Tom Keijer wins poster competition at national student symposium
At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 2 March at Utrecht University, UvA master student Tom Keijer has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With his poster Keijer presented ...
28 Feb 2017
Repeated ‘Top Programme’ honour for Logic and System and Network Engineering
The Faculty of Science Master’s programmes Logic and System and Network Engineering (SNE) have been designated as ‘Top Programme’ by the Universities Study Guide 2017.
21 Feb 2017
Magnetic lattices bring atoms closer together
Quantum simulations are useful for everyone. This is the message Arthur La Rooij wants to convey in his PhD thesis, which he will defend on Friday 24 February at the University of Amsterdam.
31 Jan 2017
Erratic pattern of bursts of neutron star Rapid Burster explained
A team of Dutch and English astronomers, including Jakob van den Eijnden of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered why the neutron star Rapid Burster exhibits such irregular bursts. The gas the neutron star ...
9 Jan 2017
Learn to build your high-tech company
In February 2017 UvA startup incubator ACE Venture Lab organizes a five day intensive training program for students, researchers and industry specialists who want to turn their science or high-tech idea into a ...
13 Dec 2016
Fleur van Beek wins poster prize at national chemistry conference
PhD Student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded the COAST prize for best analytical chemistry poster during the annual Dutch chemistry conference CHAINS 2016 held ...
5 Dec 2016
Digital Preservation Award for ‘Digital city revives’
The project ‘The Digital City revives, a case study in web-archeology’ won one of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards. The prizes were announced on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in London. Project partners of ...
22 Nov 2016
Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry
The ACE Venture Lab bootcamp which was organised last week on the initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry held a pleasant surprise. Not just one but three of the ...
11 Nov 2016
UvA researcher Tomas Stolker aims telescope on protoplanetary disk
A team of astronomers led by Tomas Stolker at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy have published fascinating new observations of a protoplanetary disk.
Yfke Dulek, Master’s student Logic, has been awarded a Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde. The prize of 5000 euro is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der ...
21 Oct 2016
PhD student researches antibiotic resistance development
De novo development of antibiotic resistance in patients forms a serious threat to our health. PhD student Yanfang Feng of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences studied this phenomenon together with the ...
13 Oct 2016
Bert Wouters wins Solvay Award
Postdoc researcher Dr Bert Wouters of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is awarded the 'Solvay Award' for his groundbreaking PhD research on the development of a microfluidic chip for spatial ...
6 Oct 2016
Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers
Dr Zhiyong Guo, Dr Jay Pandey and Dr David Eisenberg have all secured high-profile research positions following their postdoc projects at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry.
16 Sep 2016
UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’
The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...
15 Sep 2016
Dr Maike Stam and the PhD students Rurika Oka, Blaise Weber (Plant Development and (Epi)genetics, SILS) and Johan Zicola (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding) of the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN EpiTRAITS project have ...
13 Sep 2016
Biology teachers receive doctoral scholarship
On 12 September 2016 State Secretary of Education, Sander Dekker, awarded Biology Teachers Nienke Wieringa and Rob Kroes a doctoral scholarship.
6 Sep 2016
Jacqueline Cramer: 'Chemistry is important for the circular economy'
On 23 September, Professor Jacqueline Cramer, UvA alumna and sustainability icon, will participate in the Sustainability Workshop, organised by the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van ...
25 Jul 2016
Two junior research positions awarded within QuSoft
QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software, has awarded two junior research positions. After an internal call, the proposals were evaluated by an expert jury who selected the best two proposals.
5 Jul 2016
Digital 'footnotes' for TV viewers
Serving up the right information at the right moment – that’s what’s Daan Odijk’s PhD research is about. He and his research group have designed a second screen for television audiences. Daan Odijk’s area of ...
8 Jun 2016
Chemistry PhD student Danny Broere graduates cum laude
On Tuesday 7 June 2016 Danny Broere of the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'New avenues for redox-active ligands'. The high quality of his ...