Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Since its foundation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has stood for scientific and value-driven education, research and knowledge transfer. We are free thinkers with expertise and A Broader Mind. And we work together to build a better world for people and the planet.


Ever since it was founded, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has stood for value-driven research with a strong social focus.

Society today faces myriad challenges. We embrace these challenges with a multidisciplinary vision and a collective approach to ourĀ four profile themes: Human Health & Life Sciences, Connected World, Science for Sustainability and Governance for Society. Our researchers work together within and across disciplines and themes, in collaboration with partners in government, the non-profit sector and the business community.

VU Amsterdam offers a high-end research infrastructure with multiple interdisciplinary institutes of national and international renown. This approach yields a wealth of fundamental and applied research, attracts prominent academics from the Netherlands and abroad, and gives a boost to the city, region and society.



De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam