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Lorraine Nencel receives NWO Grant for research into development cooperation systems in Kenya


A research project examining the political role of community organizations and development cooperation systems in Nairobi, Kenya, has been awarded a WOTRO Science for Global Development grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Blood donors are often also organ donors


Almost 70% of regular blood donors are registered organ donors, compared to just 25% of the general population. Researchers from Sanquin and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam examined the records of over twenty thousand blood donors in an attempt to identify predictors of willingness to register as an organ donor.

FSW Researcher wins Peter Baehr Prize


Younes Saramifar, socio-cultural anthropologist with the Faculty of Social Sciences, has been awarded the Peter Baehr Prize 2017. His proposal for a doctoral research project examining the displacement of Shia Muslims from Iraq met with an enthusiastic response from the competition jury.

Magaretha Buurman is New Director of Operations at FSW


The Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr M.W.J.M. (Margaretha) Buurman as Director of Operations of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr Buurman will take up her new role on 1 January 2018.

Evelyn Ersanilli (sociology) is awarded ERC Starting Grant


Evelyn Ersanilli, assistant professor in sociology, has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

Three FSW projects to receive NWO subsidy


Three projects from within the Organization Science department of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) have received a variety of project subsidies from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Prof. Marcel Veenswijk has received the doctoral research grant for teachers, prof. Alfons van Marrewijk received the subsidy for new knowledge related to infrastructure (NGinfra).

World-wide top ranking for communication science at VU


Communication science at the VU is among the best in the world. Of non-US universities, VU communication research ranks second world-wide. In the international Shanghai Ranking for communication research, the VU is ranked 16th.

Faculty of Social Sciences NSE results announced


The results of the National Student Survey (NSE), sponsored by Studiekeuze123, have been announced. VU Amsterdam has improved its position relative to other universities and, compared to other faculties, the Faculty of Social Sciences performs particularly well on the themes of ‘Academic Skills’, ‘Information Management’, ‘Study Load’ and ‘Quality Assurance’.

Faculty of Social Sciences researchers awarded VIDI grants


It was announced on Tuesday 20 May that Christian Burgers and Dimitris Dalakoglou have been awarded Vidi grants by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). This will enable them to develop their own innovative line of research and establish their own research group. “It’s wonderful to have been given the opportunity to conduct my Vidi research in the next five years,” said Burgers.

Hanneke Reuling appointed member of Executive Board at HVA


With effect from October 1 2017, Hanneke Reuling will be joining the Executive Board at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA).

Prestigious NWO Talent Grant awarded to Lucille Mattijssen


A prestigious NWO Talent Grant is awarded to the department of Sociology. The Grant allows Lucille Mattijssen to conduct PhD research. Her – pioneering – project is titled ‘Non-standard employment: prospects or precarity?’.

Wolfgang Wagner visiting researcher at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin


Wolfgang Wagner, Professor of International Security at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will be visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin this summer. He will be hosted by the department Global Governance, directed by Prof. Michael Zürn, and will work on the Politicization of Security and Defense.

Resilience and tension: refugees in the Netherlands


The refugee crisis is a research project of the Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR). ISR's multidisciplinary approach provides a comprehensive view.

NWO/WOTRO grant for Ellen Bal and Lorraine Nencel


Ellen Bal (Social and Cultural Anthropology) and Lorraine Nencel (Sociology) have received a two year grant from WOTRO(NWO) for their project entitled "Migration, livelihoods and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): A triple case-study of young female migrants in Dhaka, Bangladesh".