Ethnic Discrimination on the Labour Market - the role of employers
Ethnic discrimination on the labor market is a major concern for societies. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, inadequate participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee will conduct research into ethnic discrimination, and specifically the role of employers.
New insights in research on ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria
On the 26th of June 2018, Kingsley Madueke will defend his PhD thesis on ethnic violence in Jos, a city in his native Nigeria.
Sixth cartoon on research ethics and risks in the authoritarian field
Fictional heroine Alice encounters challenges when conducting fieldwork in authoritarian states. This time she wrestles with informed consent. Does it count as informed consent when the respondents were not really sober?
UvA part of consortium 'CO-CREATE' research project to tackle adolescent obesity
A consortium of 14 research and advocacy organisations, amongst which the Universities of Amsterdam, Oslo, Cape Town and Bergen, as well as the World Obesity Federation and World Cancer Research Fund, have launched a ground-breaking project involving young people themselves to tackle overweight and obesity.
Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant will enable the researchers to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.
Conference at UvA on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate
On 25 and 26 June international scholars, policy makers, business and civil society actors will come together in Amsterdam and discuss three UN Development Goals: fresh water (SDG 6), food (SDG 2) and climate (SDG13). What is the potential of these goals for mobilizing the world to more equitable and environmentally sustainable futures?
ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers
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 the basis of a researcher’s academic excellence and research proposal. Dynamism is a central theme in both projects. Caswell, a biologist and demographer, will investigate kin dynamics while Rodgers, a social anthropologist, will explore gang dynamics