Research centres

  • ACCESS EUROPE

    ACCESS EUROPE, an UvA-VU cooperation, is a platform for research, education and public debate about Europe, the European Union and its member states.

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  • Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC)

    ABC is an interdisciplinary institute for cognition research in which a number of research institutes from the University of Amsterdam participate. The Center comprises groups from Biology, Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, ...

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  • Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences designs knowledge-based treatment strategies to prevent and cure cardiovascular disease. Its education, research and clinical activities are concentrated in four Centers of Excellence.

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  • Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE)

    The ACE mission is to promote the entrepreneurial climate with education and research. ACE tries to achieve her mission with excellent entrepreneurial education, internationally valued research and outreach. ACE develops offers and stimulates ...

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  • Amsterdam Center for Health Communication

    The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) strives to promote health through research on effective communication.

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  • Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)

    The ACIL was established under its present name in 1998. Since 2008, it is the Center of Excellence for Public International Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. Its main research programme 'The International Rule of Law', ...

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  • Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE)

    The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) is a joint initiative of the economics and law faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The objective of the ACLE is to promote high-quality research in the fields at the interface of law and ...

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  • Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG)

    The establishment of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) in 2009 emphasizes the distinctive and dynamic manner in which European law is researched at the University of Amsterdam, namely in the context of the surrounding ...

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  • Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS)

    AMCIS studies inequalities in (post-) industrialized societies and particularly focuses on the impact of stratifying variables (social origin, education, gender and ethnicity) on three outcome pillars: socioeconomic attainment, political ...

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  • Amsterdam Centre for Insurance Studies (ACIS)

    The Amsterdam Centre for Insurance Studies (ACIS) is an initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Economics and Business Studies and the Faculty of Law. The ACIS is a community of more than fifty researchers from the Netherlands ...

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  • Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies

    Scholarship on the Middle East at the University of Amsterdam is brought together in the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies.

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  • Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation (AMSI)

    AMSI, the Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation, focuses on research and education in management of innovation in service firms.

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  • Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL)

    ACTL is the tax law research centre of the University of Amsterdam. It conducts research into various subjects of tax law, with an emphasis on corporate taxation and international and European tax law.

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  • Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age

    The Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age coordinates the research of the ICH interdisciplinary programme Dutch Golden Age of the Humanities Faculty at the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Amsterdam Gastroenterology & Metabolism (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    Efficient digestion and metabolism is necessary to sustain our daily energy expenditure. Amsterdam Gastroenterology & Metabolism unites the research of the AMC and VUmc of nutrition, microbiology, digestion, endocrinology and metabolism.

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  • Amsterdam Infection & Immunity (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    The Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute is multidisciplinary centre for basic, preclinical and clinical research on fundamental aspects of infectious diseases and immunity during infection, auto-inflammation and cancer.

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  • Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre for Emotion (AICE)

    The Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre for Emotions (AICE) study emotions using a range of methods and approaches.

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  • Amsterdam Neuroscience (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    With over 850 employees and more than 1200 publications a year, the aim of Amsterdam Neuroscience is to improve our understanding of the human brain and nervous system through integrated basic, translational and clinical research.

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  • Amsterdam Public Health (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    Amsterdam Public Health is a centre of excellence for multi- and interdisciplinary research on health and health care issues in transmural and extramural settings.

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  • Amsterdam Reproduction & Development (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    Researchers at Reproduction & Development (R&D) study the effects of diseases and interventions on human development, covering the complete process from gamete to adult.

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  • Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality Studies (ARC-GS)

    AISSR researchers have have taken the initiative to constitute a new Interdisciplinary Research Centre to bring together scholars from different disciplines working on gender, sexuality and related issues, especially race and ethnicity.

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  • Amsterdams Centre for Conflict Studies (ACS)

    ACS is an initiative for the interdisciplinary study of conflict and conflict transformation. The aim of the centre is to improve cooperation between scholars and professionals on education, research and the exchange of external knowledge.

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  • Cancer Center Amsterdam (UvA-AMC & VUmc)

    Researchers from the Academic Medical Center (UvA-AMC) and the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) work together in the Amsterdam Cancer Center, one of the largest centers for cancer research in the Netherlands.

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  • Center for Research on Children, Adolescents and the Media (CcaM)

    The Center for Research on Children, Adolescents and the Media, strives to better understand the role of media in children's and adolescents' lives.

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  • Centre for Medieval Studies Amsterdam

    The interdisciplinary research of medieval studies is facilitated by the Centre for Medieval Studies Amsterdam, which was founded in 2011.

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  • Centre for Social Science and Global Health (SSGH)

    SSGH is organised around one of 15 Research Priority Areas at the University of Amsterdam. SSGH builds on a long tradition of multidisciplinary social science research on health and illness.

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  • Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

    The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) was launched on 24 June 2015 as a new venture of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam. CSDS frames sustainable development as a process ...

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  • Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)

    The Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) aims to promote high-quality research and education in the area of European contract law.

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  • Centre for Urban Studies

    The Centre is organised around one of 15 research priority areas at the University of Amsterdam and focuses on the urban environment uniting social scientists, geographers and planners of different programme groups.

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  • Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES)

    IMES is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty research centre that focuses on international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants in host societies in a comparative perspective.

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