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  • 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 ...