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Not to be confused with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam or Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

The University of Amsterdam (abbreviated as UvA, Dutch: Universiteit van Amsterdam) is a public research university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The UvA is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands. It is one of the largest research universities in Europe with 31,186 students, 4,794 staff, 1,340 PhD students and an annual budget of €600 million. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment. The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs. The university is organised into seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Science, Law, Medicine, Dentistry.

University of Amsterdam
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Latin: Universitas Amstelodamensis
Former names
Athenaeum Illustre
(1632–1877)
Municipal University of Amsterdam
(1877–1961)
TypePublic
Established1632; 390 years ago (1632)
PresidentGeert ten Dam
Rector MagnificusKaren Maex
Academic staff
2,425
Administrative staff
2,369
Total staff
5,216 (2020)
Students41,206 (2021)
Location,,
52°22′6″N4°53′25″E /52.36833°N 4.89028°E /52.36833; 4.89028
CampusUrban
ColoursUvA Black and UvA Red
AffiliationsLERU, UNICA, EUA, Universitas 21
Websitewww.uva.nl/en

The University of Amsterdam has produced six Nobel Laureates and five prime ministers of the Netherlands. The university has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by five major ranking tables. By the QS World University Rankings it was ranked 55th in the world, 14th in Europe, and 1st in the Netherlands in 2022. The UvA was placed in the top 50 worldwide in seven fields in the 2011 QS World University Rankings in the fields of linguistics, sociology, philosophy, geography, science, Economics and econometrics, and accountancy and finance. In 2018 and 2019 the two departments of Media and Communication were commonly ranked 1st in the world by subject by QS Ranking.

Close ties are harbored with other institutions internationally through its membership in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), European University Association (EUA) and Universitas 21.

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Early professors at the University of Amsterdam

Athenaeum Illustre (1632–1877)

In January 1632, the Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam (Latin: Illustrious School of Amsterdam) was founded by the municipal authorities in Amsterdam. It was mainly devoted to medical teaching. The first two professors were Gerardus Vossius and Caspar Barlaeus. The Athenaeum Illustre provided education comparable to other higher education institutions, although it could not confer doctoral degrees. After training at the Athenaeum, students could complete their education at a university in another town.

At the time, Amsterdam also housed several other institutions of higher education, including the Collegium Chirugicum, which trained surgeons, and other institutions that provided theological courses for the Remonstrant and the Mennonite communities. Amsterdam's large degree of religious freedom allowed for the establishment of these institutions. Students of the Colegium Chirugicum and the theological institutions regularly attended classes at the Athenaeum Illustre.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt shows an anatomy lesson taking place in Amsterdam in 1632, the year the university was founded. Nicolaes Tulp is considered one of the forefathers of the Faculty of Medicine.

In 1815 it was given the statutory obligation “to disseminate taste, civilisation and learning" and “to replace, at least in part, the institutes of higher education and an academic education for those young men whose circumstances unable them to fully spend the time necessary for an academic career at an institute of higher education.” The Athenaeum began offering classes for students attending non-academic professional training in pharmacy and surgery in 1800. The Athenaeum Illustre largely worked together with Amsterdam's theological institutions such as the Evangelisch-Luthers Seminarium (evangelical-Lutheran) and the Klinische School (medical school), the successor to the Collegium Chirurgicum.

The Athenaeum remained a small institution until the 19th century, with no more than 250 students and eight professors. Alumni of the Athenaeum include Cornelis Petrus Tiele.

Municipal university (1877–1961)

In 1877, the Athenuem Illustre became the Municipal University of Amsterdam and received the right to confer doctoral degrees. This gave the university the same privileges as national universities while being funded by the city of Amsterdam. The professors and lecturers were appointed by the municipal council. This resulted in a staff that was in many ways more colorful than the staffs of national universities. During its time as a municipal university, the university flourished, in particular in the science department, which counted many Nobel prize winners: Tobias Asser, Christiaan Eijkman, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Pieter Zeeman, and Frits Zernike.

The University of Amsterdam's municipal status brought about the relatively early addition of the faculties of Economics and Social Sciences. After the World War II the dramatic rise in the cost of university education put a constraint on the university's growth.

Buildings of the University of Amsterdam. The front building houses the Academic Club of the University

National university (1961–present)

In 1961, the national government made the university a national university, giving it its current name, the University of Amsterdam. Funding was now given by the national government instead of the city and the appointment of professors was transferred to the board of governors. The city of Amsterdam retained a limited influence until 1971, when the appointment was handed over to the executive board.

During May 1969, the university became the focus of nationwide news when UvA's administrative centre at the Maagdenhuis was occupied by hundreds of students who wanted more democratic influence in educational and administrative matters. The protest lasted for days and was eventually broken up by the police. During the 1970s and 1980s, the university was often the target of nationwide student actions.

The university saw considerable expansion since becoming a national university, from 7,500 students in 1960 to over 32,000 in 2010. In 2007, UvA undertook the construction of the Science Park Amsterdam, a 70 hectare campus to house the Faculty of Science along with the new University Sports Center. Much of the park has now been completed. The University of Amsterdam began working in close collaboration with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. In 2008, the University of Amsterdam and VU University jointly founded the Amsterdam University College (AUC), an interuniversity institute that offers a three-year Bachelor (Honors) program in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2015 student and staff protests

In February 2015, the university experienced occupations of two of their buildings in protest over proposed budget cuts. These budget cuts occurred in the wake of the university's attempt to deal with its speculative misjudgments and financial difficulties: in 2011, the university's total outstanding debt had increased to €136 million. The Bungehuis occupation ended with the arrest of the 46 protesters on 24 February 2015. The following day a group of protesters forced the door of the Maagdenhuis, the main administrative building of the UvA, and began occupying it, once again raising their demands. The occupation lasted 45 days; the occupiers were evicted on 11 April.

University logo

The current logo of the University of Amsterdam consists of a black square with three white Saint Andrew's Crosses and a white "U." This an adaptation of the coat of arms of Amsterdam which also uses a black background and three white or silver Saint Andrew's Crosses. The three Saint Andrew's Crosses have been said to represent the three plagues of Amsterdam: fire, floods, and the Black Death. Another rumor is that they represent three fords in the River Amstel. These two explanations have no historical basis, however. It is believed by historians that the coat of arms of Amsterdam is derived from the coat of arms of Jan Persijn, the lord of Amsterdam between 1280 and 1282. The "U" represents the word "university" while the colours and three crosses represent the city of Amsterdam.

