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Career - Architecture - 23.03.2023
Essential workers face ever greater challenges
Research tracks geographic patterns of rising costs and declining housing affordability Frontline workers in essential public services play a critical role in our cities, but new research shows it's becoming more difficult for essential workers to live within reasonable commuting distance of their workplace.

Life Sciences - Career - 17.03.2023
Having the genetics of a night owl protects night shift workers against sleep loss
Some people have a genetic predisposition to being an 'evening person' and new research led by University of Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science , published in the journal Sleep, finds this protects regular night shift workers against sleep penalties. Up to 25% of public sector employees in the UK do some form of night work.

Career - 16.03.2023
Employees tend to avoid taking breaks despite high levels of stress
Employees may feel pressure to continue working to get everything done on time Heavy workloads make employees feel a greater need for a break, but new research finds they may actually discourage employees from taking breaks at work despite causing high levels of stress, fatigue, and poor performance.

Health - Career - 28.02.2023
Precarious work associated with high BMI
A study from the University of Illinois Chicago links precarious work with increases in body mass index. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that precarious work may contribute to poor health outcomes. The UIC scientists who wrote the paper defined precarious work as an accumulation of -unfavorable facets of employment,- such as low wages, insecure employment contracts, irregular hours and lack of union representation.

Career - Health - 28.02.2023
Black and women scientists are less likely to have multiple research grants
Black and women scientists are less likely to have multiple research grants
Black and women scientists are less likely than white men to have more than two research grants, a disparity affecting career paths and scientific innovation. A growing number of researchers have more than two grants simultaneously from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but women and Black researchers are less likely than white men to be among them, a new Yale study finds.

Career - 23.02.2023
Parliamentary activity of MPs is affected by their place in corporate networks
New research from experts based at The University of Manchester and Edinburgh Napier University has found evidence which suggests that MPs who are heavily embedded in corporate networks outside Westminster may be too busy to effectively perform their parliamentary duties. The research looked at the business connections of all current sitting MPs using data from Companies House.

Innovation - Career - 22.02.2023
Most Australians don’t trust AI in the workplace
A University of Queensland and KPMG Australia study has found only 40 percent of Australians trust the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at work. More than 17,000 people from 17 countries were surveyed about their trust and attitudes towards AI and its use at work, the perceived risks and benefits and expectations of its management and regulation.

Career - Economics - 14.02.2023
NWO Open Competition Grants toegekend aan SBE-onderzoekers
SBE-onderzoekers Anouk Festjens (MSCM) en Nico Pestel (ROA) hebben een NWO-subsidie gekregen voor hun onderzoeksprojecten in het domein Sociale en Geesteswetenschappen (SSH).

Career - Social Sciences - 10.02.2023
Research DIRCOM AlpSatellites: unlocking remote working in the Alpine region
The AlpSatellites project is moving forward: it aims at verifying the potential of remote working in alpine and remotes areas. At the end of the first phase of the quantitative reseach with stakeholders, researchers have been analizing the findings about the dynamic world of remote work and its ideal co-working settings.

Career - Economics - 08.02.2023
Team incentives keep workers from leaving gig jobs
Study: Putting Teams into the Gig Economy: A Field Experiment at a Ride-Sharing Platform As people leave traditional 9-to-5 work for more flexible employment, what will keep them from bolting gig jobs is a greater connection with co-workers and the company, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Health - Career - 02.02.2023
Levelling Up goals should be assessed through self-reported health measures
Links between an area's health and employment figures are stronger when looking at self-rated health measures, compared with life expectancy or mortality indicators, finds a new study by UCL researchers. The research, published in BMC Public Health, sought to evaluate which health indicator is most closely linked to labour market outcomes, such as not being in paid work, working hours (i.e.

Career - Health - 27.01.2023
People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work
The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows. And the most striking finding was that non-university educated women aged 60-plus are at least 37% less likely to be in work if they have arthritis, compared to matched individuals without the condition.

Career - 26.01.2023
VUB study reveals ethnic discrimination on Airbnb
VUB study reveals ethnic discrimination on Airbnb
Tourists with Moroccan names are more likely to be refused a reservation Tourists with Moroccan-sounding names experience structural discrimination on Airbnb. This is the result uncovered by a new study conducted by Professor Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe and his team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For their research, the sociologists conducted 1,043 mail tests on Airbnb during the summer of 2021.

Health - Career - 24.01.2023
Impact of high GP turnover on service and health
A new study by University of Manchester researchers has revealed the stark impact that high turnover of GPs has on patients' health outcomes and the service they receive in England. The analysis found that 'persistent high turnover', defined by the researchers as when more than 10% of GPs changed in a practice in at least 3 consecutive years - was not uncommon.

Career - 22.12.2022
Migrant workers dare not make a case when labor law problems arise
Labor migrants especially in the lowest income groups have more frequent labor disputes than the Dutch working population, but do not dare to file formal cases about them for fear of being fired. Those are the main conclusions in the recently published report "De aanpak van arbeidsrechtelijke problemen onder arbeidsmigranten," which Tilburg researchers Anna Sobczyk-Turek and Jan Cremers collaborated on for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Career - 08.12.2022
The Impact of 'We'--New Research Group Looks at the Use of Pronouns
The Impact of ’We’--New Research Group Looks at the Use of Pronouns
We, you, it: everyday, each one of us uses pronouns, but how do we use them when? Now a team of researchers wants to find out and is receiving funding from the German Research Foundation to do so. The group Praktiken der Personenreferenz: Personal-, Indefinitund Demonstrativpronomen im Gebrauch will receive roughly €2 million over a period of 4 years.

Career - 02.12.2022
Why do employers (not) hire people with disabilities?
The three main barriers for employers to hire people with disabilities are ideas about their productivity, expectations of high costs involved and a lack of knowledge about what disabilities entail - according to a literature review by Utrecht University. Although there are policies aimed at encouraging employers to employ more people with disabilities, the results remain limited.

Campus - Career - 30.11.2022
What are the UB students like? 
Acadèmic The results of the survey "The students' living and study conditions" have been published.

Career - Economics - 10.11.2022
Paper by Ana Figueiredo published in the Journal of Political Economy
13:27 Publication The paper 'Mismatch Cycles' by Assistant Professor Ana Figueiredo and co-authors Isaac Baley and Robert Ulbricht, has been published in the November issue of the Journal of Political Economy, one of the oldest and most prestigious journals in economics. A novel narrative for the scarring effect of unemployment In their paper, Ana Figueiredo (Erasmus School of Economics) and co-authors Isaac Baley (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Robert Ulbricht (Boston College) study the cyclical dynamics of skill mismatch and quantify its impact on labour productivity.

Health - Career - 08.11.2022
TURBO-grants for four medical-technical research projects
Four TURBO grants were awarded today to researchers of the University of Twente ( TechMed Centre ) and RadboudUMC for innovative research into medical technology. The grants will enable the researchers to jointly develop their innovative idea and pursue follow-up funding. Treating blood clot formation with microbots Project title: Navigable Active Treatment of Acute Limb Ischemia - NATALI Islam Khalil (UT) en Michiel Warlé (Radboudumc) Peripheral artery disease can cause blood clot formation in the bloodstream, which can lead to ischaemia, (lower) leg amputation, or sometimes even death.