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  • 15 May 2019
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 13 May 2019
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe

    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.

  • 3 May 2019
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Brexit: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

    Brexit has been delayed till latest 31 October. Before that date the UK has to find consensus on the way forward. ‘Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?’, wonders Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin.

  • 12 Apr 2019
    A better understanding of mental disorders

    UvA researcher Denny Borsboom continues to work towards a network model for explaining mental disorders. Through such a model, he also hopes to contribute significantly to shaping new theory in his field. He received ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible

    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.

  • 29 Mar 2019
    How do gender and sexuality factor into the ‘Muslim Question’?

    In Europe, including here in the Netherlands, Islam and Muslims are increasingly problematised in a manner reminiscent of the historical emergence of the ‘Jewish Question’. Beyond the ‘us/them’ mentality, this ...

  • 27 Mar 2019
    Why it is hard to exit the EU

    New developments in the Brexit saga move faster than we can write about. Why is it so difficult to exit from the EU? ‘The institutional cooperation among member states within the EU is extremely deep and in many ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Brexit…or not? Interview with Jonathan Zeitlin

    EU leaders agreed to a short Brexit extension. Almost a million people marched the streets of London for a second vote on Brexit, and 5 million people have signed an online petition to cancel Brexit. Which ...

  • 20 Mar 2019
    ‘We shouldn’t force people, but promote and facilitate healthy behaviour’

    How can we make sure that people can and want to live as healthily as possible? This is the key question informing the research of Hans Brug, recently appointed non-salaried professor of Health Behaviour at the ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    How can we use strategic communication to deal with changes in technology?

    Christian Burgers has been named professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 March 2019. As a professor by special appointment, Burgers ...

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Customising online health information to suit personal preferences

    The number and use of health websites have grown enormously in recent years. UvA doctoral candidate Minh Hao Nguyen has investigated the importance of these websites specifically to older patients with cancer. Good ...

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos

    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos, as long as the videos are fun to watch and the brand fits the YouTuber. This is the main outcome of research carried out by communication scientist Eva van ...

  • 14 Mar 2019
    Dutch people have trouble understanding Japanese expression of anger

    Are Dutch and Japanese people able to understand each other’s nonverbal expressions of emotions? Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam) and Michiko Yoshie (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Do norm violators meet with disapproval – or admiration instead?

    People who disregard social conventions can be found anywhere. While they elicit some degree of disapproval in all places, in certain countries they can expect to earn admiration as well. In other words: which values ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    How living with epilepsy impacts parents and children

    There are approximately 120,000 people with epilepsy in the Netherlands. When a child or parent has epilepsy, the impact on the immediate family can be severe. Assistant professor and child and youth care researcher ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    A mathematical model to explain human behaviour

    The field of psychology offers a great deal of research material on how people form their opinions: what do we support, what are we against and how does this decision-making process occur? In his doctoral research ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Positive effect of sharing negative emotions online

    Many adolescents and young adults share negative emotions via social media on a daily basis: worries about exams, doubts over decisions needing to be made, anxiety towards certain situations. Friends in their social ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism

    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...

  • 16 Oct 2018
    A virtual supermarket for diabetics

    UvA scientists will be developing a virtual supermarket especially for people with Type 2 diabetes. This application will help users train themselves so they are better able to resist temptations and therefore make ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    How does the Dutch public feel about automated decision-making?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) opens the door to automated decision-making (ADM). This development has given rise to both hopes and concerns regarding the impact that ADM might have on our society, and hence to a call ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Healthier choices with a virtual supermarket

    How do people make choices in the supermarket? And how can you help them to select healthier products? To investigate this process, UMC Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) developed the virtual supermarket: ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Animation on authoritarian practices

    Authoritarian practices that seriously threaten the freedom of citizens have become an everyday topic. Take Russia, where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested last week. Or consider the violence against ...

  • 27 Jul 2018
    Citizen Science: turning patients into researchers

    Almost 8 million people in the Netherlands suffer from a chronic condition. Many have physical symptoms that cannot be addressed with common medical treatment, which has prompted them to find their own cures. With ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Young people mainly post moderate alcohol content on social media

    Why and how often do adolescents talk about alcohol on Facebook and Instagram? UvA researchers published the results of research on this question in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and Cyberpsychology. They ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Towards an alternative migration policy

    Migration and refugee issues are on political and public agendas around the globe. The European Union is looking for sustainable solutions, international cooperation and joint responsibility. An international ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?

    Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    How do teens influence each other’s behaviour?

    Teenagers are known for their reckless and impulsive behaviours, such as taking drugs, skipping classes and not wearing crash helmets. Peer pressure is the reason most often given for this type of behaviour, but just ...

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers

    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Open access publishing

    Dissemination of knowledge is essential for the progress of scientific research. It is in the interest of the academic community that research results are made freely available to everyone. It is possible to publish ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    UvA launches massive open online course (MOOC) on media ethics and policy

    Does our changing media landscape necessitate new codes of conduct for media professionals? This is the central question of Media Ethics and Governance, a massive open online course (MOOC) that the University of ...

  • 15 Aug 2017
    Introduction Week activities on 28 and 29 August and how they will affect you

    As part of our Introduction Week, on 28 and 29 August new UvA students will be getting acquainted with the Roeterseiland Campus. This should not cause any major disruptions for UvA staff and other students.

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Vote for FMG Finalist for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    Nathalie Ramona de Vent, PhD at Psychology (Brain & Cognition, FMG), has reached the finals of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award with Advanced Neuropsychological Diagnostics Infrastructure (ANDI).

  • 24 May 2017
    REC Summer Festival returns

    This year you can once again expect a great Summer Festival at the Roeterseiland Campus on Thursday 29 June, starting at 16:30. It promises to be a creative and varied programme with local bands and heroes, DJs, ...

  • 8 May 2017
    Janna Cousijn on Cannabis use in het Parool

    Interview in with Janna Cousijn in the Dutch newspaper het Parool

  • 4 May 2017
    Jeroen Raaijmakers elected member ‘American Academy’

    Prof. dr. Jeroen Raaijmakers, emeritus professor Cognitive Psychology at the UvA, has been elected Foreign Honorary Member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins a select group of thinkers ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    REC A and REC BC demolition work

    From the end of April, work will commence on breaking open a section of the walls between REC A and REC BC. This work will continue through to the project's completion on 30 June 2017.

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Janna Cousijn has been selected as Rising Star for 2016 for the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

    The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential ...

  • 12 Dec 2016
    23 December: changed opening hours at Roeterseiland Campus

    On Friday 23 December, buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will have different opening hours than usual.

  • 30 Sep 2016
    Exclusive travel grant of the journal Kind en Adolescent

    Milica Nikolic, a PhD candidate of developmental psychopathology at the Department of Child Development and Education received a travel grant of € 2.500 from the journal Kind en Adolescent on September 9 in Utrecht.

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Professor of Political Science is investigating the process and consequences of financial warfare

    Like American banks, European banks have been instructed to track down suspicious financial transactions and to report these as part of the battle against terrorism. How does this process work, what are the dilemmas ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 25 Aug 2016
    Ongoing fishing dispute captured in graphic novel

    For his PhD thesis, Joeri Scholtens, a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), studied the enduring fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. At Scholtens’ request, illustrator Laura Eggens ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Summer period: revised opening hours

    During the summer period, buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will have different opening hours than normal.

  • 27 Jun 2016
    Christian Keysers has been elected as a member of the Academia Europea

    The Academia Europaea (formed in 1988) is the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, with a membership of over 3500 eminent scholars, drawn from all countries of Europe, and all disciplines, ...

  • 2 Jun 2016
    Valeria Gazzola has been elected as a member for the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

    The YAE is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists to strengthen networking, scientific exchange and science policy beyond the national level. YAE members are selected based on the highest standards ...

  • 27 May 2016
    Marte Otten wins high potential award at Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2016

    Knowing what your target group thinks

  • 25 May 2016
    Crossing Borders Festival

    Below you can view a selection of photo's taken during the first Crossing Borders Festival organised by the Department of Psychology from the UvA.

  • 9 May 2016
    International accreditation for Master’s track in Clinical Development Psychology

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Master’s track in Clinical Development Psychology has become the first Dutch degree programme to be accredited by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA), the ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    Save the date: Summer Festival Roeterseiland June 23

    On June 23 starting at 16:30 you can expect a great Summer Festival at Roeterseiland. It promises to be a creative and varied programme with local bands and heroes, DJs, comedy, theater, food, drinks, sports and ...

  • 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).

  • 14 Aug 2014
    New waste and cleaning procedure: cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable

    The faculty at the Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus is working with Facility Services on a new procedure for dealing with waste and cleaning. This is to ensure that the premises are kept clean and hygienic, as well as ...

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Change or add your room number on the web

    Want to change your room number or add to your personal information on UvAweb? You can easily do this yourself.

  • 5 Aug 2014
    New climate control system: fresh air 24/7 and a consistent temperature

    The Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus has been equipped with a climate control system that ensures good air quality and a consistent indoor temperature.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    Change in building letters at Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus

    The building letter designations for a number of buildings at the Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus have changed. These changes are intended to make routing easier and more logical.

  • 21 Jul 2014
    The political choices behind 'hard figures'

    Ostensibly, a simple glance at key figures on inflation and unemployment would seem an easy way to see how a country is faring. But what do such figures really tell us, and how are they derived? Politicologist Daniel ...

  • 21 Jul 2014
    New academic journal focuses on methodology and transparency

    The new social psychology journal ‘Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology (CRSP)', which launched on Friday, 11 July, has a publication policy unique in social psychology: articles will only be considered for ...

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Oeuvre prize and article award for psychologist Carsten de Dreu

    Carsten de Dreu, social psychologist and professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded two prizes this month: the Kurt Lewin Medal for his oeuvre to date, and ...

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Last working day in the old building? Hand in your key

    Is this your last working day in your old building? Do not forget to hand in your keys to the concièrge. If you have a deposit to claim back, you can do so through the Self-Service Tool.

  • 14 Jul 2014
    ‘Old’ computer screens for sale to employees

    Need a computer screen? ‘Old’ computer screens are on offer to Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) employees from Monday, 4 August for a small price.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    AXA grant for Bastiaan Rutjens

    Subject: Why do people voluntarily take risks and seek uncertainty, while they are also deeply motivated to seek structure and be able to predict and control their environments? This project will look at risk taking ...

  • 10 Jun 2014
    SPR Early Career Award for Heleen Slagter

    Dr Heleen A. Slagter is to be presented with the 2014 Early Career Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Slagter is receiving this prestigious award for her outstanding work on the brain mechanisms ...

  • 4 Jun 2014
    Who will win the Creatieve Geest Prize 2014?

    Three young researchers have been nominated for the Creatieve Geest Prize 2014. The prize will be awarded on 19 June by Freek de Jonge, founder of the prize.

  • 26 May 2014
    VIDI for dr. Sanne de Wit

    Dr. Sanne de Wit has been awarded a VIDI for the project 'The brain on autopilot' We often fail to stick to our resolutions because it takes a lot of effort to unlearn old behaviour and gradually automate new ...

  • 20 May 2014
    The faculty is on the move

    An accommodation solution has been found for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) on the Roeterseiland Campus. Building G is included as a location for the FMG and will be renovated during the ...

  • 16 May 2014
    Looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or doctoral candidates!

    In the Institute of Psychology, at the University of Lübeck, the newly established laboratory of “Social Psychology/Neuroscience of decision” (Prof. Dr. Soyoung Q Park) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or ...

  • 8 May 2014
    Where can I find my hot-desking colleague?

    With the expansion of flexible working, it's logical that we no longer always know exactly where to find our colleagues. Lync is a chat program that can help staff to locate and communicate with each other.

  • 6 May 2014
    Hilde Geurts has been awarded the Bette Deelmanprijs 2014

    Hilde Geurts has been awarded the Bette Deelmanprijs 2014 by the Dutch Foundation for Neuropsychology. For more information, check the link below.

  • 30 Apr 2014
    Jan Willem Duyvendak appointed distinguished faculty professor

    Jan Willem Duyvendak, professor of Sociology, has been appointed distinguished research professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam as from 1 September 2014.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    Summer School on Security Governance & Conflict Resolution

    This three-week programme will give students an in-depth look into the ways in which thinking and speaking about security have changed over time, and how stakeholders on various levels deal with conflicts and ...

  • 27 Mar 2014
    FMG relocation: solution in sight

    This week, the Roeterseiland Steering Committee, whose members include the Executive Board and the deans of the faculties of Social & Behavioural Sciences (FMG) and Economics & Business (FEB), came another step ...

  • 20 Mar 2014
    Wouter van der Brug appointed interim chair of the Political Science Department

    Wouter van der Brug has been appointed as chair of the Political Science Department for a period of six months. During this period, the department will be recruiting a new, permanent chair.

