The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a university focused on scientific and value-driven education, research, and knowledge transfer. VU Amsterdam focuses on open mindedness, expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and multidisciplinary approaches. This methodology is applied to four themes: Connected World, Governance for Society, Human Health and Life Sciences, and Science for Sustainability. Alongside this, VU Amsterdam combines its research work with a strong social orientation
VU Amsterdam counts over 18 000 undergraduate students, over 11 000 Master’s students and almost 4000 employees. It offers 145 programmes to its students.