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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.

Dr. Leonie Heres wins Van Poelje prijs 2014


On November 5, Dr. Leonie Heres won the Van Poelje award 2014. Each year, the award is given to the author of the best dissertation in Public administration.

VU Amsterdam celebrates 135th anniversary with honorary doctorates and thesis awards


On October 20th, the university celebrated its 135th Dies Natalis.

VU University firmly in top 100 of Shanghai Ranking


VU University is on position four in the Netherlands and 98 in the ranking of universities worldwide.

In memoriam: Stephen Ellis


The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam is very sad to have to announce the death of our colleague, endowed professor Stephen Ellis. He died July 29, 2015, only 61 years old. Professor Ellis suffered from leukemia. A few weeks ago, it became clear that the disease could no longer be treated effectively.

Dimitris Dalakoglou new Professor Social Anthropology


As from July 1st, Dimitris Dalakoglou will assume the chair of “Social Anthropology, with emphasis on Mobility, Infrastructures, Urban Politics and the Anthropology of Development”, at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Promotion Anika Batenburg


Een online lotgenotenforum voor patiënten kan goed werken, maar niet voor iedereen even goed. Vooral voor patiënten die moeite hebben met het uiten van hun emoties is een lotgenotenforum een goed hulpmiddel. Voor patiënten die bang worden van negatieve verhalen van andere lotgenoten lijkt zo’n online forum een minder goed idee. Dat blijkt uit het promotieonderzoek van Anika Batenburg, naar de psychologische effecten van forumbezoek van borstkankerpatiënten. Batenburg promoveerde 11 juni 2015 aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.