  • 5 Mar 2014
    Brian Burgoon appointed AISSR director

    On 1 June 2014, Prof. Brian Burgoon will be appointed director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Slow Food thesis award for former UvA student

    Last month, Linda van IJzendoorn, a former student of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), won the Jan Wolf thesis award from Slow Food Nederland.

  • 16 Jan 2014
    NVM Thesis Prize for a dynamic thesis

    The graduation thesis of Joris Tieleman, alumnus of the Master's programme Human Geography at the Univerisity of Amsterdam (UvA), is not heavy on words, yet he was nevertheless awarded the 2013 Thesis Prize from the ...

  • 11 Dec 2013
    The UvA and the KIT conclude four-year collaboration agreement

    The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Geography, Planning and International Development Studies Department and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) have teamed up to work together under a four-year collaboration ...

  • 26 Nov 2013
    Psychologists strike a blow for reproducibility

    A large international group set up to test the reliability of psychology experiments has successfully reproduced the results of 10 out of 13 past experiments. The consortium also found that two effects could not be ...

  • 8 Oct 2013
    UvA’s Social Sciences best in the Netherlands

    The discipline of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best in the Netherlands, according to the THE World University Ranking.

  • 26 Sep 2013
    Nature and nurture: human development from a biological and environmental perspective

    Yield is a new research priority area at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, set up to investigate the effects of both biological and environmental factors on human ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Clean-up at the Project Office: 23 metres of paper destroyed

    The Project Office at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (charged with the financial aspects of projects financed by the second and third flow of funds and other contract activities) had 23 metres of ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Highest distinction in geography for UvA visiting professor Ton Dietz

    UvA visiting professor Ton Dietz this month was awarded the highest distinction in geography: the Lauréat d’Honneur.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    UvA in top 50 of ARWU Ranking for Social Sciences

    The University of Amsterdam has been placed in the top 50 for the discipline of Social Sciences by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the world’s 500 best universities is published ...

  • 5 Aug 2013
    Inventory: FMG has 8 kilometres of paper in storage

    According to an inventory conducted by the ‘Roeterseiland: Operation PaperWeight’ project team over the past few months, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) has some 8 kilometres of paper (archives, ...

  • 16 May 2013
    Ten UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings worldwide top 50

    Ten subject areas taught at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are listed among the QS World University Rankings by Subject worldwide top 50, published on Thursday, 8 May. UvA’s programmes in Communication Science and ...

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Visits to individual offices

    What is the total quantity of paper materials (books, test papers, magazines etc.) to be found in FMG offices? Members of the Operation PaperWeight project team will visit a number of those offices over the next few ...

  • 22 Mar 2013
    'UvA in the spotlight' interview with Prof. Susan Bögels

    Why modern Western society is making people mentally ill and the science behind Mindfulness as a cure for 21st century problems ranging from anxiety disorders and depression to ADHD and autism.

  • 2 Oct 2012
    New issue of MindOpen, the digizine about Psychology. Theme: scientific integrity

    In this issue, junior researchers and distinguished scientists comment on the great pressure to publish as a potential cause of fraud, among other things.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    European Starting Grants for three UvA researchers

    Social geographer Manuel Aalbers, anthropologist Alexander Edmonds and psychologist Birte Forstmann have all received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This will enable them to establish ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship

    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...

  • 12 Jul 2012
    UvA six times best in the Netherlands in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best Dutch university in six subjects according to the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2012. In the rankings for Communication and Media Studies, the UvA occupies 13th ...

  • 23 May 2012
    Jonathan Zeitlin named FMG Distinguished Research Professor

    Professor of Public Policy and Governance Jonathan Zeitlin has been named Distinguished Research Professor by Dean Edward de Haan of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 May 2012.

  • 14 Mar 2012
    Maarten Hajer appointed honorary professor in Copenhagen

    Maarten Hajer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), was recently appointed honorary professor at the University of ...

  • 31 Jan 2012
    ERC for research into the social and political aspects of sports migration

    UvA anthropologist Niko Besnier received an ERC Advanced Grant for his research into the consequences of sports migration.

