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  • Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems 19 Feb 2018Press release Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems
    PRESS RELEASE 19 February 2018 - Whistleblowers play a very important and indispensable role in society. However the effects of blowing the whistle on whistleblowers are dramatic, according to a new empirical study of Tilburg University. About 80% report very negative effects on work and wages, and almost 50% very negative effects on family life. About 45% suffer from clinical levels of mental health problems such as anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.

  • Ivona Skultetyova speaks at Conference on Business Resilience in Leiden 06 Feb 2018News Ivona Skultetyova speaks at Conference on Business Resilience in Leiden

  • Professor Eleni Kosta new ambassador of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program 05 Feb 2018News Professor Eleni Kosta new ambassador of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program
    “It would be great if children learned to see the risks of data at a very early age, making it just as normal as learning to look left and right before crossing the road,” says Eleni Kosta, Professor of Technology Law and Human Rights. She is the new ambassador of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program (PEDP), joining Professor Margriet Sitskoorn and Professor Odile Heynders, both of whom were ambassadors also in the first round of PEDP. But first and foremost Kosta is a passionate scholar.

  • Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2018 awarded to Kelly and Vicky Breemen 01 Feb 2018News Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2018 awarded to Kelly and Vicky Breemen
    The fourth Witteveen Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to Kelly and Vicky Breemen. Kelly Breemen is currently finalizing her PhD thesis on the protection of indigenous peoples' traditional cultural expressions at the University of Amsterdam. Vicky Breemen is in the last stages of writing her dissertation on the relationship between libraries and copyright at the same university.

  • Depending on PTSD-symptoms levels, traumas have a negative or positive impact on loneliness 24 Jan 2018Press release Depending on PTSD-symptoms levels, traumas have a negative or positive impact on loneliness
    PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2018 - Loneliness weakens the (mental) health. After traumatic events, some of the victims suffer from loneliness. Victims with very severe PTSD-symptom levels more often suffer from loneliness than victims with very low PTS-symptom levels. But, non-victims more often suffer from loneliness than victims with very low PTS-symptom levels.



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