Since its foundation, VU has stood for value-driven education and research. We have everything in house to contribute, together with our scientists and students, to a better world for people and planet. But if you want to make a difference as a university, the support of private individuals is indispensable nowadays. This is why VU and VUvereniging have jointly established the VUfonds, thereby returning to the philanthropic foundation of the university.
Projects that deserve attention
Leaving a gift to VUfonds in your will
An increasing number of individuals opt to leave donations to charity. Not everyone is aware that it's also viable to grant assets to a university. This is the reason why Dutch university funds initiate a collective promotional drive in November 2023 to highlight leaving gifts in a will towards scientific endeavors. The VU Fund is actively participating in this endeavor.
Contribute to research on Long-covid
Many people know someone in their surroundings who has long-term post-covid symptoms. Often, patients with the so-called post-covid syndrome, also called Long-covid, cannot function as they did before for a long time. Post-covid syndrome is therefore an important problem for society.
Support research on child obesity
Overweight, and especially obesity, can lead to serious physical and mental problems in children - as in adults. At the VU, scientists are investigating how the health, quality of life and social participation of these children can be improved.
Support research on fall prevention among the elderly
Every year, one in three elderly people over the age of 65 fall at least once, often with serious consequences. Research on fall prevention among the elderly should lead to a better understanding of mobility in ageing and contribute to promoting an active and healthy old age.
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