  • 4 Jan 2012
    Dealing with feelings: the role of emotions in political communication

    Communication scientist Andreas Schuck recently received a Veni grant for his research into the mobilising/demobilising role of emotions in political news reporting.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    The emigrant influence on native-country politics

    Emigrants from politically unstable countries tend to maintain close ties with their country of birth. What influence do such - often lifelong - relationships have on political processes in those home countries? Dr ...

  • 14 Nov 2011
    UvA Communication scientist wins Unilever Research Prize

    Former Communication Science student Nadine Bol, now a trainee research assistant (AIO) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be presented with the Unilever Research Prize.

  • 9 Nov 2011
    ERC laureate seeks to explain inequality better by examining homeownership

    Sociologist Dr Caroline Dewilde, who was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant, is investigating whether changes in homeownership may also explain the growing inequality.

  • 30 Aug 2011
    NWO grant for Graduate School of Communication and ASCoR

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Graduate Programme grant to the Graduate School of Communication and the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR).

  • 13 May 2011
    New: issue number 8 of MindOpen, the digizine about Psychology

    Prominent scientists tell about their research that has been recently published in high impact journals. MindOpen aims to make interesting scientific research accessible to a wide audience.

  • 1 Feb 2011
    The side effects of human rights-based HIV/AIDS care

    Western aid workers provide preventive and general HIV and AIDS care all around the world. And, often, they convey their own political and moral ideas to patients and local aid workers. Anthropologist Jarrett Zigon ...

  • 11 Jan 2011
    New: issue number 6 of MindOpen, the digizine about Psychology"

    "From theory to practice" - Prominent scientists tell about their research that has been recently published in high impact journals. MindOpen aims to make interesting scientific research accessible to a wide audience.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    Europe facing the challenge of a rising multipolar world

    China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies are fast on their way to becoming leading players in the global economy. This may lead to the rise of a new multipolar world order. What effect will these ...

  • 14 Sep 2010
    New: issue number 5 of MindOpen, the digizine about Psychology

    Issue number 5 is dedicated to the UvA research priority area: Brain and cognition.

  • 13 Sep 2010
    Survey course by Graduate School of Communication: Design, evaluation and analysis of questionnaires for survey research by renowned professor W.E. Saris

    Survey course: Design, evaluation and analysis of questionnaires for survey research

  • 21 Jul 2010
    International study on the relationship between homeownership and pensions

    Dr Caroline Dewilde, a sociologist at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded a €210,000 grant to conduct an international study on how pension and housing policy decisions impact the income status of the ...

  • 7 Apr 2010
    Experimentalist Governance in the European Union: Towards a New Architecture

    Jonathan Zeitlin and Charles F. Sabel claim in their book book that the EU's regulatory successes rest on the emergence of a recursive process of framework rule making and revision by European and national actors ...

  • 1 Apr 2010
    UvA outpatient clinic for emotional disorders fully operational

    The UvA PsyPoli, an outpatient clinic for people with anxiety and mood disorders, has been fully operational since 1 March 2010.

  • 1 Apr 2010
    Frightened fathers, frightened children?

    Professor of Special Education in the Family and at School Susan Bögels believes that fathers play a crucial role in the development of fear in children. She received a Vici grant of € 1.5 million for her research ...

  • 25 Mar 2010
    IIAS thesis prize for UvA alumna

    University of Amsterdam (UvA) alumna Marloes van Houten has scooped the Master's thesis prize at the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) for her MA thesis ‘Nepal's Civil War and its Impact'.

  • 17 Feb 2010
    How do children learn to read – and where do problems start?

    Dr. Eva Marinus (Pedagogics and Didactics) received a Rubicon grant of €56,000 for her research into dyslexia.

  • 16 Feb 2010
    As excitement builds, does judgement diminish?

    Jochen Peter received a Vidi grant of more than €800,000 for his research into the question of why, and under what circumstances, sex in the media influences the sexual attitudes and behaviour of adolescents.

  • 16 Feb 2010
    Get angry or get happy: which emotion works best?

    Psychologist Dr Gerben van Kleef is carrying out research into which emotions are effective in influencing others, and under what circumstances. He received a Vidi grant of €800,000 to carry out his research.

  • 16 Feb 2010
    Why do some people learn from their mistakes, while others don't?

    Psychologist Mike Cohen is researching why some people are prone to repeating their mistakes, and why impulsive people tend to repeat their mistakes more often. He received a Vidi grant of €800,000 to carry out his ...

