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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers 98 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Ten faculties share one campus and cover a wide spectrum of business, law, science, arts, and medicine studies. Students and staff of 78 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.  In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

If you want to find out more about Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam go to: www.vuamsterdam.com

This institute is rated 4 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Social Responsibility
Specialist Criteria
=171
2014
176
2015
199
2016
  • 46.80
    Overall Score
  • 52.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 50.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 33.3
    Faculty Student
  • 56.1
    Citations per Faculty
  • 45
    International Faculty
51-100
2014
39
2015
=37
2016
  • 77.60
    Overall Score
  • 73.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 64.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 87.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 88.5
    H-index Citations
=141
2014
142
2015
  • 65.20
    Overall Score
  • 65.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 64.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 87
    Citations per Paper
  • 43.1
    H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,077
International
356

Number of students

24,025
Postgraduate 44%
Undergraduate 56%

Number of international students

1,686
Postgraduate 74%
Undergraduate 26%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

7 Undergraduate Courses

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99 Postgraduate Courses

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