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  • 23 Jul 2018
    Three young research talents to go abroad on Rubicon grant

    Three UvA researchers who recently obtained their PhD will carry our research at a foreign research institute with a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Mental health of young adults with lesbian parents the same as their peers

    The longest-running prospective study on sexual minority parent families in the US has found that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as adults from a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Infants of mind-minded parents better at regulating emotions

    Most parents want their children to learn to regulate their emotions and, for example, not immediately give up after a disappointment or become hysterical when they don’t get their way. New research by a team of ...

  • 7 Jun 2018
    Blushing reveals narcissistic children's concerns about their social image

    Narcissistic children blush when they do not receive the praise they think they deserve. They feel depreciated but are unwilling to admit this feeling to others, perhaps to hide their vulnerabilities. 'It shows just ...

  • 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 ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Parental mentalization strong predictor of healthy infant-parent attachment

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are one step closer to understanding how infants become securely attached to their parents. In a new study published last month, the researchers show how parents' ...

  • 28 Sep 2017
    How do children construct views of themselves?

    How do children construct views of themselves and their place in the world? Children’s social relationships turn out to be critical. For example, children develop higher self-esteem when their parents treat them ...

  • 28 Jun 2017
    PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours

    Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT). This is the finding of a new research paper ...

  • 8 Jun 2017
    Learning to live with social media

    Social media and other kinds of media have positive and negative effects on children and adolescents. ‘We need to help youth learn how to make media a part of their life – but not their entire life.’ This is one of ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Funding for two projects to stimulate educational innovation at the UvA

    Minister Bussemaker of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has awarded the Comenius Teaching Fellow grant, worth €50,000, to the education project of Mieke Lopes Cardozo (lecturer in ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Lisbeth Utens, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents

    Dr E.M.W.J. Utens (1959) has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural ...

  • 22 Dec 2016
    Xavier Moonen, professor by special appointment of Knowledge Development of Children and Young Adults with Mild Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioural Difficulties

    Dr X.M.H. Moonen (1954) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Knowledge Development of Children and Young Adults with Mild Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioural Difficulties at the University of ...

  • 30 Sep 2016
    Exclusive travel grant of the journal Kind en Adolescent

    Milica Nikolic, a PhD candidate of developmental psychopathology at the Department of Child Development and Education received a travel grant of € 2.500 from the journal Kind en Adolescent on September 9 in Utrecht.

  • 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 ...

  • 4 May 2016
    Sleep problems among adolescents easily treatable with ‘SleepingSmart’

    Many adolescents struggle with a chronic lack of sleep. This can negatively affect their cognitive functioning and, by extension, their academic performance, as well as lead to problems like depression, anxiety and ...

  • 7 Apr 2016
    UvA to receive subsidy for Open and Online Learning

    The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has awarded a subsidy to the University of Amsterdam for four projects in the field of Open and Online Learning. The subsidy forms part of the Open and Online ...

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 11 Jan 2016
    Rubicon Grant for two UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to two researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The grant will allow the researchers to obtain international ...

  • 18 Oct 2015
    Thea Peetsma, professor of Learning and Motivation

    Dr T.T.D. Peetsma (1953) has been appointed professor of Learning and Motivation at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Andries van Ark, professor by special appointment of Quantitative Research Methods

    Dr L.A. van der Ark (1968) has been named professor by special appointment of Quantitative Research Methods for the Promotion of the Academisation of Education, the Kohnstamm Chair, at the University of Amsterdam’s ...

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Femke Geijsel, professor by special appointment of Educational Sciences

    Dr F.P. Geijsel (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Educational Sciences, specialising in leadership and management at education institutions, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 22 Oct 2014
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera

    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...

  • 16 Oct 2014
    City makes for stressful start to teaching career

    Many primary school teachers just starting a job in a big city experience high levels of work pressure and stress. These are the findings of UvA researcher Lisa Gaikhorst, who will receive a doctorate from the ...

