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With the VUfonds, we appeal to everyone who cares about the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and endorses the importance of education and research that can contribute to a better world.

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 the VU and the VUvereniging have jointly established the VUfonds, thereby returning to the philanthropic foundation of the university.

In March 2022, a nationwide fundraising campaign took place by the Dutch universities. It brought the importance of scientific research to the attention of a wide audience. For the VU, the campaign marked the introduction of the VUfonds, which was represented by the following projects. It is still possible to donate to this fund. 

Projects that deserve extra attention

Support research into 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.

Read more about this project and contribute.

Contribute to 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.

Read more about this project and contribute.

Would you like to know more?

Feel free to contact us

VUfonds bankaccount:
on behalf of the VUvereniging-VUfonds