As a metropolitan institution, the University of Amsterdam has always been housed in old and new buildings scattered throughout the capital. Because UvA is not a separate, secluded campus, students and city residents readily mix, allowing Amsterdam to maintain close cultural and academic ties to the school. The majority of UvA's buildings lie in the heart of Amsterdam, with only the faculties of Science, Medicine and Dentistry located outside the City Centre. The university lies within the largest megalopolis in the Netherlands, the Randstad, with a population 7.2 million inhabitants.

City Centre

The administration of the school and most of the faculties are located in the historic City Centre of Amsterdam, within the canal ring which is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The facilities in this area date from as early as the 15th century to the 21st-century. Architectural styles represented include the Dutch Renaissance, Dutch Baroque, Art Deco, Amsterdam School, and International style. The Agnietenkapel, Maagdenhuis, Oost-Indisch Huis, Bushuis, and Oudemanhuispoort are designated as Rijksmonuments (national monuments). The 15th century Agnietenkapel, where the university was founded was first constructed as a monastery chapel around 1470, but was later converted for use by the Athenaeum Illustre in 1631. The Agnes Gate in front of the Agnietenkapel is a major symbol of the university and dates back to 1571. It was renovated and moved to its current location in 1631. Another area is a former hospital converted into university buildings, the Binnengasthuis, which is considered the heart of UvA. The Maagdenhuis is the current headquarters of UvA and HvA administration. The building was built between 1783 and 1787 and was formerly an orphanage. The Oost-Indisch Huis, the former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company was built in 1606 and now used by UvA. The Oudemanhuispoort was made a university building in 1880. It was constructed in 1602 as a retirement house and now houses some departments of the Humanities faculty. One of the buildings of the University Library complex, the Bushuis, was built as an armory in 1606.

The Faculty of Science at Science Park

Science Park

The Faculty of Science is located on the east side of the city at the newly constructed Science Park Amsterdam. This 70 hectare campus contains UvA's science facilities, research institutes, student housing, the University Sports Centre, and businesses. In order to attract distinguished students and researchers, the campus was built by collaboration between the University of Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. In 2012, the Amsterdam University College was housed at the Science Park UvA campus.

Academic Medical Centre

In the southeastern Bijlmermeer neighbourhood, the Faculty of Medicine is housed in the Academic Medical Center (AMC), the Faculty of Medicine's teaching and research hospital. It was formed in 1983 when the UvA Faculty of Medicine and two hospitals, Binnengasthuis and the Wilhelmina Gasthuis, combined. Shortly after in 1988, the Emma Children's Hospital also moved to the AMC. It is one of Amsterdam's level 1 trauma centers and strongly cooperates with the VU University Medical Center (VUmc).

Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam

The Faculty of Dentistry is located in the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) in the southern Zuidas district on the campus of the VU University Medical Center. It was formed when the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit combined their Dentistry schools in 1984.

Roeterseiland Campus

The Roeterseiland Campus is an open city campus designed to offer future-proof teaching and research facilities. The Faculties of Economics and Business and Social and Behavioural Sciences are located at the Roeterseiland campus. The Faculty of Law has settled in August 2017 on the campus.

The Bushuis building
The Binnengasthuis area
The Oost-Indisch Huis building
The Artis Library

Faculties

The university is divided into seven faculties, with each faculty headed by a dean. The faculties include the Faculties of Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Science, Law, Medicine, and Dentistry. Students must be admitted to the faculty of their program before beginning their studies.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science (Dutch: Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica) (FNWI) covers a wide area of research and education. Research at the Faculty of Science covers the full width of the beta sciences. Spread across eight institutes, the main topics are astronomy, physics, mathematics, information sciences, life sciences, chemistry and biology.

The Faculty of Science offers 28 degree programmes for students, 7 of which are a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit. There are 51 different nationalities studying at the Faculty of Science.

The Faculty of Science has around 6,800 students, as well as 1,700 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Around 50% of the staff are internationals. The main faculty buildings are located on the Science Park Amsterdam campus.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities (Dutch: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen) (FGw) comprises six departments: Dutch studies, History, European Studies and Religion, Archaeology and Classics, Language and Literature, Media studies, Philosophy, and Art and Cultural studies. With over 6000 students and about 1000 employees, it is the largest humanities faculty in the Netherlands. It was established in 1997 after a merger of the Faculty of Language and Culture, the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Philosophy. In 2011, the faculty was ranked number one in the Netherlands for Philosophy and Linguistics with international ranking in these areas of 37th and 22nd respectively. In terms of research, the faculty produced 726 academic publications in 2009.

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Dutch: Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen) (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social and behavioural sciences in the Netherlands. The faculty has approximately 10,000 students and 1,200 staff members. The Faculty is home to six departments: Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational sciences. The faculty was ranked the best in the Netherlands in 2011 for Sociology and Geography with international rankings in these areas of 33rd and 40th respectively. In terms of research, the faculty produced 1,366 academic publications in 2009.

Faculty of Economics and Business

The words Athenaeum Illustre on the gate of the Agnietenkapel.

The Faculty of Economics and Business (Dutch: Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde) (FEB) was established in 1922. The FEB, which includes the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), currently has around 4,000 students and nearly 600 staff. It was ranked 44th in Economics & Econometrics and 45 in Accountancy & Finance among world universities. In terms of research, the faculty produced 517 academic publications in 2009.

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law (Dutch: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid) (FdR) is based in the newly redesigned Roetersiland campus. It was earlier housed in the Oudemanhuispoort, a historic building dating from 1602 situated in the center of Amsterdam. It has approximately 3,700 students and 330 academic staff members. 58% of academic staff is female. The Faculty offers nine LLM programs, of which two are taught in English. In addition the Faculty offers three advanced LLM programs, which are all taught in English. Research at the Faculty is undertaken by five research institutes which specialize in the following areas: International law, Private law, Environmental law, Labor law, and Information law. In terms of research, the faculty produced 451 academic publications in 2018. In the 2018 academic year, there were 41 PhD candidates, 67% of whom were female.

