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  • 13 Feb 2019
    Apply for Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship with ACELG

    Have you recently finished your PhD? Are you interested in a postdoc position to further pursue your research in European law and governance? We would like to invite you to apply for a Marie Curie grant together with ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Open Access Agreement with the Oxford University Press

    This year researchers will be able to profit from the agreement the Dutch universities made with the Oxford University Press (OUP).

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Hal Caswell wins Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship

    Ecologist Hal Caswell of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2019/20 for his research on mathematical models of population dynamics. “The models we currently use ...

  • 11 Jan 2019
    New NWO Open Competition on Digitalisation

    NWO is making 6 million euros available for digitalisation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. A new funding instrument will be opened for this, to strengthen inter- and multidisciplinary collaboration between ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    Faculty of Science offers six tenure track positions for women in science

    The Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam has opened a new round of the MacGillavry Fellowship, the recruitment programme for talented female scientists. There are six tenure track positions available for ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Prestigious Armenian astronomy prize for Ed van den Heuvel

    Astronomer Ed van den Heuvel, emeritus professor at the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded the '2018 Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize'. He received the prize together with the Russian ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Booking.com supports research into renewable jet fuel from waste

    Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has acquired a 150,000 euro grant from Booking.com. He conducts research into the manufacture of renewable jet fuel ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 14 Dec 2018
    First-ever body language recognition software

    During his inaugural lecture on video intelligence on Friday, 14 December, Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems, gave a preview of the world’s first-ever body language recognition ...

  • 12 Dec 2018
    Guidelines for the implementation of Plan S have been announced

    In November Coalition S announced the guidelines for implementing Plan S, the transition to complete open access.

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Young Talent awards for six UvA students

    On November 26, six UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW) in Haarlem.

  • 9 Nov 2018
    ERC Synergy Grant for Gerard Wiegers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Synergy Grant to an international team of researchers, including prof. Gerard Wiegers, professor of Comparative Study of Religion at the Faculty of Humanities.

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    'Behind the scenes' at Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day

    Last Friday 19 October, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam (ILCA) and the Port of Amsterdam hosted the annual Amsterdam Chemistry ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Public consultation on the future of the EIT

    The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the future of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The consultation is open until 5 December 2018.

  • 15 Oct 2018
    NWO changes course for ERA-NETs and JPIs

    NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. ZonMw will continue to co-fund JPIs en ERA-NETs.

  • 2 Oct 2018
    NWO Domains will assess cross-domain proposals Talent Scheme

    In the Talent Scheme, there will no longer be a separate committee for cross-domain proposals. In future rounds of Vici and Vidi (call opens 2019) and Veni (call opens 2020), NWO will assess all proposals, including ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Open access has been kicked up a notch with ‘Plan S’

    From 1 January 2020 onwards, all publications resulting from NWO financing and other national and European research financiers must find publication in fully open access journals.

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Harro Bouwmeester wins Sandmeyer Award 2018

    On 6 September 2018, Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (Plant Hormone Biology), received The Sandmeyer Award 2018. Bouwmeester, together with three scientists of Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland, were rewarded ...

  • 11 Sep 2018
    UvA spin-off Confocal secures investment

    UvA spin-off company Confocal.nl has secured a vital investment from Value Creation Capital. The investment will give Confocal.nl the opportunity to grow further.

  • 10 Sep 2018
    Stefania Milan awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Proof of Concept Grant to Stefania Milan, associate professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the UvA. Milan will receive €150,000 for her research on deciphering ...

  • 7 Sep 2018
    Photanol to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

    Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA ...

  • 5 Sep 2018
    Public research funders commit to making Open Access a reality by 2020

    On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make ...

  • 28 Aug 2018
    Biocatalysis project showcased in magazine 'EU Research'

    The European research project Biosusamin and its principal investigator Dr Francesco Mutti are featured in the current edition of the magazine 'EU Research'. Mutti is assistant professor at the University of ...

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Colet te Grotenhuis receives NWO Rubicon grant

    Dr Colet te Grotenhuis, who recently obtained her PhD with professors Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has received an NWO Rubicon grant. This provides her with the ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Veni grants for Joen Hermans and Andrew Jupp

    Dr Joen Hermans and Dr Andrew Jupp have been awarded NWO Veni grants to perform research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. The grants of € 250.000 each provide them with the opportunity to further ...

  • 8 Aug 2018
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...

  • 31 Jul 2018
    NWO opens Crossover call

    The Crossover call aims to strengthen the Dutch knowledge and innovation system with outstanding scientific research that contributes to solving societal challenges.

  • 20 Jul 2018
    Veni grants for two ASCoR members

    The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded dr. G.L.A. (Toni) van der Meer and dr. M. (Mark) Boukes with a veni grant, allowing them to further develop their personal research agendas.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant for astronomers Emily Petroff and Alexander Mushtukov

    Dr. Emily Petroff and Dr. Alexander Mushtukov have both been awarded a Veni grant to continue their research at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy.

