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Your go-to partner for international relations

International Relations

The International Relations team serves as a linking pin between VU Amsterdam and the rest of the world. We are passionate about promoting cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. It is our mission to connect students and staff to global strategic partners, networks, and alliances in research and education.

We are your go-to partner for intelligence and expertise of the international higher education playing field. Our team supports VU Amsterdam's international ambitions by:

    • Writing strategy and policy
    • Facilitating contracts such as MoU’s, (joint) degree and exchange agreements, in collaboration with the legal department
    • Proactively building international networks, alliances, partnerships and programs, with a pioneering and a can-do mentality
    • Collaborating with governments, embassies and consulates, scholarship/funding organisations and NGOs
    • Hosting and organizing delegations from/to other countries (fill out this form to stay up to date about upcoming delegations!)
    • Stimulating international talent management by supporting recruitment activities from bachelor students to Professors
    • Connecting you with the right (academic) partners within VU Amsterdam or abroad

Together we maximize the impact and reputation of our unique university in the rest of the world.

Dive deeper into what we do

Networks and Alliances

Welcome to the International Relations team

Together we have a wealth of experience in the field of international relations and are dedicated to enhancing the global engagement of our university community.

Reyka Lycklama à Nijeholt

Program Manager: China and India collaborations / Academic staff journey / International delegations and missions / Reputation / Community building

Eva Janssen

Program Manager: International internship & career services / University Social Responsibility Network / Entrepreneurship and valorisation collaborations

Gagan Kaur

Program Manager: Southeast Asia and Japan collaborations / Community building / International delegations / Government and business partnerships

Floris Korbee

Policy Advisor: International strategy / International education

Stephanie Kernwein Thrane

International PhD Recruitment Coordinator: Recruitment activities / International PhD scholarships / Onboarding / Communications / Gatherings

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