Erasmus Policy Statement

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Logo ErasmusPlushas been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2021. The Erasmus Policy Statement (below) sets out our institutional strategy in relation to the Charter.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam supports the EU Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda for Higher Education, and the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is integral to the realisation of our institutional plans, strategies and aspirations.

We believe that higher education is important for empowering the future generations and makes a significant economic, intellectual and cultural contribution to the world. We are committed to international excellence through the creation of world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching within an inclusive academic culture.

In line with our ambitions in respect of diversity, we are also developing an international culture in which students and staff feel at home and seek out interaction. The VU campus is a meeting place for people of many nationalities, from many different backgrounds. Our language policy focuses upon inclusiveness for the entire student body and workforce. Eventually, in phases, ours will become a bilingual campus with Dutch and English as its languages of communication, bearing in mind the context in which they are used.

Read the full Erasmus Policy Statement