In 2015, a bequest from Trudie Vervoort-Jaarsma to the University established the Julia Henriëtte Jaarsma-Adolfs scholarship fund for assisting students pursuing an LLM in the law faculty. The bequest of €4 million was the largest single donation left to a Dutch university by a private citizen and was made to honor her mother's legal career. A second scholarship in the name of Vervoort-Jaarsma's daughter, Madeleine Vervoort, provides travel funds to students.

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine (Dutch: Faculteit der Geneeskunde) (FdG), each year, approximately 350 first-year students begin their study of medicine at the Academic Medical Center. The first, three-year phase consists mainly of thematic teaching. The second, also three-year phase consists of training internships in and outside of the AMC. In terms of research, the faculty produced 3,206 academic publications in 2009.

Faculty of Dentistry

The Academic Center for Dentistry in Amsterdam (Dutch: Faculteit der Tandheelkunde) (ACTA) was founded in 1984 through a merger of the two dentistry faculties of the Universiteit of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. ACTA conducts scientific research, teaches, and provides patient care in the field of dentistry. ACTA is one of the largest dentistry education and training programmes in the world, with 500 staff members, an annual new-student enrolment of 128 and a total student body of 1000. It consists of three departments. In terms of research, the faculty produced 228 academic publications in 2009.

Administration

The Maagdenhuis houses the administration of the UvA and HvA.

The University of Amsterdam is headed by an executive board. The university is then divided into seven faculties, with each faculty headed by a dean. Teaching and research are carried out in various departments and institutes within the individual faculties. UvA has an annual budget of €600 million (approximately $850 million),.

In 1992, the board of governors of the University of Amsterdam set up the UvA Holding BV in order to bring its commercial activities into a form that is compatible with private law. The University of Amsterdam holds all the shares of the subsidiaries of the holding. The subsidiaries are clustered into four activity areas which are increasingly outsourced to commercial enterprises and other market participants.

International cooperation

The intellectual and cultural atmosphere at UvA is internationally oriented. Amsterdam attracts students from the Netherlands and beyond: with over 2,500 international students and researchers from over 100 countries.

UvA has an extensive network of foreign partner universities, facilitating student and staff exchanges. Within Europe, UvA has Socrates/Erasmus exchange agreements with over 200 institutions. Outside Europe, it has close ties with approximately 40 universities on all continents.

The Oudemanhuispoort building

The university is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, which grants accreditation to institutions who meet a national system of regulations and quality assurance controls. The Ministry has given it WO, or research university status. Dutch students must complete a six-year preparatory program to gain admission to national research universities. Only fifteen percent of students pass this preparatory program.

In terms of tuition in 2015–2016, EU full-time students are charged €1,951 per year for both Bachelor's and Master's programs, part-time students are charged €1,696 and non-EU students are charged between €9,000-€25,000 per year for Bachelor's programs and €10,500-€25,000 for Master's and Doctoral programs. Costs for non-EU students varies depending on the faculty of matriculation. In terms of scholarships, the university offers the UvA Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES), Amsterdam Merit Scholarships, scholarships through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch Study Grants, and various European scholarships.

Collectively the faculties offer 59 Bachelor's programmes, 133 Master's programmes, and 10 postgraduate programs. The university awarded 2,565 propaedeutic, 3,204 Bachelor's, 3,990 Master's, 438 Doctoral, 242 Post-Doctoral degrees in 2009–2010, and 10,438 total degrees in 2009–2010. The school's academic year lasts from early September until mid-July and is divided into two 20-week semesters. The first of these ends in late January and the second begins in early February. There are no mid-term breaks, only a short holiday around Christmas and New Year as well as Dutch National holidays.

Demographics of the student body
Dutch 79%
Other EEA citizen 14%
Non-European 7%

Student body

In 2010, the university had an enrolment of 32,739 students: 20,185 undergraduate students, 9,361 master's students, 1,235 doctoral students, and 412 post-doctoral students. Of all students, 93.4% are Dutch citizens and 6.6% are international students. UvA has over 2,500 international students and researchers that come from over 100 countries. Full-time students comprised 91% of the student body. In 2010 students were enrolled in 7 faculties and the Amsterdam University College: 24% in Humanities, 13% in Law, 7% in Medicine, 1% in Dentistry, 11% in Science, 13% in Economics & Business, 30% in Social & Behavioral Sciences, and 0.5% in the Amsterdam University College.

Overall, 20% of students in bachelor's programs complete their degree within three years, 48% in four years, and 69% in five years; 71% of master's students completed their degree in two years. Students on average successfully complete 44 ECTS credits during the academic year. In 2007, 88% of master's and doctoral graduates went on to paying jobs, with an additional 5% going on to continue their education within 1.5 years of graduating.

University rankings

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World101-150 (2021)
CWUR World71 (2021–22)
CWTS World63 (2021)
QS World55 (2022)
THE World65 (2022)
USNWR Global38 (2022)

On a subject basis the QS World University Rankings ranked the university in the top 75 in four out of five of the domains: Social Sciences & Management (41), Arts & Humanities (43), Life Sciences & Medicine (69) and Natural Sciences (75).

The 2011-12 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Amsterdam 30th in Arts & Humanities and 40th in Social Sciences, making it the highest ranking Dutch university in these fields and the highest ranking continental European university in the Social Sciences.

The 2017 CWTS Leiden Global university ranking ranked the University of Amsterdam in the Global Top 8 in the field of social sciences and humanities.[1]

The CHE Excellence Ranking rated the school excellent in all seven categories for research, making it the only Dutch institution to accomplish this distinction.

The University Library (UBA) is the largest library at the University of Amsterdam.
The Plantage Muidergracht Laboratory

The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe's largest research universities, with over 7,900 scientific publications in 2010. The university spends about €100 million on research each year via direct funding. It receives an additional €23 million via indirect funding and about €49 million from commercial partners. Faculty members often receive research prizes and grants, such as those from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Research is organized into fifteen research priority areas and 28 research institutes within the faculties oversee this research.

