VU Amsterdam focuses on four profile themes
Over the coming years, the university will be focusing particularly on strengthening the link between science and society. As part of its work analysing social issues and searching for solutions, the university has identified four themes, which are described in the Strategy VU Amsterdam 2020-2025.
The way in which science relates to business, and vice versa, is constantly changing. Contemporary social issues are increasing in complexity and require a more multi-disciplinary approach. The scientists and professionals of the future must be able to cooperate with others beyond the boundaries of their own specialist fields. Science is increasingly being challenged to justify its role in society. As a university, we need to ask ourselves how we should handle this development. How can we integrate scientific and technological developments into our culture as a university, and what does this mean for people, their values and identities?
With our research and education, we want to make the world better. By focusing on education along the four themes Connected World, Governance for Society, Human Health and Life Sciences and Science for Sustainability, we encourage collaboration between different fields.
During the 135th anniversary of VU Amsterdam, four anniversary conferences took place. The topics of these conferences were the four profile themes of VU Amsterdam.