  • 16 Feb 2010
    The forgotten factor in anxiety disorders: the action tendency

    Psychologist Dr Tom Beckers received a Vidi grant of €800,000 for his research into the behavioural science component of anxiety disorders.

  • 23 Dec 2009
    Preventing worriers today from developing depression tomorrow

    Dr Thomas Ehring and Professor Paul Emmelkamp, psychologists at the University of Amsterdam, received a €243,000 subsidy from the Netherlands organisation for health research and development (ZonMw) to study the ...

  • 23 Dec 2009
    A new look at the eating body

    Knowledge about food is abundant and widespread; however, one aspect is conspicuously absent in Western science: the eating body itself. Professor Annemarie Mol received a €1.8 million ERC Advanced Grant for an ...

  • 23 Dec 2009
    Cannabis use and dependency in a cultural context

    Researcher Dr Anja Huizink (Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences) wants to develop a reliable measuring instrument that takes various factors into consideration, for example cultural context and gender ...

  • 23 Dec 2009
    Everything for kids has to be ‘fun’

    Education, information about health, advertising and news: everything for children has to be fun and flashy. How does this affect them?

  • 10 Dec 2009
    Maarten Bavinck appointed president of Commission on Legal Pluralism

    Human Geographer Dr Maarten Bavinck has been appointed president of the Commission on Legal Pluralism. This international committee of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) is ...

  • 2 Dec 2009
    The political power of mass media

    Dr Rens Vliegenthart who will be conducting research to assess whether the media's influence is really as pervasive as many believe, as well as determining the factors that play a key role in shaping this influence.

  • 24 Nov 2009
    FMG earmarks funds for interdisciplinary research projects

    Edward de Haan, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has designated two interdisciplinary research focal areas. These research projects, Institutions and Inequality and The Entertainization ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    What is beauty? A study of transnational views on beauty

    What is it about models that makes us regard them as 'beautiful'? How is beauty distinguished, shaped and disseminated? Do people in different countries hold different views on beauty? Dr Giselinde Kuipers aims to ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    Dutch genes – just what are they?

    Just what is the Dutch nationality, and how can we get to know the Dutch? Science and technology researcher Dr Amade M'charek (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) will be applying a unique approach in an ...

  • 26 Oct 2009
    ZonMw subsidy for research into adolescent sleep problems

    Psychologist Anne Marie Meijer from the department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences has been awarded a €384,175 subsidy from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) for ...

  • 26 Oct 2009
    Bonne Zijlstra receives dissertation award

    Last month Dr Bonne Zijlstra, methodologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Studies, was presented with the Psychometric Society’s dissertation award. Zijlstra received the award ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Study of ADHD in adolescents receives € 450,000 grant

    UvA psychologist Dr Saskia van der Oord, Dr Hilde Geurts, Prof. Pier Prins and Ms Marije Kuin of ZonMW (the Netherlands organisation for health research and development) have been awarded a € 450,000 grant to study ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Robert Kloosterman appointed honorary professor at University College London

    Effective 1 September 2009, Robert Kloosterman, professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) was appointed honorary professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, a faculty of ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Political scientist Mügge receives prestigious Jean Blondel Award 2009

    Daniel Mügge, university lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Political Science, has won the Jean Blondel Award 2009. He received the award in recognition of his thesis "Widen the Market, Narrow ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    The court rules... – Study assesses decision-making by full bench sections

    How do full bench sections arrive at a ruling? Which circumstances have a beneficial or detrimental effect on their decision-making process? Prof. Carsten de Dreu (professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and ...

  • 1 Oct 2009
    Klaus Schönbach named Honorary Professor at Zeppelin University

    Klaus Schönbach, Professor of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been named Honorary Professor at Zeppelin University, located in the south German city of Friedrichshafen. The distinction ...

  • 3 Sep 2009
    Pauline Spaan receives Cermak Award

    Last month UvA neuropsychologist Pauline Spaan (Psychonomics Programme Group) received the Cermak Award in recognition of her research on memory problems among very old people. The prize was awarded by the ...

  • 3 Sep 2009
    Study of pan-Asian identity in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded UvA alumnus Reza Kartosen a Mozaïek grant. Kartosen received the € 200,000 grant, intended for talented young alumni from ethnic minorities, in ...

