Faculty of Science
The University of Amsterdam
is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Science
has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.
The Korteweg-de Vries Institute (KdVI)
is the institute for scientific research in mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences. The KdV Institute offers a stimulating scientific environment in which research focuses mainly within the research programmes (1) Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, (2) Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis, (3) Stochastics and (4) Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information. It also provides the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty. KdVI collaborates a.o. with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), VU University Amsterdam, Leiden University and Eindhoven University of Technology and is the coordinator of the Gravitation Programme NETWORKS, the National Network mathematical decision making (LNMB) and MasterMath.
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