Why young people use chemical substances
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 can be potentially harmful. The University of Amsterdam studied why young people use these products and how they deal with the risks. There appears to be a surprisingly high level of joint self-regulation and a worryingly strong link with work objectives.
Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald join Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing
Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald from the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development joined the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing.
New Book Series: The Routledge Series on the Belt and Road Initiative
Dr. Mehdi P. Amineh is pleased to announce that Routledge has commissioned the creation of a peer-reviewed book series titled The Routledge Series on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The series covers the institutional aspects of the BRI, its impact on International Relations, Global Political Economy and on Global Governance. Mehdi Amineh is invited as Editor-in-Chief of the series.
From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these families reacted to Covid-19 threats and policy measures. Their findings are now drafted in a paper that has been published Open Access.
In memoriam Lodewijk Brunt (1942-2020)
Emeritus hoogleraar stadssociologie en ex-decaan van de toenmalige Faculteit der Politieke en Sociaal-Culturele Wetenschappen (PSCW) Lodewijk N.J. Brunt (1942) is op 17 oktober 2020 overleden.
Annette Freyberg-Inan appointed professor of International Relations Theory
Dr Annette Freyberg-Inan has been appointed professor of International Relations Theory at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. The recipients can use this to further develop their research idea for the next three years.