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Research - education - valorisation - Faculty of Science - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Faculty of Science

                       2019 IN REVIEW

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Research - education - valorisation - Faculty of Science - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Research - education - valorisation - Faculty of Science - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Dear reader,

Just as we were finishing the production of our annual overview of
2019, the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Suddenly we
were all working from home, teaching, studying, doing whatever
research activities we still could, and finding alternate ways to connect
with our colleagues, students and collaborators all over the world.

Coincidently, we had already selected ‘Connecting Science’ as
the central theme for this magazine. This was also the title of our
proposition for the so-called ‘sectorplan’ funding we received in 2019,
and it was chosen to signify the interrelationship between different
disciplines and that of science to society.

I am proud to be the dean of a science faculty where researchers are
always eager to explore that undiscovered space between disciplines.
For example, read the interview with physicist Daniel Bonn (p.32)
who regularly organises meetings for colleagues from the fields of
physics, chemistry, computer science and biology to set up new
research projects and shared labs. Or look at newly appointed
MacGillavry Fellow Annemieke Petrignani (p.27), a chemical physicist
studying the origins of life in space, who also has her eye on AI to
tackle challenges related to big data and complex experimental studies.

And we are not just in it to satisfy our own curiosity; we take our role
in society seriously. Plastics expert Gert-Jan Gruter (p.48) works on
developing sustainable plastics and has made it his mission to clear up
understandings about these plastics and recycling. Ekaterina Shutova
(p.40) is an expert in the field of Natural Language Processing, who
uses her background in linguistics and mathematics to develop
machine learning techniques that can detect sexist and racist comments
in social media posts. And one of the highlights of 2019 was the
Gravitation grant for the MiCRop consortium, headed up by biologist
Harro Bouwmeester (p.47). The consortium, which studies stress in
plants, is expected to make important contributions to crop protection
and global food supply.

But one of the most important ways for us to impact society is
through the education we provide. Over the last few years our student
population has grown from roughly 5,000 in 2015 to 6,625 in the
current academic year. It is heartening to know that we are educating
ever more scientific, curious and inquiring minds who will ultimately
take up their role in society. We pride ourselves in providing research-
based education, but the growth of recent years also meant some
growing pains in our teaching organisation. As vice-dean Lex Kaper
explains (p.10), we had to make some changes to bring teaching and
research closer together. And so in this way, ‘Connecting Science’
takes on yet another dimension.

If anyone ever doubted the importance of these connections (not us
at the Faculty of Science), these unprecedented times have made it
abundantly clear: we need deep fundamental knowledge as well
as close collaboration with other disciplines and stakeholders to
adequately respond to the many challenges we are faced with today.
We need scientists in society, now and in the future. We need science
that connects.

Prof. Peter van Tienderen
Dean of the Faculty of Science

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CONTENT

                                     ■   Organisation news - 6
                                     ■   Education news - 12
                                     ■   Students as researchers - 14
                                     ■   Awards for students and alumni - 15
                                     ■   Veni, Vidi, Vici and EU grants - 28
                                     ■   Prizes, honours and awards - 50
                                     ■   Obituaries - 51
                                     ■   Science & society - 54
                                     ■   Science4all - 56

           Research and teaching need
           to move closer together

                                                         Giving everyone
                                                         insight into the
                                                         curriculum with

                            10
                                                         the Visible
                                                         Learning Path
                                                         Creator
          Vice-Dean
          first year as
          reflects on his
          Lex Kaper

                                   16
                                 Path Creator
                                 Visible Learning
                                 introduce the
                                 Cornelisse
                                 Maijs and Sandra
                                 Ilja Boor, Stephanie

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RESEARCH INSTITUTES
                           Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy - 30
                                                                                                    How can
                                                                                                    we improve
               ■
               ■           Institute of Physics - 34
               ■           Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics - 36
                           Institute for Logic, Language and Computation - 37

                                                                                                    algorithms
               ■
               ■           Informatics Institute - 38
               ■           Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences - 42
                           Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics - 44

                                                                                                    to be more
               ■
               ■           Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences - 46

               APPOINTMENTS
               ■ MacGillavry Fellows - 26
               ■ Professorial appointments           - 52
                                                                                                    human-like?
               FACTS & FIGURES
               ■           Funding and expenses 7
               ■           Students at the Faculty of Science 20
               ■           Gender balance 59
               ■           Staff and students by nationality 60

                                                                                                                      40
Daniel Bonn
Interview with physicist

                                                                                                          research
                                                                                                          about her
                                                                                                          Shutova
                                                                                                          Ekaterina

                                                                   32
               I’m never at a loss
               for a new idea
                                                                                                          There are a lot of
                                                                                                          misunderstandings with

                                                                                                    48
                                                                            plastics
                                                                            expert in sustainable
                                                                            Gert-Jan Gruter:

