for research ...
  • Willy Spaan appointed to UvA Supervisory Board
    22 Mar 2021
    Willy Spaan will join the Supervisory Board (RvT) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as of 1 May 2021. The appointment, by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, is for a period of 4 years.
  • Minors Weeks: 18 March - 2 April
    18 Mar 2021
    The online Minors Weeks are coming! This is a great opportunity to find a minor that matches your interests and plans for the future.
  • star with a checker
    Research Assessment of the Political Science Department: Excellent!
    18 Mar 2021
    The political science department at the University of Amsterdam was recently assessed on the quality of their research by an international committee. The department received a maximum score of 'excellent' on all ...
  • Dutch politicians showing frowning and happy faces
    How do politicians’ emotions affect us as voters?
    17 Mar 2021
    Emotions are usually very contagious, especially when expressed by people you like. If someone looks happy, for instance, you become happy too. But when politicians are involved, the dynamic is slightly different. It ...
  • Work location - Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48
    Painting the BG 1 exterior
    16 Mar 2021
    From 23 March to 14 May, the exterior of the BG 1 building, Turfdraagsterpad 9, will be painted.
  • Climate scepticism teaches us about COVID-19 scepticism
    16 Mar 2021
    Social psychological factors that explain science scepticism with regard to climate change and vaccinations also provide insights into mistrust surrounding COVID-19, according to social psychologists Bastiaan Rutjens ...
  • Will the 'REC butterflies' be part of the Amsterdam Light Festival again? You decide!
    15 Mar 2021
    Would you like to see the 'REC Butterflies' (the artwork Butterfly Effect by Masamichi Shimada), again during the tenth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival that will be held in the winter of 2021/2022? This is ...
  • How digital platforms are reshaping our cities
    15 Mar 2021
    Anyone exploring a new city uses digital platforms. We decide where we want to drink coffee with Yelp, we find our way with Google Maps and a place to sleep with Airbnb. But while these platforms help us with this, ...
  • Negative emotions are better predictors of populist attitudes
    11 Mar 2021
    The rise of populism has been accompanied by explanations as to why people feel drawn to it. An international study across 15 European countries, carried out by researchers at the University of Amsterdam and funded ...
  • Start of the first study in the UvA panel
    9 Mar 2021
    Last week, the first study using the UvA panel was organised. A small group of students were asked for their opinion on the GLASS application that is currently being developed, and that once finished will show them ...
  • ACTA presents: Picture a scientist
    5 Mar 2021
    March 8 is International Women's Day. ACTA invites you to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist. The film is about the rise of researchers who are writing a new chapter for female scientists. Be informed and ...
  • a small male and female figure are sitting on a pair of glasses
    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
  • Study associations receive funding to help improve student wellbeing
    4 Mar 2021
    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard for students to stay in contact with one another and to fully feel they are part of the academic community. That is why the UvA announced the Keep in Touch campaign at ...
  • Don’t forget to fill out the National Student Survey before March 10
    2 Mar 2021
    You have until March 10 to fill out the National Student Survey! Voice your opinion on your degree programme and the university so you can win some amazing prizes. How about an Apple Macbook Air or Sony noise ...
  • Two more weeks to join the UvA Create a Course Challenge: deadline 17 March
    1 Mar 2021
    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) challenges all UvA students to submit an idea for a new interdisciplinary course and to develop that course together with IIS curriculum experts. Submit your idea ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • ‘The anti-racism movement could put wind in the sails of multicultural parties’
    10 Feb 2021
    During the Dutch elections in March this year, voting behaviour of people with a migration background will be studied for the first time at national level. 'Something is happening', states UvA political scientist ...
  • girl holding cardboard on which is written 'Save our democracy'
    ‘A growing number of citizens is immune to the authoritarian virus’
    9 Feb 2021
    Is an authoritarian virus going around, damaging our democracy? Many fear so, due to the erosion of democratic values, the rise of authoritarian politicians and the resurgence of the extreme right. Political ...
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences buildings open at 12:00 on Monday 8 Feb
    7 Feb 2021
    Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) issued code orange for Monday morning, 8 February. The buildings of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will therefore open ...
  • girls holds textballoon above her head
    'Why voting as early as 16 is much better'
    5 Feb 2021
    Last year, political scientist Sarah de Lange, as a member of the Council for Public Administration, advised the Dutch parliament and government to lower the voting age to 16. She explains why it is important to give ...
