Recent News

Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs

01-22-21

Last change on Friday 22 January: information on the curfew during the lockdown

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

11-26-20

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.

11-24-20

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

09-17-20

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

09-17-20

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

07-10-20

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!

04-23-20

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

03-27-20

Find the latest updates on vu.nl/coronavirus.

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam

03-27-20

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

11-12-19

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

Martin Luther King Lecture 2019

11-05-19

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

09-10-19

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

09-04-19

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

NWO-Spinoza Prize projects Piek Vossen "Understanding Language by Machines"

06-26-19

Five years of innovative research

NWO-Spinoza project Piek Vossen "Understanding Language by Machines"

06-26-19

Het resultaat van 5 jaar grensverleggend onderzoek.