Science for Sustainability

VU Amsterdam has a clear vision and a clear set of ambitions when it comes to sustainability. Sustainability is an integral part of teaching and research, operations management and the buildings at the VU campus. Our core values are stewardship, responsibility and consideration for future generations. VU Amsterdam strives to maintain its position amongst the top 10 most sustainable universities worldwide.

Sustainable development involves achieving an ideal balance between economic interests (profit), ecology (planet) and social concerns (people). This is not just of concern in the here and now, but also in the ‘there’ and ‘later’, with relevance abroad (particularly in developing countries) and for future generations.