Our rapidly evolving world requires dedicated scientists

The Faculty of Science of VU University Amsterdam encourages scientists and students to find sustainable solutions to the complex social issues of this day and age. With great dedication, we practise science addressing every manner of subject, from forest fires to big data, from obesity to medication, and from molecules to the moon. The collaboration between scientists working on fundamental and applied research allows communities to be built beyond the borders of the various disciplines, following new and innovative pathways.

Our dedication is passed on to our students, who are in direct contact with the professors in their field. Our vibrant campus is a place where knowledge and experience are shared among an international community of students, doctoral candidates and scientists. With sound academic foundations, extensive interdisciplinary expert knowledge and a wide-ranging outlook on the world, they are capable of making an effective contribution to science and society.

We work together with various organisations and knowledge institutions, as well as with the business world, with an especially strong collaboration with VU Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) on life sciences. Our Amsterdam Zuidas location also offers unique opportunities for international exchange and collaboration.

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board is the most important administrative body of the Faculty. The Board is responsible for general guidance.

Organization of Education

Those who are involved and responsible for teaching at the Faculty.

Research departments

The Faculty has thirteen scientific departments, each with its own discipline.

Endowed Chairs

Transparency is important to us. Therefore, we publish information about special chairs (funded by a third party).


Are you interested to work at our Faculty? Please view our vacancies for academic and support staff.

Contact and Route

Find out where the Faculty is located and how to get there by public transport or car. Campus maps are also provided.