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Blog Harry Kraaij about the Oostvaardersplassen

    Harry Kraaij (ASH PhD candidate) published part one of his blog series about the Oostvaardersplassen on Wetenschap.nu. He describes our alienation from nature and our way of thinking about (wild) animals. He urges to ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Over de Muur and Josephine van den Bent win the ASH Valorisation Award

    The joint first prizewinners of the ASH Valorisation Award 2017-2018 are Over de Muur and Josephine van den Bent, as announced on 2 July at the ASH end of term event and awards ceremony.

  • 22 Jun 2018
    New Open Competition across NWO Domain Science

    From 1 August 2018 onwards, researchers can submit proposals for curiosity-driven, fundamental research in two new instruments in the open competition of the NWO Domain Science: one instrument for small-scale ...

  • 20 Jun 2018
    New NWO Open Competition in Social Sciences and Humanities

    NWO has published the call for proposals for the new NWO Open Competition programme in Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW).

  • 11 Jun 2018
    European Commission publishes proposal for next research and innovation programme

    The European Commission has published its proposal for HorizonEurope, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon2020.

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 28 May 2018
    NWO Open Competition in the social sciences and humanities opens in June

    At the start of June, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will launch a new funding instrument: the NWO Open Competition – SSH for free, curiosity-driven research.

  • 24 May 2018
    NWO launches first call for the NWA programme

    NWO has launched the first funding round for the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) programme. The programme encourages broad-based multidisciplinary consortia to submit research proposals that are compatible with ...

  • 15 May 2018
    Sparkling launch for new HIMS spin-off 'Spark904'

    Spark904, a new spin-off company of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, provides analytical and spectroscopic services on demand. On 9 May the company was officially launched ...

  • 7 May 2018
    UvA alumni win international Sustainability Challenge

    UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. Their winning project, Global Green City Watch, makes it possible to monitor the quality of green ...

  • 5 May 2018
    UvA researcher Birte Forstmann awarded prestigious Proof of Concept (PoC) grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to Birte Forstmann, professor of Neuroimaging in Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA.

  • 4 May 2018
    ACE named top incubator in Netherlands

    On Friday, 4 May, the magazine Emerce published its list of best e-businesses, the Emerce100. The Amsterdam university incubator ACE has been awarded the top spot in the category Incubators.

  • 26 Apr 2018
    Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence officially launched

    Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be officially launched at Amsterdam Science ...

  • 23 Apr 2018
    Amsterdam University Fund supports 'The Story of Proteomics'

    Prof. Garry Corthals and Dr Monalisa Goswami of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have received a 10,000 euro project grant from the Amsterdam University Fund, for their ...

  • 22 Apr 2018
    SimPhospho: a user-friendly tool to enhance phosphopeptide analysis

    Analytical chemists including Garry Corthals from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff for Molecular Sciences (the Netherlands) and Veronika Suni of the University of Turku's Center for Biotechnology (Finland) ...

  • 17 Apr 2018
    CLARIAH PLUS receives 13.8 million from the National Roadmap

    The humanities consortium consisting of more than 20 institutions, headed by Huygens ING, was awarded EUR 13.8 million for the development of CLARIAH PLUS, a national digital infrastructure for the Humanities, within ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Sophisticated free app for molecular visualization

    A team of computational chemists including Dr David Dubbeldam from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has just launched a freely available, sophisticated app for molecular ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    UvA and the City of Amsterdam commit to Artificial Intelligence hub at Amsterdam Science Park

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will create a world-class hub in the field of Artificial Intelligence at Amsterdam Science Park. The new co-creation space will be the premier place for education, research and ...

  • 12 Mar 2018
    Pre-proposal in next Veni round in two NWO domains

    The NWO Domains Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH/SGW) and Applied Engineering and Sciences (AES/TTW) will pilot the use of a pre-proposal phase in the next Veni funding round.

  • 12 Mar 2018
    Light-activated molecules to fight cancer and infection

    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are involved in a new European research project for the optimized design of molecules to fight cancer and infections. ...

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Call for feedback on research and innovation missions

    This call for feedback collects your views on different aspects of future research and innovation missions on the basis of the report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    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 ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    Tim Verlaan's book 'De Ruimtemakers' in the media

    Tim Verlaan's recent book, 'De ruimtemakers. Projectontwikkelaars en de Nederlandse binnenstad 1950-1980' is discussed in the NRC and Het Parool.

  • 28 Feb 2018
    Communication Science & Media Studies ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were ...

  • 27 Feb 2018
    NWO introduces embedding guarantee for Veni and Vidi funding

    Starting with the new application rounds for Veni and Vidi funding, NWO will ask candidates for an embedding guarantee. This means that researchers can only submit applications for Veni and Vidi funding with the ...

