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 24,500 students. We employ more than 4,600 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.School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.
At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people. KIN
KIN Center for Digital Innovation (KIN) (www.kinresearch.nl
) is one of the departments of the School of Business and Economics at the VU University Amsterdam. KIN conducts research on the development, use and business value of innovative organizational processes and technologies. The research contributes to an international field that is relatively new and multi-disciplinary. We work closely together with faculty and researchers from other universities, and cooperate with an extensive network of business partners. The KIN research group is also responsible for several courses in the Business Administration curriculum at the VU University Amsterdam, and facilitates the Master Digital Business and Innovation.
Professor Marleen Huysman, director of KIN received an NWO grant to conduct research on “Is AI outsmarting us? The impact of AI on knowledge”. The project’s aim is to gain a deeper understanding of how and why AI systems impact knowledge work. Through longitudinal qualitative studies of multiple cases this project will study how AI developers come to understand the domain for which they develop their AI systems, and will trace the broader unintended consequences of AI systems for expertise at work in real-world settings. Two years after the start of the project, a newly hired postdoctoral researcher will join the team to capitalize on the research to develop a methodology for ‘Collaborative AI’ that augments instead of automates knowledge work, ultimately contributing to a human-centric digital society. In this context, the department is presently looking for candidates to fill two PhD research projects for a duration of four years. The PhD candidates will be supervised by a team of researchers including Marleen Huysman, Ella Hafermalz and Anastasia Sergeeva.