Since its foundation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has stood for scientific and value-driven education, research, and knowledge transfer. We are free thinkers with expertise and A Broader Mind. And we work together to build a better world for people and the planet.
A research university with a focus on society
The world is facing major challenges, while there are growing divisions within society. This calls for science with a conscience. With our expertise, open-mindedness, enterprising spirit, and multidisciplinary approach, we work on developing sustainable solutions that impact society. We focus on four profile themes: Connected World, Governance for Society, Human Health and Life Sciences, and Science for Sustainability.
The unique and multidisciplinary university
VU Amsterdam is a unique university with faculties in the humanities, STEM, social sciences, and medical sciences. Our education and research are closely linked. We combine our top position in research with a strong social orientation, which has resulted in an excellent international reputation. Our education and research are distinctly multidisciplinary. This is reinforced by the fact that our faculties are all located on one campus. We are a true campus university in the heart of the Zuidas Knowledge District, sharing its excellent national and international position and accessibility.
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) bridges research and education in economics and business administration
We believe in science with a purpose. The students, scientists, and staff within our faculty acquire and disseminate contemporary knowledge in business administration and economics, so that we can respond effectively to the economic and social challenges facing our world. Now and in the future.
We are convinced that collaboration, openness and social responsibility are the only way forward - for science, business and society. We train our students to become academic citizens with a clear vision of their values and ideals, who will make a difference in the world.