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros awarded to eleven UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC) have each received a Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to conduct research over the coming five years. Vici, which is ...

  • 13 Feb 2018
    Registration open for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018

    Do you have an innovative idea with commercial or societal impact? Then register your idea before 22 March for a chance to win € 10,000.

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Dutch-Chinese cooperation in supramolecular catalysts

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has obtained a grant for a collaborative project with prof.dr. Li-Zhu Wu from the Technical Institute of Physics and ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    UvA chemists deploy world class VCD spectrometer for study of stereochemistry

    During a scientific project meeting held Friday 2 November at the Molecular Photonics laboratories of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, a unique novel Vibrational Circular ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Four public-private research projects receive LIFT funding

    Chemists Gert-Jan Gruter, Moniek Tromp and Shiju Raveendran of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have received funding through the so-called LIFT scheme of the Innovation Fund Chemistry.

  • 1 Feb 2018
    Humboldt Research Fellowship for Chris Slootweg

    Dr Chris Slootweg, associate professor at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. Organic chemist Slootweg will be a guest ...

  • 30 Jan 2018
    Simplification of NWO funding instruments

    With effect from 1 August 2018, NWO will implement a large-scale simplification of its funding instruments.

  • 30 Jan 2018
    1.7 Million euro for advancing (bio)polymer analysis

    A team with analytical scientists Govert Somsen (VU), Peter Schoenmakers, and Ron Peters (both UvA) has received funding of 1.7 million euro for their UNMATCHED project focusing on the development of new analytical ...

  • 25 Jan 2018
    Qualcomm and UvA: leading the way in deep vision

    In 2015 the Qualcomm joined forces with the UvA to create a research center in the relatively new field of deep vision: the QUVA lab. Peter Rauber works at Qualcomm as a Senior Director of engineering, and is ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Public consultation on EU funds

    The consultation forms important input for the next generation of financial programmes of the European Commission and is an important opportunity to emphasize the added value of EU investments in research, innovation ...

  • 17 Jan 2018
    Plastic from CO2 and plants, for example for LEGO

    With four research projects, of which one in collaboration with LEGO, the new UvA research group Industrial Sustainable Chemistry (ISC) is off to a flying start. Being part of the university research priority ...

  • 18 Dec 2017
    NWO-ECHO grant for Jan van Maarseveen

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euro. He will use the grant to continue ...

  • 15 Dec 2017
    How should alpha and gamma sciences produce impact?

    That was the focus of the conference on 'De Maatschappelijke Impact van Alfa- en Gammawetenschappen', which took place at the UvA on Thursday 7 December.

  • 5 Dec 2017
    Patti Valkenburg again among the top 1% percent communication scholars worldwide

    Patti Valkenburg has been listed again among the top one percent of authors contributing to the leading journals in communication science. This list of authors appeared in the November 2017 issue of Communication ...

  • 4 Dec 2017
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    UvA researcher Esther Peeren and AMC-UvA researcher Charles Agyemang have been awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants, awarded to individual researchers, are ...

  • 29 Nov 2017
    10,000 open access articles from Dutch academics

    According to the newly presented government coalition agreement ‘open science’ and ‘open access’ will be the norm in scientific research. A lot has been done in the past few years to work towards this goal and recent ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Gemini wind farm and UvA: fundamental research into the black-backed gull

    Luuk Folkerts from Gemini Offshore Wind Park is responsible for monitoring the environmental effects of the wind farm. He works together with the Theoretical and Computational Ecology at UvA-IBED to do fundamental ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Studying the chemistry of light-induced degradation

    A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by Maarten van Bommel (UvA) has been awarded a NWO grant to develop a 'Toolbox for studying the Chemistry Of Light-induced Degradation'. The so-called 'TooCOLD' project ...

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Second edition of popular catalysis textbook published

    Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has written an updated version of what has become the most popular textbook in catalysis, used by universities worldwide. ...

  • 16 Nov 2017
    Eva van Reijmersdal received an Aspasia premium

    Eva van Reijmersdal received an Aspasia premium from the National Dutch Science Foundation NWO of 200.000 euro for a five-year research project.

  • 8 Nov 2017
    Honorary doctorates awarded to Barbara Partee and Nora Volkow

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will award honorary doctorates to Prof. Barbara Partee, an internationally influential linguist and philosopher of language, and Prof. Nora Volkow, a globally respected expert in the ...

  • 3 Nov 2017
    European Commission invests €30 billion in research and innovation

    The European Commission has presented the final Work Programme for the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020.

  • 3 Nov 2017
    Kick-off meeting for the final stage of Horizon 2020

    On Tuesday, 2 October 2017 IXA UvA-HvA organized a kick-off meeting for the final three years of Horizon 2020 with a workshop on writing competitive collaborative proposals.

