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  • 4 Mar 2009
    Communication is still too often only the icing on the cake

    Prof. Joan Hemels witnessed the birth of communication science and became one of the first professors to teach in the field. On 20 March he will be leaving the University of Amsterdam. To mark the occasion, he will ...

  • 4 Mar 2009
    NESCoR Dissertation Award for Communication Science PhD

    University Lecturer Dr Rens Vliegenthart has been presented with the NESCoR Annual Dissertation Award in recognition of his PhD research in the field of Communication Science. Specifically, his thesis deals with the ...

  • 24 Feb 2009
    Peter Neijens named ‘best reviewer’

    Professor Peter Neijens, Director of the Graduate School of Communication, has been named ‘best reviewer of 2008’ in the International Journal of Advertising. The journal praises Neijens for his ‘excellent work’ as a ...

  • 24 Feb 2009
    Educational scientist Jan Ax wins teacher-training award

    University of Amsterdam education scientist Dr Jan Ax was awarded the Dutch Association for Teacher Educators’ (VELON) Gerard M. Willems Prize in February. Ax received the award in recognition of his article ...

  • 17 Feb 2009
    Ending the fear

    In a recent study led by Vici award recipient Merel Kindt (Full Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam), a team of researchers succeeded in reducing fear responses among human test ...

  • 17 Feb 2009
    Jan Rath proposed as European Chair for Metropolis research network

    Prof. Jan Rath, Director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnical Studies (IMES), has been named European Chair of the international research network Metropolis, effective early March.

  • 10 Feb 2009
    The culturalisation and emotionalisation of citizenship

    About 10 years ago, the term citizenship was mainly associated with the attainment of social, economic and legal rights. Now, however, the emphasis has moved towards values, standards, customs and traditions. ...

  • 10 Feb 2009
    Educators define framework for organised childcare

    Dutch childcare centres have long been operating without a national pedagogical framework or scientific foundation of any kind. The new book Pedagogisch kader kindercentra 0-4 (‘Pedagogical framework for childcare ...

  • 10 Feb 2009
    Too many unqualified teachers in the classroom

    Twenty-five percent of teachers in the lower grades of secondary education teach on an unauthorised basis at least part of the time. Both qualified and unqualified teachers are unhappy with this situation, according ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    Bringing nuance to the counter-terrorism ‘carnival’

    Society understandably is concerned about radicalism and potential attacks, but we must not overestimate the risks, says the new professor by special appointment in Radicalisation Studies Frank Bovenkerk. ‘My job is ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    AIDS patients’ treatment endangered by drug patent monopolies

    New rules surrounding patent law have fuelled exorbitant price hikes for medicines, with potentially disastrous results in particular for AIDS patients in third world countries. Researcher Ellen 't Hoen argues for ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    Primary schools fully capable of pursuing their own policies

    Primary schools are perfectly capable of pursuing their own policies, according to a study conducted by the SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut (University of Amsterdam). In doing so, however, schools often encounter obstacles ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    Societal change as a result of the HIV epidemic

    How does the HIV epidemic influence societies in Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania? What new forms of care have evolved? These are the questions at the core of a new integrated research programme at the Amsterdam School for ...

  • 14 Jan 2009
    Grant for research into simultaneous interpretation in medical practice

    The European Commission has awarded a grant of €300,000 to research the use of informal interpreters in medical practice. The University of Amsterdam is one of the participants in this research being conducted in ...

  • 14 Jan 2009
    Leydesdorff one of the top researchers in the field of technology and innovation management

    Science dynamo Dr Loet Leydesdorff one of the leading researchers in the field of technology and innovation management. According to the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Leydesdorff is ...

  • 14 Jan 2009
    Can people ‘train’ themselves out of their addiction?

    Both automatic and rational processes have roles to play in addiction. But how does that work? Can we influence these processes to help people shake their addiction? Professor of Developmental Psychology Reinout ...

  • 13 Jan 2009
    Ton Dietz named Vice Chairman of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair and Chairman of the NWO Climate Committee

    Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt) Director and Professor Ton Dietz was named Vice Chairman of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair at the end of 2008. Dietz was ...

  • 5 Jan 2009
    The more power, the less compassion

    Powerful people are less able to relate to others’ emotions than those without much power. That was the conclusion of a study conducted by psychologist Gerben van Kleef (University of Amsterdam) together with a ...