                                                                                                          regard to plastics and
                                                                                                          recycling

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ORGANISATION

               NEW ROOF EXPECTED TO DELIVER EXTRA
               24,000 KWH IN SOLAR POWER
               After an unprecedented storm took off a roof light in the
               central hall of Science Park 904 in 2018, a replacement window

                                                                                   Peter van Tienderen.
                                                                                   Mariska Enneking and
                                                                                   Kaper, Chris Marcelis
                                                                                   From left to right: Lex
               wired with photovoltaic cells was installed in 2019. This adds
               an extra potential yield of solar power of 24,000 kWh annually,
               on top of the 250,000 kWh delivered by the more than
               1,000 solar panels on our roofs.
               Besides the solar panels, a sedum roof and our own heat-cold
               storage system, other efforts to reduce our environmental
               footprint include: the recycling of 190 liters of helium (used in
               experimental research) through our own recollection system,
               the replacement of hundreds of light fixtures with LEDs and
               the placement of extra waste separation bins. Furthermore,
               printing was down 19% from the year before. In October,
               during the Week of Sustainability, we gave away 400 reusable
               water bottles to discourage students and staff from buying
               PET bottles with water. The three public water taps throughout
               the building, were used 62.000 times in 2019.

AND WE HAVE A NAME: LAB42!
In 2018 the UvA announced the development of a new building for research, teaching
and co-creation in information sciences at Amsterdam Science Park. In 2019 a name
was chosen for the building, designed by architecture firm Benthem Crouwel: LAB42.
With LAB referring to its function as a breeding ground or laboratory in the field of
information sciences, while the number 42 is well known by information scientists as the
answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything from the book
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Furthermore, in 2019 an interior design firm was
chosen: Studio Groen + Schild. Preparations to commence the build will start in 2020 and
the building is expected to be ready for use in 2022, which will become the new home
base for the Informatics Institute and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
and our taught programmes in the information sciences, in addition to several public-
private partnership labs.

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7000                                                               4000
                                                     6000
                                                     5000                                                               3000
                                                     4000

                                                                                                                        2000
                                                              Funding
                                                     3000
       NEW DIRECTOR
onal   OF OPERATIONAL                                2000

                                                              & expenses
       MANAGEMENT:
       CHRIS MARCELIS                                1000                                                               1000
       In May 2019 director of Operational
                                                        0
       Management Rudi Rust announced
       his departure after 10 years at the
       Faculty of Science. He was succeeded                                                   6000                                0
       by Chris Marcelis per 1 January 2020.
       As member of the Faculty's     total students
                                                  finance income                                        expences
supportmanagement team, he is responsible
                                      150% groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
       for the finance, ict, technology, real                                                 5000
       estate development, and business                                               FUNDING
                                     8000
       development/valorisation portfolios.
       Previously, Marcelis was managing
                                     7000 at
       director at the Geosciences Faculty
                                                                                              4000
                                                                                      Direct government funding 73%

       Utrecht University and held positions                                          Government funding via a research organisation 13%
                                     6000
       at STW/NWO and Paques Biosystems.
                                     5000
       He obtained a PhD in biological
       desulphurization processes at WUR
                                                                                              3000
                                                                                      Contract research funding 13%

       and an MBA (MSc) at Twente4000 School
       of Management.
                                    3000                                     6000             2000
                 total students
       The Faculty of Science Management
                                    2000
       team now consists of: dean Peter
       van Tienderen, vice-dean Lex1000
                                      Kaper,
                 150% groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
       director Operational Management
                                                                                     1000€168.6 million
                                                                             5000 total
                                         0
       Chris Marcelis and director of
                8000                       nationality students
                                                                             4000
       Personnel and Administration
       Mariska Enneking.
                7000                                                                                0
               6000
               5000
                                   finance income                             expences
                                                                             3000 EXPENSES

               4000
               3000                                                          2000                                Personnel 61%

               2000                                                                                              Overhead 23%

               1000                                                          1000                                Facilities 15%

                    0

                                                                                  0
               finance income                               expences
               nationality students                             Research 67%

                                                                Education 30%

                                                                     Support 3%

                                                             total €161.7 million
 nationality students
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Research - education - valorisation - Faculty of Science - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Education        AT THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE

    At our Amsterdam Science Park campus, we
  educate nearly 7000 students in our research-
    based Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
 Students at the Faculty of Science are driven by
   different motivations; some want to go deep
into one subject, others want to know how it all
  connects. Some are bitten by the research bug
  and will want to keep going, others are more
     eager to take what they have learned into
                               another direction.

  With our portfolio of specialised programmes
  and programmes that cross the boundaries of
discipline, we offer a home to all of them. With
an unwavering curiosity and eagerness to learn
   in common, they are part of a community of
  dedicated and intelligent peers and lecturers.
  Lecturers who are themselves always eager to
 learn more, whether it is to develop their own
   didactic skills or to innovate their teaching in
order to help students take charge of their own
                                 learning process.

      All with one clear aim: to inspire the next
  generation of scientists and set them on their
                          own road to discovery.

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION
RESEARCH

            Since April 2019 Lex Kaper has not only
            been Professor of Astrophysics, but also
            vice-dean of the Faculty of Science. In his
            new role, he was tasked with lifting the
            teaching organisation up to the next
            level. How does he look back on this first
            period?

            Research and teaching
            need to move closer
            together
            L
                   ex Kaper now has two             others instead of taking responsibility   into three clusters, as was already
                   offices at Science Park 904.     themselves.’                              the case with the Master’s
                   One on the fourth floor at       Appoint a vice-dean, was one of           programmes. ‘Now we have Sciences
            the Anton Pannekoek Institute for       the recommendations in the report.        (the exact sciences), Information
            Astronomy, the other one in the         Someone who can bring people              Sciences, and Life and Earth
            Faculty Office on the second floor.     together and can ensure a change          Sciences. Each cluster has been
            At the moment he spends most of         of culture in which teaching is           assigned a director of education
            his time in the second one, where he    better valued.                            who leads the programme directors
            has pinned up a poster of the Carina                                              within the clusters.’
            Nebula on the wall, a nebula in the     Lex Kaper, professor of Astrophysics,
            Keel constellation. ‘My astronomy       applied for the job and started work      Raising teaching to the
            colleagues do miss me, to be            on 1 April. ‘I started out by talking     next level
            honest,’ he says.                       to lots of people,’ he recounts,          Besides this organisational change
                                                    looking back on that first period.        a reward and promotion policy has
            Report                                  ‘In these discussions it became clear     been developed. ‘At universities
            Over the past year the Faculty of       that teaching was viewed as a chore,      you are mostly assessed on the basis
            Science has been making                 as a reduction of research time. But      of research performance and not in
            preparations for a restructuring of     the university is an institution for      terms of teaching performance,’
            the teaching organisation. This         research and teaching.’ And so he         explains Kaper, ‘The number of
            started with a report by psychologist   started various processes to make         publications is the only way you
            Klaas Visser and organisation           teaching a greater focus of attention     can build up an international profile
            psychologist Henriette van den          within the organisation.                  for job applications.’ From now on
            Heuvel which was published in                                                     the Faculty of Science is taking a
            2018. They had spoken with 50           Research-based teaching                   different approach. Researchers are
            employees of the Faculty about the      ‘We want research-based teaching,’        no longer assessed only on the
            organisation culture. They identified   says Kaper. ‘Research and teaching        number of publications, but also
            a gap between the management and        need to be brought closer together,       on the teaching they provide.
            the staff, found out that teaching      so that our education corresponds         ‘If for instance you can show that
            had a negative image as compared        with new developments in research.’       you were director of education for
            to research and discovered ‘that        This is why the Bachelor’s                a certain period, then that counts as
            people tended to refer issues to        programmes are now subdivided             a step towards a professorship,’ says

                                                       10                                               FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2019
Kaper. Moreover there is now             means that later they can, for          whole thing together. Hoping that
a compensation scheme for                instance, teach at other education      things would improve on the basis
researchers who take on                  institutions, such as the higher        of better communication and a little
management roles. ‘Financial             professional education sector.          more grease on the wheels of the
compensation is provided to the          Kaper adds: ‘Or alternatively they      organisation. Now we’ll see how
department when someone carries          do indeed get the opportunity to        things turn out.’
out specific teaching-related tasks.     do some research.’
Just as in my case. I now spend half                                             MOSAIC
of my time as vice-dean, which           Don’t beat about the bush               Does he still manage to do any
is why my research group is getting      Kaper enjoyed the first year. ‘It’s     research of his own? ‘I have to
money to appoint a postdoctoral          nice to see the organisation from       make quite an effort to make it
researcher to help supervise PhD         a different perspective. It’s not       happen. The difficult thing is that
students.’                               something you would usually see as      I no longer manage my own
Kaper is also investigating how the      a professor.’ During the discussions    schedule. So I can’t do without the
teaching task package can be better      he conducted with colleagues he         evenings and weekends,’ he says.
distributed. ‘We think that teaching     noticed that being direct was the       ‘But I’m still supervising PhD
will take up less time when more         most fruitful approach. ‘I’ve learned   students who are researching the
support is available from people         to say what I think, not to beat        formation of stars, star explosions
who handle logistical tasks.’            about the bush too much. And I’ve       and gamma bursts. And together
And a Lecturer Development               also tried to get people as involved    with French researchers I’m
Programme has now been                   as much as possible in the process.’    working on the design of an
developed for staff members who                                                  instrument for the Extremely Large
spend most of their time teaching.       Nonetheless, he sometimes found         Telescope. This is MOSAIC, the
‘These are good lecturers and they       it challenging. Especially when it      multi-object spectrograph that
make an important contribution to        came to getting support for             will be installed on the platform
the teaching, but they’re not            implementing the report                 alongside the ELT by the end of
automatically affiliated to a research   recommendations. ‘Before I took         the decade. This will enable us to
group. This means they get               up my new post, the idea of             simultaneously measure the
disconnected from research.’             splitting up the College of Science     spectrum of up to 200 stars in
So in this programme they can get        hadn’t been received well. So I had     other galaxies.’ ■
training for a subsequent job, which     to connect to people and hold the

