Many research projects are established in cooperation with national and international partners. These can be other universities or research institutes, but also government bodies or other organizations outside the academic world. There is not enough space here to provide a comprehensive list of the many external cooperation initiatives being undertaken. Here are a few examples:
- Kennis voor klimaat: a research programme that develops knowledge and services with the aim of making the Netherlands climate proof.
- Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging : a research centre for neuroimaging in which Amsterdam's universities and university hospitals collaborate with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
- Body at Work: a joint initiative by the VUmc’s Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO) and TNO Quality of Life.
- The Tinbergen Institute:a top research institute in the field of economics and finance in which VU University Amsterdam joins forces with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam.