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  • 4 Apr 2016
    Group violence: why does all hell sometimes break loose and other times not?

    Studies looking into the use of violence, as a group or otherwise, often draw a direct connection with the background characteristics of the perpetrators. According to Dr Don Weenink, sociologist at the University of ...

  • 1 Apr 2016
    UvA Psychology #10 in QS World University Rankings

    UvA Psychology is ranked #10 in the QS World University Rankings

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship for Martine van Schouwenburg

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to Martine van Schouwenburg from the Psychology Research Institute from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s ...

  • 12 Feb 2016
    NWO VICI for Christian Keysers

    Prof. Christian Keysers (Brain & Cognition and Netherlands Brain Institute - Social Brain Lab)

  • 25 Jan 2016
    UvA launches new research centre: Amsterdam Center for Health Communication

    During her inaugural lecture on Friday, 22 January, Julia van Weert, professor of Health Communication at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will launch the new Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC). The ...

  • 22 Jan 2016
    Shaul Shalvi has been elected as a member for the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

    The YAE is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is organized as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of ...

  • 22 Jan 2016
    A Drug to Cure Fear

    Interview with Merel Kindt in the New York Times

  • 5 Jan 2016
    In Memoriam Mario Rutten

    It is with sadness we wish to inform you of the death of our colleague, Mario Rutten, Professor of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology of Asia at the Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for ...

  • 21 Dec 2015
    Marija Maric wins Wim Trijsburg award for junior scientists

    For more information see the link below

  • 11 Nov 2015
    Are newcomers more welcome in France than here?

    Migrants in France are regarded much more as an integral part of the country than is the case in the Netherlands. Or rather, that is a common assumption. Jan Willem Duyvendak, distinguished research professor at the ...

  • 9 Nov 2015
    Personalised European Union politics: what are the consequences for democracy?

    The personalisation of politics has been apparent for a while now in national politics, with political developments, election campaigns, voting behaviour and media attention often tending to revolve around individual ...

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Consciously or not, anthropologists are always in search of stories

    In his new book, Anthropological Encounters, UvA Professor of Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Asia Mario Rutten describes how his training as an anthropologist has shaped his relationships with people and ...

  • 26 Oct 2015
    African masculinity examined

    Development campaigns in the area of emancipation and health in Africa, which up to around five years ago focused almost exclusively on women, now have a new target group: men. Anthropologist Eileen Moyer is not so ...

  • 19 Oct 2015
    Why do we stop at a red traffic light? New research framework seeks to answer that question

    ​An accelerating driver who suddenly brakes because a traffic light changes to red is an example of response inhibition, or the interruption of an on-going action. The question is which cognitive processes play a ...

  • 12 Oct 2015
    To what extent has Europeanisation impacted migrants in Turkey?

    Now that it is a candidate for EU membership, Turkey may also deal differently with migration and border control. Political scientist Beste Isleyen is studying this statement's validity, not so much through the lens ...

  • 9 Sep 2015
    'You must drink less' – and why this message often doesn't work

    A large proportion of the population maintains an unhealthy lifestyle despite the huge volume of health advice provided by online and offline media. Eline Smit suspects that the key to this problem may well be the ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 25 Aug 2015
    'A good IQ test not only measures correct or incorrect, it also measures how fast?'

    Intelligence is fairly easy to measure by means of a performance or IQ test. One significant variable is not included in the result, however: the response time. Wrongly so, believes psychologist Dylan Molenaar. He ...

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Why are managers earning ever more and cleaners earning ever less?

    In recent years, income inequality has grown in many Western countries. In the United States, the wage gap is mainly caused by the growth in pay differentials between professions. Sociologist Thijs Bol has received a ...

  • 24 Jun 2015
    UvA psychologist wins the 2015 Creative Mind Prize

    Aukje Verhoeven, clinical psychologist and postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, has won the 2015 Creative Mind Prize.

  • 2 Jun 2015
    UvA student Tirza Snoijl wins Echo Award 2015

    University of Amsterdam (UvA) student Tirza Snoijl (29) has been announced as the winner of the Echo Award 2015, a prize for multicultural talent in higher education. Tirza has joined the network of over 300 Echo ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 23 Apr 2015
    WoON thesis prize for UvA alumna Lydia Hofman

    Human Geography / Development Studies alumna Lydia Hofman recently won the WoON thesis prize for her Master's thesis on eco-friendly living behaviour.

  • 9 Mar 2015
    Powerful people feel inspired chiefly by themselves

    People in positions of power feel more inspired by themselves than by other people, while people with less power also draw inspiration from others. That is a conclusion reached by a group of Dutch and American ...

  • 9 Mar 2015
    Focus on hidden genocides in new summer programme

    The term genocide quickly evokes associations with the Holocaust. However, many other genocides have taken place in recent decades – events hardly known to the general public and not labelled ‘genocide’ as such. The ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    Cycling in Amsterdam: a joyful, daily occurrence, but also complex

    Cycling is such an integral part of daily life in Amsterdam, that we don't give it a second thought. However, from a scientific standpoint, it's a subject that raises numerous planning, cultural and social geography ...

  • 27 Jan 2015
    ERC Starting Grant for research on economic indicators

    The economic health of a country is based on figures indicating growth, unemployment, inflation and government deficits. These figures are often far from objective, however. Daniel Mügge has received an ERC Starting ...

  • 27 Jan 2015
    The power of international elites

    Companies are strongly interconnected worldwide: they have mutual ownership, and share executive board members. But what is the structure of this complex network, and where does the power lie exactly? Eelke Heemskerk ...

  • 9 Dec 2014
    Publication in the new open access journal Scientific Data by B.U. Forstmann et al.

    B.U. Forstmann et al. published a paper in the new open access journal Scientific Data.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Social sciences: vision, responsibility and dynamism

    Over the past few decades, the social sciences have evolved into solution-generating sciences. This development is described in the Social Sciences Sector Plan, presented to Minister of Education, Culture and Science ...

  • 18 Sep 2014
    UvA Social Sciences once again top QS Rankings

    Once again this year, social and behavioural sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) achieved top positions in the QS Ranking by Subject.

  • 18 Sep 2014
    Start Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding (ReCEP)

    The University of Amsterdam has started a Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding (ReCEP) with the University of Sussex and the University of Ulster.

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Major NWO grant for Yield

    Yield has secured one of the coveted Graduate Programme grants awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 9 Sep 2014
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) relocates to Roeterseiland Campus

    The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science’s disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science, Educational Sciences and Child Development, and ...

  • 21 Aug 2014
    B/C/D opening times: Monday through Friday from 08:00 to 22:00

    The official opening hours for building B/C/D at Amsterdam Roeterseiland campus went into effect on Monday 18 August. The building is open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 22:00.

  • 15 Aug 2014
    UvA Social Sciences climbs in Shanghai Top 50 Ranking

    This year Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has climbed in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) field ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, from 50 to 39 globally.

  • 15 Aug 2014
    Strict enforcement around Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus: fines up to €140

    From Monday, 18 August, police will be clamping down on traffic offenders around Amsterdam's Roeterseiland Campus. Bicycle coaches also ensure that bikes are parked only in designated racks and sheds.

  • 15 Aug 2014
    21 August: one elevator building section B out of order

    One of the three elevators in building section B of Building B / C / D on Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus will be out of order on August 21 from 9: 00-12: 00 hours.

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Nursing room available in building B/C/D from 14 August

    The nursing room in B0.02, building B/C/D, will be available from Wednesday, 14 August. The room can be reserved through the Secretariat for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).