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The science behind the computers

Computer Science

Our research program is concerned with understanding the foundations, the mechanisms, and the technologies for developing and deploying advanced information-processing systems.

The last couple of decades have brought forth major changes to our society. Perhaps the most prominent one is the proliferation of computing devices. By 2021 it is safe to say that the number of computing devices exceeds the number of human beings in any given living or work space in the developed world. A closely related trend is that of connectivity. Devices and their owners are connected, forming a world wide web. The global network, also known as the Internet, is augmented by local ones in virtually all homes and offices. Our lives are not only interwoven with computers, but also inherently networked. It is this background that sets the scene for the Department of Computer Science. 

About Computer Science Department

Research domains

Research in the Department of Computer Science is organised in the following domains:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Systems and Security
  • User Centric Data Science
  • Software and Sustainability
  •  Theoretical Computer Science

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Education programmes

The department of Computer Science offers two Bachelor programmes.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science 

And five master programmes:

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Sciences
  • PDCS: Master in Computer Security 

View our education programmes 

See also

More about Computer Science



Feel free to contact us

Call +31 20 5981504

You will find Computer Science department on the 10th, 11th and 12th floor of the NU building.

The building has two entrances, at De Boelelaan as well as at the Campus. 

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For campus address and general university contact information click here.

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VU Amsterdam, Faculty of Science
NU building, 11A-43
De Boelelaan 1111
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands