Collaboration

Green Office VU
Green Office VU, which was established in 2014, is VU Amsterdam’s sustainability platform for students and university staff. The office is run by students. It is concerned with sustainability projects within four portfolios (campus, community, education and research), and organizes events, campaigns, lectures and information days. These community services help link VU Amsterdam with society, with academic knowledge flowing back into society.

Green Business Club Zuidas
The Green Business Club Zuidas is where local businesses, local authorities and social organizations meet in order to initiate and carry out sustainable and social projects in Zuidas. VU Amsterdam is an active participant in the GBC, which has been based in the VU Amsterdam Main Building since 2017, close to the Green office.

Aurora Network
Aurora brings together research universities in Europe in their joint efforts towards an inclusive and diverse university community. We share the mission to make society better and find solutions to the major problems of our world - and so do our students. In Aurora, we are committed to find solutions for the major challenges of this world, such as sustainability, digitization and a healthy life.

Aurora helps participating universities:
  • to learn and benefit from each other's successes in inclusiveness and diversity. Accessible education is a core value and that is what we want to achieve with each other.
  • to take advantage of the opportunities that increasing digitization offers us.
  • to do research and develop knowledge that offers solutions to major social problems: local, national and international.
  • to provide excellent education for our students, but also to give them a lasting and meaningful experience that helps them to be responsible citizens of the world.