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Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review


The deans of the faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the Netherlands signed a cooperation agreement in the field of the ethical review of research.

Two FSS Bachelor’s programmes among the best in their field


The Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019 has awarded the distinction of ‘Top Programme’ to Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and the distinction of best programme within its own discipline to Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Yarin Eski accepted at Amsterdam Young Academy


Yarin Eski, postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience (KVV), has been accepted as one of the very first members of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). The members of the founding board described Eski as ‘very inspiring’.

Four Faculty of Social Sciences programmes highly rated in 2018 NSE


The Bachelor’s programmes in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Master’s programmes in Culture, Organization and Management and Social and Cultural Anthropology have been rated as the best programmes within their field of study in the 2018 NSE.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ has been granted


The international research project will study the impact of digitization and technological innovation on Islam.

Drugs, Tortillas, and real estate: On the tangible and intangible benefits of drug dealing in Nicaragua - AALS Dennis Rodgers


There will be a second AALS lecture this month! It will be given by Prof. Dennis Rodgers from the University of Amsterdam. His lecture titled 'Drugs, Tortillas, and real estate: On the tangible and intangible benefits of drug dealing in Nicaragua"

Culture, Organization and Management awarded ‘top rated programme’ distinction


The Keuzegids Masters 2018 has awarded the distinction of ‘top programme’ to the Master’s programme Culture Organization and Management.

SAGE Research Methods


Now available: SAGE Research Methods

IOVIS Peace & Conflict Lectures starting this March


IOVIS Centre for Peace and Conflict and VUvereniging invite you for their Peace & Conflict Lectures held on four Thursday afternoons in March, April, May and June 2018. Scholars from different faculties and departments from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will share their knowledge and insights into the various dimensions of peace and conflict.

Willem Trommel awarded Instituut Gak Fellowship for study on future of the welfare state


Willem Trommel, Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been awarded the very first Instituut Gak Fellowship. Trommel will explore the future of the welfare state.

Moluccan integration a defining factor in Dutch minority policy


After the decolonization of Indonesia in 1951, a group of Moluccan immigrants came to the Netherlands under the auspices of the Dutch government. The history of their integration turned out to be a defining factor in shaping the Netherlands’ policy on ethnic minorities, says Fridus Steijlen in his inaugural lecture.

Social Sciences Researchers awarded ZonMw Grant


VU Amsterdam’s Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) has been awarded a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).

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.