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Apply for the ACE Incubation Program Sustainable Chemistry

    The Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry invites Master students, PhD students and postdocs to compete for participation in the ACE Incubation Program focussing on Sustainable Chemistry. The winner of the ...

  • 27 Oct 2017
    AkzoNobel and UvA: on quest for the perfect paint

    Jitte Flapper, R&D team leader at AkzoNobel, is on a quest to find the perfect paint: easily applicable and not harmful to the environment or to the painter’s health. Collaboration with UvA's Van 't Hoff Institute ...

  • 2 Oct 2017
    Barlaeus dinner Amsterdam Green Campus

    On Monday, 18 September 2017 the Barlaeus dinner about the Amsterdam Green Campus took place in the Allard Pierson Museum of Amsterdam. During the dinner various topics were discussed, such as Green Environment, ...

  • 2 Oct 2017
    ERC 10 Year’s Anniversary Event

    On Thursday, 7 September 2017 the European Research Council 10 year’s anniversary event took place in the Koninklijke Groote Industrieele Club in Amsterdam. This festive event was jointly organised by Innovation ...

  • 2 Oct 2017
    Constantijn van Oranje gives start signal startups Amsterdam knowledge institutes

    Constantijn van Oranje has given the start signal for Amsterdam Venture Studios at Science Park Amsterdam. During the opening ceremony, the five Venture Studios at the Amsterdam Science Park (UvA), the VU Campus, the ...

  • 27 Sep 2017
    UvA catalyst for cleaning cyanide from wastewater goes pilot scale

    A cyanide decomposition catalyst developed by Dr Paula Oulego, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is now ...

  • 27 Sep 2017
    Open access publishing: workshops

    It is possible to publish open access in almost every journal, and in most cases without any costs for the author. On 23, 24 and 26 October the Library will give workshops in which you will learn how to publish open ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Towards a natural conservation of healthy fats in food

    Dutch universities and companies have joined forces to find ways to prevent the decay of fatty acids in food. The Innovation Fund for Chemistry supports this research which is led by Wageningen University. The ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    NWO funding for interdisciplinary 'Origins of Life' research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) bestowed a funding of 2.5 million euros upon the interdisciplinary research proposal 'Origin of Life'. This research proposal addresses questions in the ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    UvA spin-off Macrobian Biotech secures seed investment

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science, UvA Ventures Holding B.V. and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA-UvA) are pooling their resources to fund Macrobian Biotech BV, a single asset biotech company ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area, together with colleagues from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, have published ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    NWO-KIEM grant for enhancing Amsterdam Piezo Valve

    Wybren Jan Buma of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has recently been awarded a KIEM grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within the programme High Tech Systems and ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Sino-Dutch grant for research into flexible printed circuit boards

    Dr Ning Yan and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have been awarded a joint grant to research and develop new catalysts and processes for making the ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Minh Hao Nguyen wins travel grant as part of 'Lustrumbeurs'

    Minh Hao Nguyen, PhD candidate from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research received a travel grant of € 3.000 as part of the UvA365 ‘Lustrumbeurs’.

  • 22 Aug 2017
    UvA and Solvay crack solvent mixtures puzzle

    Chemists working at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have collaborated with the Solvay Lab of the Future in Bordeaux to develop a practical toolbox for predicting the ...

  • 16 Aug 2017
    UvA spin-off company Scyfer acquired by Qualcomm

    UvA spin-off Scyfer BV has been taken over by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), an international market leader in next generation mobile chips. Scyfer is specialised in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...

  • 10 Aug 2017
    UvA celebrates a decade of ERC grants

    This year the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, an ERC Celebration Event will take place on Thursday, 7 September. The event will reflect on the success of the ERC ...

  • 31 Jul 2017
    Zeventien UvA- en AMC-onderzoekers ontvangen Veni-subsidie

    De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) heeft aan zeventien pas gepromoveerde onderzoekers van de UvA en het AMC een Veni-subsidie toegekend. Het gaat om een subsidie van maximaal 250.000. ...

  • 14 Jul 2017
    Growing innovation at Amsterdam Science Park

    Peter Krijnsen, Director of UvA Ventures, explains why Amsterdam Science Park should be a powerhouse for new and innovative companies.

  • 10 Jul 2017
    European grant for cooperation in research on novel cancer approach

    Researchers of 5 European countries have recently been granted 2.5 million Euro for the project 'Immunotherapy Approaches To Improving Cancer Outcome and Quality of Life' (CANCER). Associate professor Dr Hong Zhang ...

  • 7 Jul 2017
    Djoeke van Netten wins ASH Valorisation award

    The prizewinner of the ASH Valorisation award 2016-2017 is Djoeke van Netten for her role as guest curator of the exhibition 'The World according to Blaeu | Master Cartographer of the Dutch Golden Age', at the ...