The University of Amsterdam has an extensive central University Library (UBA), with over four million volumes. In addition, a number of departments have their own libraries. The main university library is located in the city center. It contains over four million books, 70,000 manuscripts, 500,000 letters, and 125,000 maps, as well as special collections of the Department of Rare and Precious Works, the Manuscript and Writing Museum, the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana on Jewish history and culture, and the Department of Documentation on Social Movements. Three reading rooms are available for students to study in quiet. In addition to the main University Library, there are approximately 70 departmental libraries spread throughout the center of Amsterdam. The university's printing arm, the Amsterdam University Press, has a publishing list of over 1,400 titles in both Dutch and English.

An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in the Allard Pierson Museum dating from around 1000 BCE

In addition to its libraries, UvA has five museums. These include the Allard Pierson Museum, which houses antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Near East, and central Italy during the time between 4000 BCE and 500 CE; the University Museum, with collections showing the history of UvA from 1632 until present; the Museum Vrolik, which houses anatomical, zoological and teratological specimens; The J.A. Dortmond Museum of Script which has exhibits showing the history of writing in the West from 3000 BCE to today; the UvA Computer Museum which houses displays showing how computers of the past worked and how calculations were made before the presence of the electronic computer; the Zoological Museum Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Artis Zoo contains collection of millions of shells, insects, mammals, birds, fishes and other animals used in scientific research.

The CREA Cultural Center in 2013

At UvA, students can choose from many student organizations, athletic activities, and student services. These include the ASVA Student Union, CREA Cultural Center, the newly constructed University Sports Center, and the Agora student restaurant. In addition, the university provides religious services, career counseling, the International Student Network (ISN), counseling, disability services, and student health services. The students are represented in the different faculty student councils and the central student council.

The University Sports Center (USC) offers over 50 sports activities at discount rates for UvA students and staff including Ice skating, tennis, rowing, aerobics, swimming, dancing, golf, and even skiing.

The CREA Cultural Center organizes courses, working groups and projects in drama, music, dance, photography, film, and visual arts. It also contains a bar and a theater.

The University Sports Center

The primary mode of transport for students is by bicycle. The city of Amsterdam also has various public transportation options available to students. These include the Metro, trams, buses, and ferries.

Student housing

The university tries to offer student housing to all students through non-profit housing corporations not owned by UvA. The housing corporations offer apartment-style housing in the City Center, Zuid, Oost, West, Zuid-Oost, and Amsterdam-Noord boroughs of Amsterdam as well as in the suburb of Diemen. Single rooms with private facilities (kitchen, bathroom), single rooms with shared facilities, shared rooms with shared facilities, and couples rooms are available. Students of the opposite sex are permitted to be roommates in all types of rooms. Rooms are anywhere from a few minutes to 45 minutes bike ride to the City Center.

Professors and alumni of the University of Amsterdam have included six Nobel Prize winners and seven Spinoza Prize winners.

Notable current and former professors include winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911 Tobias Asser, mathematician Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1910 Johannes Diderik van der Waals, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1902 Pieter Zeeman, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953 Frits Zernike.

Alumni in the Science area include winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1929 Christiaan Eijkman, inventor of DNA fingerprinting Alec Jeffreys, physician and one of the founding fathers of gynecology in the Netherlands M.A. Mendes de Leon, astrophysicist and Dutch communist Anton Pannekoek, string theorist Erik Verlinde, Dutch psychiatrist and World War II resistance hero Tina Strobos, ESA astronaut André Kuipers, Dutch botanist Hendrik de Wit, nutrition education pioneer in Israel Sarah Bavly, and Turkish-American high performance computing and supercomputing research scientist Ilkay Altintas.

Alumni in the area of Politics include former Prime Ministers Pieter Cort van der Linden and Joop den Uyl, former Belgian prime minister and president of the European Council Charles Michel, former president of the European Central Bank, Minister of Finance, and president of the Central Bank of the Netherlands Wim Duisenberg, Member of the European Parliament Thijs Berman, former Secretary General of NATO Joseph Luns, Senate group leader of the Labour Party and former trade union leader Marleen Barth, president of OHIM Wubbo de Boer, former Minister of Defence and former European Commissioner for Internal Market & Services Frits Bolkestein, former Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Els Borst, state secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment Jacqueline Cramer, Minister of Foreign Trade within the Economic Affairs Frank Heemskerk, Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Guusje ter Horst, former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and currently deputy director of UNDP Ad Melkert, Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ronald Plasterk and Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Leona Marlin-Romeo.

In the area of the Arts, notable alumni include cultural analyst Ien Ang, Leiden University's first female professor Sophia Antoniadis, writers Menno ter Braak, Willem Frederik Hermans, J. Slauerhoff, and Simon Vestdijk, Emmy award-winning producer Michael W. King, actor Jeff Wilbusch, and Roman law specialist Boudewijn Sirks. In the Media area, alumni include Thomas von der Dunk, Dutch cultural historian, writer, and columnist. Alumni in the area of Sports area include Max Euwe, 1935–1937 World Chess Champion. Missionary vicar of the Westerkerk Cristina Pumplun taught at the UvA.

