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Results: 1 - 20 of 2313
  • Aerosols persist in insufficiently ventilated elevator cabins
    23 Sep 2020
    Aerosols can persist for periods of ten to twenty minutes inside an elevator – during normal operation. With the elevator doors permanently closed, this period can increase to thirty minutes, while it decreases to ...
  • Monique Roelofs appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art and Culture
    23 Sep 2020
    Prof. Monique Roelofs has been appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art and Culture at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • UvA launches world’s most comprehensive database of Twitter use by parliamentarians
    21 Sep 2020
    Members of parliament in Iceland tweet less than once a day on average, whereas parliamentarians in Turkey tweet six times a day on average. In Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US upwards of 97% of active ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • Partial collapse of Grimburgwal canal wall near BG2 - update 14 September
    14 Sep 2020
    On Tuesday, 1 September, part of the canal wall along the Grimburgwal collapsed. The wall in question is outside building BG2 (Binnengasthuis premises), which houses the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities ...
  • Support for more than thirty students thanks to crowdfunding campaign
    9 Sep 2020
    The crowdfunding campaign by the UvA and the Amsterdam University Fund, for students who are faced with serious financial problems due to the corona crisis, has raised more than 32,000 euros. Meanwhile, 35 students ...
  • Antal van den Bosch appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence
    8 Sep 2020
    Prof. A.P.J. van den Bosch (1969) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The special chair was ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    2 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...
  • Effective digital mental health more necessary than ever during COVID-19 pandemic
    31 Aug 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide fear, uncertainty and restriction of movement. The physical distancing, socio-economic consequences of quarantine measures, and the loss of social support are a grave threat ...
  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research
    28 Aug 2020
    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and ...
  • Would you fall for a fake video? UvA research suggests you might
    24 Aug 2020
    As concerns about election interference around the globe continue to rise, the phenomenon of deepfakes and their possible impact on democratic processes remains surprisingly understudied. An interdisciplinary team of ...
  • USC Deal: Year’s worth of free sports for new UvA bachelor students
    18 Aug 2020
    Students who start on a bachelor's programme at the UvA in the upcoming academic year can play sports for free at the USC for a year. They will receive a passe-partout membership, meaning that they can exercise and ...
  • Gerard Nijsten appointed director of UvA/HvA Library
    14 Aug 2020
    Gerard Nijsten has been appointed as the new head of the UvA/HvA Library, effective 1 November 2020. Nijsten is currently director of operational management at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities.
  • Mark Vermeij appointed professor of Tropical Marine Ecology
    13 Aug 2020
    Dr Mark Vermeij (1973) has been appointed professor of Tropical Marine Ecology at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Judy Shamoun-Baranes appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology
    24 Jul 2020
    Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (1969) has been appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science.
  • European research institutes advocate a more ambitious EU budget
    14 Jul 2020
    More than 800 universities are calling on the European Council to come up with more far-reaching ambitions for European research, innovation and education. The current budget is insufficient, in their view.
  • Logo of the Civic AI Lab
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI
    6 Jul 2020
    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...
  • Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city
    2 Jul 2020
    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...