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.
Jonathan Zeitlin and Francesco Nicoli guest editors of special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy
A special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy on integration and politicization in the EU, guest-edited by Jonathan Zeitlin and Francesco Nicoli has been published.
Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of Amsterdam UMC). With the grant, the researchers will be able to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group over the next five years.
Call for Presentations | Urban Infrastructures
We are now welcoming presentations for the one-day playshop Urban Infrastructures. This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties and disciplines, working on different regions, and offers an opportunity to share ongoing work and to open it up to new methodological and analytical perspectives.