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Results: 1 - 20 of 2137
  • Four UvA researchers receive NWO-Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros
    14 Apr 2021
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to four prominent UvA researchers Rene Gerritsma, Erik Rietveld, Floris Roelofsen and Chris Slootweg. The ...
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum, Ethiopia (Photo: Adam Jones)
    Broadening and internationalisation: 20th anniversary Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UvA
    8 Apr 2021
    This month, the UvA and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflect on the 20th anniversary of the study and research programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Netherlands. What once ...
  • Two new AI research projects awarded seed funding
    8 Apr 2021
    The UvA’s research priority area Human(e) AI has awarded seed funding to two research projects following its third annual call for funding. One project will investigate the conditions under which an autonomous agent ...
  • Matched sampling of squid environmental DNA (eDNA) in the foraging zones of Risso’s dolphins (left) and Cuvier’s beaked whales (right). Hunting zones, and depths of sampling locations, are determined through recording of the foraging behaviour of two species, using non-invasive sound and movement recording tags. Graphic: Visser et al., Science Advances 2021; 7: eabf5908 GEOMAR, C. Kersten
    Whales dive deep for profitable prey
    31 Mar 2021
    An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in ...
  • Marcel Levi (photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
    Marcel Levi to return as UvA and Amsterdam UMC professor
    31 Mar 2021
    Former chair of the AMC board Marcel Levi has been appointed professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam (UvA-Amsterdam UMC), with effect from 1 April 2021. The appointment is for ...
  • 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,’ ...
  • The supermarket that communicates with you while you shop
    30 Mar 2021
    For many people, environmental knowledge and awareness does not necessarily translate into pro-environmental action. Even those with a strong desire to act in a more environmentally friendly way find themselves ...
  • 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 ...
  • Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium
    23 Mar 2021
    A knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the ...
  • Artist impression (credits: West 8)
    Amsterdam city centre gets renewed historic University Quarter
    12 Mar 2021
    The City of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have produced a development plan for the area between the Amstel and the Hoogstraat. This includes the University Quarter (UQ), which will undergo a ...
  • Alice Twemlow. Fotografie Anna Kieblesz
    Alice Twemlow named professor by special appointment of the History, Theory and Sociology of Graphic Design and Visual Culture
    11 Mar 2021
    Dr Alice Twemlow has been named professor by special appointment in the Wim Crouwel chair in the History, Theory and Sociology of Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of ...
  • Cees van Rijn (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Cees van Rijn named professor by special appointment of Microfluidics and Nanotechnology
    9 Mar 2021
    Dr Cees van Rijn (1956) has been named professor by special appointment of Microfluidics and Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Nominees for the UvA Thesis Prize 2021
    4 Mar 2021
    The six faculty winners of the UvA Thesis Prize have been chosen by the reading committees of the participating faculties (there were no theses received this year from the Faculty of Dentistry/ACTA). Each of these ...
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    4 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject. This is the fourth year in a row that UvA ...
  • Peer van der Helm (photo: John Brussels voor Hogeschool Leiden)
    Peer van der Helm named professor by special appointment of Education and Care in Special Education
    2 Mar 2021
    Dr G.H.P. (Peer) van der Helm (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of Education and Care for Pupils with Cognitive Disabilities and Behavioural Problems in Special Education, at the University of ...
  • Housing market contagion: do higher prices there mean higher prices here?
    2 Mar 2021
    Do changing prices in the US housing market mean similar shifts will be seen in house prices in the Netherlands? Will rising house prices in Amsterdam mean the same will be seen across the country? These are the ...
  • Deadline approaching: Change your password
    26 Feb 2021
    As a result of the cyber attack on the UvA and AUAS, it is important that all staff and students change their UvAnetID password. Are you one of the 26,000 people who have already changed their password? There’s no ...
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    We post so much on social media because we learn from rewards
    26 Feb 2021
    People's social media use is often compared to an addiction, where the craving is for as much social reward - likes - as possible. However, empirical evidence for social media use as a reward-based behaviour is ...