Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
The hard facts behind deportation regimes
Many countries have created deportation strategies that bring danger, despair and death. Why do we tolerate this? Funded by the European Research Council, anthropologist Barak Kalir studied the huge deportation systems, how they work, and the impact they have. With this movie he calls for an honest public debate about deportation in western liberal states.
Research Project InDivEU launches biannual Newsletter
Research Project InDivEU lead by EUI, launches mid-July its first edition of their biannual newsletter. If you want to stay up to date, you can subscribe to their Newsletter now.
UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health
Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, which negatively impacts mental health. With a new research priority area, the University of Amsterdam invests substantially in research at three of its faculties and the Institute for Advanced for Study to better understand and promote mental health in urban environments.
Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?
When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is this for children in Dutch cities? Does travelling independently help them to know their environment better? UvA researchers launch a new project around this theme in cooperation with the NEMO Science Museum.
In memoriam Prof. dr. Frances Gouda (1950 – 2019)
We are shocked and deeply saddened to have learned that our dear colleague and friend Frances Gouda has passed away.
Vidi-grant for ACES affiliates Saskia Bonjour and Chiara de Cesari
With the grant of 800.000 euro per project, can they start their own research line the coming 5 years and begin their own research group.