The University of Amsterdam is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being VU University Amsterdam (VU).
Founded in 1632 as the Athenaeum Illustre by the scholars Gerardus Vossius and Caspar Barlaeus, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands. The UvA is one of Europe’s largest research universities with an endowment of €613.5 million, 32,739 students, 5,090 staff, and 7,900 scientific publications each year. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment and has the second-largest university endowment in the country.
The campus of the UvA is located primarily in the City Centre of Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent bouroghs. The school lies within the largest megalopolis in the Netherlands, the Randstad, with a population of 7.2 million inhabitants.
University of Amsterdam research articles from Innovation Toronto
- When Will Scientists Grow Meat in a Petri Dish?
- Universal Property of Music Discovered
- Non-toxic, biodegradeable plastic resin promises cleaner construction materials
- Scaling up breakthrough optical fibre micro sensors for market
- Dutch research makes leprosy breakthrough
- New ‘Biopsy in a Blood Test’ to Detect Cancer
- Electromagnetic automobile suspension demonstrated