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Results: 1 - 20 of 89
  • Meet the Faculty of Science’s 3MT competitors
    30 Aug 2021
    For the first time the University of Amsterdam has joined the international 3MT pitch competition. Meet the three candidates that won our Faculty pre-round! On September 7 they will compete against the ...
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium
    23 Mar 2021
    A knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the ...
  • From sticky mess to plant-based chair
    6 Jan 2021
    ‘Such a thing doesn't exist,’ UvA researchers Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts repeatedly heard when they accidentally discovered 100% bioplastic in 2010. Now ten years later, in collaboration with furniture ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • Amsterdam coalition publishes special AI edition in New Scientist
    15 Oct 2020
    To highlight the importance of AI to a broader public, the Amsterdam coalition ‘AI technology for people’ has published a special AI edition in the October issue of the popular science magazine New Scientist. The ...
  • Artist impression van LAB42
    New AI centre for students, researchers and businesses starts construction
    28 Sep 2020
    In keeping with the building's intended purpose, a robot performed the official kickoff for the construction of LAB42. Amsterdam Science Park, in collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam and others, will be ...
  • Microscopy image of cancer cells
    Improved cancer treatments with AI technology
    23 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) plan to jointly develop new AI algorithms to treat cancer more effectively. On Tuesday, Geert ten Dam and Marien van der Meer – president ...
  • Patented 'molecular heaters' to increase crop yield
    23 Sep 2020
    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have developed a novel class of molecules capable of raising the temperature of plants. Application of such 'molecular heaters' allows crops to grow at lower environmental ...
  • Erasmus + Strategic Partnership grant awarded to develop sustainable cooperation between university lecturers
    25 Aug 2020
    A team of lecturers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will work together with our faculty’s Teaching and Learning Centre and five international partners on a three year project to promote the ...
  • 2019 Impact Awards: honourable mention for Willem Bouten
    6 Nov 2019
    Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam UMC), Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite (VU) and Roeland van Geuns (HvA) have received a 2019 Impact Award. Willem Bouten received an honourable mention for his work on developing lightweight GPS ...
  • Share your views on the future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation
    4 Jul 2019
    What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research ...
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2020 published
    3 Jul 2019
    The European Commision has published the updated Work Programmes for 2020. The Work Programmes contain detailed information on all actions and specific challenges for the final year of Horizon 2020, their scope and ...
  • Knowledge utilisation to create impact
    21 Jun 2019
    Researchers increasingly carry out their studies within public-private or public-public partnerships. Research manuals have been developed to help social sciences and humanities researchers set up collaborative ...
  • AmSIA 2019 banner
    Registration open for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019
    20 Jun 2019
    Do you have an innovative idea for a service or a product that can make a difference to society? Then participate with your idea. Three prizes, each €7.500, will be awarded in the categories Alpha/ Gamma, Beta and ...
  • Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    24 May 2019
    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 ...
  • Black rot, brassica crops,
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?
    22 May 2019
    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...
  • Confocal.nl en Kepler bij winnaars Academic Startup Competition 2019
    Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition
    15 May 2019
    On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.
  • Essential contribution scientific field to new innovation policy of the topsectors
    18 Apr 2019
    NWO and ZonMw want the scientific field to be involved in drawing up the Knowledge & Innovation Agendas (KIAs) of the topsectors. That is why they will ask researchers about scientific issues related to the societal ...
  • KNAW, NWO and ZonMw to sign DORA declaration
    18 Apr 2019
    KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and ZonMw (Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) will sign the San Francisco ...