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Results: 1 - 20 of 143
  • 13 Jan 2020
    New grant for research: Protecting Migrants Against Violence

    ​​​​​​​The Swedish Research Council has awarded a second major grant for collaborative research on migration between the Universities of Gothenburg and Amsterdam. This new grant will support Anja Karlsson Franck ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    New consortium: Closing the housing gap in Australia

    The University of Amsterdam is part of a consortium that has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to investigate unequal access to housing in Australia.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Thijs Bol new member of Young Academy

    Thijs Bol, sociologist at the University of Amsterdam, has been selected as a new member of the Young Academy, and will be installed in March 2020.

  • 11 Dec 2019
    How to improve the position of women in Dutch politics

    Why are women in politics and public administration still ‘the second sex’ despite 100 years of women's suffrage? And what needs to happen to increase political equality? A new collection of essays “Op weg naar een ...

  • 26 Nov 2019
    The rise of responsible investment: adopting UN’s SDGs

    Responsible investing is on the rise as increasingly more asset managers integrate environmental, social, and governance values (ESG) into investment decision-making.

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Italy takes the lead in sustainable development education

    The Italian government has recently revealed plans to incorporate climate change and sustainable development into the national curriculum, becoming the first country to officially integrate these into the education ...

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Nairobi summit: Woman empowerment and gender equality essential for sustainable development

    UN committed to support governments in the full and accelerated implementation of the ICPD agenda and to incorporate the outcomes of the Nairobi Summit as an integral component in the Decade of Action to deliver on ...

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Renewed partnership between the Dutch Government and the UN Environment Programme

    The Netherlands becomes the largest contributor to UNEP’s Environment Fund in 2019, signing a three-year agreement to continue their collaboration and support.

  • 15 Nov 2019
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    The Green Office and bringing sustainability to the heart of the University of Amsterdam

    You might have read this week the interview with members of the University of Amsterdam's Green Office which you can find linked also in this article. Organised and led by five core students and 50 other members the ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    FMG Sociale Geografie en Planologie - Migration
    New grant for research on the outsourcing of migration control

    The University of Amsterdam has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Swedish Research Council. Members of the AISSR programme group 'Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance', as well as the ...

  • 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
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    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
    Beeld van een kind dat huilt terwijl haar moeder door de grenspolitie wordt gecontroleerd
    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
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    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.