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Big shift in corporate ownership

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With the financial crisis of 2008 everything changed. When the financial market crashed, investors fundamentally changed the way they buy stocks. Before, they invested in actively managed funds, but after the crisis passively managed funds grew rapidly. In the USA, the three biggest passive investors already constitute the single largest shareholder in forty of all listed firms. What are the consequences of this shift in corporate ownership? This question is central to the political scientists who are united in theCorpnet research team. T... Read More »

The Analytics Academy selected as ICT training provider of the year

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The Analytics Academy offers a wide range of education and training in the field of big data, business analytics and data science for directors, managers, project managers and hands-on specialists. The Computable Awards jury praises the Academy primarily for the close collaboration between science and practice. Furthermore, the Academy has relatively extensive experience in data science education for professionals: the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics was the first of its kind in Europe. Marc Salomon accepting the Award Marc Salomo... Read More »

Executive Board opts for administrative dissolution of UvA-AUAS in proposed decision

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In early September, consultancy firms Berenschot and Deloitte issued their reports on the long-term partnership between the UvA and AUAS. In an initial response on 8 September, the Executive Board expressed its preference for dissolution of the administrative union, while retaining the partnership in the area of shared service provision. This issue was the subject of intensive consultation in September and October between the Executive Board and deans, directors, representative advisory bodies, staff and students of the two institutions. The ma... Read More »

Fun Activities For Kids In Killeen, TX

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Killeen, TX, 2016/ Press Release: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas is a renowned child care center organizing fun activities for kids aged 6- 18 years. These activities not only keep the kids engaged but also instill self-confidence in them. The Killeen, TX based club aims at exploring the hidden potential in kids and sharpening their existing skills. The impressionable minds of kids have great grasping powers. Thus, learning a specific skill becomes easier at this age. The activities at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas are well ... Read More »

Ron Wever receives Vanadis award For his seminal research on vanadium haloperoxidases

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The Vanadis Award is presented to researchers in the area of vanadium science. It honors contributions to innovative research and the development of new applications of vanadium as well as the influence of the recipient on the application and exploration of vanadium in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmaceutical science, and materials - or combinations thereof. Led by professor Ron Wever the HIMS Biocatalysis group has investigated vanadium bromo- and chloroperoxidases for almost thirty years. These enzymes are rather common in nature, ... Read More »

Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers

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In today’s volatile career climate, PhD chemists get all too often stuck in a vicious circle. On one hand, they are expected to specialise more, requiring more post-dcotoral experience. On the other hand, academic positions and permanent industrial positions are scarce, leading to tough competition and numerous short-term 'postdoc' appointments, with meagre career perspectives. Mentoring and network-building To address this problem, the research priority area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry is placing extra emphasis not only on research excellenc... Read More »

Sony Global Education to Host the 4th Global Math Challenge

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Global Math Challenge has previously been held three times worldwide, available online simultaneously in Japanese, English, and Chinese. It has been supervised by the Japan Prime Math Olympic Committee, an organization with a strong track record in math contests for children, and the test questions have been devised in collaboration with the Hanamaru Group, which is recognized for its excellence in developing questions that nurture creative thinking.Global Math Challenge will be offered in 8 different courses of difficulty to best suit the educ... Read More »

Choosing a mate: It’s the brain, not the nose, that knows

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Smelling a mate Female moths produce a sex pheromone, a different blend of chemicals for each species, which attracts males from a distance. Males detect these chemicals with exquisitely sensitive hair-like structures in the antenna. These hairs contain specialised neurons: nerve cells that express pheromone receptors that are activated when they bind to individual pheromone components. Different species have different pheromone receptors, and so the ability to most accurately smell females of the same species prevents attraction to other fema... Read More »

Horizon2020 Grant awarded to Library, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Law

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OpenUP will work with nine partners from seven different countries. The total budget is 2 million euros of which 200,000 euros are for the UvA. One of the pilot studies in this project will be led by Christian Bröer and is called ‘Transferring the research lifecycle to the web’. This pilot study will develop an online tool for citizen science in which citizens can collaboratively set up a research project. It is particularly suited for qualitative research and builds on a tool for online collaborative data sharing and analysis developed by t... Read More »

Chemistry under extreme UV-light

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ELENA, an acronym for low energy ELEctron driven chemistry for the advances of emerging NAno-fabrication methods, was recently awarded an Innovative Training Networks grant funded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. It establishes the collaboration between 14 European research organizations and companies, including ARCNL and UvA/HIMS. Largely unknown chemistry The Amsterdam part of ELENA concerns the development and application of laser spectroscopy to  establish what happens in materials immediately after absorption of extreme ultravio... Read More »

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