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Vrije Universiteit 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, Vrije Universiteit 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. 

Throughout the past 135 years, teh university has continued to expand. It now comprises nine facilities an hosts over 13,000 Bachelor's and 9,500 Master's students. Our teaching and research programmes cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, from the Humaniets to the Sciences, from Medicine to Theology. With more than 50 Bachelo's programmess and 160 Master's programmes, VU Amsterdam offers a wide choice of study options. 

The proximity to International Airport Schiphol and train connection into Europe, makes VU Amsterdam easily accessible to the world.  

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