Our approach


CIS-VU, as an integral part of VU International Office, actively supports and promotes the university’s strategy of internationalization and diversity. In a broader sense, CIS-VU embodies the university’s commitment to society, supporting and facilitating research, education and outreach in the benefit of people, planet and prosperity.

The themes in which CIS-VU operates are in line with the profiling themes of VU and involve sustainable development, governance, social inclusiveness, food, life and health and the environment.

Our approach is people-centered, participatory and adaptive, aimed at creating long-lasting partnerships of collaboration, which can connect the world of science and technology to the needs of local communities, academic partners and organizations in developing countries.