VU Amsterdam is the perfect place for talented individuals to enhance their professional development in the areas of teaching and research. High-quality teaching and cutting-edge research have given the university a great deal of recognition, enabling VU Amsterdam to attract prominent scientists
from both the Netherlands and abroad.
VU Amsterdam also puts emphasis on teaching and considers teaching as an integral part of your academic career. In addition to our focus on education, a dedicated grant desk assists you with grant applications. The customized support it provides will help you secure grants and/or indirect funding. In addition, our training programmes offer you the opportunity for personal development:
- Leadership (from trainings for new managers to trainings in managing in education)
- Teaching (from the basic teaching qualification to blended learning or designing reliable tests and exams)
- Research (from acquiring grants, to technology transfer and media training)
VU Amsterdam is well aware that transparency is vital to your academic work. In order to achieve this, VU Amsterdam uses a system of appointment and promotion procedures. These procedures give you a clear idea of the criteria you must meet before you can progress to the next stage of your career.
Doctoral education and training provided at the VU Amsterdam is characterized by a strong emphasis on the development of research as well as transferable skills. We aim to develop engaged and responsible academics and future professionals who constantly explore and push back the boundaries of existing knowledge. Our doctorates are internationally-oriented, multi- and interdisciplinary, curiosity- and results driven and are creating an impact in science and society. We provide help and support to current PhD candidates to explore and inform about their career choices in- and outside academia. For example the courses in Advanced Academic Writing and Concise Formulation.
VU Amsterdam offers various trainings and courses to support Post-docs in their personal and professional development. The training Career Orientation for example, will motivate you to think about the direction of your career. The course in Scientific Project Management is specifically developed for post doctorate scientists and helps to setup, supervise and manage research projects.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers its teachers a varied range of courses, training programmes and workshops, for every level of seniority in teaching.
- University teaching qualification
- Senior teaching qualification
- Mixed Classroom
- Blended Learning
Senior Researchers and Management
VU Amsterdam offers its senior researchers support in applying for grants and in managing grant acquisition and valorisation. Furthermore, VU Amsterdam offers an extensive range of courses, training programmes and workshops in the area of Leadership & Management for both starting and experienced managers at VU Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam also offers the intensive course Female Leadership. This course encourages women to pay specific attention to their career in order to achieve ambitions and make the next career step.
Especially for international scientists, we offer the so called VU Start contribution. The VU Start contributionpremie is a personal bonus and is an discretionary amount €30.000 per laureate. Check the website to see the most recent nomination deadline.
E-Learning is available for all of the employees. VU Amsterdam emphasizes the importance of employability of their employees. Therefore, VU Amsterdam offers, besides specific classroom courses direct access to more than 120 online courses. All employees can develop themselves 24/7. For example, you can follow a workshop on time management, read all about ‘working Lean and Scrum’ or upgrade your knowledge of Excel with an advanced workshop. VU E-Learning mostly offers courses in the field of soft skills and competences. They are available in several languages.