The UvA also participates in a large number of national research schools in which the research institutes of different universities collaborate. National research schools provide high-quality and highly rated PhD programmes for the benefit of the research units participating in the research school. The UvA is the lead organisation in the research schools listed below.
The Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History (OSK) is a national organisation that connects universities, prominent museums and other institutions. Its aim is to promote specialised research in the field of art and architectural history through the training and events it organises for its members.
The research conducted at this school focuses on the physical, chemical and biological properties of small to moderately sized molecules in relation to their electronic and spatial structures.
LOT is the Netherlands' national graduate school of linguistics. Research by the LOT institutes covers all major areas of linguistics, and the school provides training for graduate schools in their annual summer and winter schools.
NICA is the Dutch national research school in cultural analysis, studies and theory; more generally in interdisciplinary and theoretical humanities research. The school offers graduate courses for Research Master's and PhD students, and serves as a professional network for affiliated scholars. Presently based at the University of Amsterdam, the school welcomes the participation of scholars and students of all Dutch universities.
The Netherlands Research school for Media Studies (RMeS) is a national network of academic experts in media research. It provides education in media studies to PhD candidates and Research Master's students and provides a platform for academics and graduate students to build academic networks and coalitions and exchange expertise.