Amsterdam Young Academy

Recent Publication

Evaluating the Starting Grants: An AYA perspective

The Amsterdam Young Academy launches a survey on the implementation of the Starting Grants. Assistant professors at the UvA and the VU are invited to share their experiences.

'Universiteiten, onttrek je aan die onzinnige internationale ranglijsten'

Opiniestuk AYA-leden in Het Parool

De UvA en VU moeten niet meer meedoen aan de internationale ranglijsten waarin de zogenaamd beste universiteiten op een rijtje worden gezet, stellen leden van de Amsterdam Young Academy in een opiniestuk in Het Parool.

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.

AYA R&R Awards 2023: education quality, Hack4Her and inclusion

The winners of the AYA 2023 Recognition & Reward Awards have won the prizes for their work on improving education quality, organizing events that are aimed on to involve more women and to make recruitment procedures more inclusive.

On Tuesday, 7 November, the rectores of VU and UvA handed out the second AYA Recognition & Reward Awards during…

Ten new AYA members!

This evening, ten new young academics have been inaugurated into the Amsterdam Young Academy

Six young academics from VU Amsterdam, three from the University of Amsterdam and one from Amsterdam UMC were appointed to the Amsterdam Young Academy during the inauguration on November 7.

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!


Berend van der Kolk School of Business and Economics VU

Associate Professor at the Accounting Department

meLê Yamomo Faculty of Humanities UvA

Assistant Professor Theatre Studies

Tessa Blanken Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences UvA

Postdoctoral Researcher at Psychological Methods

Elsje van Bergen Biological Psychology VU

Assistant Professor Biological Psychology

Ghizlane Aarab ACTA

Associate Professor in Oral Movement Disorders

Marieke de Hoon Faculty of Law VU

Assistant Professor International Law, International Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Silke Muylaert Faculty of Relgion and Theology VU

Postdoctoral Researcher Texts and Traditions