If you have any questions about a specific academic area, please contact one of the faculty press officers:
Finding the contact details of a staff member:
If you are looking for the contact details of a specific academic staff member or another university employee, you can visit our people page.
A VU newsletter is published once every two weeks with science news and the PhD agenda. Journalists and other interested parties can sign up for the press list.
PhD defense or inaugural lecture on the VU website
In order to place your PhD defense or inaugural lecture on the events calendar of the VU website, we need some information. The necessary information can be provided via the PhD defense form or inaugural lecture form. The VU Press Office will then examine whether your PhD research, inaugural lecture or farewell speech is sufficient reason to seek publicity. In that case, we will ask you for additional information. After that, in consultation with you, we will prepare a summary of the PhD research or the inaugural lecture for a lay audience, which we will publish on the VU website and in our newsletter for journalists. If we do not approach you for additional information, your PhD defense or inaugural lecture will only be mentioned in the events calendar on the VU website based on the input.
Photo and film recordings
Anyone who wants to photograph or film on the grounds of VU Amsterdam needs permission to do so. You request this with the following form. Request this permission at least one week before the desired date. If we receive your request for permission too late, please print the permission form so that you can indicate that you have permission for filming or photographing.