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University of Amsterdam Article Talk Language Watch Edit Not to be confused with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam or Hogeschool van Amsterdam The University of Amsterdam abbreviated as UvA Dutch Universiteit van Amsterdam is a public research university located in Amsterdam Netherlands The UvA is one of two large publicly funded research universities in the city the other being the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam VU Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam the University of Amsterdam is the third oldest university in the Netherlands 5 It is one of the largest research universities in Europe with 31 186 students 4 794 staff 1 340 PhD students 1 and an annual budget of 600 million 6 7 It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment The main campus is located in central Amsterdam with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs The university is organised into seven faculties Humanities Social and Behavioural Sciences Economics and Business Science Law Medicine Dentistry University of AmsterdamUniversiteit van AmsterdamLatin Universitas AmstelodamensisFormer namesAthenaeum Illustre 1632 1877 Municipal University of Amsterdam 1877 1961 TypePublicEstablished1632 390 years ago 1632 PresidentGeert ten DamRector MagnificusKaren MaexAcademic staff2 425 1 Administrative staff2 369 1 Total staff5 216 2020 2 Students41 206 2021 3 LocationAmsterdam North Holland Netherlands 52 22 6 N 4 53 25 E 52 36833 N 4 89028 E 52 36833 4 89028CampusUrbanColoursUvA Black and UvA Red 4 AffiliationsLERU UNICA EUA Universitas 21Websitewww wbr uva wbr nl wbr en The University of Amsterdam has produced six Nobel Laureates and five prime ministers of the Netherlands 8 The university has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by five major ranking tables By the QS World University Rankings it was ranked 55th in the world 14th in Europe and 1st in the Netherlands in 2022 The UvA was placed in the top 50 worldwide in seven fields in the 2011 QS World University Rankings in the fields of linguistics sociology philosophy geography science Economics and econometrics and accountancy and finance 9 In 2018 and 2019 the two departments of Media and Communication were commonly ranked 1st in the world by subject by QS Ranking Close ties are harbored with other institutions internationally through its membership in the League of European Research Universities LERU the Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe UNICA European University Association EUA and Universitas 21 Contents 1 History 1 1 Athenaeum Illustre 1632 1877 1 2 Municipal university 1877 1961 1 3 National university 1961 present 1 3 1 2015 student and staff protests 1 4 University logo 2 Campus 2 1 City Centre 2 2 Science Park 2 3 Academic Medical Centre 2 4 Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam 2 5 Roeterseiland Campus 3 Organisation and administration 3 1 Faculties 3 1 1 Faculty of Science 3 1 2 Faculty of Humanities 3 1 3 Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences 3 1 4 Faculty of Economics and Business 3 1 5 Faculty of Law 3 1 6 Faculty of Medicine 3 1 7 Faculty of Dentistry 3 2 Administration 3 3 International cooperation 4 Academics 4 1 Student body 4 2 University rankings 5 Research 6 Student life 6 1 Student housing 7 Notable people and alumni 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory EditEarly professors at the University of Amsterdam Gerardus Vossius Caspar Barlaeus Athenaeum Illustre 1632 1877 Edit In January 1632 the Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam Latin Illustrious School of Amsterdam was founded by the municipal authorities in Amsterdam 5 It was mainly devoted to medical teaching 5 The first two professors were Gerardus Vossius and Caspar Barlaeus The Athenaeum Illustre provided education comparable to other higher education institutions although it could not confer doctoral degrees After training at the Athenaeum students could complete their education at a university in another town At the time Amsterdam also housed several other institutions of higher education including the Collegium Chirugicum which trained surgeons and other institutions that provided theological courses for the Remonstrant and the Mennonite communities Amsterdam s large degree of religious freedom allowed for the establishment of these institutions Students of the Colegium Chirugicum and the theological institutions regularly attended classes at the Athenaeum Illustre The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt shows an anatomy lesson taking place in Amsterdam in 1632 the year the university was founded Nicolaes Tulp is considered one of the forefathers of the Faculty of Medicine 10 In 1815 it was given the statutory obligation to disseminate taste civilisation and learning and to replace at least in part the institutes of higher education and an academic education for those young men whose circumstances unable them to fully spend the time necessary for an academic career at an institute of higher education The Athenaeum began offering classes for students attending non academic professional training in pharmacy and surgery in 1800 The Athenaeum Illustre largely worked together with Amsterdam s theological institutions such as the Evangelisch Luthers Seminarium evangelical Lutheran and the Klinische School medical school the successor to the Collegium Chirurgicum The Athenaeum remained a small institution until the 19th century with no more than 250 students and eight professors Alumni of the Athenaeum include Cornelis Petrus Tiele 11 12 Municipal university 1877 1961 Edit In 1877 the Athenuem Illustre became the Municipal University of Amsterdam and received the right to confer doctoral degrees This gave the university the same privileges as national universities while being funded by the city of Amsterdam The professors and lecturers were appointed by the municipal council This resulted in a staff that was in many ways more colorful than the staffs of national universities During its time as a municipal university the university flourished in particular in the science department which counted many Nobel prize winners Tobias Asser Christiaan Eijkman Jacobus Henricus van t Hoff Johannes Diderik van der Waals Pieter Zeeman and Frits Zernike The University of Amsterdam s municipal status brought about the relatively early addition of the faculties of Economics and Social Sciences After the World War II the dramatic rise in the cost of university education put a constraint on the university s growth 11 12 Buildings of the University of Amsterdam The front building houses the Academic Club of the University National university 1961 present Edit In 1961 the national government made the university a national university giving it its current name the University of Amsterdam Funding was now given by the national government instead of the city and the appointment of professors was transferred to the board of governors The city of Amsterdam retained a limited influence until 1971 when the appointment was handed over to the executive board During May 1969 the university became the focus of nationwide news when UvA s administrative centre at the Maagdenhuis was occupied by hundreds of students who wanted more democratic influence in educational and administrative matters The protest lasted for days and was eventually broken up by the police 13 During the 1970s and 1980s the university was often the target of nationwide student actions The university saw considerable expansion since becoming a national university from 7 500 students in 1960 to over 32 000 in 2010 In 2007 UvA undertook the construction of the Science Park Amsterdam a 70 hectare campus to house the Faculty of Science along with the new University Sports Center Much of the park has now been completed 14 The University of Amsterdam began working in close collaboration with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam In 2008 the University of Amsterdam and VU University jointly founded the Amsterdam University College AUC an interuniversity institute that offers a three year Bachelor Honors program in the Liberal Arts and Sciences 11 12 2015 student and staff protests Edit Main article Bungehuis and Maagdenhuis occupations In February 2015 the university