Programs of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Big Data in Society

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

More and more data is being collected about us and our activities. Our social media interactions, online search and shopping behaviour, but also offline location tracking and sensor and surveillance networks are all generating large, often real-time data sets. Potentially, these could help answer im... read more

Creativity and Innovation

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Cardiff University

Innovation and creativity are the key drivers of success in many industries today. They fuel the uptake of new technologies, the development of products and services and the formulation of strategies to secure competitive advantage. Truly innovative ideas can create new markets and boost a firm’s va... read more

Decolonizing Europe: History, Memory, Redress

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Brown University

Take a fresh approach to current debates surrounding notions of citizenship and belonging within postcolonial, post-Cold War Europe. In this course, Amsterdam is approached as an open air laboratory, with students studying historical and contemporary dynamics of representation and memory. WHO SHO... read more

Data Analysis in R

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

With the increasing use of alternative software packages like R in data analysis, now is the time to learn their ins and outs. The large number of active programmers creating R packages makes this an up-to-date programme providing a huge range of statistical analyses. Researchers also use R to write... read more

Discover the Dutch

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Learn to speak and understand the Dutch language and society at a basic level. At the end of this course you will be able to join a basic conversation, using general expressions and basic sentences. For example, you will be able to meet and greet in Dutch, order a meal or a drink in the campus pub,... read more

Empirical Research Methods for Legal Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Empirical legal questions are increasingly pressing for society and academics alike. Covering the law in action, victims, governmental accountability, police investigation, reporting and so on, the study of these questions is at the core of a blossoming field of academic endeavour in the US. But unt... read more

Global Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from different scientific discip... read more

Hands-on Anthropology: Role of the Ethnographer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process of collecting stories in the field and retelling them in the academic arena is littered with pitfalls. How do we ensure that our... read more