About the faculty

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the VU University in Amsterdam is a broadly disciplined faculty wherein the classic disciplines political sciences, sociology and cultural anthropology as well as the modern terrains of organization, communication and policy have their own respective places.

Since the foundation of the faculty in 1963, the strength of our faculty comes from the combination and cooperation between disciplines and our focus on current societal issues. Because we are situated in the bustling city of Amsterdam, the diverse, dynamic societies we study are right at our front doorstep.

We gladly use the gathered knowledge in research for our clients and in active participation in societal debates. The faculty participates in projects concerning integrity, safety, societal ageing, religion and many more.

We greatly value that our researchers and students get the space and education to be able to develop and flourish as autonomous and critical thinkers.