Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (abbreviated as VU, Dutch: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880. VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA).The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is "Free University". "Free" refers to the independence of the university from both the State and Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as "the VU" (pronounced somewhat like "vew" as in "new").

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Motto: Our help is in the name of the Lord

Endowment: € 482,6 million

Administrative staff: 2,976 (2.263 fte)

Students: 23,656

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