VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam

Continente: Europe

Country: Netherlands

Address: De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, 1081 HV, Netherlands

Web Site: www.vu.nl



About VU University Amsterdam:

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (abbreviated as VU, VU University Amsterdam, "Free University Amsterdam") is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA).The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is "Free University". "Free" refers to independence of the university from both the State and Christian Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as "the VU". The VU University Amsterdam was chosen as the best university in Amsterdam by students in 2018. Although founded as a private institution, the VU has received government funding on a parity basis with public universities since 1970. The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldertneighbourhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district. In 2014, VU had 23,656 registered students, most of whom were full-time students. That year, the university had 2,263 faculty members and researchers, and 1,410 administrative, clerical and technical employees, based on FTE units. The university's annual endowment for 2014 was circa €480 million. About three quarters of this endowment is government funding; the remainder is made up of tuition fees, research grants, and private funding. The official university seal is entitled The Virgin in the Garden. Personally chosen by Abraham Kuyper, the Reformed-Protestant leader and founder of the university, it depicts a virgin living in freedom in a garden while pointing towards God, referring to the Protestant Reformation in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th century. In 1990, the university adopted the mythical griffin as its common emblem.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings - - 106.0 114.0 92.0 85.0 72.0 71.0 67.0 79.0 75.0 74.0

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - 141 108 98 116 97 92 92 101 96 92
Engineering - - 287 - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Life Sciences - - 107 93 72 78 65 57 59 66 67 64
Clinical Medicine - - 53 56 48 42 34 39 39 40 44 47
Natural Sciences - - 192 236 182 180 208 195 192 207 198 189
Social Sciences - - 69 63 39 41 35 37 28 34 31 31

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 151 116 110 111 92 106 112 104
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Chemistry - - - 277 264 266 243 259 276 273 288 296
Civil Engineering - - - 194 202 196 159 153 156 212 239 269
Computer Science - - - 135 129 132 136 147 174 156 187 238
Electrical Engineering - - - - 298 - - - - - 351-400 301-350
Environment / Ecology - - - - 61 61 64 56 57 64 64 58
Geosciences - - - 79 54 68 63 66 70 64 70 73
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Mathematics - - - 268 244 238 249 261 267 288 321 301-350
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 91 71 66 75 69 84 71
Physics - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 300
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 147 181 184 207 199 196 209 228