experienced occupations of two of their buildings in protest over proposed budget cuts These budget cuts occurred in the wake of the university s attempt to deal with its speculative misjudgments and financial difficulties in 2011 the university s total outstanding debt had increased to 136 million 15 The Bungehuis occupation ended with the arrest of the 46 protesters on 24 February 2015 The following day a group of protesters forced the door of the Maagdenhuis the main administrative building of the UvA and began occupying it once again raising their demands 16 The occupation lasted 45 days the occupiers were evicted on 11 April 17 18 University logo Edit The current logo of the University of Amsterdam consists of a black square with three white Saint Andrew s Crosses and a white U This an adaptation of the coat of arms of Amsterdam which also uses a black background and three white or silver Saint Andrew s Crosses The three Saint Andrew s Crosses have been said to represent the three plagues of Amsterdam fire floods and the Black Death Another rumor is that they represent three fords in the River Amstel These two explanations have no historical basis however It is believed by historians that the coat of arms of Amsterdam is derived from the coat of arms of Jan Persijn the lord of Amsterdam between 1280 and 1282 19 The U represents the word university while the colours and three crosses represent the city of Amsterdam Campus EditAs a metropolitan institution the University of Amsterdam has always been housed in old and new buildings scattered throughout the capital Because UvA is not a separate secluded campus students and city residents readily mix allowing Amsterdam to maintain close cultural and academic ties to the school The majority of UvA s buildings lie in the heart of Amsterdam with only the faculties of Science Medicine and Dentistry located outside the City Centre The university lies within the largest megalopolis in the Netherlands the Randstad with a population 7 2 million inhabitants 20 City Centre Edit The administration of the school and most of the faculties are located in the historic City Centre of Amsterdam within the canal ring which is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site The facilities in this area date from as early as the 15th century to the 21st century Architectural styles represented include the Dutch Renaissance Dutch Baroque Art Deco Amsterdam School and International style The Agnietenkapel Maagdenhuis Oost Indisch Huis Bushuis and Oudemanhuispoort are designated as Rijksmonuments national monuments The 15th century Agnietenkapel where the university was founded was first constructed as a monastery chapel around 1470 but was later converted for use by the Athenaeum Illustre in 1631 The Agnes Gate in front of the Agnietenkapel is a major symbol of the university and dates back to 1571 It was renovated and moved to its current location in 1631 21 Another area is a former hospital converted into university buildings the Binnengasthuis which is considered the heart of UvA The Maagdenhuis is the current headquarters of UvA and HvA administration The building was built between 1783 and 1787 and was formerly an orphanage 13 The Oost Indisch Huis the former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company was built in 1606 and now used by UvA 22 The Oudemanhuispoort was made a university building in 1880 It was constructed in 1602 as a retirement house and now houses some departments of the Humanities faculty 23 One of the buildings of the University Library complex the Bushuis was built as an armory in 1606 24 The Faculty of Science at Science Park Science Park Edit The Faculty of Science is located on the east side of the city at the newly constructed Science Park Amsterdam This 70 hectare campus contains UvA s science facilities research institutes student housing the University Sports Centre and businesses In order to attract distinguished students and researchers the campus was built by collaboration between the University of Amsterdam the City of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research In 2012 the Amsterdam University College was housed at the Science Park UvA campus Academic Medical Centre Edit In the southeastern Bijlmermeer neighbourhood the Faculty of Medicine is housed in the Academic Medical Center AMC the Faculty of Medicine s teaching and research hospital It was formed in 1983 when the UvA Faculty of Medicine and two hospitals Binnengasthuis and the Wilhelmina Gasthuis combined Shortly after in 1988 the Emma Children s Hospital also moved to the AMC It is one of Amsterdam s level 1 trauma centers and strongly cooperates with the VU University Medical Center VUmc Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam Edit The Faculty of Dentistry is located in the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam ACTA in the southern Zuidas district on the campus of the VU University Medical Center It was formed when the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit combined their Dentistry schools in 1984 Roeterseiland Campus Edit The Roeterseiland Campus is an open city campus designed to offer future proof teaching and research facilities The Faculties of Economics and Business and Social and Behavioural Sciences are located at the Roeterseiland campus The Faculty of Law has settled in August 2017 on the campus The Bushuis building The Binnengasthuis area The Oost Indisch Huis building The Allard Pierson Museum The Artis LibraryOrganisation and administration EditFaculties Edit The university is divided into seven faculties with each faculty headed by a dean The faculties include the Faculties of Humanities Social and Behavioural Sciences Economics and Business Science Law Medicine and Dentistry Students must be admitted to the faculty of their program before beginning their studies Faculty of Science Edit The Faculty of Science Dutch Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen Wiskunde en Informatica FNWI covers a wide area of research and education Research at the Faculty of Science covers the full width of the beta sciences Spread across eight institutes the main topics are astronomy physics mathematics information sciences life sciences chemistry and biology The Faculty of Science offers 28 degree programmes for students 7 of which are a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit There are 51 different nationalities studying at the Faculty of Science The Faculty of Science has around 6 800 students as well as 1 700 members of staff working in education research or support services Around 50 of the staff are internationals The main faculty buildings are located on the Science Park Amsterdam campus The Amsterdam Academic Medical Center Faculty of Humanities Edit The Faculty of Humanities Dutch Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen FGw comprises six departments Dutch studies History European Studies and Religion Archaeology and Classics Language and Literature Media studies Philosophy and Art and Cultural studies With over 6000 students and about 1000 employees it is the largest humanities faculty in the Netherlands It was established in 1997 after a merger of the Faculty of Language and Culture the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Philosophy In 2011 the faculty was ranked number one in the Netherlands for Philosophy and Linguistics with international ranking in these areas of 37th and 22nd respectively 9 In terms of research the faculty produced 726 academic publications in 2009 7 Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Edit The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dutch Faculteit der Maatschappij en Gedragswetenschappen FMG is the largest educational and research institution in the social and behavioural sciences in the Netherlands The faculty has approximately 10 000 students and 1 200 staff members The Faculty is home to six departments Political Science Sociology and Anthropology Communication Science Psychology Social Geography Planning and International Development Studies and Educational sciences The faculty was ranked the best in the Netherlands in 2011 for Sociology and Geography with international rankings in these areas of 33rd and 40th respectively 9 In terms of research the faculty produced 1 366 academic publications in 2009 7 Faculty of Economics