A place where your expertise comes into its own

Our research covers the entire spectrum: from alpha, gamma and bèta to life and medical sciences these are organized along four profile themes. This is how we stimulate multidisciplinary cooperation, which is exactly what the social problems of today and in the future need.

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At the Faculty of Science, scientists and students work on fundamental and complex social issues for a sustainable and healthy future.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD students and scientists with a focus on their profession and a broad view of the world. We are proud of our collegial working climate within the faculty, which is characterized by a passionate and pragmatic attitude with a commitment to the greater good.

Humanities at VU Amsterdam expands your mind and deepens your perspective.

At the VU Amsterdam Faculty of Humanities we see the world around us through a historical, philosophical, and linguistic lens. We are a faculty with a broad, societal, and interdisciplinary profile. Our research has societal value because we involve multiple disciplines in the solution of the same problem. We consider this profile to be the plus of Humanities.

The high quality of research and education at the Faculty of Medicine VU can be demonstrated by its excellent performance in international rankings.

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (or the Shanghai ranking) VU University is ranked amongst the top 100 to 150 universities worldwide. In the subject field of medical sciences, we rank even higher, we belong to the top 100 worldwide.

Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law

Established in 1880 as one of the three constituent faculties, the Faculty of Law has been at the forefront of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s mission of societal development and spirit of public service.

Room for your expertise

The VU offers, among other things, the possibility for academic staff to go on sabbatical leave and for support staff an internship.  You can discuss your wishes for your career with your mamager and P&O-advisor.

Working together for a better future

Societal engagement is embedded in VU Amsterdam’s DNA. This is reflected in the way researchers at VU Amsterdam work and approach their research. Our education and research are structured into four overarching societal themes: the Connected World, Governance for Society, Human Health and Life Science, and Science for Sustainability. This is how we encourage multidisciplinary cooperation which is needed to overcome the societal issues of today and the future.


VU Amsterdam’s staff and students are an extremely diverse group of people. Diversity and inclusiveness is something that we have striven for since the university was founded. It is a fundamental part of our identity. Our campus is a dynamic workplace that is constantly evolving. One aspect of its nature that doesn’t change its ‘inclusive excellence’. People feel they belong here and that their motivations, aspirations and ideas are fully accepted. All staff members at VU Amsterdam work hard to ensure that everyone feels welcome here.

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