  • National Student Survey already filled out by 13,1% of UvA-students!
    4 Feb 2021
    Have you already filled out the National Student Survey (NSE)? If not, do so before March 10! Currently 13,1% of students at the UvA have given their opinion on their degree programme and the university. Let your ...
  • Open Access logo
    UvA open access policy and Diamond Open Access Fund
    4 Feb 2021
    The Executive Board recently adopted the UvA Open Science programme 2020 – 2024. The programme includes an overview of new and well-established initiatives with regard to open access, research data management and ...
  • University Forum on social safety: report Taskforce ‘Breaking the silences. Social safety at the University of Amsterdam’
    3 Feb 2021
    On Monday, February 15, the University Forum will focus on social safety. During this University Forum, the Social Safety Taskforce will present its report with findings and recommendations for strengthening social ...
  • Ladder against schoolboard, on which a small cloud is drawn
    Knowledge and expectations of parents contribute to inequality in education
    3 Feb 2021
    Educational inequality: it’s a regular subject of public and political debate. Sociologist Andrea Foster researched how parents’ knowledge of the education system and their expectations play a role in this ...
  • sigrid kaag, leader of D'66 political party
    ‘Not nearly enough women in politics in the Netherlands’
    2 Feb 2021
    When it comes to political representation of women, political scientists Liza Mügge and Zahra Runderkamp give the Netherlands a failing grade. They say the current political process hinders both the entry and ...
  • man with a rocket on his back
    No guts, no glory? The link between risk-taking and leadership
    1 Feb 2021
    No doubt each of us remembers the risky behaviour within the financial sector that led to a major recession. Behavioural scientists conducted research into the link between risk-taking and leadership. The study ...
  • Onlinebrary: Experience studying together from home
    29 Jan 2021
    Even though you're stuck at home, it’s great to still be able to see your fellow students. After all, you're not the only one studying. Go to MS Teams to find the Onlinebrary. This is a motivating and inspiring ...
  • streetexperiment
    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • Polarisation in the Netherlands: how divided are we?
    26 Jan 2021
    Exactly how divided are we in the Netherlands, and what role is polarisation likely to play in our upcoming elections? We discussed this with political scientist Eelco Harteveld, who has spent years studying the ...
  • These initiatives by fellow students will help you during the lockdown
    25 Jan 2021
    With education taking place entirely at home and social contacts virtually nonexistent, this is a strange and difficult time. For this reason, various study associations, the Faculty Student Council and individual ...
  • Infographic explaining the structure of TIMELY
    AI to assist patients recovering from heart failure
    25 Jan 2021
    Rehabilitation and adapting to a new lifestyle are crucial to recovery following heart failure, but nevertheless prove to be all too difficult a task for many patients. The European project TIMELY, which is ...
  • The Brexit deal, a never-ending story
    21 Jan 2021
    Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin reflects on the Brexit deal that came into effect on 1 January 2021. ‘When we last spoke about Brexit, I wondered if the transition period would be the beginning of the end, or the end ...
  • Executive Board approves joint accommodation of Executive Programmes and PPLE in REC P
    20 Jan 2021
    TThe Executive Board has decided to jointly accommodate the Executive Programmes (EP) and and the interfaculty Bachelor's programme in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in REC P. REC P will be renovated ...
  • I apologise for my behaviour: when shyness becomes a problem
    19 Jan 2021
    Extreme shyness likely emerges in very early childhood. Developmental psychologist Milica Nikolić is conducting research to determine how parents can prevent their children from becoming overly shy in later life. ...
  • How are Dutch families mentally coping with COVID 19?
    18 Jan 2021
    Till at least 9 February parents in the Netherlands are in lockdown with their children. How did Dutch families mentally cope with the first wave of the corona pandemic? Preventive Youth Care researchers share first ...
  • Fill out the National Student Survey 2021!
    18 Jan 2021
    This week is the start of the National Student Survey (NSE). The NSE is a national survey in which students express their opinion on their degree programme and university. Starting from Thursday, 21 January you will ...
  • How did the Dutch lockdown influence cannabis use and addiction?
    15 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced substantial psychosocial stressors in everyday life. Did changes in mental wellbeing lead to more cannabis use and more severe cannabis disorders? A study among near daily ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...