• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1880

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. They ask and expect their students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now. Freedom in responsibility: three core values Academic research and education at VU is characterized by a high level of ambition, and encourages free and open communications and ideas. VU stands for universal university values such as academic freedom and independence, which is reflected in our name (‘VU’ is the Dutch abbreviation for ‘free university’): free from the church, state and any commercial interest. The basic philosophy of VU is expressed in three core values:
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Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)

Staff at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • research & development
  • development
  • economic policy
  • climate change


  • world agroforestry centre


  • netherlands
  • uganda
  • moldova
  • serbia and montenegro
  • germany


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam