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UvA News

Results: 21 - 40 of 2710
Results: 21 - 40 of 2710
  • Sennay Ghebreab
    Sennay Ghebreab received Black Achievement Award 2021
    4 Nov 2021
    Sennay Ghebreab, associate professor of Socially- Intelligent AI, received the Black Achievement Award 2021. Ghebreab received the Black Achievement Award in the category Science and Education for his academic ...
  • Intake numbers for Bachelor’s and Master’s students increase again
    4 Nov 2021
    The number of first-year students in both Bachelor's and Master's programmes at the UvA has increased again this academic year. The intake for Bachelor’s programmes is 8% higher than last year; for Master’s it is 2% ...
  • Local collaborators of war journalists are even more vulnerable due to the pandemic
    3 Nov 2021
    They are indispensable in journalism, but their work is often overlooked: fixers, the locally-based collaborators who assist foreign war correspondents with their work. Since the outbreak of covid-19, these local ...
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    How ‘thick’ is a soup?
    3 Nov 2021
    To be able to experience a wide range of impulses, our senses use ‘logarithmic perception’: a large increase in the impulse only leads to a small increase in what our brain perceives. A group of researchers from the ...
  • Pernette Verschure appointed professor by special appointment of Functional Dynamics of the Epigenome
    2 Nov 2021
    Pernette Verschure has been appointed professor by special appointment of Functional Dynamics of the Epigenome at the UvA's Faculty of Medicine (UvA-Amsterdam UMC) as of 1 July 2021. The research of Verschure focuses ...
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    There is a rising global elite, but (yet) without a common goal
    2 Nov 2021
    Are people like Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook and Jack Ma from Alibaba part of a global power elite who make decisions about our future world? Diliara Valeeva analysed 200 million corporations ...
  • Katrina Perehudoff
    ‘Secret medicines prices can be a problem for public health’
    1 Nov 2021
    Can law help make the market for medicines, vaccines and other health products more transparent? Recently, Katrina Perehudoff led the Medicines Law & Policy team to publish a report, commissioned by WHO, on this ...
  • Shipwreck Batavia reveals secrets of 17th century Dutch seafaring domination
    1 Nov 2021
    Many Dutch ships passed the West Australian coast while enroute to Southeast Asia in the 1600s – and the national heritage listed shipwreck, Batavia, has revealed through its timbers the history of the shipbuilding ...
  • Two UvA analytical scientists in worldwide 'Power List'
    1 Nov 2021
    The 2021 edition of the 'Power List' compiled by the magazine The Analytical Scientist features two analytical chemists of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences: Dr Bob Pirok and ...
  • Daniel Mügge, Professor of Political Arithmetic at the University of Amsterdam
    Why we need to understand the limitations of economic figures
    1 Nov 2021
    The newspapers are often full of figures that reflect how our economy is doing, for example in terms of unemployment or inflation. ‘However, these figures are far from objective’, warns political economist Daniel ...
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    The Library presents its own video call booths
    29 Oct 2021
    Say for example you are on campus but your following lecture is online, your mentor meeting is via Microsoft Teams, and the fellow student you are working on your project with is at a different location today. The ...
  • UvA biologists find gene that creates extra vacuoles in plant cells
    28 Oct 2021
    Sometimes plant cells don’t have just one large central cavity, or vacuole, but several. These can even have different functions. How is that possible? A team led by UvA biologists Ronald Koes and Francesca ...
  • Data Science Day logo
    Data Science Day 2021
    28 Oct 2021
    The inaugural Data Science Day showcased the data-driven research taking place at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Pitch presentations from 10 researchers across five faculties at UvA demonstrated the data science ...
  • AI investments highly profitable in the Amsterdam region
    28 Oct 2021
    Every euro invested in R&D for artificial intelligence (AI) in the Amsterdam region can generate more than five euros in extra economic prosperity in the long term. This is the outcome of research into the added ...
  • Podcast series ‘PhD Unplugged’ to improve the well-being of PhD students
    28 Oct 2021
    Although an alarming number of PhD students are struggling with psychological problems, universities are generally failing to respond. This situation prompted sisters Lara and Luisa Solms, both PhD students in Work ...
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    Open Science grant for SciPost
    27 Oct 2021
    The project ‘Next stage development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure’ of Jean-Sébastien Caux (UvA-IoP) will receive an NWO Open Science grant of 50,000 euros. Caux will use the grant to further develop the ...
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    Music interventions effective against stress
    27 Oct 2021
    Stress has become an integral part of our society. Research shows that the negative impact of stress is a major risk factor for the development of physical and mental health problems. It follows that we try to ...
  • NWO Open Science Fund awards six UvA projects
    27 Oct 2021
    Six UvA projects in the field of Open Science will receive a financial boost of up to 50,000 euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Open Science Fund aims to support researchers in developing, testing and ...
  • UvA signed Memorandum of Understanding for Quantum Application Lab
    26 Oct 2021
    Last week a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the six partners of the Quantum Application Lab, of which the University of Amsterdam.
  • Children and robots: future friends?
    26 Oct 2021
    In the future, humans will come into contact more and more frequently with ‘social robots’ – robots designed specifically for interactions with people. Children are increasingly likely to encounter such robots in ...