VU University Amsterdam

WORLD RANK

2012-13
140

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    52.9
  • Teaching
    40.5
  • International outlook
    47.1
  • Industry income
    58.5
  • Research
    45.1
  • Citations
    74.2

In 1880, VU University Amsterdam first opened its doors to students. VU stands for 'Vrije Universiteit' which means 'Free University'. Here, 'free' refers to freedom from state and church interference. The university now comprises twelve faculties and has teaching facilities for 26,000 students. With more than 50 Bachelor’s programmes and almost a 100 Master’s programmes, VU University Amsterdam offers a wide choice of study options.