University of Amsterdam - UvA

University of Amsterdam - UvA • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam, also known with the short name of UvA, is a public University located in Amsterdam, Netherland. It is known as the Universiteit van Amsterdam in Dutch. The University of Amsterdam was established in 1632, and it is the third-oldest university in The Netherlands. It is one of the largest schools in Europe and the largest one in The Netherlands by enrollment. The University of Amsterdam has produced six Nobel Laureates and five prime ministers of the Netherlands. Among the more distinguished Nobel Prize winners we can find Frits Zernike, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and Tobias Asser awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The  University of Amsterdam main campus is located in central Amsterdam. But it also counts with a few faculties situated in adjacent districts. The University of Amsterdam is organized into seven faculties:
  • Humanities
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Economics and Business
  • Science
The UvA is one of the most distinguished universities in Europe as research matters since it counted with over 7,900 scientific publications in 2010.The UvA also actively partners with other institutions as a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21. It has the 58th place in the latest QS ranking of the top world Universities, and it ranks the second place in the subject of Communication and Media studies in a global context. The number of enrollments for undergraduate studies exceeds the 60%, while the postgraduate studies received a minor interest of the students of this university.  Students from all over the world are represented in the UvA’s classrooms. Hundreds of international students are welcomed every semester to study at the UvA facilities. The diverse viewpoints in this global environment stimulate different discussions and new views of studies and research. In addition to a large number of Dutch-taught programmes, the UvA offers 15 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and Nearly 200 English-taught Master's programmes.

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