  • 22 Jun 2017
    Nathalie de Vent wins Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017

    Nathalie de Vent and Joost Agelink van Rentergem of the University of Amsterdam, PHDs at Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Brain & Cognition), are the winners of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award ...

  • 16 Jun 2017
    WRC interns receive AUF grant for Syria research project

    The Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) awarded interns at the War Reparations Centre (WRC) a grant for their research project 'Ten legal questions, a legal guide into the Syria conflict'.

  • 14 Jun 2017
    Paper by UvA authors in top 5% most cited articles

    A paper on mobility and potential exposure to diversity, written by UvA researchers Marco te Brömmelstroet, Anna Nikolaeva and Meredith Glaser of Urban Planning and others, is now in the top 5% of most cited articles ...

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry hosts successful conference on bio-based chemistry

    Last week the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) welcomed over 200 experts, entrepreneurs and innovators to the conference 'Bio-Based Live Europe', ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Ten finalists selected for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017

    The jury, chaired by Mirjam van Praag, had the difficult task to select ten finalists from all entries of the Amsterdam universities and research institutes. On June 21, the winner of the Amsterdam Science & ...

  • 29 May 2017
    Young Scientist Challenge prize for iCARe project led by Fleur Van Beek

    At the Forum for Analytical Science and Technology (FAST) held 16-17 May in Veldhoven, the iCARE project led by PhD student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded 5600 ...

  • 18 May 2017
    Van Gogh Programma Call 2017-2018

    Are you interested in research cooperation with French researchers? Are you looking for means to help pay for the costs of visits to start up the cooperation? Then the Van Gogh Programme may be the grant for you.

  • 18 May 2017
    A new Factsheet is availible from Net4Society network

    A new factsheet on “Increasing Impact” of SC6 proposals and projects is available. Further factsheets on SSH integration in Horizon 2020 (all Societal Challenge areas besides SC6) will be available soon!

  • 15 May 2017
    More than 8,000 journals make science more visible than ever before

    An increasing number of journals from large publishers allow researchers to publish open access without extra costs. Making publications freely available and giving them a large reach thus becomes more and more easy. ...

  • 11 May 2017
    Open Science: the National Plan and Researchers

    OCW invites researchers to join the first national meeting on Open Science on 29 May 2017.

  • 9 May 2017
    UvA Startup Challenge 2017 winner announced

    Student startup Stairway to Travel took home a €5.000 cash prize from UvA Holding at the UvA Startup Challenge 2017 finale.

  • 9 May 2017
    Cyanide removal catalyst shortlisted for Emerging Technologies Competition

    An innovative cyanide removal catalyst invented by Dr Paula Oulego Blanco, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the University of Amsterdam’s Sustainable Chemistry Research Priority Area has been ...

  • 8 May 2017
    More than 100 million euros for Dutch top science 

    Two research teams, which include UvA researchers, have each received 18.8 million euros to jointly set up excellent scientific research programmes in the coming years. The Dutch Minister of Education Culture and ...

  • 3 May 2017
    UvA named joint winner of U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University of Nottingham are the joint winners of the U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, which is organised by Universitas 21, was ...

  • 2 May 2017
    No agreement with Oxford University Press

    The Dutch universities and Oxford University Press (OUP) were unable to come to a new agreement about access to academic journals.

  • 26 Apr 2017
    UvA professor Gert-Jan Gruter finalist in European Inventor Award

    Gert-Jan Gruter, professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry at the UvA, has been nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for his invention in the field of ...

  • 11 Apr 2017
    ACELG invites applications for Marie Curie grant 2017

    Have you recently finished your PhD? Are you interested in a postdoc position to further pursue your research in European law and governance?

  • 10 Apr 2017
    Djoeke van Netten as guest curator at the Scheepvaartmuseum

    Djoeke van Netten (Early Modern History, ASH) is currently working as a guest curator at the Scheepvaartmuseum on the exhibition ‘The world according to Blaeu’.

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA and Bosch launch joint lab for research into deep learning

    Artificial intelligence is poised to fundamentally change our world: in future, machines and devices will be capable of autonomously learning from experience and acting on this basis. The foundation for this is deep ...

  • 31 Mar 2017
    UvA chemists presented their research to business companies

    During the Amsterdam edition of the ‘Innovation Tour’ on 23 March Veni fellow Ties Korstanje and PhD student Henrik Cornelisson van de Ven presented their research to chemistry oriented entrepreneurs.

  • 28 Mar 2017
    ERC Advanced Grant awarded to three UvA professors

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an Advanced Grant to theoretical physicist Jean-Sébastien Caux, clinical psychologist Merel Kindt, and mathematical psychologist Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

  • 9 Mar 2017
    New call on tackling global challenges

    NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to fund use-inspired research to tackle global challenges. In March 2017, a call for proposals was collaboratively ...

