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Results: 1 - 30 of 200
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • Claes de Vreese and colleagues receive grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
    17 Aug 2020
    Claes de Vreese (ASCoR, University of Amsterdam), together with Prof. Frank Esser, Dr. Sina Blassnig (IKMZ, University of Zurich) and Prof. Anikó Hannák (Department of Informatics, University of Zurich), have ...
  • Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?
    20 Jul 2020
    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...
  • Are strongmen a particular ‘breed’ of political figures?
    8 Jun 2020
    We know much about the behaviour and policies of right-wing autocrats, but little was known about their personality profile. Alessandro Nai (University of Amsterdam) and Emre Toros (Hacettepe University, Ankara) ...
  • Margot van der Goot and Tom Dobber awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI
    4 Jun 2020
    Two ASCoR researchers were awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI, an UvA-wide initiative that is aimed at fostering the investigation of the societal consequences of Artificial Intelligence, and that is committed to ...
  • Persuasive Communication researchers awarded at ICA 2020
    25 May 2020
    The Persuasive Communication group won several awards at the 70th International Communication Association (ICA) conference.
  • Brahim Zarouali wins Award from the American Academy of Advertising
    19 May 2020
    Brahim Zarouali has won the Best Journal Article Award from the American Academy of Advertising for his article entitled 'Considering Children’s Advertising Literacy From a Methodological Point of View: Past ...
  • Communication scientists at the UvA turn their attention to the digital society
    14 May 2020
    Computers and technology are becoming increasingly important in society. What algorithms determine what my Facebook Timeline looks like? How harmful is misinformation? And who do we think would make fairer decisions, ...
  • Sanne Kruikemeier, Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese receive NORFACE grant
    11 May 2020
    Sanne Kruikemeier, together with Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese, and an international consortium, received a NORFACE grant for their international project "Data-driven campaigns: intended and unintended consequences ...
  • In Rosie We Trust…how are families using virtual assistants?
    1 May 2020
    Virtual assistants, which use speech recognition to carry out a growing number of tasks, are becoming increasingly popular. We still do not know much about how families with young children are using this new type of ...
  • Can we learn from our dealings with the coronavirus to stop climate change?
    15 Apr 2020
    The speed at which people adapt to stop the spread of Covid19 is impressive. It contrasts with the speed and motivation to adjust behaviour when it comes to other global issues, such as climate change. Why this ...
  • Research into ‘corona humour’
    6 Apr 2020
    UvA communication scientist Mark Boukes collects and analyses corona humour from around the globe, together with Giselinde Kuipers from KU Leuven. What differences exist between humorous expressions in various ...
  • Guda van Noort obtains DFG grant
    12 Mar 2020
    Prof dr. Guda van Noort obtained a grant from The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The grant was obtained together with prof. dr. Martin Eisend (PI) from the Viadrina European ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking
    4 Mar 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...
  • Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
    17 Feb 2020
    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
  • Replication study contradicts claim that conservatives have stronger physiological responses to threats than liberals
    10 Feb 2020
    For years, a study from 2008 that claimed that conservative people have stronger physiological reactions to threatening stimuli than those who express liberal views, has been widely quoted. A replication study, led ...
  • ASCoR hosts Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020
    7 Feb 2020
    On the 6th and 7th of February 2020, ASCoR hosted the “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, the annual conference for all communication science scholars in the Netherlands, Flanders, and beyond.
  • Young Talent Award for Eline Smit
    6 Feb 2020
    On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).
  • Portrait Judith Möller
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?
    29 Jan 2020
    ‘Technology ensures that we’re all served our own personalised news cycle. As a result, we only get to hear the opinions that correspond to our own. The result is polarisation’. Or so the oft-heard theory goes. But ...
  • Graduate School of Communication
    Communication Science on the Spot with Loeki Westerveld
    8 Jan 2020
    On Tuesday the 24th of September we were happy to welcome Loeki Westerveld, UvA alumnus and now campaign strategist for BKB, to Communication Science on the Spot. Assistant professor Bert Bakker hosted the event.
  • Don’t drink, it’s fun
    17 Dec 2019
    On social media, young adults frequently encounter information that is in some way related to alcohol: from professional anti-alcohol advertisements, to strongly pro-alcohol posts by party-loving friends. These ...
  • Joost van Spanje receives ERC Consolidator Grant
    10 Dec 2019
    New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas.
  • Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
    10 Dec 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...
  • Dr. Edmund W.J. Lee wins ASCoR McQuail Award 2018
    10 Dec 2019
    On December 9, dr. Edmund Lee won the McQuail award and visited ASCoR for his McQuail lecture on explicating problematic social network sites use. Dr. Lee will be McQuail Honorary fellow of ASCoR for the year 2020.
  • Plastic bag in the sea
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans
    29 Nov 2019
    We know that plastic pollutes our oceans on a large scale. Still, plastic is part of our daily lives. How can we reduce our plastic consumption and contribute to cleaner oceans? This question is at the heart of a new ...
  • Beeldmerk-Urban-Mental-Health
    How do we help city dwellers psychologically?
    5 Nov 2019
    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...
  • Andreu Casas received CQ Press Award
    5 Sep 2019
    Andreu Casas, and his co-authors Matthew Denny, and John Wilkerson, received the CQ Press Award to the Best Paper on Legislative Politics presented in APSA 2018.
  • de Vreese, Claes
    How are artificial intelligence and data affecting our society?
    26 Aug 2019
    Data plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. What effects and consequences is this having? How are citizens adapting to the new developments? These questions are key to the research of Claes de ...