Amsterdam Young Academy

Tips & Tricks

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

There’s nothing more useful than a listicle to end this interdisciplinarity guide. We have condensed the top 10 tips and tricks from our many interviews.

System: What is the influence of funding, publishing and promotion?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

All academics are embedded within an academic landscape. Unfortunately, most of our interviewees are concerned the current academic landscape prompts most researchers to shy away from interdisciplinary research.

Education: How and why should we train students and researchers in interdisciplinary ways?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

Integrating interdisciplinary aspects into teaching – or even offering a fully interdisciplinary programme – has the potential to bring several benefits to students. It also brings with it a set of challenges.

Romy van der Lee and Bert Bakker co-chairs Amsterdam Young Academy

Romy van der Lee (VU) and Bert Bakker (UvA) have been appointed as co-chairs of the board of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA) by the General Assembly. With the chair being fulfilled by two board members, the VU and the UvA will be better represented and links between the universities will be strengthened.

Ten new members for AYA

Four young academics from VU Amsterdam, five from the University of Amsterdam and one from Amsterdam UMC were appointed to AYA. See who they are!

AYA grants first Recognition & Rewards Awards

Bregje van Groningen, Diletta Martinella and Floris Vermeulen are the first winners of AYA's first Recognition & Rewards Awards.


Carla Ribeiro Faculty of Medicine UvA

Assistant Professor Experimental Immunology

Martijn Stronks Faculty of Law VU

Professor Philosophy of Migration

Marieke de Hoon Faculty of Law VU

Assistant Professor International Law, International Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Romy van der Lee Organisation Sciences, VU

Assistant Professor Organisation Sciences

Lachezar Yanev Faculty of Law VU

Associate Professor of International Criminal Law

Elsje van Bergen Biological Psychology VU

Assistant Professor Biological Psychology

Theo Araujo Communication Science, UvA

Associate Professor Communication Science

Maartje Stols-Witlox Faculty of Humanities UvA

Assistant Professor Painting Conservation