CIS-VU’s programmes support the ambition of VU to look beyond borders by creating and maintaining international networks.

The core tasks and programmes managed by CIS-VU are in the domain of education, research and outreach to society, more specifically, to developing and emerging countries.

Our programmes are in the domains of interdisciplinary research for development, international institutional cooperation, access to education. We foster international academic networks in South Africa, Indonesia and many other countries. We practice capacity building through tailor-made trainings and medium term project support.

CIS-VU staff coordinate and participate in several VU educational programmes for Bachelor, Masters’ and PhD students, in multiple disciplines.