  • 7 Mar 2017
    Three UvA chemists among first members of Advanced Research Center CBBC

    Prof. Bas de Bruin, Prof. Joost Reek and Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have been elected as members of the new ‘Advanced Research Center Chemical ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Registration open for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017

    Do you have an innovative idea with commercial or societal impact? Then register your idea before 22 March for a chance to win € 10,000.

  • 23 Feb 2017
    ABC Project grant 2017

    3 proposals have been awarded with an ABC Project Grant - Congratulations to the winning projects!

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Prestigious Vici grants for four UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to four researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The grant will enable the ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Unemployment has long-term effects on retirement income, research finds

    The credit crisis of 2008 will be felt for years to come. Workers who lost their jobs during the crisis especially will feel the pain throughout their retired life. Younger workers are the hardest hit category, ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Introducing strategy-proof secondary school choice in Amsterdam

    Scholars were asked to devise a new system for assigning first-year students to secondary schools in Amsterdam. Hessel Oosterbeek, a professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), was one of the project’s collaborators.

  • 17 Feb 2017
    A strong euro area needs reforms

    Europe is working towards better coordination of the fiscal policies of its member states. The European Fiscal Board (EFB) is going to advise the European Commission on fiscal matters to help the Commission achieve ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Artists’ careers highly dependent on third-party signals - but not just any signals

    In a market where quality is difficult to observe, such as the primary visual art market, publicity is key. Of course, getting attention is important, researcher Monika Kackovic says. However she found that attention ...

  • 9 Feb 2017
    Bert Bakker receives two year Marie Curie Global Fellowship

    Bert Bakker receives two year Marie Curie Global Fellowship Bert has received a Marie Curie Global Fellowship for his project "Politics isn't Cool, it's Hot! How emotions influence citizens' political attitudes".

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Anne Roos Smink wins AAA Doctoral Dissertation Grant 2017

    Anne Roos Smink won the 'Doctoral Dissertation Grant 2017’ from the American Academy of Advertising. With this award, her PhD project will receive funding from the AAA. The PhD project focuses on Augmented Reality ...

  • 3 Feb 2017
    Three HvA start-ups receive HBO Take Off grant, € 40,000 each

    Three HvA start-ups receive the HBO Take Off grant for conducting a feasibility study on the viability of their idea. The grant is rewarded to Mushbin - an idea for circular waste management, Supreme Dutch - a ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Three UvA researchers receive Rubicon Grant

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to UvA researchers Jesús Aguirre Gutiérrez, Marc Heerdink and Annegreet Veldhuis-Vlug. The grant will allow them to conduct ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Funding for Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety

    Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety, led by Prof. Stanley Brul, has received funding from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

  • 17 Jan 2017
    NWO funding for research into fingerprints of interstellar molecules

    Together with two new PhD students Dr Annemieke Petrignani and Prof. Wybren Jan Buma of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) will determine the 'fingerprints' of PAH ...

  • 9 Jan 2017
    Learn to build your high-tech company

    In February 2017 UvA startup incubator ACE Venture Lab organizes a five day intensive training program for students, researchers and industry specialists who want to turn their science or high-tech idea into a ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Horizon 2020 grant for Carlos Fitzsimons

    Neurobiologist Dr Carlos Fitzsimons has been awarded a grant from the Horizon 2020 programme NEURON: Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research. The awarded project is called ‘REACT NSC: Induction of ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Three UvA researchers receive prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researchers Ben Freivogel, Guy Geltner and Christa Testerink.

  • 11 Dec 2016
    Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt receives ECHO grant for novel amination concept

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded chemist dr.ir. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euros. Van der Vlugt ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    UvA scientists receive NWO TOP funding

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded funding from its TOP-programme to six UvA-scientists in the fields of astronomy, informatics and mathematics.

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry

    The ACE Venture Lab bootcamp which was organised last week on the initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry held a pleasant surprise. Not just one but three of the ...

  • 16 Nov 2016
    Open-access agreement for nearly 5000 journals

    For almost 5000 of the ca 30,000 journals to which the UvA Library has a subscription, an open-access agreement has been signed. UvA researchers can publish in these journals, often with 100% reduction, so that ...

  • 7 Nov 2016
    ASH Historians at 'Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij'

    The 'Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij' (Night of Science & Society) was founded in order to promote the importance of scientific research for society. Since 2000 this black-tie event brings together 275 prominent ...

  • 1 Nov 2016
    Amsterdam Data Science and Elsevier to boost local data science scene

    Network organisation Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), of which the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a founding partner, today signed an agreement with scientific information solutions provider Elsevier aimed at ...

  • 18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook

    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day: Progress and opportunities

    In the afternoon of Friday, 28 October 2016, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences will host the Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day, organised in association with the Innovation ...

