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Let's improve health care and wellbeing

Health Sciences

Our mission is to enhance public health and wellbeing through cutting-edge research and education. We strive for societal impact by excelling in research that translates into evidence-based practices that positively impact people, communities, and our planet while engaging citizens and societal partners. Through our educational programs, we are dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in health sciences who will drive progress and innovation in public health.

Complex societal health problems within and outside the Netherlands require innovative, multidisciplinary and sustainable solutions. Within the department of Health Sciences, staff members from different fields of expertise actively engage with societal partners, (future) patients and citizens in their research. We aim to provide solutions to improve public health and wellbeing, and to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing in specific groups. We collaborate intensively with our partners inside and outside the VU to create direct societal impact by influencing public health policy making.

We offer BSc and MSc programs in Health Sciences at the VU. Additionally, our staff is intensively involved in related educational programs within and outside the VU. By incorporating our knowledge from research and practice in our educational programmes, we teach students how to use science to optimize the health and wellbeing of current and future generations.

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MF Building, Faculty of Science
Health Sciences
Van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam