The Summer School of 2014 is held in Amsterdam at the Vrije Universiteit.
VU University Amsterdam is a state-funded university with about 23,000 students and 2,500 academic staff. With almost 60 Bachelor’s degree programmes and over 100 Master’s degree programmes, VU University Amsterdam offers a wide choice of study options. Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU University Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now.
From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce. Amsterdam is a bubbling, lively city, where you can visit all kinds of musea, pubs and other cultural sightings.