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Results: 41 - 60 of 415
  • Johan Rockström (photo: M. Axelsson/Azote)
    Honorary UvA doctorate for sustainability expert Johan Rockström
    21 Nov 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the Swedish earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström. Rockström will receive the honorary doctorate for his pioneering ...
  • Diana Bianchi
    UvA honorary doctorate for medical geneticist and neonatologist Diana Bianchi
    19 Nov 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding American neonatologist and medical geneticist Diana Bianchi with an honorary doctorate. This honorary doctorate is awarded to Bianchi for her crucial contributions to ...
  • Nicholas Till, professor
    Nicholas Till to hold Pierre Audi Chair in Music Theatre and Opera
    14 Nov 2019
    Nicholas Till, internationally renowned professor of Opera Studies, will, as of November 2019, hold the first Music Theatre and Opera Chair in the Netherlands. Till will combine the chair at the UvA with his ...
  • Atlas lab, TomTom
    UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving
    13 Nov 2019
    Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), today announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ...
  • How do we help city dwellers psychologically?
    5 Nov 2019
    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...
  • MCASMeaningful Control of Autonomous SystemsTNOCWI
    UvA, TNO and CWI collaborate on ‘Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems’
    1 Oct 2019
    The University of Amsterdam is collaborating with TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) for research into the impact of intelligent ...
  • AILife SciencesMOU
    Amsterdam partners focus on Life Sciences & Health and AI
    26 Sep 2019
    On Wednesday 25 September, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam joined with Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema and the presidents of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC), the Vrije Universiteit (VU), the ...
  • Heleen Schols
    'Zwarte Piet' controversy provides opportunity for stronger public debate
    18 Sep 2019
    Social debate is a crucial part of a healthy democracy. The heated discussions about Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete’, over the past few years have shown how quickly the dynamics of the debate can change. At first ...
  • Human emotional vocalisations: learned or innate?
    10 Sep 2019
    Are emotional expressions shaped by innate specialised mechanisms that guide learning, or do they develop exclusively from learning? In a classic ‘nature versus nurture’ study, social psychology researcher Disa ...
  • 9/11: One event, many meanings
    4 Sep 2019
    The 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers prompted an intensification of the debate around Islam in the Netherlands, while in the United States they were seen as a brutal disruption of its national security utopia. Is an ...
  • Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers
    3 Sep 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...
  • New technologies
    Fourth AI University Professor appointed
    3 Sep 2019
    The University of Amsterdam has appointed Prof. Natali Helberger as a new University Professor to the chair in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her appointment will ...
  • Plants, roots
    €20 million for plant stress research
    30 Aug 2019
    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...
  • Plants, IBED
    Plants under drought stress change their microbes through their roots
    15 Jul 2019
    Plants that are under stress from drought can change the behavior of nearby fungi and bacteria, according to a new study led by Franciska de Vries, professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • Smog, China
    Drop in air pollution a major boost for solar power in China
    9 Jul 2019
    China could significantly increase its production of solar-generated electricity by taking meaningful steps to cut back current air pollution levels. This is one of the main conclusions of a new joint research paper ...
  • Zelfportret, Vincent van Gogh, 1887 (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)
    The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball
    21 Jun 2019
    On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. In both cases, the interactions between zinc ions and ...
  • Klimaatverandering / microben
    Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn
    18 Jun 2019
    An international group of leading microbiologists, including UvA professor Jef Huisman, have issued a warning that climate change will have a major impact on microorganisms with cascading effects on ecosystems, ...
  • Birth of Artificial Intelligence
    UvA appoints third University Professor AI
    23 May 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Tobias Blanke as University Professor of Humanities and AI, effective 1 August 2019. Tobias Blanke is the third of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...
  • Black rot, brassica crops,
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?
    22 May 2019
    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...
  • Children
    Social anxiety linked to both low and advanced emotional intelligence in children
    20 May 2019
    Why are some children more socially anxious than others? According to one line of thought, socially anxious children are poor at reading the mental states of others, while another line of thought argues that socially ...