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Results: 121 - 150 of 154
  • QS World University Ranking
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...
  • Social media
    Communication and Media Studies pleased with latest jump in QS Rankings by Subject
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA’s Communication and Media Studies programmes have risen to second spot in the latest 2016-17 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, both programmes are only one spot away from being recognised as ...
  • Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
    7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...
  • Career Achievement Award for University Professor Patti Valkenburg
    13 Jun 2016
    On Saturday, 11 June, Prof. Patti Valkenburg, University Professor of Media, Youth and Society at the University of Amsterdam was honoured with the 2016 Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award.
  • Students and laptop
    UvA to receive subsidy for Open and Online Learning
    7 Apr 2016
    The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has awarded a subsidy to the University of Amsterdam for four projects in the field of Open and Online Learning. The subsidy forms part of the Open and Online ...
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    Media violence only affects teens growing up in an aggressive social environment
    11 Feb 2016
    Teens only become more aggressive as a result of exposure to violent games and television programmes when they are also exposed to aggression in their social environment, such as conflict in their family or ...
  • Logo European Research Council
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA/AMC researchers
    3 Feb 2016
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Veni grants awarded to 23 UvA and AMC researchers
    17 Jul 2015
    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...
  • Prof Ed Peelen, professor Content Marketing
    Ed Peelen, professor by special appointment of Content Marketing
    29 Jun 2015
    Professor E. Peelen (1960) has been named professor by special appointment of Content Marketing at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was designated on behalf of ...
  • Prof Julia van Weert, professor Health Communication, FMG
    Julia van Weert, professor of Health Communication
    23 Jun 2015
    Dr J.C.M. van Weert (1962) has been named professor of Health Communication at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences effective 1 april 2015.
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Vidi grant for twenty UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    18 May 2015
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to twenty researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). Each researcher will receive ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Rubicon grant for three young UvA researchers
    8 Apr 2015
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) has awarded a Rubicon grant to three UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorates. This will allow them to conduct research at a leading institute ...
  • Jeroen Oerlemans
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    25 Mar 2015
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are rheumatologist ...
  • Instagram and other Social Media Apps
    Provocative selfie influences adolescents’ sexual behaviour and self-concept
    29 Jan 2015
    The sexual content produced by adolescents themselves on social media predominantly seems to influence their own sexual behaviour and sexual self-concept, but does not increase their stereotypical sexual beliefs. ...
  • Amsterdam School of Communication Research
    Amsterdam School of Communication Research rated among the world's top institutes
    27 Nov 2014
    The Amsterdam School of Communication Research, or ASCoR, ‘is one of the top Communication Science institutions in the world’. This was the conclusion of the independent international committee charged with ...
  • Boekomslag Patti Valkenburg
    Media consumption and parenting need not clash
    24 Nov 2014
    Why are so many young people glued to their smartphones? Does gaming have a negative impact on adolescent development? Are the effects of sex in the media necessarily all bad? Many parents wonder whether they should ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    UvA awarded record number of Vidi grants
    26 May 2014
    Nineteen UvA researchers have been awarded a Vidi grant as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. Having secured 19 of the 88 grant allocations for ...
  • advertising on television
    ‘This message is brought to you by the UvA’
    10 Apr 2014
    Sponsorship disclosure in television programmes – such as displaying the words ‘this programme contains product placement’ – is by no means always effective. But if it is noticed by viewers, the side effects include ...
  • Youth
    Advertising spurs materialism in children
    24 Feb 2014
    Children who watch a lot of commercials attach more value to money and things. This does not, however, decrease their happiness. Unhappy children do become more materialistic, but only if they watch a lot of ...
  • Graduate School of Communication
    University of Amsterdam and Coursera form partnership
    5 Sep 2013
    Following the successful initial series from the Netherlands’ first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) last February, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has now formed a partnership with Coursera, an international ...
  • Bas Van den Putte
    Bas van den Putte, professor of Health Communication
    19 Jun 2013
    Prof. S.J.H.M van den Putte (1960) has been appointed professor of Health Communication at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Prof Rens Vlientenhart
    Rens Vliegenthart, professor of Communication Science
    11 Jun 2013
    Dr R. Vliegenthart (1980) has been appointed professor of Communication Science with a focus on media and organisations at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Patti Valkenburg appointed University Professor of Media, Youth and Society
    9 Apr 2013
    Prof. Patti Valkenburg has been appointed University Professor of Media, Youth and Society by the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2013. Valkenburg is ...
  • falling apple
    Online games promoting fruit among children counterproductive
    23 Jan 2013
    Advergames – online games for products or brands – which aim to promote the consumption of fruit among children do not lead to children eating more fruit. Children actually eat more snack foods instead of fruit ...
  • Valkenburg listed as most productive communication researcher in Europe
    31 Oct 2012
    Patti Valkenburg, professor of Youth and Media at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been listed among the Top One Percent of productive authors contributing to the top academic journals in communication science. ...
  • US children exposed to background television four hours a day
    11 Oct 2012
    On average, a child from the age of eight months to eight years in the USA is exposed to almost four hours of background television on a normal day. Younger children and African-American children are exposed to even ...
  • UvA best Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    12 Sep 2012
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the top Dutch university in the QS World University Rankings for the third year in a row.
  • University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings
    17 Aug 2012
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...
  • Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship
    17 Aug 2012
    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...
  • Veni grant for 19 researchers from the UvA and AMC-UvA
    24 Jul 2012
    Nineteen researchers who recently obtained their doctorates have been awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Each researcher will receive up to 250,000 euros, which they ...