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Wiepking appointed as full professor in ‘Social significance of charity lotteries’


VU Amsterdam appointed Dr Pamala Wiepking as full professor in ‘Social significance of charity lotteries’ of the first of January 2019. Her chair is being financed by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery with the intention of increasing scientifically based insight into the social significance of charity lotteries.

Part-time working mothers with flexible schedules end up doing more work without pay


Part-time working mothers who have the ability to control their own schedule often end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime. On average in the UK men work an extra 2.2 hours a week in unpaid overtime while for women it is about 1.9 hours. Heejung Chung from the University of Kent and Mariska van der Horst from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam set out to explore if different types of flexible working add to this unpaid overtime.

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).