Recent News

Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs


Last change on Thuesday 13 April: update on the delay of the partial reopening of the higher education in The Netherlands.

Online conference: Making Sense of Finance


How can we learn from the past to reconnect finance with the public? That's the focus of the online conference Making Sense of Finance.

Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach Appointed Chair for Diversifying Philosophy by Special Appointment


The VU University Amsterdam (VU) appoints Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach as professor by special appointment of 'Diversifying Philosophy' as of 1 September 2021.

Bachelor's degree programmes Geschiedenis and Literature and Society are among the best in the Netherlands


This year, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ranks second among the broad classical universities in the 'Keuzegids Universiteiten 2021'. There are six VU programmes that are among the best in the Netherlands.

Max Havelaar Lockdown project: thank you to all the writers.


Last summer more than 170 people participated in a handwritten lockdown edition of Multatuli's Max Havelaar.

In search of lost scents: new project explores the smells of old Europe


Research project ODEUROPA by VU Researchers Inger Leemans and Caro Verbeek receives €2.8 million from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.

Debate series on sustainable and just free markets with Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Mohammad Yunus


Towards a New market Economy in Europe for Future Generations: start international consultation

Lecturer and researcher Caro Verbeek (History) receives a VCAS-VU talent grant


The grant of about 40,000 euros enables Verbeek to keep working at VU Amsterdam for two more years

The Faculty of Humanities welcomes (International) Students!


Even though these are uncertain times, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is committed to engaging fully with the delivery of our education programmes. Throughout these current challenges, we have ensured continuity of all our programs and we will continue to do so for our programs starting September. Thinking about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam? That is still very much possible!

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam


Find the latest updates on

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam


Op 15 maart heeft het kabinet besloten om onder meer alle scholen, horeca en kinderdagverblijven te sluiten. Ook de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam heeft haar deuren gesloten om de verdere verspreiding van het coronavirus te voorkomen. Tot het einde van het collegejaar wordt er daarom alleen online onderwijs gegeven. Ook medewerkers worden geadviseerd thuis te werken.

Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus visits the Cross Cultural Human Rights Centre


On Friday 7 November the Dutch Justice & Security minister, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, visited the Cross Cultural Human Rights Centre.

Martin Luther King Lecture 2019


We cordially invite you to the lecture on 28 November from 7:30pm to 9:15pm that will be held in the Aula of the Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Genes affect bullying behaviour


What makes some children more vulnerable to being bullied by peers than others? Heritability plays a major role in school bullying, even more so than the school and home environment. This also goes for the behaviour of bullies. Some bullies are victims themselves, and this too has a genetic basis. This is shown by scientists from the Netherlands Twin Register of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The study is published today in the scientific journal Behavior Genetics.

We are in charge


Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019