Amsterdam University College (AUC) is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU). AUC is located at the Plantage district and will move to Science Park Amsterdam in September 2012.
AUC’s motto is Excellence and Diversity in a Global City. It offers an international liberal arts and sciences bachelor programme that crosses the boundaries of languages, cultures and academic disciplines. As a selective and residential honours college, it attracts students from all over the world. They engage on a daily basis in intensive and small-scale seminars with high caliber international staff. Discussions start from ‘Big Questions in Science and Society’ and lead to in-depth study in a wide range of disciplines.
Substantial emphasis is placed on the sciences, including interdisciplinary themes such as: Health and Well-being, Energy, Climate and Sustainability, and Life, Evolution, and the Universe.
The AUC programme enjoys funding and support from its founding universities, the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam and is sponsored by the Ministry of Education’s Sirius Programme for Excellence in Higher Education and the Amsterdam Top City Fund of the City of Amsterdam.
For further information go to the AUC website: www.auc.nl
AUC’s student population
70% international background and 40% with a PhD from a university ranked in the top 100 worldwide (Shanghai ranking)
Focus on science
AUC enrolls up to 50% science majors
AUC is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).