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UvA News

Results: 1 - 20 of 167
Results: 1 - 20 of 167
  • Which stereotypes are ingrained in AI language models?
    24 Nov 2021
    As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our daily lives, more attention is being paid to the reliability and fairness of AI. Depending on how exactly they are made, AI algorithms can inadvertently ...
  • 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 ...
  • UvA scientists develop fully solar-driven autonomous chemical mini-plant
    14 Oct 2021
    Professor Timothy Noël and co-workers in the Flow Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a fully operational standalone solar-powered mini-reactor ...
  • A new framework for protecting mental health in cities
    8 Oct 2021
    People who live in cities face many challenges that threaten their mental health. In countries in which relatively higher numbers of people live in cities, depression, anxiety and addiction are generally more common. ...
  • Millie Taylor (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Success of megamusicals makes space for innovation
    28 Sep 2021
    Megamusicals have often been criticised in the academic world and in the media for their homogenizing tendencies, but increasing academic attention on them is providing us with new insights. In her inaugural lecture ...
  • REC A (photo: Maartje Strijbis)
    New partnerships for UvA research into tax systems
    3 Sep 2021
    The UvA’s Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law has recently entered into a number of exciting new partnerships to help them conduct research into the design of fair, efficient and fraud-proof tax systems. Ernst & Young (EY), ...
  • AI can help improve precision radiotherapy
    16 Jul 2021
    The Netherlands Cancer Institute, University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Elekta will collaborate on the development of new AI strategies for the further improvement of precision radiotherapy. This concerns the ...
  • Mindfulness training reduces chance of unnecessary caesareans
    15 Jul 2021
    A short, group-based mindfulness training for pregnant women and their partners reduces the chance of a medically unnecessary caesarean birth by 50% and doubles the chance of a natural birth. This is the conclusion ...
  • Photo: Manuel de la Riva
    Winds and geography shape zigzag migration of Eleonora’s falcons between Canary Islands and Madagascar
    13 Jul 2021
    To reach their winter homes in Madagascar from their breeding grounds in the Canary Islands - and vice versa - Eleonora's falcons don’t take the shortest route, instead they zigzag across the width of Africa. This is ...
  • UvA, TU Delft and Booking.com collaborate on research into better recommendation systems
    23 Jun 2021
    In the Mercury Machine Learning Lab, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will be working together with Booking.com on various improved recommendation ...
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...
  • UvA and NFI to conduct joint research to help detect deepfakes and hidden messages left by criminals
    25 May 2021
    Pasting the faces of Dutch celebrities or the face of a disagreeable ex onto bodies in porn films. Blackmailing someone by displaying manipulated images of a kidnapped child. Or using a concealed message in a photo ...
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • Matched sampling of squid environmental DNA (eDNA) in the foraging zones of Risso’s dolphins (left) and Cuvier’s beaked whales (right). Hunting zones, and depths of sampling locations, are determined through recording of the foraging behaviour of two species, using non-invasive sound and movement recording tags. Graphic: Visser et al., Science Advances 2021; 7: eabf5908 GEOMAR, C. Kersten
    Whales dive deep for profitable prey
    31 Mar 2021
    An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in ...
  • Marcel Levi (photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
    Marcel Levi to return as UvA and Amsterdam UMC professor
    31 Mar 2021
    Former chair of the AMC board Marcel Levi has been appointed professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam (UvA-Amsterdam UMC), with effect from 1 April 2021. The appointment is for ...
  • ‘No more papering over the cracks’
    30 Mar 2021
    On 6 April, students, PhDs, lecturers and professors from higher education will be demonstrating against underfunding. ‘I am fully convinced of the need for this action, because we can’t go on like this any longer,’ ...
  • The supermarket that communicates with you while you shop
    30 Mar 2021
    For many people, environmental knowledge and awareness does not necessarily translate into pro-environmental action. Even those with a strong desire to act in a more environmentally friendly way find themselves ...
  • Claes de Vreese
    Claes de Vreese becomes fifth university professor of AI
    22 Mar 2021
    Professor Claes de Vreese has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes the number of university professors in the field of ...
  • Artist impression (credits: West 8)
    Amsterdam city centre gets renewed historic University Quarter
    12 Mar 2021
    The City of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have produced a development plan for the area between the Amstel and the Hoogstraat. This includes the University Quarter (UQ), which will undergo a ...
  • Housing market contagion: do higher prices there mean higher prices here?
    2 Mar 2021
    Do changing prices in the US housing market mean similar shifts will be seen in house prices in the Netherlands? Will rising house prices in Amsterdam mean the same will be seen across the country? These are the ...