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 special anniversary page.
We are located in lively and multicultural Amsterdam, the city with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language. With its 17th century atmosphere, a modern mentality and its beautiful little streets and canals, this unique city is a joy to spend time in. Amsterdam is a bubbly and vibrant city which offers a great variety of activities for students.
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.
The first large-scale international bachelor programme on the European continent that connects philosophy, political science and economics. Do you consider yourself to be a future leader in business, politics and beyond? Then PPE is for you!
- Looking back on the anniversary conferences
- First set of research data VU published in DataverseNL
- Visit by Ambassador of Bhutan
- Farewell to @WoW!ter – Wouter Gerritsma (11 March 1963 – 21 June 2016)
- 2015 Annual Report VU Amsterdam: Significant rise in academic success
- Eyewitnesses who collaborate make fewer mistakes in police interview