and Business Edit The words Athenaeum Illustre on the gate of the Agnietenkapel The Faculty of Economics and Business Dutch Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde FEB was established in 1922 The FEB which includes the Amsterdam School of Economics ASE and the Amsterdam Business School ABS currently has around 4 000 students and nearly 600 staff It was ranked 44th in Economics amp Econometrics and 45 in Accountancy amp Finance among world universities 9 In terms of research the faculty produced 517 academic publications in 2009 7 Faculty of Law Edit The Faculty of Law Dutch Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid FdR is based in the newly redesigned Roetersiland campus It was earlier housed in the Oudemanhuispoort a historic building dating from 1602 situated in the center of Amsterdam It has approximately 3 700 students and 330 academic staff members 58 of academic staff is female The Faculty offers nine LLM programs of which two are taught in English In addition the Faculty offers three advanced LLM programs which are all taught in English Research at the Faculty is undertaken by five research institutes which specialize in the following areas International law Private law Environmental law Labor law and Information law In terms of research the faculty produced 451 academic publications in 2018 7 In the 2018 academic year there were 41 PhD candidates 67 of whom were female In 2015 a bequest from Trudie Vervoort Jaarsma to the University established the Julia Henriette Jaarsma Adolfs scholarship fund for assisting students pursuing an LLM in the law faculty The bequest of 4 million was the largest single donation left to a Dutch university by a private citizen and was made to honor her mother s legal career A second scholarship in the name of Vervoort Jaarsma s daughter Madeleine Vervoort provides travel funds to students 25 Faculty of Medicine Edit The Faculty of Medicine Dutch Faculteit der Geneeskunde FdG each year approximately 350 first year students begin their study of medicine at the Academic Medical Center The first three year phase consists mainly of thematic teaching The second also three year phase consists of training internships in and outside of the AMC In terms of research the faculty produced 3 206 academic publications in 2009 7 Faculty of Dentistry Edit The Academic Center for Dentistry in Amsterdam Dutch Faculteit der Tandheelkunde ACTA was founded in 1984 through a merger of the two dentistry faculties of the Universiteit of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ACTA conducts scientific research teaches and provides patient care in the field of dentistry ACTA is one of the largest dentistry education and training programmes in the world with 500 staff members an annual new student enrolment of 128 and a total student body of 1000 It consists of three departments In terms of research the faculty produced 228 academic publications in 2009 7 Administration Edit The Maagdenhuis houses the administration of the UvA and HvA The University of Amsterdam is headed by an executive board The university is then divided into seven faculties with each faculty headed by a dean Teaching and research are carried out in various departments and institutes within the individual faculties UvA has an annual budget of 600 million approximately 850 million 7 26 In 1992 the board of governors of the University of Amsterdam set up the UvA Holding BV in order to bring its commercial activities into a form that is compatible with private law 27 The University of Amsterdam holds all the shares of the subsidiaries of the holding The subsidiaries are clustered into four activity areas which are increasingly outsourced to commercial enterprises and other market participants 28 International cooperation Edit The intellectual and cultural atmosphere at UvA is internationally oriented Amsterdam attracts students from the Netherlands and beyond with over 2 500 international students and researchers from over 100 countries UvA has an extensive network of foreign partner universities facilitating student and staff exchanges Within Europe UvA has Socrates Erasmus exchange agreements with over 200 institutions Outside Europe it has close ties with approximately 40 universities on all continents 29 Academics Edit The Oudemanhuispoort building The university is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science which grants accreditation to institutions who meet a national system of regulations and quality assurance controls The Ministry has given it WO or research university status Dutch students must complete a six year preparatory program to gain admission to national research universities Only fifteen percent of students pass this preparatory program In terms of tuition in 2015 2016 EU full time students are charged 1 951 per year for both Bachelor s and Master s programs part time students are charged 1 696 and non EU students are charged between 9 000 25 000 per year for Bachelor s programs and 10 500 25 000 for Master s and Doctoral programs 30 Costs for non EU students varies depending on the faculty of matriculation In terms of scholarships the university offers the UvA Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship AES 31 Amsterdam Merit Scholarships scholarships through the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science Dutch Study Grants and various European scholarships 32 Collectively the faculties offer 59 Bachelor s programmes 133 Master s programmes and 10 postgraduate programs 33 The university awarded 2 565 propaedeutic 3 204 Bachelor s 3 990 Master s 438 Doctoral 242 Post Doctoral degrees in 2009 2010 and 10 438 total degrees in 2009 2010 34 The school s academic year lasts from early September until mid July and is divided into two 20 week semesters The first of these ends in late January and the second begins in early February There are no mid term breaks only a short holiday around Christmas and New Year as well as Dutch National holidays Demographics of the student body 35 Dutch 79 Other EEA citizen 14 Non European 7 Student body Edit In 2010 the university had an enrolment of 32 739 students 20 185 undergraduate students 9 361 master s students 1 235 doctoral students and 412 post doctoral students 6 Of all students 93 4 are Dutch citizens and 6 6 are international students 7 UvA has over 2 500 international students and researchers that come from over 100 countries 29 Full time students comprised 91 of the student body 6 In 2010 students were enrolled in 7 faculties and the Amsterdam University College 24 in Humanities 13 in Law 7 in Medicine 1 in Dentistry 11 in Science 13 in Economics amp Business 30 in Social amp Behavioral Sciences and 0 5 in the Amsterdam University College 6 Overall 20 of students in bachelor s programs complete their degree within three years 48 in four years and 69 in five years 71 of master s students completed their degree in two years 7 Students on average successfully complete 44 ECTS credits during the academic year 7 In 2007 88 of master s and doctoral graduates went on to paying jobs with an additional 5 going on to continue their education within 1 5 years of graduating 7 University rankings Edit University rankingsGlobal OverallARWU World 36 101 150 2021 CWUR World 37 71 2021 22 CWTS World 38 63 2021 QS World 39 55 2022 THE World 40 65 2022 USNWR Global 41 38 2022 On a subject basis the QS World University Rankings ranked the university in the top 75 in four out of five of the domains Social Sciences amp Management 41 Arts amp Humanities 43 Life Sciences amp Medicine 69 and Natural Sciences 75 42 The 2011 12 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Amsterdam 30th in Arts amp Humanities 43 and 40th in Social Sciences making it the highest ranking Dutch university in these fields and the highest ranking continental European university in the Social Sciences 44 The 2017 CWTS Leiden Global university ranking ranked the University of Amsterdam in the Global Top 8 in the field of social sciences and humanities 1 The CHE Excellence Ranking rated the school excellent in all seven categories for research making it the only Dutch institution to accomplish this distinction 45 Research Edit The University Library UBA is the largest library at the University of Amsterdam The Plantage Muidergracht Laboratory The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe