The University of Amsterdam is one of the world’s intellectual hubs. A university with a leading international reputation, it is firmly rooted in the city of Amsterdam. With five thousand staff members, thirty thousand students and a hundred different nationalities, the UvA is connected to thousands of researchers and hundreds of public and private institutions in the Netherlands and around the world. It has an an international outlook, fitting in with Amsterdam’s character and history as an independent, innovative and engaged city. It is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities and a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632.

The UvA’s mission is to provide academic education for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, carry out pioneering research and use the results to develop socially relevant applications. Our approach to research is rigorous and interdisciplinary, and we foster a culture of unremitting analysis and curiosity. We carry out leading research in a number of fields and answer new questions in innovative, often interdisciplinary ways. We have a number of research priority areas, which we develop and expand, working together in international, multidisciplinary consortia.

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