University of Amsterdam


The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. It is a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632.

Our identity

The University of Amsterdam is one of the world’s intellectual hubs. A university with a leading international reputation, it is firmly rooted in the city of Amsterdam. With over 30,000 students, 6,000 employees, 3,000 PhD researchers and a hundred different nationalities, the UvA is connected to thousands of researchers and hundreds of public and private institutions in the Netherlands and around the world. It has an an international outlook, fitting in with Amsterdam’s character and history as an independent, innovative and engaged city.

Our mission

The UvA’s mission is to provide academic education for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, carry out pioneering research and use the results to develop socially relevant applications.

  • We provide research-intensive education for a broad group of students – irrespective of their origin, background,  or beliefs, preparing them for the global job market.
  • We provide our academic staff with the space and facilities required to carry out innovative and interdisciplinary research.
  • We foster an innovative environment and have a large impact on society.

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