Many research projects are established in cooperation with national and international partners. These can be other universities or research institutes, but also government bodies or other organizations outside the academic world. There is not enough space here to provide a comprehensive list of the many external cooperation initiatives being undertaken. Here are a few examples:
- Kennis voor klimaat: a research programme that develops knowledge and services with the aim of making the Netherlands climate proof.
- Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging : a research centre for neuroimaging in which Amsterdam's universities and university hospitals collaborate with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
- Body at Work: a joint initiative by the VUmc’s Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO) and TNO Quality of Life.
- The Tinbergen Institute: a top research institute in the field of economics and finance in which VU University Amsterdam joins forces with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam.
- Knowledge Center of Inequality: the municipality of Amsterdam and four Amsterdam knowledge institutions (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Inholland University of Applied Sciences) join forces to contribute to describing, understanding and tackling inequality in Amsterdam. In the period 2021-2023, the Knowledge Center will focus on inequalities in various domains, such as education, health, work and income and housing. By connecting different partners and expertise, the Knowledge Center will provide new insights and approaches. Civil society organizations and practitioners are actively involved in the Knowledge Center.