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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Results: 751 - 800 of 808
  • Valkenburg listed as most productive communication researcher in Europe
    31 Oct 2012
    Patti Valkenburg, professor of Youth and Media at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been listed among the Top One Percent of productive authors contributing to the top academic journals in communication science. ...
  • Invitation to participate in ‘Combining disciplines in sustainability research’ seminar
    23 Oct 2012
    Solving the issues of sustainability is one of the key areas of focus for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the city of Amsterdam. It is also a key area globally, with the European Union identifying ...
  • Dhr. prof. dr. (Mathijs) Kalmijn
    Dr M. Kalmijn
    23 Oct 2012
    Dr M. Kalmijn (1962) has been appointed professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Sadness and physical complaints cause girls to cry more
    17 Oct 2012
    Girls aged from 9 to 13 years old cry more often than boys. This is partly due to the fact that girls are sad more often (internalise feelings more often) and they experience physical complaints such as fatigue and ...
  • Quality of ‘out-of-school’ care facilities rated as satisfactory
    12 Oct 2012
    The pedagogical quality of the out-of-school care facilities in the Netherlands is rated as satisfactory to more than satisfactory, according researchers at the UvA’s Kohnstamm Institute, following a national ...
  • UvA climbs THE World University Rankings once again
    12 Oct 2012
    The UvA has climbed from 92nd to 83rd place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-2013, following last year’s impressive leap from 165th to 92nd place.
  • US children exposed to background television four hours a day
    11 Oct 2012
    On average, a child from the age of eight months to eight years in the USA is exposed to almost four hours of background television on a normal day. Younger children and African-American children are exposed to even ...
  • Why is dance not yet as popular in the USA as it is in the Netherlands?
    11 Oct 2012
    Electronic dance music has enjoyed immense popularity in the Netherlands for many years now and Dutch DJs invariably top the list of the world’s best DJs. Why is that? And why is the dance genre not yet as popular in ...
  • UvA retains position in Elsevier ranking
    9 Oct 2012
    In the annual ‘Best Studies’ list published by Dutch weekly business magazine Elsevier, professors have once again ranked the UvA number two in the list of best universities in the Netherlands in terms of offering a ...
  • UvA archaeologist awarded Austrian cultural heritage prize
    9 Oct 2012
    UvA archeologist Joris Kilva has been awarded the Blue Shield Preis 2012 for his book titled Heritage under Siege: Military Implementation of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property. His book is ...
  • European Starting Grants for three UvA researchers
    12 Sep 2012
    Social geographer Manuel Aalbers, anthropologist Alexander Edmonds and psychologist Birte Forstmann have all received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This will enable them to establish ...
  • UvA best Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    12 Sep 2012
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the top Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings for the third year in a row.
  • UvA political scientists to host special event reacting to Dutch general election results
    10 Sep 2012
    On Wednesday, 12 September the Dutch public go to the polls in an early election seen by many as an indicator of future electoral trends in other European countries.
  • Spinoza Price 2012
    UvA anthropologist Annemarie Mol receives Spinoza Prize
    8 Sep 2012
    Annemarie Mol, professor of Anthropology of the Body at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), officially received the NWO Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands, from State Secretary of ...
  • New UvA research into ‘reward centre’ nucleus accumbens lays foundation for better understanding of brain disorders
    6 Sep 2012
    It is often assumed that the nucleus accumbens is the ‘reward centre’ of the brain
  • Brain connections determine if you are a creature of habit according to UvA researchers
    31 Aug 2012
    What determines whether you can deal with new situations in a flexible way or act out of habit? A team of psychologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that this can be predicted by the ...
  • University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings
    17 Aug 2012
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...
  • Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship
    17 Aug 2012
    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...
  • Four UvA talents receive NWO grant to complete doctoral thesis
    26 Jul 2012
    Four young ethnic minority researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have been awarded a Mosaic grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to conduct their doctoral research.
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    Dr G.M.M. Kuipers
    26 Jul 2012
    Dr G.M.M. Kuipers has been named Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Veni grant for 19 researchers from the UvA and AMC-UvA
    24 Jul 2012
    Nineteen researchers who recently obtained their doctorates have been awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Each researcher will receive up to 250,000 euros, which they ...
  • One in two Dutch people want hallmark for journalistic quality
    18 Jul 2012
    Half of the Dutch population supports the establishment of an independent hallmark that shows the general public which news media outlets offer journalistic quality. These are the findings of research conducted at ...
  • UvA scientists receive NWO grant for ‘Knowledge and culture’ research project
    12 Jul 2012
    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), together with colleagues from Leiden University (UL), Utrecht University (UU) and the Meertens Institute, have received a grant worth 2 million euros from the ...
  • UvA six times best in the Netherlands in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012
    12 Jul 2012
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best Dutch university in six subjects according to the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2012. In the rankings for Communication and Media Studies, the UvA occupies 13th ...
  • Two young UvA researchers to go abroad with assistance of Rubicon grant
    3 Jul 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to two promising young UvA researchers. This grant enables researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate to gain ...
