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IT: the fast track to a smart campus

Information Technology

A smart campus, artificial intelligence, open science & education, fair data... Our agile approach ensures that VU Amsterdam is ready for the future.

Every day over 30,000 people use the IT resources of VU Amsterdam. One of the key tasks for VU Amsterdam’s IT department is to guarantee business continuity across the university, so that researchers, lecturers, staff and students can work and study without any concerns.

Our ambitions
Our people, our organization and our approach to operational management are crucial to achieving our aspirations in the areas of education, research and knowledge transfer. These aspirations are: 

  • Further digitization of our operational management, educational activities and research.
  • Further development of a dynamic and innovative campus.
  • Working to achieve an effective and agile organization.

Products and services
On our service portal, you can find a full overview of the IT products and services available to staff and students.

The new digital workplace

VU Amsterdam’s new digital workplace ensures that you have full access to the applications and data you need to work or study – anytime, anywhere.

Read more about the new digital workplace

Cybersave Yourself

The IT department does everything it can to protect the VU community from cybercrime, but when it comes to maintaining our defences the university’s employees are the vital link.

How well informed are you when it comes to information security?

More about the IT department

Contact IT

IT Service Portal
Through the IT Service Portal, you can report a problem, request additional services, find frequently asked questions, locate manuals, and track your own reports. Use the search bar to find what you are looking for in no time. A detailed description of our services can be found by clicking on the blue icons. These descriptions also include forms for submitting an application or making a report.

IT Service Desk
If you have a question about working from home, telephone communication or internet and you cannot find the answer on the service portal, call the IT Service Desk on +31 (0)20 598 0000 (7.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday) or send an email to You can also stop by at one of the Student Services Desks: Main Building 0A-11 and Maths & Physics Building M-020 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday).