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Results: 1 - 20 of 94
  • 16 Aug 2019
    Publication: ‘The Routledge Companion to Big History’

    ‘Big History’ is a field of research in full development. Esther Quaedackers of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is one of the editors of the recently published book ‘The Routledge Companion to Big ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    Esther Quaedackers receives Comenius grant for "Local Big Histories"

    Esther Quaedackers receives a Comenius grant of 50,000 euros to develop a new international course "Local Big Histories" at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). In this subject that is still to be ...

  • 19 Jun 2019
    UvA Placemaking launches online knowledge platform at We Make The City festival

    The We Make The City festival focuses on the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area on urgent urban issues and solutions. Tuesday evening, June 18th, the interdisciplinary course "Placemaking" organised by the Institute for ...

  • 30 Apr 2019
    Henkjan Honing elected member of the KNAW

    Professor of Music Cognition Henkjan Honing and scientific director of the IIS has been elected to join the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In total, the KNAW has selected nineteen new ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Karel van Dam honoured by the UvA with ‘Sta-penning’- medal

    Prof. dr. Dr Karel van Dam has been awarded the Grand ‘Sta-penning’ (medal) from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Van Dam receives the award for his service and commitment to the UvA, in particular for his ...

  • 27 Feb 2019
    UvA launches first podcast series about the Next Big Thing in the sciences

    In 2017, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of the UvA offered the optional course 'The Next Big Thing'. Prof. dr. Rens Bod developed this series and invited leading researchers to look into the big ...

  • 27 Feb 2019
    Ellen Algera receives IDA grant for research into the digitisation of fertility

    Ellen Algera is a lecturer with the interdisciplinary degree programme Natural and Social Sciences (Bèta-gamma). Algera received the ‘Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement’ (IDA) grant from the University of ...

  • 27 Feb 2019
    ‘Make use of the room for experimentation while developing an IIS elective’

    Do you have a long-cherished desire to lecture on a theme that does not actually fit within your own department? The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) offers UvA scholars the opportunity to further ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Unique pilot shortens delivery times DNA research NFI

    The Netherlands Forensic Institute (Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, NFI) has launched a unique pilot with six alumni from the University of Amsterdam’s Forensic Science programme. Through a customised induction ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education conference

    From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    IAS selects three Brain and Cognitive Sciences students as excellence students

    The IIS is very proud that for the academic year 2018-2019 three Master's students of the Research Master’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences have been selected by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education

    From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Interdisciplinary biotechnology course wins 2019 Create a Course Challenge

    The third UvA Create a Course Challenge took place on Thursday, 29 November. This year's jury award went to 'Biotechnology: from pharma to Frankenstein'. According to the jury, this is a 'wonderful course with ...

  • 16 Nov 2018
    These are the finalists of the UvA Create a Course Challenge 2018

    Until November 15, the UvA community could vote on ten ideas from students in the Create a Course Challenge. A total of almost 500 students and employees of the UvA have cast their vote on the subject that they think ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members

    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). Three ABC associates are among the first thirty members.

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Prof. Arian van Asten appointed new education director Master Forensic Science

    Starting 1 September prof. Arian van Asten is appointed for a 5 year term as the new education director for the Master’s programme in Forensic Science (MFS) coordinated by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    ABC Networking Day 2018

    This year’s ABC annual meeting wore a whole new dress and it was an exciting afternoon - all in the name of networking, and connecting all the treasures that are to be found within ABC.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    International Interdiscipilnary Conference crosses the Atlantic to Amsterdam

    For the first time, the 41st conference of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies will travel across the Atlantic to land in Amsterdam. This three-day conference on interdisciplinary research and education ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Vidi grant for special Brain & Cognitive Sciences alumnus

    Wouter van den Bos (1980), alumnus of the Research Master’s in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has received a Vidi grant of €800 000 in order to conduct interdisciplinary research into imitative learning.

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Start pilot Coach@Work

    In addition to offer a period of intellectual enrichment, the university is also a preparatory phase for the job market for students. Our education strives to strengthen students’ analytical, critical, collaborative ...