VU Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university. Located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we conduct cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Ever since its foundation, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to academic research and education. What matters is not just acquiring in-dept knowledge, but alsot taking a broad perspective. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further; to look beyond the boundaries of their own field, culture, traditions and philosophy to become critical and socially engaged academics.
Vrije University Amsterdam has over 4,600 employees (3,500 FTE).
Within the universities, a distinction is made between academic staff (WP) and support staff (OBP).
The male-female ratio is evenly distributed at the VU Amsterdam.