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 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).
20 Mar 2019
‘We shouldn’t force people, but promote and facilitate healthy behaviour’
How can we make sure that people can and want to live as healthily as possible? This is the key question informing the research of Hans Brug, recently appointed non-salaried professor of Health Behaviour at the ...
15 Mar 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
13 Sep 2018
Healthier choices with a virtual supermarket
How do people make choices in the supermarket? And how can you help them to select healthier products? To investigate this process, UMC Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) developed the virtual supermarket: ...
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
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 ...
11 Jun 2018
New ASCoR Director
As of September 1, 2018 prof. dr. Rens Vliegenthart will be the new ASCoR Director.
He'll succeed prof. dr. Jochen Peter whose five-year term as ASCoR director will end on August 31, 2018.
31 May 2018
Peter Neijens Fellow ICA
At the conference in Prague, Peter Neijens has been named a Fellow of the International Communication Association.