Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), a comprehensive, research intensive university with 9 faculties, values the societal impact of our excellent education and research of high importance. Personal development and social involvement are key parts of our vision on education, in which individual differences are seen as a strength. Together with social entrepreneurship skilling in an Aurora universities setting this allows us to develop innovations and insights that contribute to a better world and achieving the UN SDGs.

The goals and values are reflected in our services to connect the campus with European Union programmes, get the campus involved, collaborate with academic institutions and all stakeholders where relevant, including students and citizens.

Services of the Brussels office

  • connecting the university with European Union programmes and policies (creating awareness/engagement at the campus)
  • getting topics proposed by the university on the EU policy agenda (mainly R&I, education, health, sustainability, society, digital)
  • making VUA and Aurora more visible/audible in the EU arena (advocacy, developing collaborations)
  • facilitating the establishment of collaboration between VUA and other European universities/medical centres
  • sharing knowledge on EU and national policies, learning from each other, exchanging best-worse practices