s largest research universities with over 7 900 scientific publications in 2010 6 The university spends about 100 million on research each year via direct funding It receives an additional 23 million via indirect funding and about 49 million from commercial partners 46 Faculty members often receive research prizes and grants such as those from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO Research is organized into fifteen research priority areas and 28 research institutes within the faculties oversee this research 47 The University of Amsterdam has an extensive central University Library UBA with over four million volumes In addition a number of departments have their own libraries The main university library is located in the city center It contains over four million books 70 000 manuscripts 500 000 letters and 125 000 maps as well as special collections of the Department of Rare and Precious Works the Manuscript and Writing Museum the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana on Jewish history and culture and the Department of Documentation on Social Movements Three reading rooms are available for students to study in quiet 48 In addition to the main University Library there are approximately 70 departmental libraries spread throughout the center of Amsterdam The university s printing arm the Amsterdam University Press has a publishing list of over 1 400 titles in both Dutch and English An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in the Allard Pierson Museum dating from around 1000 BCE In addition to its libraries UvA has five museums These include the Allard Pierson Museum which houses antiquities from Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece the Near East and central Italy during the time between 4000 BCE and 500 CE the University Museum with collections showing the history of UvA from 1632 until present the Museum Vrolik which houses anatomical zoological and teratological specimens The J A Dortmond Museum of Script which has exhibits showing the history of writing in the West from 3000 BCE to today the UvA Computer Museum which houses displays showing how computers of the past worked and how calculations were made before the presence of the electronic computer the Zoological Museum Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Artis Zoo contains collection of millions of shells insects mammals birds fishes and other animals used in scientific research 49 Student life Edit The CREA Cultural Center in 2013 At UvA students can choose from many student organizations athletic activities and student services These include the ASVA Student Union CREA Cultural Center the newly constructed University Sports Center and the Agora student restaurant In addition the university provides religious services career counseling the International Student Network ISN counseling disability services and student health services 50 51 The students are represented in the different faculty student councils and the central student council The University Sports Center USC offers over 50 sports activities at discount rates for UvA students and staff including Ice skating tennis rowing aerobics swimming dancing golf and even skiing The CREA Cultural Center organizes courses working groups and projects in drama music dance photography film and visual arts It also contains a bar and a theater The University Sports Center The primary mode of transport for students is by bicycle 52 The city of Amsterdam also has various public transportation options available to students These include the Metro trams buses and ferries 53 Student housing Edit The university tries to offer student housing to all students through non profit housing corporations not owned by UvA The housing corporations offer apartment style housing in the City Center Zuid Oost West Zuid Oost and Amsterdam Noord boroughs of Amsterdam as well as in the suburb of Diemen Single rooms with private facilities kitchen bathroom single rooms with shared facilities shared rooms with shared facilities and couples rooms are available Students of the opposite sex are permitted to be roommates in all types of rooms Rooms are anywhere from a few minutes to 45 minutes bike ride to the City Center Notable people and alumni EditProfessors and alumni of the University of Amsterdam have included six Nobel Prize winners and seven Spinoza Prize winners 8 Notable current and former professors include winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911 Tobias Asser 54 mathematician Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 Jacobus Henricus van t Hoff 55 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1910 Johannes Diderik van der Waals 56 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1902 Pieter Zeeman 57 and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953 Frits Zernike 58 Alumni in the Science area include winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1929 Christiaan Eijkman 59 inventor of DNA fingerprinting Alec Jeffreys 60 physician and one of the founding fathers of gynecology in the Netherlands M A Mendes de Leon 61 astrophysicist and Dutch communist Anton Pannekoek 62 string theorist Erik Verlinde 63 Dutch psychiatrist and World War II resistance hero Tina Strobos 64 ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers Dutch botanist Hendrik de Wit nutrition education pioneer in Israel Sarah Bavly 65 and Turkish American high performance computing and supercomputing research scientist Ilkay Altintas 66 Alumni in the area of Politics include former Prime Ministers Pieter Cort van der Linden 67 and Joop den Uyl 68 former Belgian prime minister and president of the European Council Charles Michel former president of the European Central Bank Minister of Finance and president of the Central Bank of the Netherlands Wim Duisenberg 69 Member of the European Parliament Thijs Berman 70 former Secretary General of NATO Joseph Luns 71 Senate group leader of the Labour Party and former trade union leader Marleen Barth 72 president of OHIM Wubbo de Boer 73 former Minister of Defence and former European Commissioner for Internal Market amp Services Frits Bolkestein 74 former Minister of Health Welfare and Sport Els Borst 75 state secretary of Health Welfare and Sport Jet Bussemaker 76 Minister of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment Jacqueline Cramer 77 Minister of Foreign Trade within the Economic Affairs Frank Heemskerk 78 Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin 79 Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Guusje ter Horst 80 former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and currently deputy director of UNDP Ad Melkert 81 Minister of Education Culture and Science Ronald Plasterk 82 and Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Leona Marlin Romeo 83 In the area of the Arts notable alumni include cultural analyst Ien Ang 84 Leiden University s first female professor Sophia Antoniadis 85 writers Menno ter Braak Willem Frederik Hermans 86 J Slauerhoff and Simon Vestdijk 87 Emmy award winning producer Michael W King 88 actor Jeff Wilbusch and Roman law specialist Boudewijn Sirks 89 In the Media area alumni include Thomas von der Dunk Dutch cultural historian writer and columnist Alumni in the area of Sports area include Max Euwe 1935 1937 World Chess Champion Missionary vicar of the Westerkerk Cristina Pumplun taught at the UvA Tobias Asser 1911 Nobel Prize for Peace Christiaan Eijkman 1929 Nobel Prize for Medicine Jacobus Henricus van t Hoff 1901 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Johannes Diderik van der Waals 1910 Nobel Prize for Physics Pieter Zeeman 1902 Nobel Prize for Physics Frits Zernike 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics Sophia AntoniadisSee also Edit Netherlands portal Education in the Netherlands List of modern universities in Europe 1801 1945 List of universities in the Netherlands CORPNETReferences Edit a b c Amsterdam Universiteit van 6 March 2018 Kerncijfers Universiteit van Amsterdam www uva nl UvA Factbook Tableau Software Student Enrollment Tableau Software 31 October 2021 kleur website of the University of Amsterdam a b c Belzen Jacob 2010 Towards Cultural Psychology of Religion Principles Approaches Applications p 215 a b c d e Facts and figures 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