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
ICS PhD positions for highly qualified graduates
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects.
Registration open for AMCIS Educational Inequality Conference (July 5-6)
With this academic conference on 5 and 6 July 2018, AMCIS aims to bring together researchers working on educational inequalities by socioeconomic background, ethnic background and/or gender, from various disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science and educational sciences.
Summer School "Cultures, Migrations, Borders"
The Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam welcome applications for the Seventh International Postgraduate Summer School “Cultures, Migrations, Borders” that will take place on the border island of Lesvos, Greece, from 3 to 12 July 2018.
Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning
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.
Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx
Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.
Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
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 EU, on suicide prediction and on increasing fire activity in the Amazon Basin.