This academic year, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam celebrates its 135th anniversary and 27th lustrum. During this anniversary year VU Amsterdam organizes several activities for its students, staff and other interested parties. More information about these activities can be found at our a special anniversary page.
How do toxic substances impact zebrafish, and do they impact humans as well? How reliable are climate models, and how many resources do we consume as a society? The Amsterdam Global Change Institute accommodates the cooperative efforts of more than 200 researchers, working across the board in the fields of global change, sustainability and the environment.
The nearby Zuidas business district provides collaboration with leading financial institutions and companies. Master's programmes utilize this network to develop academic courses that respond to current financial market demands. Integrating theory and practice, critical thinking and reflecting on the financial landscape lays the groundwork for the next generation of responsible financial leaders.
The Honours Programme grants talented and motivated students the opportunity to look further than the limits of their own fields. Starting from the third semester, Honours students take courses from their own field and from an interfaculty programme. Top lecturers share their knowledge of current themes such as climate change, the heredity of stress sensitivity and the economic impacts of globalisation.
- VU Amsterdam opens the academic year with new rector and awards ceremony
- VU MoU with Indonesian National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NADFC)
- Tom Shimizu appointed Professor in Experimental Physics
- Joint degree for six programmes of UvA and VU Amsterdam science faculties
- Tom Grossmann appointed new Professor in Chemistry