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Results: 61 - 90 of 154
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2019
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
  • Eline Smit and colleagues receive a ZonMw grant
    4 Jul 2019
    Together with colleagues from Maastricht (a/o Dr. Ciska Hoving) and Leiden Universities (a/o Dr. Matty Crone), ACHC researcher Eline Smit has received a grant from ZonMw to identify the effective ingredients in ...
  • Guda van Noort, Hilde Voorveld and Theo Araujo awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI
    4 Jul 2019
    Three ASCoR researchers were awarded grants by the Research Priority Human(e) AI, an UvA-wide initiative aimed at fostering the investigation of the societal consequences of Artificial Intelligence in an ...
  • Peter Neijens wins the Flemming Hansen Award
    2 Jul 2019
    Peter Neijens has received the Flemming Hansen Award for excellence in research from the European Advertising Academy.
  • UvA Communication Science #1 in Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Ranking.
    28 Jun 2019
    University of Amsterdam- Communication Science was ranked number one worldwide in the social science category Communication in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.
  • Kirsten van der Eijken wins the Health Communication Master Thesis of the Year Award at ICA
    27 Jun 2019
    Kirsten van der Eijken won the Amanda Kundrat Health Communication Master Thesis of the Year Award, from the Health Communication Divisions of NCA/ICA. Her master thesis was entitled: “Knowledge is Power? How Using ...
  • Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol win award at ICA’s Human-Machine Communication preconference
    27 Jun 2019
    Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol were awarded the Jake Liang top paper award for their paper "From speaking like a person to being personal: The effects of personalised, regular interactions with conversational agents".
  • Judith Möller and Michael Hameleers win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2018
    21 Jun 2019
    ASCoR Researchers awarded on June 20, 2019
  • Jochen Peter named ICA fellow
    6 Jun 2019
    At the recent conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Washington D.C., prof dr. Jochen Peter has been named an ICA fellow by the Board of Directors of the ICA.
  • Billboard with posters for the European elections
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe
    13 May 2019
    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.