Free University of Amsterdam Information
Founded in 1880 by the dutch politician Abraham Kuyper, the Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) has grown to have 12 faculties, and is currently steered by its president Lex Bouter.
The Free University of Amsterdam ranking is 43rd in Europe. Other top colleges and universities in the Netherlands include Utrecht University, Leiden University, Wageningen, Universität von Amsterdam, University of Groningen, TU Delft, Erasmus, and Radboud University Nijmegen.
The Free University of Amsterdam offers study at undergraduate and postgraduate level and excels in seven main areas, these being Economics and society; Legal and administrative issues; Communication, knowledge, and meaning; Computerization and digitization; Health and disease; System earth; and Life sciences.
These fields are addressed by the universities 12 faculties::
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Earth and life science
Faculty of Economics and business
Faculty of Human movement
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Psychology and pedagogy
Faculty of Exact science
Faculty of Social science
Faculty of Theology
As to be expected with a prestigious university in a nations capital city the Free University of Amsterdam has many great faculty and alumni associated with it these include the following: Jan Peter Balkenende; Jaap Doek; Peter Koslowski; Jan Smit; Hans van Goor; Marijke Höweler; Nico Rienks; and Mient-Jan Faber.
Free University of Amsterdam Address
The address to contact is:
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Ranking and Quick Facts
Motto: Gewoon bijzonder (English: simply special)
Also know as Vrije Universiteit and VU University Amsterdam.
|University world Ranking – Times 400 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
151 to 202
|European ranking (Jiaotong)||
57 to 80
|Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)||
|Faculty / Staff||
2,200 / 1,600
|Annual Budget per student||
European University Association