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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".

Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) Best Paper Prize 2015 goes to Michael Baggesen Klitgaard, Gijs Schumacher and Menno Soentken


‘The partisan politics of institutional welfare state reform’ was selected by two of JEPP’s editorial board members (Christoph Knill and Frank Schimmelfennig) as the best article published in a normal issue of JEPP in 2015.

Vermeulen and Hartmann edit special issue on questionable research practices


Although recent examples of scientific misconduct (e.g., Diederik Stapel, LaCour, or our own Mart Bax) may seem very alien to most researchers working at our faculty, there are many research practices that also have deteriorating effects and may hit closer to home.