The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 23,000 students. We employ more than 4,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.Diversity
Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.
Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students. About the department, institute, project
Since the 1970s, the Computer Systems section at Vrije Universiteit has continuously enjoyed a world-class reputation in research. It produced some of the best-known computer systems researchers in the world and is known as the birthplace of CVS and MINIX (which later led to Linux and a few years ago was adopted by Intel for its Management Engine running in every modern x86 processor).
Following this tradition, VUSec, the systems security group, has focused on high-impact research from its inception. For instance, it published a large number of research papers at top venues with results that directly impacted the software of all major browser and operating systems vendors, and the microcode in almost all Intel processors. In addition, it graduated a string of highly talented systems security students—winning the Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award, the ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the Roger Needham Ph.D. Award for best Ph.D. in computer systems in Europe no fewer than five times. For more information about VUSec and its research interests, see https://vusec.net