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  • Four Vidi grants at ILLC

    The ILLC is extremely proud to announce that NWO has awarded prestigious VIDI grants to four ILLC researchers. Congratulations to Raquel Fernandez, Floris Roelofsen, Christian Schaffner en Ivan Titov.

    The VIDI grant is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme run by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It is one of the most prestigeous grants for researchers in the Netherlands, enabling researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more researchers.

    For more information, see and .

  • Project assistant LogiCIC

    The ILLC is currently looking for a temporary, part-time Project assistant who will provide professional support for Sonja Smets’ ERC Project, LogiCIC.

    The LogiCIC project on 'The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change' currently consists of two PhD candidates, one postdoctoral researcher and the Principal investigator Sonja Smets. This team engages in theoretical research within the interdisciplinary area that connects logic, analytic philosophy, game theory and quantum information theory. In the framework of the LogiCIC project, the team organizes a local seminar series, several 1-day mini-workshops as well as a bigger annual international workshop. The team also hosts both short-term and long-term academic visitors in the framework of the project’s visitors’ programme. Via these events, the project’s team has built up an academic network of international researchers that are active in this area. The new Project assistant will support the team in its main organizational and communication tasks.

    The ideal candidate is a born organizer: a flexible, accurate, team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. Requirements include an MA or MSc (subject open). The appointment is for 16 hours per week, and is on a temporary basis for a period of maximum 18 months, with an initial trial period of two months. Preferred starting date: 1 July 2015, but no later than 1 August 2015.

    Application deadline: 31 May 2015. For more information, see or contact Dr Sonja Smets at S.J.L.Smets at

  • Johan van Benthem elected member of American Academy

    Johan van Benthem was recently elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a member of this distinguished institution, Van Benthem joins a select group of some of the world's greatest minds, including more than 250 Nobel Laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, commonly known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most respected learned societies in the United States. Founded during the American War of Independence in 1780, it is a leading centre for independent policy research, bringing together the brightest minds from the academic, business and government sectors to address some of the critical challenges facing society. Some of its most illustrious members have included Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill and Niels Bohr.

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  • Linguistics is ranked 22nd in QS World University Rankings

    Linguistics is ranked 22nd worldwide. This research is carried out at two UvA research institutes: the interfaculty Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities, and the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the Faculty of Humanities. Both institutes pursue their own lines of research, but also collaborate in the area of language and cognition, for example. The ILLC also participates in the national 'Language in Interaction' Gravitation Programme.

    For more information, see

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