  • 27 Jul 2009
    Psychologists introduce unique behavioural questionnaire

    Psychologists Mariëtte Huizinga and Diana Smidts of the University of Amsterdam have introduced a behavioural questionnaire to help determine how children respond to everyday situations. This originally American ...

  • 27 Jul 2009
    The role of education in a changing society

    Society is changing at a rapid pace, and our schools and education systems must adapt accordingly. Which steps are they taking to adjust, and what is the role of policymakers, parents, businesses, teachers and ...

  • 27 Jul 2009
    What influence do Indian migrants have on their native region?

    Out of sight, out of mind? The opposite is likely true for migrants. Many actually seem to have a considerable influence on their native city, both economically and socially. The University of Amsterdam and The ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    A belief in progress protects against existential anxiety

    A belief in moral and social progress protects people from existential anxiety. As University of Amsterdam researcher Bastiaan Rutjens has observed, a belief in progress operates in the same way as a religious belief ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Does selection for secondary education produce inequality?

    Does selection for secondary education affect non-cognitive factors such as active citizenship and deviant behaviour? This is the key question in a review of education literature to be conducted by sociologist Herman ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    ‘Underhill Group’ makes key contribution to economic crisis debate

    A team of researchers gathered under Geoffrey Underhill, Professor of International Governance in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), is making an important contribution to the financial crisis debate.

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Quality of childcare centres drops again

    According to a national study conducted by the Netherlands Consortium for Childcare Research (Nederlands Consortium Kinderopvang Onderzoek, NCKO), the educational quality of the care provided by Dutch childcare ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    FMG Student wins American Real Estate Award

    Metropolitan Studies student Caroline Uittenbroek was one of the members of an international student team recently recognised with an American real estate award. Four international student teams participated in the ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Can films make people happier?

    To what extent do films contribute to the happiness of the viewer? The Communication Science Department is tackling this question in a special study.

  • 14 May 2009
    Computer programme improves reading skills

    Can a computer programme help to improve young children’s reading ability? This is the question addressed to in a new study conducted by researchers in the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences at the ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Management model to offer protection to African wetlands

    The fertile marshlands of Africa, the wetlands, are under considerable strain. Together with UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Studies (University of Amsterdam) is commencing research into ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    IMISCOE to continue as an independent network

    The IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) research network will continue to operate as an independent collaborative effort, now that the European Commission’s five-year subsidy has ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Municipalities can benefit more from partnerships

    Many Dutch municipalities have partnerships with municipalities in immigrants' countries of origin. Researcher Edith van Ewijk concludes that if the partners were to increase efforts in these partnerships, they would ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Communications scholar wins Young Scholar Award

    Senior university lecturer Jochen Peter has won the International Communication Association’s Young Scholar Award. Peter received the award both for the quality and quantity of his publications and the promise they show.

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Research into the effects of guided reading aloud

    In collaboration with the Maatwerk Primair lectorate of the Almere teacher-training college for primary education, the SCO-Kohnstamm Institute of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to embark on a two-year study of ...

  • 8 Apr 2009
    SIOP Fellowship for psychologist De Dreu

    Carsten de Dreu, professor of Work and Organisational Psychology was appointed fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. De Dreu is one of the few Europeans to have received the honour.

  • 8 Apr 2009
    Political Science student in ‘Best International Delegation’ to UN simulation programme

    UvA Political Science student Alma Ibrahimovic was part of the delegation voted best ‘Best International Delegation' in late February at a UN stimulation programme organised by Harvard University.

  • 18 Mar 2009
    NESCoR Award for Communication Science PhD

    Communication Science PhD student Rosa van Santen was presented with the Etmaal 2009 Young Scholar Award at the end of February for her paper on popularisation and personalisation in politics and television ...

  • 18 Mar 2009
    How do we deal with risks?

    Dutch insurance company Achmea has awarded a € 280,000 subsidy for a PhD study on risk perception. The study will focus on the psychology behind how we deal with ascertained risks.

  • 18 Mar 2009
    Study investigates mixed feelings in decision processes

    How do people deal with mixed feelings about choices and decisions? This is the theme behind the PhD research project entitled ‘Ambivalence and choice conflict: Regulatory processes in attitudes and decision-making'.

  • 9 Mar 2009
    FMG to appoint 12 Academy Assistants

    The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has presented the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with a subsidy towards the appointment of 12 Academy Assistants (Akademie-assistenten). The ...