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Results: 1 - 40 of 40
Results: 1 - 40 of 40
  • 7 Feb 2020
    ASCoR hosts Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 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.

  • 6 Feb 2020
    Young Talent Award for Eline Smit

    On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Portrait Judith Möller
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?

    ‘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 ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Don’t drink, it’s fun

    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 ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Joost van Spanje receives ERC Consolidator Grant

    New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas.

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    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 ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Dr. Edmund W.J. Lee wins ASCoR McQuail Award 2018

    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.

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Plastic bag in the sea
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans

    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 ...

  • 5 Sep 2019
    Andreu Casas received CQ Press Award

    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.

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    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 ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Eline Smit and colleagues receive a ZonMw grant

    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 ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Guda van Noort, Hilde Voorveld and Theo Araujo awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI

    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 ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Couple laughing about a movie
    User comments influence YouTube viewing experience

    Online videos on platforms such as YouTube can entertain us because they are funny and provide enjoyment. But they can also affect us because they are sad or tragic. UvA scientists studied the effect of user comments ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    Peter Neijens wins the Flemming Hansen Award

    Peter Neijens has received the Flemming Hansen Award for excellence in research from the European Advertising Academy.

  • 28 Jun 2019
    UvA Communication Science #1 in Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Ranking.

    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.

  • 27 Jun 2019
    Kirsten van der Eijken wins the Health Communication Master Thesis of the Year Award at ICA

    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 ...

  • 27 Jun 2019
    Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol win award at ICA’s Human-Machine Communication preconference

    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".

  • 21 Jun 2019
    Judith Möller and Michael Hameleers win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2018

    ASCoR Researchers awarded on June 20, 2019

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Jochen Peter named ICA fellow

    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.

  • 15 May 2019
    Still animation movie health-square only
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 13 May 2019
    Billboard with posters for the European elections
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe

    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.

  • 4 Apr 2019
    Margot van der Goot wins Strategic Communication Challenge

    Margot van der Goot won the Strategic Communication Challenge 2019–organized by the “Centrum Strategische Communicatie” of Logeion (the Dutch association of communication professionals). This means that Margot ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Guda van Noort
    Guda van Noort appointed professor

    Dr G. van Noort (1977) has been appointed professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 21 Mar 2019
    Coq d’Honneur for Peter Neijens

    Peter Neijens was awarded a "Coq d'Honneur" by the Genootschap voor Reclame (GVR, Society for Marketing Communications).

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Online health information on tablet
    Customising online health information to suit personal preferences

    The number and use of health websites have grown enormously in recent years. UvA doctoral candidate Minh Hao Nguyen has investigated the importance of these websites specifically to older patients with cancer. Good ...

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Woman advertises on youtube
    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos

    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos, as long as the videos are fun to watch and the brand fits the YouTuber. This is the main outcome of research carried out by communication scientist Eva van ...

  • 12 Mar 2019
    Valkenburg - P - M
    APS fellow status awarded to Patti Valkenburg

    Patti Valkenburg has been elected as a Fellow in of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary ...

  • 1 Mar 2019
    UvA Communication & Media Studies again best in world in QS ranking

    Various subject areas at the University of Amsterdam are highly ranked in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were published on Wednesday, 27 February.

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 12 Feb 2019
    Claes de Vreese wins NeFCA Career Award

    Claes de Vreese won the NefCA “Senior” Career Award at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, 8-10 February 2019.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    Rena Zendedel wins NeFCA Dissertation Award 2017

    Rena Zendedel received the award for her dissertation “Informal interpreting in Dutch general practice” from NeFCA, the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association. The award aims to acknowledge excellent ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Book cover Bits of emotion
    Positive effect of sharing negative emotions online

    Many adolescents and young adults share negative emotions via social media on a daily basis: worries about exams, doubts over decisions needing to be made, anxiety towards certain situations. Friends in their social ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    de Vreese, Claes
    Claes de Vreese elected ICA President-Elect

    Claes de Vreese is very much looking forward to working with and for the International Communication Association (ICA) as the new President-Elect.

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    How does the Dutch public feel about automated decision-making?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) opens the door to automated decision-making (ADM). This development has given rise to both hopes and concerns regarding the impact that ADM might have on our society, and hence to a call ...

  • 20 Jul 2018
    Veni grants for two ASCoR members

    The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded dr. G.L.A. (Toni) van der Meer and dr. M. (Mark) Boukes with a veni grant, allowing them to further develop their personal research agendas.

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Alcoholposts on social media
    Young people mainly post moderate alcohol content on social media

    Why and how often do adolescents talk about alcohol on Facebook and Instagram? UvA researchers published the results of research on this question in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and Cyberpsychology. They ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 8 Jun 2017
    P. Valkenburg
    Learning to live with social media

    Social media and other kinds of media have positive and negative effects on children and adolescents. ‘We need to help youth learn how to make media a part of their life – but not their entire life.’ This is one of ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    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 ...

  • 13 Jun 2016
    Career Achievement Award for University Professor Patti Valkenburg

    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.