Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science
has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 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 Anton Pannekoek Institute has a long tradition of excellence in astronomical research. Scientists at the institute have access to a wide variety of telescopes on the ground and in space, including ESO, ESA, SRON (the Dutch Space Research Organization http://www.sron.nl
) and ASTRON (http://www.astron.nl
) facilities. Science Park, where API is located, also hosts SURF
, the Dutch National High Performance Computing centre. API astronomers can apply to national funding lines at the Dutch research organization NWO, and to European funding lines like the ERC grants and the Horizon Europe programs and networks. The UvA is part of the Dutch Top Research School NOVA (http://www.nova-astronomy.nl
). In addition to that, the scientists at the UvA have established an interdisciplinary collaborative research and training program at the intersection of astrophysics, theoretical physics, particle/high-enery physics and cosmology organized through the GRavitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam initiative (GRAPPA; https://www.grappa.amsterdam/
The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy furthers research, teaching, and public understanding of astronomy. It conducts astronomical research and trains astronomers from bachelor to postdoctoral level, aiming at world-leading levels and activities. The Anton Pannekoek Institute offers a complete undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) teaching program that focuses on integrating students in research early in their education. The candidates should be committed to contributing in innovative ways to the excellence of our teaching program.
The Anton Pannekoek Institute is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity; we particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the exact sciences, and who can enhance the diversity of backgrounds and ideas in our department.