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Encyclopedia > Vrije Universiteit
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Latin name Universitatis Liberae
Motto (?)
Established 1880
School type Special, protestant
Rector magnificus Prof.dr. Taede Sminia
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Enrollment 17,102 students (2004-5)
Faculty 2,000 scientific employees of whom 300 professors (2004-5)
Member EUA
Homepage www.vu.nl

The Vrije Universiteit is a university in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Image File history File links VU Amsterdam logo. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A special school, in the education system of The Netherlands, is a separate category from a public or private school. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°89E - 52°37N Website www. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°89E - 52°37N Website www. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ...


The Vrije Universiteit should not be confused with the University of Amsterdam. The name is often abbrevated as VU. It is the university of the Vereniging VU-Windesheim, which also encompasses the Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim, and was formerly known as the Vereniging voor Christelijk Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (Association for Christian Scientific Education). From Athenaeum Illustre to University In January 1632 two internationally acclaimed scientists, Caspar Barlaeus and Gerardus Vossius, held their inaugural speech in the Athenaeum Illustre - the illustrious school - which had its seat in the 14th-century Agnietenkapel. ... Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim is an institute of technology or polytechnic collegein Zwolle, The Netherlands. ...


The association was founded in 1880, and headed by Abraham Kuyper, as the first protestant university. Vrije Universiteit literally means Free University to signify freedom from government and church. The education itself however, is not free of cost; like all accredited universities in The Netherlands students pay a (government determined) fee, while students receive a student loan from government as well. Portrait of Abraham Kuyper by Jan Veth Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, scholar, and statesman. ...


About 17,000 students (2004) attend the university, with 2,200 scientific employees, and 1,600 non-scientific employees.


Notable faculty

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende   listen? (* May 7, 1956) is Prime Minister of The Netherlands since July 22, 2002. ... The Prime Minister of the Netherlands or Minister President is in the Politics_of_the_Netherlands the head of government and active executive authority of the Dutch Government. ... A professor is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Andrew S. Tanenbaum Andrew Stuart Andy Tanenbaum (born 1944) is a professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Computer Science Open Directory Project: Computer Science Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies Belief that title science in computer science is inappropriate Categories: Computer science ... Minix is a Unix-like operating system based on a microkernel architecture. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... The Amoeba distributed operating system is a microkernel-based research operating system written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum at Vrije Universiteit. ...

Notable graduates

Wouter Bos, party leader of the Labour Party (PvdA), the largest opposition party in the Netherlands. ... For the Belgian political party of the same name, see Partij van de Arbeid (Belgium). ... Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuijn, known as Pim Fortuyn (pronounced somewhat like for-TOWN, IPA: ), (February 19, 1948 – May 6, 2002), was a controversial politician in the Netherlands who formed his own party List Pim Fortuyn (LPF). ... This is an incomplete list of persons that were assassinated for political and other reasons, and who have individual entries. ... Lijst Pim Fortuyn (List Pim Fortuyn) is a political party in the Netherlands. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Gerrit Zalm (born May 6, 1952) is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Prime Minister of the Netherlands Wim Kok (born September 29, 1938) was Prime Minister of The Netherlands from 1994 until 2002. ...

External links

  • Vrije Universiteit Website


   Dutch Universities   

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | University of Amsterdam | Universiteit Utrecht | Radboud University Nijmegen | Maastricht University | Eindhoven University of Technology | Delft University of Technology | Groningen University | Tilburg University | University of Groningen | Twente University | Wageningen University | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Leiden University Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... From Athenaeum Illustre to University In January 1632 two internationally acclaimed scientists, Caspar Barlaeus and Gerardus Vossius, held their inaugural speech in the Athenaeum Illustre - the illustrious school - which had its seat in the 14th-century Agnietenkapel. ... Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht in Dutch) is a university in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... The Radboud University Nijmegen, formerly called Catholic University of Nijmegen is the university of the Dutch city of Nijmegen. ... Universiteit Maastricht (Maastricht University), founded in 1976, is the second youngest university in the Netherlands. ... The Eindhoven University of Technology (in Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven or TU/e) is a technical university located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... Founded in 1842, the Delft University of Technology, in Delft, the Netherlands, is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical universities in the Netherlands, with over 13,000 students and 2,100 scientists (including 200 professors). ... Front of the main building of the University of Groningen The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or RuG) is a university in Groningen, Netherlands. ... Located in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Tilburg University is a compact institution for higher education, specialised in human and social sciences and located in the southern part of the Netherlands. ... Front of the main building of the University of Groningen The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or RuG) is a university in Groningen, Netherlands. ... art on the campus Universiteit Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. ... Wageningen University and Research Centre (also known als Wageningen UR) consists of Wageningen University, Wageningen Business School, Van Hall Larenstein and a number of Dutch research institutes: Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) Agrotechnology & Food Innovations Alterra - Research Institute for the Green World (ALTERRA) International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement... Erasmus University is a university in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ... Leiden University in the city of Leiden, is the oldest still existing university in the Netherlands. ...


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Vrije Universiteit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
The Vrije Universiteit is a university in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Vrije Universiteit should not be confused with the University of Amsterdam.
Vrije Universiteit literally means Free University to signify freedom from government and church.
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