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W&N building

The W&N building houses the Science faculties, the beta library, the laser center, the radionuclide center and various instrument makers.

De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam

Reception: +31 (0)20 5985874

The W&N building - including the cyclotron building - was completed in 1964. It was designed by architect ir. H.T. Zwiers and it houses the Faculty of Science and various instrument makers, the science library, the laser center, the radionuclide center, the Innovation Exchange Amsterdam center (IXA) and LaserLab. There are also lecture rooms and a restaurant.


VU Amsterdam has various valorisation programmes in collaboration with Innovation Exchange Amsterdam, the joint valorisation center of VU Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC - location VUmc and - location AMC. One of the initiatives is the 5-year valorisation programme "IXAnext, Talent for innovation". The Amsterdam Venture Studios (AVS) and the Demonstrator Lab were created from this programme. AVS offers students, researchers and alumni of the Amsterdam knowledge institutions the opportunity to turn their ideas into action. 


The mission of the Institute for Lasers, Life and Biophotonics Amsterdam (LaserLaB Amsterdam) is groundbreaking scientific research based on the interaction of light with matter, from research into atoms and molecules to the research of living cells and tissues and renewable energy sources. The research is being conducted in close collaboration between physicists, chemists, biologists and doctors from VU, UvA, Amsterdam UMC - location VUmc and - location AMC.

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