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Masterclass encourages secondary school students to think (Onco)logically


Why do some people get cancer and others do not? How do you become a scientist? How do you translate research findings into medicines? Pre-university students can have all of these questions answered during the masterclass ‘(Onco)logical thinking’, an introductory course to scientific research in cancer offered by the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine. The masterclass ‘(Onco)logical thinking’ is designed to entice interested pre-university students to consider a career in cancer research. Program coordinator Miriam van Strien: “I want to tell secondary school students that doing research is possible for anyone who can think creatively and is curious, regardless of their backgrounds.”

The Minor Global Health Indonesia in times of Covid-19


It was quite a disappointment for medical students not to be able to travel last November to Yogyakarta to join their peers at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). A challenge also for the coordinators of the VU Faculty of Medicine: how to make sure that the Minor Global Health, focusing on experiencing cultural differences, could still continue in a fruitful way? Thanks to creativity and technology everyone involved succeeded to make it a great experience despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

Erasmus+ Traineeship Faculty of Medicine VU - student experience


Erasmus exchange student and PhD Candidate Alex Kent about how she experienced her traineeship at Faculty of Medicine VU .

Coronavirus: information for students


Information for all (international) students at Faculty of Medicine VU. Here you can find FAQs about the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Call for abstracts - ISCOMS 2020


Looking for an opportunity to present your research in front of an international audience? Submit your abstract for ISCOMS 2020!

Erasmus+ funding for VUmc School of Medical Sciences


The VUmc School of Medical Sciences has been awarded 35.000 euro for cooperation with The University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

New cooperation contracts with Stellenbosch and Pretoria in South Africa


VUmc Institute of Education and Training has signed two new cooperation agreements with the University of Pretoria and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

VU scores 16th worldwide in the THES Social Impact rankings


The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Master Cardiovascular Research awarded ‘top rated program’ distinction and best master’s program in its discipline


The Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019 – the Netherlands’ influential higher education guide for prospective students – has awarded the distinction of ‘Top Program’ to the Master’s program Cardiovascular Research.

VU University ranked amongst top 50 world wide in medical sciences


In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (or the Shanghai ranking) VU University is ranked amongst the top 100 to 150 universities worldwide.

Call for abstracts - ISCOMS 2019


Looking for an opportunity to present your research in front of an international audience? Submit your abstract for ISCOMS 20

The AG&M international student fellowship


Are you a (bio-)medical student (in MSc program or just graduated) and do you want to perform research at an international top institute for one year in the field of gastroenterology and/or metabolism? Apply for the AG&M international student fellowship 2018/2019!

Master Cardiovascular Research and master Oncology best biomedical master programs in National Student Survey 2018


The master Cardiovascular Research of VUmc School of Medical Sciences is ranked first in the National Students Survey (NSE) 2018 of all biomedical master's programs in the Netherlands. The master Oncology ranked second. A great result and we would like to thank all students for filling out the survey!

Brain researcher Dick Swaab keynote speaker at ISCOMS 2018


Looking for an opportunity to present your research in front of an international audience? Submit your abstract for ISCOMS 2018!

"The minor is for medical students who really want to have an impact"


Thursday afternoon, 6 December. The rain patters against the windows of VUmc. Three 5th year medical students are discussing their experiences. David Kulisiak and Ján Oros from Charles University in Prague and Moritz Platzer from the Medical University of Graz. All three are enrolled in the VUmc Medical Sciences International minor. Created in 2016, this minor is designed for VUmc students of medicine as well as students from other faculties in the Netherlands and abroad. Students have a choice of no less than 14 different programs. It is a unique study program that focuses on both scientific research and clinical setting experience.