New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy
The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will require transformative changes that go beyond what can be achieved by environmental policies alone, as well as integrated policy approaches that address multiple targets. These are the main conclusions of the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) of the United Nations Environment Programme published today.
PhD postions for highly qualified graduates
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects.
Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
Ten 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 public support for different interpretations of ‘Social Europe’, the transmission of pathogens from animals to humans and metaphorical narratives in discourses on dementia.
Call for speakers: Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society
This is an open call for speakers for this year’s Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society seminar series. We invite speakers from different (inter)disciplinary fields (from the social sciences, but also humanities, law, economics, and natural sciences) to present work in which they address the troubling issue of race through a paper presentation.
Critical questions about Dutch policy on combating terrorist financing
In the Netherlands, various actors work together intensively to combat terrorist financing. However, a new research report by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) concludes that this intensive collaboration is accompanied by an element of risk as a result of a blurring of roles and responsibilities. The report was commissioned by the WODC Research and Documentation Centre.
Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA
This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the basis of ethnographic fieldwork, on how critique travels across religious and geographic difference.
Hans Brug, professor of Health Behaviour
Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug (1963) has been appointed professor of Health Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). The chair is an unpaid, part-time appointment, which Hans Brug will combine with his position as director-general of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) at the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). Brug was dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences until September 2018.