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NKI

Number of researchers: 410

The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), including its 180-bed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, is the only dedicated cancer centre in the Netherlands and plays an important role as a national and international centre of scientific and clinical expertise, development and training. Research area: Human health (biochemistry, cell biology, oncology, immunology, radiotherapy).

Sanquin

Number of students: 75

Number of researchers: 180

Sanquin Research deals with a complementary range of subjects, including fundamental biology and biochemistry of blood cells and plasma proteins, hematopoiesis, immunohematology, coagulation, immunopathology, bloodborne infections, blood transfusion technology, transfusion monitoring, transfusion medicine and donor studies.

NLR

Number of students: 27

Number of researchers: 128

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the Netherlands’ independent aerospace knowledge enterprise. Its overall mission is making air transport and space exploration safer, more sustainable and more efficient through a multidisciplinary approach. Research area: New and cost-effective technologies for aviation and space, from design support to production technology and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

NIKHEF

Number of students: 42

Number of researchers: 200

NIKHEF is the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics and part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Research area: The interactions and structure of all elementary particles and fields at the smallest distance scale and the highest attainable energy.

ARCNL

Number of students: 7

Number of researchers: 47

The Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) is a publicprivate partnership between ASML, FOM, NWO, UvA and VU, formally started in 2014. ARCNL employs about 60 ambitious researchers from all over the world and intends to grow into a centre of expertise consisting of 90 researchers.

ACTA

Number of students: 836

Number of researchers: 356

The Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) is a joint institute of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. Research area: the physiology and pathology of the tissues in and around the oral cavity, including infectious diseases such as caries and periodontitis.

AMOLF

Number of students: 34

Number of researchers: 97

FOM Institute AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Its mission is to research complex molecular and materials systems.

VUmc

Number of students: 2627

Number of researchers: 2247

The Vrije University Medical Centre Amsterdam (VUmc) is part of the VU Amsterdam campus. With over 700 beds and a staff of nearly 7,000, VUmc also houses the VU’s Faculty of Medicine. Research area: Human health & life sciences, focusing on five themes: cancer & immunology, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease, public health, primary care & long-term care and human movement sciences.”

NIN

Number of students: 50

Number of researchers: 124

The Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences (NIN) focuses on how networks of neurons enable the cognitive functions of the brain, including consciousness, perception, movement, learning and social interaction, in health and disease. Research areas: NIN addresses three levels of biological complexity: genetic and molecular approaches, cellular approaches and network functioning, and system and behavioural approaches.

Surfsara

Number of students: 41

Number of researchers: 29

SURFsara provides a complete package of services in the fields of high-performance computing (HPC), networking, data services, visualisation, e-science support and cloud services. They work with the academic community (including researchers, educational institutions and academic medical centres), industry and SMEs.

CWI

Number of researchers: 168

CWI is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Research areas: Mathematics and computer science, concentrating on five broad, societally relevant themes: software, information, life sciences, logistics and energy.

AMC

Number of students: 2350

Number of researchers: 2709

The University Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam (AMC), with about 1,000 beds and 7,000 staff, also houses UvA’s Faculty of Medicine. Research area: Human health & life sciences, focusing on cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, infection and immunity, metabolic disorders, neurological and psychiatric disorders, oncology, public health and epidemiology.

UvA FNWI

Number of students: 5548

Number of researchers: 973

Research and education at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA-FWNI) is done in close collaboration with the Faculty of Science of the Vrije University Amsterdam (VU-FEW/FALW). Research and education areas: Physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, logic, biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, life sciences and computer science.

VU FALW/FEW

Number of students: 5560

Number of researchers: 852

Research and education at the Faculty of Science of the Vrije University Amsterdam (VU-FEW/FALW) is done in close collaboration with the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA-FWNI). Research and education areas: Computer sciences, physics and astronomy, chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, mathematics, earth sciences, ecological sciences and various areas of the life sciences (e.g., biomedical science, neuroscience).