  • Nine Vidi grants for researchers UvA and AMC
    3 Jul 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA).
  • Prestigious Spinoza Prize for UvA anthropologist Annemarie Mol
    4 Jun 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands, to Annemarie Mol, professor of Anthropology of the Body at the University of ...
  • UvA researchers confirm teaching entrepreneurial skills in primary school is useful
    1 Jun 2012
    Primary school is a fertile ground for developing entrepreneurial skills. These are the finding of the study 'The effect of early entrepreneurship education' conducted by the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship ...
  • Dr E.J. Wagenmakers
    15 May 2012
    Dr E.J. Wagenmakers has been appointed Professor of Neurocognitive Modeling; interdisciplinary integration at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Three UvA professors appointed members of KNAW
    9 May 2012
    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed three professors from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as members of the Academy. These UvA professors are Carsten de Dreu, André Nollkaemper ...
  • Nine subsidies from NWO Research Talent programme for UvA research
    3 May 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has accepted nine proposals from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as part of the Research Talent subsidy programme of the NWO Division of Social Sciences ...
  • Larger working memory stimulates creative thinking
    25 Apr 2012
    University of Amsterdam researchers and a fellow researcher from the University of Groningen have discovered that people are more creative if they have a larger working memory. The findings are due to be published ...
  • Grant for three UvA projects concerning sustainable urban areas
    11 Apr 2012
    Three research projects of UvA academics will receive a grant as part of the research programmes Urban Regions in the Delta and Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad organised by the Netherlands Organisation for ...
  • Rubicon grant for six UvA talents
    10 Apr 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three promising international researchers a Rubicon grant, which will enable them to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • UvA researcher receives NWO grant for study on comprehensible language and health care
    30 Mar 2012
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a €250,000 grant to Dr Bas van den Putte of the UvA’s Amsterdam School of Communication Research. Van den Putte will use the grant to study ...
  • UvA psychologists present new peer review system
    28 Mar 2012
    A new, open peer review system would solve many of the problems plaguing the current scientific publication system. This is the conclusion of an article by psychologists from the University of Amsterdam.
  • Prof. G.A. van Kleef
    23 Mar 2012
    Dr G.A van Kleef (1977) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Society and Organisation-related Psychological Aspects of Pro-social Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and ...
  • Dr J. Eidem
    15 Mar 2012
    Dr J. Eidem (1956) has been appointed Professor by Special Appointment of West Asian Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • UvA study shows young people with chronically ill parents feel isolated
    5 Mar 2012
    Young people with a chronically ill parent tend to feel more isolated and constrained in their day-to-day activities than age group peers with healthy parents. These are the findings of a study conducted by ...
  • Brain's decision network sensitive to prior knowledge
    21 Feb 2012
    Research conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has revealed that the frontoparietal network in the brain (an area used when making decisions) is involved in the processing of prior ...
  • Dr E. M. Hol
    9 Feb 2012
    Dr E. M. Hol (1966) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Biology of Glial and Neural Stem Cells at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The special chair was designated on behalf of ...
  • UvA communication researchers start research on chemotherapy awareness
    3 Feb 2012
    On World Cancer Day, 4 February, communication researchers at the University of Amsterdam will start research on chemotherapy awareness in the Netherlands. The research, ‘Chemotherapy: How much do you know about ...
  • Hendrik Casimir-Ziegler Research Grant for Alfred Zerres
    24 Jan 2012
    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künsten (The North Rhine-Westphalia Academy for Sciences and Arts ) have awarded a Hendrik ...
  • Sociologist Gerben Moerman named UvA Lecturer of the Year 2011
    6 Jan 2012
    Sociologist Gerben Moerman has been named UvA Lecturer of the Year 2011 for his dynamic and innovative teaching. The award was presented by jury chairwoman Tessa van Ligten, a Dentistry student and member of the ...
  • Dr M.E.J. Raijmakers
    1 Dec 2011
    Dr M.E.J. Raijmakers (1967) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Cognitive Developmental Psychology, specialising in science learning in non-formal environments, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) ...
  • Court upholds appeal against demolition at BG-terrein
    4 Apr 2011
    The Amsterdam District Court has upheld the appeal that opponents had lodged against the listed building permit granted by Amsterdam city council for the construction of the new library at the Binnengasthuisterrein ...
  • 379th Dies Natalis: Monday, 10 January 2011
    22 Dec 2010
    Monday, 10 January 2011 marks the celebration of the 379th Dies Natalis (birthday) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Higher fines for late returns
    3 Sep 2010
    Fines for late returns will be increased. Persons who do not react to claims or invoices, may expect a visit from a debt-recovery agency.
  • European parliamentarian Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak at Academic Year Opening
    26 Aug 2010
    The official Opening of the 2010-2011 Academic Year of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be held on Monday, 6 September. Taking ‘Europe' as its central theme, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, chairman of the European ...
  • Lodewijk Asscher to drive foundation pile for UvA Roeterseiland redevelopment
    21 May 2010
    The University of Amsterdam has begun the redevelopment of the Roeterseiland. On Tuesday, 25 May at 17.00, the symbolic first pile for the entire Roeterseiland construction project will be driven.