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Results: 1 - 20 of 133
  • 27 Aug 2019
    In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)

    Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Chinese firms in Africa are no worse employers than other foreign counterparts

    A recent study led by the School of Oriental and African Studies provides new insights into labor conditions offered by Chinese employers in Africa.

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Tree planting could be humanity’s best shot at mitigating climate crisis

    A study of the global potential for forest restoration published in the journal Science claims that widespread afforestation may be the most impactful and cost-effective way to combat climate change.

  • 22 Jul 2019
    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants

    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.

  • 10 Jul 2019
    The hard facts behind deportation regimes

    Many countries have created deportation strategies that bring danger, despair and death. Why do we tolerate this? Funded by the European Research Council, anthropologist Barak Kalir studied the huge deportation ...

  • 14 Jun 2019
    What has happened since Paris

    Why Only Economic Paradigm Shift Offers a Solution to Global Warming – Since We’re Failing the Paris Accord

  • 14 Jun 2019
    Mobility as a commons

    Interview with Anna Nikolaeva, a postdoctoral researcher in the project Smart Cycling Futures at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University.

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Artisanal fish fences pose broad and unexpected threats to the tropical coastal seascape

    Fish fences disrupt vital ecological connectivity, exploit > 500 species with high juvenile removal, and directly damage seagrass ecosystems with cascading impacts on connected coral reefs and mangroves according to ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    New study in Nature identifies the most influential drivers of global land use

    “Land use is at the core of various sustainable development goals”. Therefore, it is important to investigate the drivers of global land use to better understand the possible evolution of land use and also the food ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    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.

  • 11 Jun 2019
    Fostering global science and technology collaborations for integrated science approach to DRR, CCA and sustainable development

    The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) has been held in Geneva on May 13-17, 2019. GPDRR is a biennial event hosted by the UNDRR and in 2019 hosted by the Government of Switzerland. The theme for ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Call for researchers by ACES

    Ans Kolk and Chantal Mak will organise an internal ACES meeting on the topic in September (provisional date: 19 September in the afternoon) to get to know each other and exchange interests and insights, and are also ...

  • 20 May 2019
    New article: Circularity Brokers

    This new article explains how digital platform organizations help to overcome difficulties in the important fight against food waste. Food waste is profoundly unethical in view of the fact that one billion people in ...

  • 14 May 2019
    New UN report warns: Already unprecedented rates of loss in nature accelerating

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the creator of a new landmark report, which warns that the rapid decline of nature, which is already in an unprecedented ...

  • 14 May 2019
    Plankton-monitoring Instruments Details Evidence of Rising Plastic Pollution

    A recent article published at Nature Communications reported how researchers have demonstrated the rise of ocean plastics using data from sixty years of log books that track plankton levels .

  • 14 May 2019
    Investing in Renewables Better than Carbon Capture for Tackling Climate Change

    Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture technologies according to new research published by online-journal Nature Energy.

  • 14 May 2019
    The UK parliament declares a climate change emergency, but what does it mean?

    Recently, on May 1st, history was written as the UK parliament became the first in the world to declare a 'climate emergency' (Independent, 2019). This happens a week after Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish ...

  • 7 May 2019
    Student volunteers wanted - MARE Conference 2019

    You may have already heard of the international People and the Sea conferences, which are organized biennially by the Centre for Maritime Studies (MARE) at the REC-campus of the University of Amsterdam. These ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Giselinde Kuipers has been elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences

    The Academy has selected nineteen new members, amongst which professor of cultural sociology Giselinde Kuipers.

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Does it pay for cities to be green?

    Do air and water pollution reductions pay off in terms of increasing foreign direct investment flows? This recently published article provides evidence and reasons for why it pays for cities to be green, and ...