  • 28 Sep 2016
    Insurers pose limited systemic risk as long as they stay on their traditional path

    Worldwide, insurers have emerged relatively unharmed from the credit crisis. Yet, there is a call to take more control of systemic risks and to reduce them. According to Professor Roger Laeven, this is especially ...

  • 28 Sep 2016
    More requirements for banks will lower the risk of a new systemic crisis, but the work is not finished yet

    The crisis which has spread around the world since 2008 is said to be mainly caused by ‘systemic risks’ within the financial sector. In his inaugural lecture, Aerdt Houben, professor at the University of Amsterdam ...

  • 28 Sep 2016
    Back to the fundamental questions when designing macroprudential policy

    Since the financial crisis a lot of progress has been made in strengthening the financial system. In order to plan for an effective macroprudential policy – policy that focuses on promoting the stability of the ...

  • 24 Sep 2016
    Chemistry under extreme UV-light

    In a new international project named ELENA a total of 15 young researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics involved in emerging techniques for the creation of nanostructures. One of the researchers will be ...

  • 23 Sep 2016
    UvA lie researcher wins fake Nobel Prize

    Bruno Verschuere, associate professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), is the proud recipient of the Ig Nobel Prize, the parody of the Nobel Prize. Verschuere was selected for a study ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Towards a solar cell for the production of methanol

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are working on a new type of 'chemical' solar cell that utilizes sunlight for the synthesis of methanol from carbon ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    Jacqueline Cramer: 'Chemistry is important for the circular economy'

    On 23 September, Professor Jacqueline Cramer, UvA alumna and sustainability icon, will participate in the Sustainability Workshop, organised by the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van ...

  • 5 Sep 2016
    KIEM grant for research into small cyclic peptides

    Professor Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (research group Synthetic Organic Chemistry) has recently been awarded a KIEM grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific ...

  • 1 Aug 2016
    Boxing with drops of tin

    A study into the acceleration and deformation of microscopically small tin drops by an intense laser pulse resulted in the first scientific publication from the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARNCL), ...

  • 18 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Ties Korstanje receives VENI grant for biomass conversion research

    Dr. Ties Korstanje of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He will receive a maximum of 250,000 euros for his ...

  • 11 Jul 2016
    Open access agreements with smaller publishers

    Negotiations between Dutch university libraries / SURF and four smaller publishers have resulted in agreements about open access.

  • 8 Jul 2016
    Rubicon grants for two researchers at UvA and AMC

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Rubicon grants to Danny Broere (chemistry, UvA) and Marten Hoeksema (AMC, biochemistry). The grant allows them to gain international research ...

  • 7 Jul 2016
    Rubicon grant for Danny Broere

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to HIMS PhD graduate Danny Broere. It enables him to conduct research for a period of two years at Yale University, New Haven (US).

  • 25 Jun 2016
    Professor Frans Grijzenhout wins the ASH Valorisation award

    The prizewinner of the ASH Valorisation award 2015-2016 is Frans Grijzenhout (Art History) for his project on the 'Straatje van Vermeer', announced during the ASH end of term drinks and award ceremony on 16 June ...

  • 13 Jun 2016
    ACELG invites applications for Marie Curie grant 2016

    Have you recently finished your PhD? Are you interested in a postdoc position to further pursue your research in European law and governance?

  • 9 Jun 2016
    UvA chemists invent new supercapacitor materials

    Dr David Eisenberg and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in ...

  • 2 Jun 2016
    UvA Startup Challenge Awards 2016: two finalists selected

    In May, two student startup teams were selected for the UvA Startup Challenge finals that will be held later this year. On 10 and 11 May, student organizations SEFA (Economics & Business) and VIA (Computer Sciences) ...

  • 31 May 2016
    Publicly financed research: by 2020 it must be open

    On 27 May 2016 the European ministers decided that by 2020 all academic publications on the results of publicly financed research should be freely available.

  • 25 May 2016
    Understanding the role of emotions in economic decision-making by studying the brain

    Psychologists and marketers recognise emotions as an important factor in decision-making, but economists still don’t incorporate the impact of emotions in their models. Introducing psychological factors and ...

  • 25 May 2016
    Performance related remuneration delivers higher value

    Companies who reward their employees on the basis of specific goals typically perform better. It is, however, crucial to select suitable goals and choose the right time to introduce them, argues University of ...

  • 25 May 2016
    What leads to corruption, and how can we tackle and control it?

    Collaboration is a buzzword in modern organisations. However, it also has a dark side that organisations often ignore, warns Shaul Shalvi, associate professor in experimental economics at UvA. Shalvi obtained EU ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Vidi grant for Tiddo Mooibroek

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Tiddo Mooibroek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). The grant of 800,000 euro enables him to form his own ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 2 May 2016
    SingularityU The Netherlands: Global Impact Challenge

    SingularityU The Netherlands has launched a Global Impact Challenge to find ideas using technology to create a better life for refugees worldwide. Enroll before Monday, 9 May and win a 10-week summer scholarship in ...

