The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. It is a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632. With five thousand staff members, thirty thousand students and a hundred different nationalities, the UvA is connected to thousands of researchers and hundreds of public and private institutions in the Netherlands and around the world. It has an international outlook, fitting in with Amsterdam’s character and history as an independent, innovative and engaged city.
Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics
Not one major problem facing the world today – the global financial crisis, the conflict between national identity and migration, the debate between security and privacy – can be addressed without drawing on the subjects of politics, psychology, law and economics. Only PPLE College combines these four disciplines into one Bachelor’s programme.
International Tax Law
The growing globalization of the world economy brings with it a growing demand for international tax law specialists who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, who are familiar with the policy perspectives of countries at differing stages of development and who are aware of the practical implications of the law. The University of Amsterdam has joined forces with IBFD, an internationally renowned tax research institute, to meet that demand.
International Criminal Law
Columbia University School of Law and the Amsterdam Law School offer a joint LL.M. programme in International Criminal Law. The Master’s programme in International Criminal Law is the first programme to focus on international criminal law as a distinct field of legal study. The central aim of the programme is to train a new style of international criminal lawyers by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues and supporting the development of academic skills through the analysis of such issues. The programme is unique because of the dual perspective it offers on international criminal law: the common law and criminal law-oriented focus from Columbia University and the civil law and criminal law perspective offered by the Amsterdam Law School.
Allard Pierson Museum
The University holds a number of collections, ranging from historical artefacts to rare books and manuscripts, and from computer hardware to anatomical specimens. The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes a diverse range of antiquities from the ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire. The museum organises regular exhibitions and other activities such as lectures. The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam include extensive collections of early printed books, modern special editions and manuscripts, as well as maps, prints, posters and photographs. The Special Collections regularly organise special exhibitions and other events and activities open to the public.
University of Amsterdam
P.O. Box 19268
1000 GG Amsterdam