What is the VU? • Study Association Aureus

What is the VU?

The VU University (Vrije Universiteit) is one of the thirteen universities in the Netherlands and one of the two universities in Amsterdam. It hosts around 24,592 students and 4638 employees. The University was founded in 1880 by former prime minister Abraham Kuyper. For more information go http://www.vu.nl/nl/over-de-vu/profiel-en-missie/index.aspx

How does the VU rank?

According to Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking 2016-2017 the VU scored number 156 worldwide. For more information click here

According to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) the VU scored in the range 101-150 worldwide. For more information click here

According to the CWTS Leiden ranking the VU scored 97 worldwide. For more information click here