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Veni-grants for ten researchers
Date:17 July 2024

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant of up to €320,000 each to ten researchers of the University of Groningen and the UMCG. The Veni grants are designed for outstanding researchers who have recently gained a PhD.

Social media are undemocratic and that is a problem
Date:01 July 2024

This spring, the European Union has approved two privacy laws, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). According to Dr Titus Stahl, political philosopher, this form of legislative regulation does not suffice, because the regulation of commercial companies does not address social media’s undemocratic component.

Those who do something wrong, deserve punishment. Right?
Date:21 May 2024

When exactly is someone responsible for their actions? And is punishment always the most constructive option? Philosopher Daphne Brandenburg argues for a little bit more nuance. According to her, we should pay more attention to the way in which we deal with children who do something that is not allowed. That can teach us a lot about how to hold adults responsible. And that might very well make the world a nicer place.

KNAW Early Career Award for Charlotte Knowles
Date:21 November 2023

Charlotte Knowles , researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy, receives an Early Career Award from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences ( KNAW ). She receives the award for her research on deep-rooted issues in gender dynamics. The award is intended for young researchers in the Netherlands who have innovative, original research ideas.

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