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About the UvA

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

Top-15 university
The UvA is a top-100 university globally and one of Europe's 15 best universities.
Since 1632
The UvA dates back to 1632 when our predecessor the Athenaeum Illustre was founded to educate the citizens of Amsterdam.
City as campus
The UvA is part of the living fabric of Amsterdam, from our historical landmark buildings in the city centre to state-of-the-art research facilities at Science Park.
Strong on research
Research is at the heart of what we do. Nearly 3,000 researchers carry out experimental and theoretical research, and every UvA student has the chance to carry out research themselves.
International university
Over 100 nationalities are represented at the UvA. Our students and staff also work and study in a wide network of research partnerships and exchange opportunities.
Amsterdam is home to our campuses and is a living laboratory for some of our researchers. Find out why the city is a great place to live, work and study.
Working at the UvA
The UvA is an attractive employer located in a major world city. We offer an inspiring academic work environment, as well as opportunities for development and training.
Meet the UvA