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Results: 1 - 20 of 690
  • Eight UvA subject areas in the top 100 of THE Rankings by Subject
    28 Oct 2020
    This year, there are eight subject areas at the University of Amsterdam that have made it to the top 100 in their field in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020-2021. These ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • Finishing Fellowships awarded to eight PhD candidates
    23 Oct 2020
    Every year the Faculty offers a number of Finishing Fellowships to PhD candidates who have succeeded in writing an advanced draft of their thesis without the support of structural funding. The fellowships aim to ...
  • Statement on the death of Samuel Paty
    23 Oct 2020
    It was with great horror that we learned of the murder of teacher Samuel Paty in France. A passionate and committed teacher, he was murdered for teaching freedom of speech. As fellow educational professionals, we ...
  • Small-scale diploma ceremonies for online PhD graduates
    21 Oct 2020
    In a series of small-scale diploma ceremonies over five Saturdays in a row, some 100 PhD graduates, who defended their theses online at the UvA, received their PhD certificates. The ceremonies took place between ...
  • Login failure on UvA services - update 5.10 pm
    20 Oct 2020
    Update 5.10 pm: Online exams will take place tomorrow. The login system is working properly again, so the expectation is that students will be able to log in to TestVision as normal tomorrow.
  • Hooked on Music: test your Eurovision music knowledge
    20 Oct 2020
    What is a hit song made up of? And why are some songs much easier to remember than others? Musicologists Ashley Burgoyne and Henkjan Honing investigated this by using music from the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • ASH Valorisation Prize 2020 awarded to Anne Lot Hoek
    19 Oct 2020
    The ASH Valorisation Prize 2019-2020 is awarded to Anne-Lot Hoek by the ASH Advisory Board.
  • Amsterdam coalition publishes special AI edition in New Scientist
    15 Oct 2020
    To highlight the importance of AI to a broader public, the Amsterdam coalition ‘AI technology for people’ has published a special AI edition in the October issue of the popular science magazine New Scientist. The ...
  • ASH Dissertation Prize 2020 awarded to Josephine van den Bent and Sander Govaerts
    14 Oct 2020
    The ASH dissertation prize 2019-2020 is awarded jointly to Josephine van den Bent and Sander Govaerts by the ASH Advisory Board.
  • Getting Data: Linguistic Data Collection in the Age of Pandemic
    9 Oct 2020
    A new project at the ACLC investigating the effects of the pandemic on linguistic data collection recently launched a new project website.
  • English Department student publishes debut poetry collection
    5 Oct 2020
    October 1 marked the publication of Vertigo to Go by Brendon Booth-Jones. The English Department congratulates Brendon and celebrates this wonderful achievement.
  • Reconstructie van de kruising van de Lange en Korte Houtstraat, in zuidoostelijke richting naar de Leprozengracht
    Wander through the 17th-century Waterlooplein neighbourhood in 3D
    2 Oct 2020
    What did life use to be like in the Waterlooplein neighbourhood? UvA archaeologists investigated this and created 3D reconstructions of what the neighbourhood must have looked like in the past. The result can be seen ...
  • Three new ASH members
    22 Sep 2020
    Three researchers at the faculty of Humanities have recently joined the academic staff of ASH. Melvin Wevers joined the UvA from the KNAW Humanities Cluster in August, whereas Nicholas Carr and Maaike Voorhoeve were ...
  • 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. ...
  • UvA drones are now allowed to fly almost anywhere
    16 Sep 2020
    Great news: the UvA recently became certified drone operator. This means that UvA researchers are now allowed to fly drones in areas where they are normally prohibited and that they can use heavier equipment than ...
  • 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 ...
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    Call for Proposals | Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund 2020
    10 Sep 2020
    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct ...
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    Conspiracy theories and the socialist past
    3 Sep 2020
    Many classic conspiracy theories concern the withholding of information from the public. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, suspicion is more commonly aimed at outside influences. Thanks to an ERC Starting Grant ...
  • 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, ...