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Results: 1 - 20 of 2100
  • The AI healthcare revolution
    15 Jan 2021
    Artificial intelligence that can faultlessly read medical scans and ensure nothing gets missed. That is the ambitious goal of UvA university professor Ivana Išgum. Išgum is an expert in the field of development of AI ...
  • Wim Noorduin appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter
    15 Jan 2021
    Dr Wim Noorduin (1980) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...
  • Fenne Pinkster
    Fenne Pinkster member Programme Council Centre for Urban Inequality
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Fenne Pinkster (GPIO) has been appointed as a member of the Programme Council of the Centre for Urban Inequality. The centre is a collaboration between the Municipality of Amsterdam and four knowledge ...
  • Chris Kuiper appointed professor by special appointment of Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Protective Factors in the Upbringing of Juveniles
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Chris Kuiper (1961) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Protective Factors in the Upbringing of Juveniles at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural ...
  • Advisory report outlines opportunities for Amsterdam metropolitan region after the COVID crisis
    9 Jan 2021
    The COVID-crisis has affected Amsterdam and the metropolitan area disproportionally: substantial unemployment, 5-10 months of backlog in children’s education, significant growth in households with debts, and an ...
  • In memoriam: Martinus Veltman (1931 - 2021)
    7 Jan 2021
    The UvA has taken note of the sad news that physicist and Nobel Prize winner Martinus Veltman passed away on Monday, 4 January, at the age of 89. Veltman was a professor at Utrecht University and the University of ...
  • 2021 - 2026 strategic plan: inspiring generations
    7 Jan 2021
    At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: ...
  • From sticky mess to plant-based chair
    6 Jan 2021
    ‘Such a thing doesn't exist,’ UvA researchers Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts repeatedly heard when they accidentally discovered 100% bioplastic in 2010. Now ten years later, in collaboration with furniture ...
  • Brains that remain
    4 Jan 2021
    There is a war for talent raging within the field of AI, with young researchers being lured away by big tech companies. Yet there are also talents who consciously choose an academic career. Two professors and two ...
  • Explanation of actions pertaining to social safety: update
    23 Dec 2020
    It has become increasingly clear over the past year that the safeguards put in within the UvA for the purposes of flagging up and subsequently addressing lack of social safety need to be tightened up.
  • Jan Lintsen reappointed member of UvA Executive Board
    18 Dec 2020
    The Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Jan Lintsen as a member of the UvA's Executive Board. The decision was taken following positive recommendations from both the Works Council ...
  • Margot Terpstra wins Rijksmuseum-Migelien Gerritzen thesis award 2020
    16 Dec 2020
    Margot Terpstra has won the Rijksmuseum-Migelien Gerritzen thesis award 2020 for her Master’s thesis on damage patterns in the sample books of Museum de Lakenhal. The Rijksmuseum has been handing out this award ...
  • The impact of the second corona wave on studying and working at the UvA
    15 Dec 2020
    The experiences of students and staff of the UvA during the second wave of corona have been in some ways similar: study and work pressure is high, and the lack of social contact and time outdoors has also been ...
  • Joaquim dos Santos Gromicho appointed professor of Business Analytics
    15 Dec 2020
    Professor Joaquim dos Santos Gromicho has been appointed professor of Business Analytics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Searching for depth in the conversation about technology
    14 Dec 2020
    At the beginning of March 2021, there is a big fuss among the more fanatical wing of CDA supporters. What is going on? Just before the Dutch Parliamentary elections, charismatic party leader Hugo de Jonge committed a ...
  • André Nollkaemper reappointed dean of Amsterdam Law School
    14 Dec 2020
    The UvA’s Executive Board has reappointed Professor André Nollkaemper as dean of Amsterdam Law School. Nollkaemper’s second term will commence on 1 May 2021 and – like the first term – will last for a period of five ...
  • UvA awards honorary doctorate to social theorist and author Shoshana Zuboff
    10 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on American social theorist Shoshana Zuboff. Zuboff is receiving the honorary doctorate for her groundbreaking contribution to research into the ...
  • ERC Consolidator Grants for Matthijs Brouwer and Philippe Corboz
    9 Dec 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neurologist Matthijs Brouwer and physicist Philippe Corboz. The prestigious grants are awarded to individual researchers and amount to around 2 ...
  • Somaya Ben Allouch appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing
    8 Dec 2020
    Dr Somaya Ben Allouch (1979) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with effect from 1 ...