VU University Amsterdam

Netherlands
+
154
  • Overall ?
    51.4
  • Teaching ?
    35.5
  • International Outlook ?
    50.6
  • Industry Income ?
    60.0
  • Research ?
    43.2
  • Citations ?
    74.9

Key Statistics

  • 23,280
    Students
  • 16.3
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 6%
    International Students
  • 56 : 44
    Female:Male Ratio
Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU University of Amsterdam (VUA) has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU University of Amsterdam is an open organisation, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now.

In 1880, VU University Amsterdam first opened its doors to students. VU stands for 'Vrije Universiteit' which means 'Free University'. Here, 'free' refers to freedom from state and church interference. The university now comprises twelve faculties and has teaching facilities for 26,000 students. With more than 50 Bachelor’s programmes and almost a 100 Master’s programmes, VU University Amsterdam offers a wide choice of study options.

Address

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 Amsterdam
Netherlands