  • 2 May 2016
    Changjiang Distinguished Professorship awarded to Fenrong Liu

    Fenrong Liu, professor by special appointment in the Amsterdam-China Logic Chair at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded the Changjiang Distinguished Professorship by the Chinese Ministry of Education. ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Announcement of the finalists of Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2016

    Seven researchers of UvA and AMC compete for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2016. The jury, chaired by Alexander Rinnooy Kan, had the difficult task to select ten finalists from all entries of the Amsterdam ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    UvA licenses novel molecules for hydrogen generation to French company PorphyChem

    Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA), the UvA’s technology transfer office, recently licensed the rights for the commercialisation of novel molecules for hydrogen generation to the French company PorphyChem. ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    New services for UvA-DARE: DOAI and altmetrics

    Recently two improvements have been made to UvA-DARE, the institutional repository of the UvA.

  • 25 Apr 2016
    UvA Startup Challenge Awards 2016

    In 2016, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam, university incubator ACE Venture lab and UvA Holding will organize the first UvA-wide startup pitching competition in collaboration with student organizations. Each UvA faculty ...

  • 21 Apr 2016
    Helmer Helmers and colleague discover origin of Texel gown

    Archival research by cultural historians Helmer Helmers (ASH) and Nadine Akkerman (UL) has revealed that the wardrobe discovered near Texel belonged to the royal court of the English queen Henrietta Maria. In March ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Topsector Chemie funds two projects of HIMS researchers

    Researchers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded funding by 'TKI Chemie', which is part of the national chemistry platform 'Topsector Chemie'. Their ...

  • 8 Apr 2016
    Rubicon grant awarded to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka, who will conduct research for a period of two years at the University of California, Berkley (US).

  • 8 Apr 2016
    Rubicon grant awarded to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka, who will conduct research for a period of two years at the University of California, Berkley (US).

  • 4 Apr 2016
    Agreement with Elsevier on list of open-access journals

    The Dutch universities and Elsevier have reached an agreement on the package of journals in which researchers can publish open access without extra cost.

  • 31 Mar 2016
    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grants awarded to three UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). ...

  • 31 Mar 2016
    Prestigious ERC Advanced Grants awarded to three UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    China grants UvA patent for innovative bioplastic

    The Chinese Patent Office has granted patent rights to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the invention of the biodegradable polymer developed in 2011 by UvA researchers Dr Albert Alberts and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg.

  • 23 Mar 2016
    New start-up to introduce innovative microscope

    This summer, University of Amsterdam (UvA) start-up Confocal.nl will begin marketing the first-ever microscope with a plug-and-play feature. Specifically, its rescan module offers super-resolution imaging for an even ...

  • 15 Mar 2016
    Successful conference on state-of-the-art metal soap research

    The conference ‘Metal Soaps in Art’ held 14 and 15 March in the Rijksmuseum was a great success. Hundreds of scientists, art historians and conservators visited Amsterdam to explore metal soap related degradation ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    New computational chemistry funded through CSER initiative

    Researchers of the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) have been awarded new funding through the ‘Computational Sciences for Energy Research' (CSER) public-private partnership, a multi-million euro ...

  • 9 Mar 2016
    Dutch universities strike open access deal with Wiley

    Dutch Universities have signed an agreement with the publisher Wiley regarding open access.

  • 9 Mar 2016
    UVA-DARE: 2.3 million downloads in 2015

    Worldwide, there were 2.3 million downloads from UvA-DARE in 2015. UvA-DARE is the repository of UvA publications, as well as a place to publish them. Heading the top ten is the report by UvA researchers Helberger ...

  • 8 Mar 2016
    Nederland verdient flink aan enorme Europese subsidiepot Horizon2020

    Nederlandse bedrijven en universiteiten haalden €340 mln meer op in Brussel dan de Nederlandse overheid heeft bijgedragen aan het Europese subsidieprogramma. De absolute uitblinker bij de Nederlandse ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Open-access deal with Springer continued

    The open-access deal between the VSNU organisations, of which the UvA is one, and Springer publishers has been renewed. In its first year, almost 2000 articles by Dutch researchers were published in open access, 229 ...

  • 1 Mar 2016
    Pilot at schools with learning environment for ‘systems thinking’

    Dynalearn Web, an interactive learning environment that helps students develop systems thinking, is being tested at secondary schools in the Amsterdam region as part of a feasibility study. Bert Bredeweg of the UvA ...

  • 16 Feb 2016
    UvA-researchers develop methods to determine the origin of roses

    Was a flower or food crop really grown in the Netherlands? Were the roses I bought for Valentine's Day produced in a 'fair' way? Researchers of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of ...