  • 18 Sep 2014
    UvA Social Sciences once again top QS Rankings

    Once again this year, social and behavioural sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) achieved top positions in the QS Ranking by Subject.

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Major NWO grant for Yield

    Yield has secured one of the coveted Graduate Programme grants awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 9 Sep 2014
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) relocates to Roeterseiland Campus

    The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science’s disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science, Educational Sciences and Child Development, and ...

  • 1 Sep 2014
    Carla van Boxtel, professor of Teaching Methodology

    Prof. C.A.M van Boxtel (1970) has been appointed professor of Teaching Methodology, with a focus on history education, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social and ...

  • 28 Aug 2014
    Renske Keizer, professor by special appointment of Child Development

    Dr R. Keizer (1983) has been named professor by special appointment of Child Development, with a focus on the role and pedagogical significance of fatherhood, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social ...

  • 15 Aug 2014
    UvA Social Sciences climbs in Shanghai Top 50 Ranking

    This year Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has climbed in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) field ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, from 50 to 39 globally.

  • 8 Oct 2013
    UvA’s Social Sciences best in the Netherlands

    The discipline of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best in the Netherlands, according to the THE World University Ranking.

  • 26 Sep 2013
    Nature and nurture: human development from a biological and environmental perspective

    Yield is a new research priority area at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, set up to investigate the effects of both biological and environmental factors on human ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    UvA in top 50 of ARWU Ranking for Social Sciences

    The University of Amsterdam has been placed in the top 50 for the discipline of Social Sciences by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the world’s 500 best universities is published ...

  • 9 Apr 2013
    Patti Valkenburg appointed University Professor of Media, Youth and Society

    Prof. Patti Valkenburg has been appointed University Professor of Media, Youth and Society by the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2013. Valkenburg is ...

  • 22 Jan 2013
    Dr S.E. Severiens, professor by special appointment of Educational Sciences

    Dr S.E. Severiens has been named professor by special appointment of Educational Sciences, specialising in curricular design for vulnerable children and teenagers, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 2 Jan 2013
    Dr P.F de Jong

    Dr P.F de Jong (1956) has been named Professor of Educational Science, specialising in learning and teaching in primary and secondary education, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and ...

  • 5 Dec 2012
    Dr R.G. Fukkink

    R.G. Fukkink (1969) has been appointed Professor by Special Appointment of Childcare and Education Services for Young Children in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam ...

  • 26 Nov 2012
    Dr R.J. Oostdam

    Dr R.J. Oostdam (1958) has been appointed Professor of Learning and Instruction at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair is endowed by the Stichting Hogeschool van ...

  • 17 Oct 2012
    Sadness and physical complaints cause girls to cry more

    Girls aged from 9 to 13 years old cry more often than boys. This is partly due to the fact that girls are sad more often (internalise feelings more often) and they experience physical complaints such as fatigue and ...

  • 12 Oct 2012
    Quality of ‘out-of-school’ care facilities rated as satisfactory

    The pedagogical quality of the out-of-school care facilities in the Netherlands is rated as satisfactory to more than satisfactory, according researchers at the UvA’s Kohnstamm Institute, following a national ...

  • 11 Oct 2012
    US children exposed to background television four hours a day

    On average, a child from the age of eight months to eight years in the USA is exposed to almost four hours of background television on a normal day. Younger children and African-American children are exposed to even ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship

    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...

  • 3 Jul 2012
    Two young UvA researchers to go abroad with assistance of Rubicon grant

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to two promising young UvA researchers. This grant enables researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate to gain ...

  • 20 Jun 2012
    'LAB': interdisciplinary centre for research

    All the research facilities and advanced equipment of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) – including a sleep lab, baby lab, fMRI brain scanner and virtual reality lab – ...

  • 1 Jun 2012
    UvA researchers confirm teaching entrepreneurial skills in primary school is useful

    Primary school is a fertile ground for developing entrepreneurial skills. These are the finding of the study 'The effect of early entrepreneurship education' conducted by the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship ...

  • 1 Apr 2010
    Frightened fathers, frightened children?

