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Faculty of Science

Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain. With education and research in mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, logic and computer science, we are fully immersed in the entire spectrum of the sciences.

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19 September 2019
IBED researchers Jef Huisman, Martijn Egas, Pedro Branco and co-author Spencer Hall from the Indiana University Bloomington published a paper in The American Naturalist, in which they present a new explanation for ...
18 September 2019
Dr Klaas Jan Schouten has been appointed Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The position ...
17 September 2019
Following the consent of the Joint Meeting (GV), the Executive Board (CvB) adopted the definitive version of the 2020 Framework Letter on 10 September. Covering the outlines of the budget, the framework letter will ...
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Multiple faculty positions in chemistry, informatics, mathematics and physics at the UvA.
Contact and location
Amsterdam Science Park Campus
The Faculty of Science is located at Amsterdam Science Park, one of the largest research hubs in Europe. Here, our researchers collaborate with colleagues from – among others – Nikhef, Amolf and CWI.

Teaching

Students at our faculty learn first-hand about the most recent research developments. They experience the expertise, enthusiasm and passion with which lecturers practise their discipline. Challenged to explore major scientific issues, they encourage lecturers to continually improve their teaching.

Research

Research at the Faculty of Science focuses on the major scientific challenges in modern society. Research institutes work together on leading multidisciplinary research themes. They forge connections with partners in society and industry.

Valorisation

The value of our research is boosted by collaboration with application-oriented partners. The Faculty of Science is positioned at the beginning of the knowledge value chain. Through further development in society or industry our research has the potential to lead to innovation and new products.

Research facilities

Technology Centre
The Technology Centre supports research groups at the faculty in developing mechanical constructions, electronics, software and glass work for experimental set-ups.
Facilities

Smart & Green at Amsterdam Science Park

The Faculty of Science has identified Smart and Green as two important valorisation themes. Here, Max Welling, professor of Machine Learning, and Gadi Rothenberg, professor of Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry explain how being located at Amsterdam Science Park helps them to achieve their valorisation objectives.