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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Results: 1 - 41 of 41
Results: 1 - 41 of 41
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • How digital platforms are reshaping our cities
    15 Mar 2021
    Anyone exploring a new city uses digital platforms. We decide where we want to drink coffee with Yelp, we find our way with Google Maps and a place to sleep with Airbnb. But while these platforms help us with this, ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
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    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • 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 ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
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    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
    1 Jul 2020
    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...
  • How is protest heard?
    16 Jun 2020
    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
  • Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia, 2017
    What can we learn from street experiments?
    19 May 2020
    For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...
  • How Airbnb markets black-majority neighbourhoods
    14 Feb 2020
    Airbnb attracts increasing numbers of tourists to neighbourhoods where the traditional hotel industry is limited or absent. This popularity of ‘real urban’ experiences in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas has impact on ...
  • Are we doing something wrong? Do we need to make a change?
    6 Dec 2019
    A recent headline in The Guardian stated that 11,000 scientists are warning of unprecedented suffering as a result of climate change. In fact, since the year 2000, a total of 260,000 scientific articles have been ...
  • Who are the private investors in the housing market, and how is their rise impacting the market?
    28 Nov 2019
    Since the financial crisis reached its lowest point in 2013, the number of private investors in the Dutch housing market has been growing. Their large market share is a new phenomenon in the Netherlands and concerns ...
  • Justus Uitermark
    Justus Uitermark, professor of Urban Geography
    12 Sep 2019
    Dr J.L. Uitermark (1978) has been appointed professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • 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 ...
  • Teenagers bicycling through the city
    Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?
    17 Jun 2019
    When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...
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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 ...
  • Don Corleone in The Godfather
    Organised crime groups and popular culture
    3 May 2019
    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible
    11 Apr 2019
    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.
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    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy
    13 Mar 2019
    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...
  • Cameras in cities
    The privatisation of security
    7 Feb 2019
    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...
  • Language Diversity
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge
    22 Nov 2018
    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...
  • European Social Survey
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11
    11 Oct 2018
    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...
  • Amsterdam Nieuwbouw Overhoeks
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam
    11 Oct 2018
    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...
  • Bimhuis in Amsterdam
    How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?
    19 Jul 2018
    Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...
  • Prof Tuna Tasan-Kok
    Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning
    8 Mar 2018
    Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (1970) has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
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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 ...
  • New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India
    23 Jan 2018
    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...
  • Prof Richard Ronald, professor Housing, Society and Space
    Richard Ronald, professor of Housing, Society and Space
    20 Sep 2017
    Dr R. Ronald (1972) has been appointed professor of Housing, Society and Space at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • QS World University Ranking
    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 ...
  • Mw. prof. dr. (Joyeeta) Gupta
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook
    18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...
  • Prof Rivke Jaffe
    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.
  • QS World University Rankings
    Nine UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50
    27 Feb 2014
    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Wednesday 26 February, nine of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) subject areas are in the top 50. Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked ...
  • QS World University Rankings Humanities
    Ten UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings worldwide top 50
    16 May 2013
    Ten subject areas taught at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are listed among the QS World University Rankings by Subject worldwide top 50, published on Thursday, 8 May. UvA’s programmes in Communication Science and ...
  • Prof Veronique Schutjens, professor Ethnic Entrepreneurship
    Dr V.A.J.M. Schutjens, professor by special appointment of Ethnic Entrepreneurship
    20 Mar 2013
    Dr V.A.J.M. Schutjens (1963) has been named professor by special appointment of Ethnic Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was designated on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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).