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  • 28 Oct 2015
    Kamervragen naar aanleiding van beleidsrapport 'Onderwijsstelsels vergeleken: leren, werken en burgerschap

    Welke stelselkenmerken van het Nederlandse onderwijs bevorderen het leren, verbeteren de voorbereiding op de arbeidsmarkt, en versterken de socialisatie tot zelfstandige burgers? Op 15 oktober heeft de ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Het Nederlandse onderwijsstelsel: wat gaat goed en wat kan beter?

    Welke stelselkenmerken van het Nederlandse onderwijs bevorderen het leren, verbeteren de voorbereiding op de arbeidsmarkt, en versterken de socialisatie tot zelfstandige burgers? Op 15 oktober 2015 presenteert een ...

  • 7 Oct 2015
    The Dutch educational system: does it work, what can be improved?

    What characteristics of the Dutch educational system improve learning, prepare for the labour market, and strengthen the participation of citizens in society? These issues will be addressed during a policy conference ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Why are managers earning ever more and cleaners earning ever less?

    In recent years, income inequality has grown in many Western countries. In the United States, the wage gap is mainly caused by the growth in pay differentials between professions. Sociologist Thijs Bol has received a ...

  • 9 Jun 2015
    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn

    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and affiliate member of AMCIS, has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 20 Feb 2015
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology

    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 20 Feb 2015
    New research on Craftmanship

    Herman van de Werfhorst and Thijs Bol participate in this multidisciplinary research project that analyses varying visions on craftmanship and the relation to Intermediate Vocational Education.

  • 23 Jan 2015
    The limits of education’s impact on equality

    Blog by Herman van de Werfhorst and Yossi Shavit. Herman van de Werfhorst is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Yossi Shavit is the ...

  • 9 Jan 2015
    Call for papers mini-conference 'Inequality: Drivers, Impacts, and Policies'

    The mini-conference is part of the SASE conference in London, 2-4 July, 2015, and papers are welcome for this mini-conference. Note that the deadline is 26 January 2015.

  • 9 Jan 2015
    ERC Starting Grant for Eelke van Heemskerk

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to AMCIS member Dr Eelke Heemskerk for his project 'Corporate Network Governance: Power, Ownership and Control in Contemporary Global Capitalism'.

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Inequalities in Youth Citizenship Knowledge and Attitudes: Does Cognitive Classroom Composition Matter?

    AMCIS researchers investigate to what degree cognitive peer characteristics are associated with citizenship knowledge and citizenship attitudes in primary education. Amidst worries about growing inequalities in ...

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Thomas Piketty in the Netherlands

    Thomas Piketty was invited by the Faculty of Economics and AMCIS for an interview on his new book 'Capital in the 21st Century'. To the audience he explained that true democracy starts with democratising knowledge ...

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Working Paper 'Part-Time Wage-Gap in Germany'

    Piret Tõnurist (Tallinn University of Technology) and Dimitris Pavlopoulos (VU University Amsterdam) use insights from labour-market segmentation theory to investigate the wage differences between part-time and ...

  • 15 Aug 2014
    UvA Social Sciences climbs in Shanghai Top 50 Ranking

    This year Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has climbed in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) field ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, from 50 to 39 globally.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    Research grant for Orhan Agirdag

    Orhan Agirdag has won a Dutch Veni Grant for his research project on 'Educational inequality and language'. Pupils whose native language is not Dutch do worse at school than their native Dutch-speaking counterparts. ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Matthijs Rooduijn (UvA) wint de Jaarprijs Politicologie 2014

    De Jaarprijs Politicologie wordt ieder jaar op het etmaal uitgereikt voor het beste politicologisch proefschrift dat is verdedigd in Nederland of Vlaanderen in het voorgaande jaar, of door een Nederlandse of Vlaamse ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Dissertation Award for Thijs Bol

    During the Education Research Days Sociologist Thijs Bol won the VOR-VFO thesis award. Bol analysed the relation between educational level and chances on the labourmarket.

  • 6 Jun 2014
    Strengthening scientific collaboration

    The Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies AMCIS and the Netherlands’ Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI have signed an agreement to further strengthen their scientific collaboration. The agreement embeds ...

  • 3 Feb 2014
    Are Ethnic Minorities Disadvantaged?

    This new Working Paper analyses the employment participation and occupational status of Moroccan and Turkish Second Generation Migrants in the Netherlands. Results show important ethnic differences in how family ...