Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Wed, 22 May 2024 13:39:03 +0200 Tue, 07 May 2024 19:58:00 +0200 Exposome: how your health is determined by your environment https://www.uu.nl/en/news/exposome-how-your-health-is-determined-by-your-environment If it is about your health, you tend to mostly look at your genetic makeup. But three-quarters of your health is determined by environmental factors. How does that work? 140394 Tue, 07 May 2024 19:58:00 +0200 Nieuws New grants for research projects in the SIGs of Applied Data Science https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-grants-for-research-projects-in-the-sigs-of-applied-data-science The focus area Applied Data Science again provides funding to finance research projects within the SIGs of Applied Data Science. 139355 Thu, 04 Apr 2024 16:38:00 +0200 Nieuws focusgebied Applied Data Science Confronting Global Health Inequities https://www.uu.nl/en/news/confronting-global-health-inequities Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges and UMC Utrecht Global Health have joined forces at confronting global health inequities. 139023 Mon, 25 Mar 2024 16:11:00 +0100 Nieuws Coping with setbacks: understanding resilience in young people with chronic illnesses https://www.uu.nl/en/news/coping-with-setbacks-understanding-resilience-in-young-people-with-chronic-illnesses Resilience: what exactly is it? What makes some young people with chronic illnesses more resilient than others? Sabine van der Laan seeks answers to this in her doctoral research at University Medical Center Utrecht. 139595 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:29:00 +0100 Nieuws OCW grant for research into more inclusive special needs writing education https://www.uu.nl/en/news/ocw-grant-for-research-into-more-inclusive-special-needs-writing-education Johan Sonnenschein and Els Stronks receive the grant to expand SchrijfLab.nl to include writing education for secondary special needs education, cluster 4. 138414 Mon, 11 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws NWO Impact Explorer grant for research on teaching in the digitising classroom https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nwo-impact-explorer-grant-for-research-on-teaching-in-the-digitising-classroom Niels Kerssens has been awarded an NWO Impact Explorer grant for his research project on teaching in the digitising classroom and critical digital literacy. 138344 Fri, 08 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Equal opportunities: that should be the norm https://www.uu.nl/en/news/equal-opportunities-that-should-be-the-norm The international Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to fair and equal opportunities in life. This includes the right to access education and the right to not be discriminated against. Legally, then, it is all in order. However, the reality is a different story. 138103 Sun, 25 Feb 2024 13:35:00 +0100 Nieuws Research into more challenging reading and writing education receives NRO grant https://www.uu.nl/en/news/research-into-more-challenging-reading-and-writing-education-receives-nro-grant The interdisciplinary consortium Deliberate Genre Literacy in Secondary Education will receive almost 1 million euros from the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research. 138082 Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:29:00 +0100 Nieuws Young Thinkers, Shared Dreams - Future Think Tank gives young people a voice https://www.uu.nl/en/news/young-thinkers-shared-dreams-future-think-tank-gives-young-people-a-voice Since Laura became part of the Dynamics of Youth community's Future Think Tank 'Becoming Adults in a Changing World', she has had the opportunity to make herself heard. 137956 Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:38:00 +0100 Nieuws Students must be prepared for the climate crisis, the greatest challenge of our time https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/students-must-be-prepared-for-the-climate-crisis-the-greatest-challenge-of-our-time It is important for climate change to become a structural part of the curriculum in our schools. Honest information transfer, action orientation and the creation of hope all go hand in hand, say Andrik Becht, Elma Blom and Sander Thomaes. 137856 Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Suzanne Bogaerds-Hazenberg wins AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award https://www.uu.nl/en/news/suzanne-bogaerds-hazenberg-wins-avtanela-dissertation-award (Former) PhD candidate Suzanne Bogaerds-Hazenberg receives the award for her dissertation ‘Text Structure Instruction in Dutch Primary Education’. 137618 Thu, 08 Feb 2024 17:30:00 +0100 Nieuws Child and family influencers on social media in the Netherlands: an exploratory research https://www.uu.nl/en/news/child-and-family-influencers-on-social-media-in-the-netherlands-an-exploratory-research Researchers affiliated with Utrecht University's law faculty investigated the rise of child and family influencers on social media in the Netherlands 137264 Thu, 25 Jan 2024 17:11:00 +0100 Nieuws Millions for research on impact of sustainability and climate change education https://www.uu.nl/en/news/millions-for-research-on-impact-of-sustainability-and-climate-change-education The number of initiatives in this field has grown enormously, but due to a lack of insight into their quality, there is a great need for impact assessment. 136830 Fri, 19 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Action needed to decrease child poverty and youth mental health problems https://www.uu.nl/en/news/action-needed-to-decrease-child-poverty-and-youth-mental-health-problems The Netherlands should take action to decrease child poverty and look into achieving more structural solutions and taking measures targeted at specific groups of vulnerable children. This is one of the recommendations in the 2023 report ‘Children’s Rights: Political will or won’t?' 135603 Mon, 20 Nov 2023 10:52:00 +0100 Nieuws The jigsaw puzzle of developmental language disorders https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-jigsaw-puzzle-of-developmental-language-disorders Premature birth, sleep problems and having a smoking mother have been found to be risk factors in causing developmental language disorders in children. Six Utrecht researchers at different faculties studied this phenomenon. 135849 Wed, 15 Nov 2023 18:02:00 +0100 Nieuws Learn more outside your comfortzone https://www.uu.nl/en/news/learn-more-outside-your-comfortzone On 25 October 2023, Prof. Veronique Schutjens will give an inaugural lecture. 134790 Fri, 20 Oct 2023 13:42:00 +0200 Nieuws How to get teenagers to switch from Big Macs to beetroot burgers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/how-to-get-teenagers-to-switch-from-big-macs-to-beetroot-burgers Developmental psychologists Sander Thomaes and Judith van de Wetering explain how you can encourage young people to make sustainable food choices. 134734 Wed, 18 Oct 2023 16:47:00 +0200 Nieuws Ted Sanders visiting professor at Belgian Erasmus Chair https://www.uu.nl/en/news/ted-sanders-visiting-professor-at-belgian-erasmus-chair In 2023-2024, Professor of Dutch Language Use and Discourse Studies Ted Sanders will head the Desiderius Erasmus Chair of Nederlands over de grenzen at Université catholique de Louvain. 134134 Thu, 12 Oct 2023 14:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Level of trust in education system is key predictor of whether students will drop out https://www.uu.nl/en/news/level-of-trust-in-education-system-is-key-predictor-of-whether-students-will-drop-out A team of researchers at Utrecht University concludes in the journal Nature, trust in institutions is one of the most significant predictors of whether students will drop out. 134484 Tue, 03 Oct 2023 11:05:00 +0200 Nieuws "Get rid of those rubber schoolyard tiles" https://www.uu.nl/en/news/get-rid-of-those-rubber-schoolyard-tiles Dull playgrounds. It makes children do less and less 'risky play'. And that is a shame, say Utrecht researchers Kirsten Visser (UU) and Heidi Lesscher (UU). 133960 Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:24:00 +0200 Nieuws