VU University Amsterdam Program Opportunities

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Amsterdam Summer School

Spend the summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant UNESCO World Heritage city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale...

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Data Analysis in R

With increasing use of alternative software packages like R in data analysis, now is the time to learn their ins and outs. Many active programmers create R packages, making...

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New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship

VU University Amsterdam offers a summer course on new venture creation and entrepreneurship. The course follows a sustainable entrepreneurship approach, dealing with all

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Human Movement Analysis

There is a continuous effort to develop the physical capabilities of the human body, from clinical rehabilitation to elite sport. The main tool currently utilized in the

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Clinic to Bench

Study Neurodegenerative Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The course is organised by the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR), a centre of expertise at...

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Decolonizing Europe: History, Ideas and Praxis

Gain a fresh perspective to approaching current debates on the issues of belonging and citizenship within post-Cold War, postcolonial Europe. The course focuses in the works...

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Operations Research

Nowadays, everyone is talking about the tremendous opportunities offered by “big data” and all kinds of analytics. To really make the difference, though, you need to

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The Gentle Art of Helping

Many recent graduates face the same problem as they enter the professional arena for the first time. They have learned to solve problems from an academic perspective, not...

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Challenges and Innovations in Food and Water Security

There are 7 billion people to feed today, and this number is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050. This implies that more food is needed; more food means that more water...

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Responsible Research and Innovation Boot Camp

Any researcher will recognize this fear: your thesis, perfectly written and data-rich, lying in some desk drawer waiting to be forgotten. Sound familiar? Science has become...

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Exploring the Archaeology of the Roman Frontier

With Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul in the first century BC, the Netherlands became part of Rome’s northern frontier zone on the European continent. It remained so

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Nature & Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

Do twins hold the key to understanding complex human traits and diseases? Can they resolve the age-old debate between nature and nurture? What is determined by our DNA, what...

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Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture II

This is your chance to learn basic Dutch in the Netherlands. Working interactively in our state-of-the-art digital language lab, you develop reasonable speaking, listening,...

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Big Data Management in UNIX

With the growing availability of extremely large datasets, these days, scientists and analysts need to use powerful supercomputers or computer clusters to store, manage and...

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Heritage at War: Cultural Objects in Times of Conflict

Cultural artifacts and antiquities have become part of the arsenal of modern warfare. And its victims. Their deliberate destruction, looting and trafficking has been part...

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The Heart of Capitalism

Capitalism does have a heart, at least in an economic and geographical sense. From 1600 onwards, for a long time that heart was Amsterdam. Today, Amsterdam still is a major...

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Big Ideas in Computer Science

“Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.” – Edgar W. Dijkstra. Interaction with computers has become a big part of our daily...

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Contextual Biblical Interpretation in Amsterdam

Millions of people read the Bible every day, in hundreds of languages and versions, and every one of them interprets it in their own way. For some, every verse is to be taken...

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Doing Research with Discourse Analysis

Language not only reflects social change but also drives social change. This course provides a framework to make sense of these phenomena through discourse analysis. It offers...

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Crime on Camera: Analysing Criminal Events

Criminal behavior becomes an even more interesting subject with the emergence of advanced recording technologies that provide real-world observations of interactions and

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Laws in Antiquity: Ancient Law and Legal Systems

Study Ancient Law and Legal Systems in Netherlands. Leading experts in the field of ancient law will guide students through the historical and theoretical aspects of the

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Irrationality and Nudging

We like to think we are rational beings, but recent research in psychology and behavioural economics shows that we often fall short. In fact, we make irrational decisions...

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Semester in Amsterdam

Study in the multicultural city of Amsterdam! Directly enroll at VU University at Amsterdam for a semester or a full year study abroad program. All undergraduate levels are...

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The Economics of Vibrant Cities

Study the Economics of Vibrant Cities in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The course equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to answer questions, such as the economic...

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Correlation to Causation: An Introduction to Novel Analysis

Take the "Correlation to Causation: An Introduction to Novel Analysis course offered at VU University Amsterdam. Randomized controlled trials serves as the gold standard...

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Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture

Study basic Dutch language in the Netherlands. Students develop reasonable writing, reading, listening and speaking skills as they take part in interactive exercises at a...

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The Bible in the Syriac Tradition (one week)

Spend a week in the summer in a course that introduces students to the bible in the Syriac tradition under the guidance of top specialists from the Faculty of Theology at...

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Syriac Christianity in Context (one week)

Syriac Christianity is one of the best-kept secrets of the Christian tradition, one more often than not ignored in curricula and textbooks. Recently, however, given the political...

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Spatial Crime Analysis

VU University Amsterdam offers a summer course on Spatial Crime Analysis in the Netherlands. The course combines lectures on the theoretical underpinnings of environmental...

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Buddhism and Psychology

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to delve into the connection between two different topics through the Buddhism and Psychology summer course at VU University Amsterdam....

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Creativity and Innovation

Organized in collaboration with Cardiff University, this VU University Amsterdam summer course guides students through the minefield of creativity and innovation in the corporate...

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The Entrepreneurial Family Business

Up to 80 per cent of the world’s businesses are family firms, yet scholars rarely consider the specific challenges they face. Who will take the business into the next generation?...

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Brain and Mind

How does the human mind work? We all know the brain is responsible, but what are the mechanisms involved? How do our minds become conscious, perceive, remember and make important...

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Governing Climate Change: Theory to Practice

Take a course that explores the many ways that people can cope with climate change, from private and market-based activities to international agreements. The program combines...

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Global Health

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be a two-way flow of resources,...

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International Criminal Justice

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide harm people, disrupt societies and endanger global peace and security. In recent decades the international community has

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Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process...

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Organizational Behaviour Management

To change behavior within an organization, we first need to understand it. Only then can we effectively improve leadership, motivation and culture, creating a more productive...

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Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users

After two outstanding Paralympic Games, London 2012 and Rio 2016, the standard of adaptive sports is improving faster than ever before. These days, young people with physical...

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