  • 5 Jan 2009
    Children with lesbian parents in the US less happy due to homophobia

    Children with lesbian parents in the United States have lower psychosocial welfare than their Dutch peers, according to a study conducted by the University of Amsterdam and the University of California (San ...

  • 16 Dec 2008
    NWO/PROO subsidy for research into motivation and ‘New Learning’

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Groningen (RuG) have jointly secured a subsidy from the Dutch Programme Council for Educational Research (PROO). The subsidy, which amounts to approximately EUR ...

  • 16 Dec 2008
    Two FMG students nominated for CIDI thesis prize

    Two students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences have been nominated for the thesis prize awarded by the Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israël, CIDI).

  • 16 Dec 2008
    UvA students publish unique academic journal

    Students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are launching a unique journal: Amsterdam Social Science. Amsterdam Social Science is the first English-language academic journal in the world to be produced entirely by ...

  • 10 Dec 2008
    The child helpline helps, even when the problem is serious

    Children who have turned to the child helpline with their problems feel better afterwards and have the feeling that they are more able to cope with their problems.

  • 10 Dec 2008
    Likelihood of psychosocial problems increased by low social-economic position and migration

    A low social-economic position and migration elevate the risk of psychosocial problems.

  • 2 Dec 2008
    Pedagogical and Educational (POW) Parents’ Night: ‘What is my child actually doing at the UvA?

    On Wednesday, 26 November, the Comenius student association held its second parents' night for parents of first-year students in the Pedagogical and Educational programme.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Obsession with ‘manliness’ leads to gay bashing

    Virtually all gay bashers are obsessed with manliness and masculine behaviour. Although Moroccans are considerably overrepresented in the group guilty of committing anti-gay violence, the role of religion is ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    University of Amsterdam develops dyslexia tool for upper secondary vocational education

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Pedagogics and Didactics Department (Afdeling Pedagogiek en Onderwijskunde) have developed an interactive dyslexia test for upper secondary vocational education (MBO).

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Two University of Amsterdam researchers selected for the Young Academy

    Two of this year's 10 new members of the Young Academy (DJA) founded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) are affiliated with the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Communication researcher Prof. ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Chatting with peers helps young people with social-emotional problems

    Young people with social-emotional problems draw support from chatting with peers, even in cases of severe problems such as violence and self-mutilation. This was the conclusion of an evaluation by Ruben Fukkink, ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Specific regions of brain provide balance between quick and accurate decisions

    Two specific regions of the brain appear to be involved in regulating quick decisions. They temporarily ‘free' the frontal cortex from inhibition (restraint), thus making it easier to act faster. This was the ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    ‘Ohio observers’ reasonably satisfied with election proceedings

    The 14 Political Science students in the Machiavelli student club who followed the American presidential election in Ohio are reasonably satisfied with the election proceedings.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    New protocol relieves children’s anxiety disorder

    A new cognitive therapeutic behavioural protocol provides relief to over 70% of children suffering from an anxiety disorder, according to a study led by Susan Bögels, a professor of special education in the family ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    1.5 million euros for Islam study

    The European Commission's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) awarded a € 1.5 million subsidy to the EURISLAM project. EURISLAM is an international comparative research project.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Assessment committee: ASCoR is ‘excellent’

    The Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) was deemed ‘excellent' by the visiting assessment committee.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    € 2.3 million for controversial research on consciousness

    Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences Victor Lamme is the recipient of a € 2.3 million ERC Advanced Grant for his research on human consciousness. His goal is to come up with a new definition of the term ‘consciousness'.

  • 30 Oct 2008
    NGOs apply new AMIDSt evaluation method

    Ton Dietz, director of the Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), has created a method for the reliable and holistic evaluation of projects in developing countries. Three ...

  • 20 Oct 2008
    International communication association honours Cees Hamelink with honorary life membership

    On Friday 10 October Cees Hamelink, emeritus professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, received honorary life membership of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). He ...

  • 27 Nov 2007
    Vacancies

    De afdeling Politicologie zoekt twee Universitair Docenten Politicologie (1,0fte)

  • 27 Nov 2007
    Oration Prof. dr. Wouter van der Brug

    Op woensdag 28 november 2007 vindt de oratie, getiteld " Een crisis van de partijdemocratie?", van Prof. dr. Wouter van der Brug in de Aula plaats.