Four city campuses
Teaching and research activities at the UvA take place at four city campuses. Some classes are taught in quaint old buildings overlooking the canals, others in high-tech laboratories. Humanities and social science programmes are mainly offered in the city centre - in the University Quarter and at Roeterseiland Campus. The UvA’s science programmes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities at Amsterdam Science Park while medicine is offered at UMC.
This campus is the intellectual heart of the city and hosts the Humanities Faculty with its broad range of disciplines. It is also home to the University Library, which is the place to meet for anyone interested in culture and scholarship.
Home to the faculties of Economics and Business, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Law. A place where traditional boundaries disappear and discussions on social issues take place. Also home to CREA, the student cultural organisation.
Amsterdam Science Park
One of the largest science campuses in Europe. A hub for research innovation and entrepreneurship, with major research institutions and about 120 companies and spin-offs, as well as a large University Sports Centre and the Amsterdam University College.
The Academic Medical Center is a meeting place for outstanding scientific talent. Medical disciplines collaborate and intercross, and students learn their profession alongside doctors, nurses and patients.
The city as a campus
The UvA once made use of about 85 different buildings scattered across Amsterdam. Several properties were not up to the standards of modern-day teaching and research and lacked space for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
By reducing the number of locations and clustering its activities at four locations, the UvA aims to foster greater collaboration between disciplines and provide a space where staff, students, alumni, collaboration partners and local residents can meet and interact.
Clustering also helps to blur traditional boundaries – boundaries between faculties, between the university and other organisations, and between the university and society as a whole. The campuses are meant to be a place where societal issues can be discussed and debated and where innovative teaching and pioneering research take place.
Consolidating the UvA's teaching and research activities within four campuses is an ongoing process. Read the latest developments on the campus development website.