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These are all the articles published by AYA

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These are all the articles published by AYA

'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.

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.

Community: How do interdisciplinary communities and collaborations succeed?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

This article underlines the importance of selecting team members based on their willingness to be vulnerable regarding (the limits of) their knowledge; their genuine interest in other fields can hardly be underestimated.

Goal: When is interdisciplinarity necessary or of added value?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

‘Interdisciplinarity’ has become a ubiquitous academic buzzword. Given this often unquestioned enthusiasm, one should ask a set of basic questions.

The University of The Future: Building institutional trust from below

AYA Magazine #2

I dream of a university where it is more than a place just to teach, just to research, just to meet, or just to deal with work politics, but an academic home where everything and everyone are entangled and vibrantly connected to each other to create fulfilment.

How mythical is the academic superhero?

AYA Magazine #2

One of the beautiful aspects of academia is that it is a place where we can strive for the impossible. In the #mythicalsuperhero campaign, we visualised the academic superhero to ask ourselves: are they a healthy incentive or not?

First-generation academics and the insurmountable work pressure

AYA Magazine #2

During a conversation on work-life balance in academia, we realised that we both had different outlooks on the topic. We wondered what the effects were of being the first person in a family to pursue an academic career on a person’s mindset and success within academia.