    Professor of Special Education in the Family and at School Susan Bögels believes that fathers play a crucial role in the development of fear in children. She received a Vici grant of € 1.5 million for her research ...

  • 17 Feb 2010
    How do children learn to read – and where do problems start?

    Dr. Eva Marinus (Pedagogics and Didactics) received a Rubicon grant of €56,000 for her research into dyslexia.

  • 23 Dec 2009
    Cannabis use and dependency in a cultural context

    Researcher Dr Anja Huizink (Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences) wants to develop a reliable measuring instrument that takes various factors into consideration, for example cultural context and gender ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    FMG earmarks funds for interdisciplinary research projects

    Edward de Haan, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has designated two interdisciplinary research focal areas. These research projects, Institutions and Inequality and The Entertainization ...

  • 26 Oct 2009
    ZonMw subsidy for research into adolescent sleep problems

    Psychologist Anne Marie Meijer from the department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences has been awarded a €384,175 subsidy from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) for ...

  • 26 Oct 2009
    Bonne Zijlstra receives dissertation award

    Last month Dr Bonne Zijlstra, methodologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Studies, was presented with the Psychometric Society’s dissertation award. Zijlstra received the award ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Study of ADHD in adolescents receives € 450,000 grant

    UvA psychologist Dr Saskia van der Oord, Dr Hilde Geurts, Prof. Pier Prins and Ms Marije Kuin of ZonMW (the Netherlands organisation for health research and development) have been awarded a € 450,000 grant to study ...

  • 27 Jul 2009
    The role of education in a changing society

    Society is changing at a rapid pace, and our schools and education systems must adapt accordingly. Which steps are they taking to adjust, and what is the role of policymakers, parents, businesses, teachers and ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Does selection for secondary education produce inequality?

    Does selection for secondary education affect non-cognitive factors such as active citizenship and deviant behaviour? This is the key question in a review of education literature to be conducted by sociologist Herman ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    Quality of childcare centres drops again

    According to a national study conducted by the Netherlands Consortium for Childcare Research (Nederlands Consortium Kinderopvang Onderzoek, NCKO), the educational quality of the care provided by Dutch childcare ...

  • 14 May 2009
    Computer programme improves reading skills

    Can a computer programme help to improve young children’s reading ability? This is the question addressed to in a new study conducted by researchers in the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences at the ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Research into the effects of guided reading aloud

    In collaboration with the Maatwerk Primair lectorate of the Almere teacher-training college for primary education, the SCO-Kohnstamm Institute of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to embark on a two-year study of ...

  • 9 Mar 2009
    FMG to appoint 12 Academy Assistants

    The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has presented the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with a subsidy towards the appointment of 12 Academy Assistants (Akademie-assistenten). The ...

  • 24 Feb 2009
    Educational scientist Jan Ax wins teacher-training award

    University of Amsterdam education scientist Dr Jan Ax was awarded the Dutch Association for Teacher Educators’ (VELON) Gerard M. Willems Prize in February. Ax received the award in recognition of his article ...

  • 10 Feb 2009
    Educators define framework for organised childcare

    Dutch childcare centres have long been operating without a national pedagogical framework or scientific foundation of any kind. The new book Pedagogisch kader kindercentra 0-4 (‘Pedagogical framework for childcare ...

  • 10 Feb 2009
    Too many unqualified teachers in the classroom

    Twenty-five percent of teachers in the lower grades of secondary education teach on an unauthorised basis at least part of the time. Both qualified and unqualified teachers are unhappy with this situation, according ...

  • 27 Jan 2009
    Primary schools fully capable of pursuing their own policies

    Primary schools are perfectly capable of pursuing their own policies, according to a study conducted by the SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut (University of Amsterdam). In doing so, however, schools often encounter obstacles ...

  • 5 Jan 2009
    Children with lesbian parents in the US less happy due to homophobia

    Children with lesbian parents in the United States have lower psychosocial welfare than their Dutch peers, according to a study conducted by the University of Amsterdam and the University of California (San ...