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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Results: 1 - 50 of 53
Results: 1 - 50 of 53
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
    14 Dec 2020
    Pressing Matter received a grant of 3.5 million euros of the National Science Agenda of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to analyse the role colonial collections could play in resolving tensions in dealing with our ...
  • How do we explain mistrust of the corona vaccine?
    9 Dec 2020
    Anthropologist Stuart Blume has been researching vaccination programmes for the last 20 years. He has observed important historical developments that may partly explain the current mistrust towards coronavirus ...
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • 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, ...
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia
    31 Mar 2020
    Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...
  • UvA scientists explain the implications of the coronavirus
    5 Mar 2020
    The coronavirus last week reached the Netherlands and began to spread around the country. How has the Dutch population reacted? What is a useful frame of reference for this situation? And what are the legal ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
    13 Feb 2020
    Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...
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    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 ...
  • In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)
    27 Aug 2019
    Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.
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    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants
    22 Jul 2019
    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.
  • Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2019
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
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    The hard facts behind deportation regimes
    10 Jul 2019
    Many countries have created deportation strategies that bring danger, despair and death. Why do we tolerate this? Funded by the European Research Council, anthropologist Barak Kalir studied the huge deportation ...
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    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health
    15 May 2019
    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...
  • Call for speakers: Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society
    26 Feb 2019
    This is an open call for speakers for this year’s Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society seminar series. We invite speakers from different (inter)disciplinary fields (from the social sciences, but also ...
  • Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA
    21 Feb 2019
    This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the ...
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    New research: positive mental health promotion among young people
    8 Jan 2019
    The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ...
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    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers
    29 Nov 2018
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...
  • Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2018
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...
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    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response
    9 Jul 2018
    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...
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    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers
    10 Apr 2018
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...
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    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
    6 Mar 2018
    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...
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    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings
    28 Feb 2018
    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...
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    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers
    6 Sep 2017
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...
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    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...
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    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    13 May 2016
    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...
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    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture
    14 Apr 2016
    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.
  • Prof Benjamin Soares, The Anthropology of Islam and its Diaspora
    Benjamin Soares, professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora
    22 Dec 2015
    Professor B.F. Soares has been named professor by special appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...
  • Prof Dennis Rodgers, Professor International Development
    Dennis Rodgers, professor of International Development Studies
    24 Sep 2015
    Prof. Dennis Rodgers (1973) has been appointed professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Prof Amade M'charek
    Amade M'charek, professor of Anthropology of Science
    6 Jul 2015
    Dr A. M’charek has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Science at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as of 1 January 2015.
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    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek
    4 Jun 2015
    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced ...
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    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera
    22 Oct 2014
    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...
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    Considering ‘possession by spirits’ can help in the treatment of trauma
    13 Oct 2014
    Cultural explanatory models and consideration for local systemic interventions can benefit the treatment of patients with dissociative symptoms attributed to possession by spirits. This is one of the conclusions of ...
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    Conversion to Islam: radical change or slow evolution?
    27 Mar 2014
    Women who convert to Islam don't necessarily adopt the lifestyle of 'born' Muslims. Yet people around them tend to assume the opposite. This was one of the findings to come out of Vanessa Vroon-Najem's research, for ...
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    Confidence in aid determines risk behaviour during floods
    13 Feb 2014
    People apply different styles of dealing with risk in flood situations. These styles are not determined by knowledge about the risk or by poverty, as is often thought, but mainly by the confidence that people have in ...
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    Flexible cooperation pivotal for Dutch success in global flower industry
    27 Jan 2014
    The Netherlands's cooperatives have made it a key player in the global flower market, and they are the reason it will remain so. Co-ops make the Dutch flower industry more flexible compared to that of other ...
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    ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to six UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    12 Dec 2013
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to six researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are astronomer Joeri van ...
  • Prof Rijk van Dijk, professor Suxuality an Religion in Africa
    Rijk van Dijk, professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa
    10 Oct 2013
    Dr R.A. van Dijk (1959) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Religion and Sexuality in Africa at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The chair was ...
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    UvA top Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    10 Sep 2013
    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings. Previously ranked 62nd, the UvA has moved up four places and is now ranked 58th ...
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    Four UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    16 Jul 2013
    Anthropologists Rivke Jaffe and Barak Kalir and astronomers Saskia Hekker and Jason Hessels are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants open the way for the recipients to ...
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    NWO to finance four UvA studies on role of religion in society
    2 Jul 2013
    Four research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have received grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s (NWO) Religion in Modern Society research programme. The programme funds ...
  • Honorary doctorate for Jan Breman in recognition of half a century of unique research
    1 Jul 2013
    The School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London has conferred an honorary doctorate on Jan Breman, emeritus professor of the University of Amsterdam, for research he conducted in ...
  • Three UvA professors appointed to the KNAW
    30 May 2013
    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed UvA professors Eveline Crone, Martin van Hees and Annemarie Mol as members. Membership of the KNAW, which includes leading academics from every ...
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    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for six UvA scientists
    19 Nov 2012
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Advanced Grants to enable six scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to conduct groundbreaking, new research. The grant amounts to 2.5 million euros per ...
  • Prof Anne-Mei The, professor Healthcare and Dimensia
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    6 Nov 2012
    Dr B.A.M. The (1965) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Long-term Care and Dementia at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...