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EDUCATION

Education news
                                                    FACULTY'S TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTRE

        On 24 June 2019 the      AN IMPULSE TO                            the visibility of the available        coaching or training, or for
  Faculty of Science held its    EDUCATION QUALITY                        resources and promotes cross-          project support when they are
   first-ever Education Day,     'A real benefit of having a              polination between initiatives.        developing their own teaching
coinciding with the launch       Teaching and Learning Centre             'Take, for example, the Visible        innovation.'
   of the Faculty of Science     at the Faculty of Science is that        Learning Path Creator,' Witteveen
        Teaching & Learning      we can coordinate both the               continues, 'This is an example of      EDUCATION DAY:
    Centre. With the slogan      existing and to-be-developed             how teaching innovation and            TEACHING INNOVATION,
 'By lecturers, for lecturers'   activities aimed at teaching             professional development can go        PROFESSIONAL
   the TLC aims to improve       innovation and lecturer                  hand-in-hand.' (see also page 16)      DEVELOPMENT AND
     quality of education by     development. Among others,                                                      KNOWLEDGE SHARING
        stimulating teaching     the TLC will take responsibility         VISIBILITY: LECTURERS'                 During the Education Day, the
    innovation, knowledge        for the quality and organisation         ROOM                                   three core aims of the Faculty
             sharing and the     of the training programme for            Another goal of the Teaching           of Science's TLC were highlighted
 professional development        teaching assistants, the UTQ-            and Learning Centre is to improve      in several ways. For example,
                 of teachers.    programme ('BKO') for new                the visibility of everything that's    there were presentations of
                                 lecturers and the coordination           on offer for lecturers. One way of     multiple teaching innovation
                                 and nomination of lecturers for          doing so is by creating a physical     initiatives. In interactive sessions,
                                 UvA-wide UTQ+ workshops and              lecturers' room, in addition to a      participants experienced first-
                                 Advanced UTQ programmes,'                virtual learning environment.          hand how these innovations will
                                 head of the TLC Sylvia Witteveen         The room will be home to a             give a quality impulse to their
                                 explains.                                regular consultation hour for          teaching. After the presentations,
                                                                          lecturers. Witteveen: 'The 'TLC        Kareljan Schoutens awarded UTQ
                                 Bringing the separate initiatives        living room' will function as a        certificates to 32 Faculty of
                                 together and choosing an                 first point of contact for lecturers   Science lecturers who successfully
                                 integrated approach, improved            when they are looking for advice,      completed the course this year.

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NEW VISUALISATION LAB AND SNE LAB
                                         In 2019 a new Visualisation Lab and SNE Lab became ready for use. The SNE lab is used by Master's
                                         students in the programme Security and Network Engineering to conduct experiments. It is equipped
                                         with fast network connections to the SNE server room that students can patch themselves. In the past
                                         students have for example dissected the security of cars, done digital forensics on IOT (Internet of
                                         Things) devices or built radio networks to look at scaling and security aspects.
                                         In the Visualisation Lab there are facilities available for students and researchers who work on the
                                         visualisation of scientific data and interactive virtual environments. The lab will be used for teaching and
                                         research, demonstrations and experiments with the visualisation equipment, which include an Oculus
                                         Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens and several experimental set-ups. This equipment will also be used for a
                                         new taught programme on Scientific Visualisation and Virtual Reality that is currently under development.

                                                                                  ADVANCED UTQ CERTIFICATES FOR SEVEN
                                                                                  FACULTY OF SCIENCE LECTURERS
                                                                                  On 7 March, Faculty of Science lecturers Hanneke de Leeuw,
                                                                                  Jan Brandts, Jan Gorter, Edwin van Lacum, Gertien Smits,
                                                                                  Stefania Grecea and Natalie Cappaert were awarded their
                                                                                  Advanced University Teaching Qualification (Advanced UTQ).
                                                                                  To obtain the certificate they completed an intensive
                                                                                  programme that consisted of a lecture series and an individual
                                                                                  assignment on an issue in their own teaching practice.

                                                                                  THREE ICT IN EDUCATION GRASSROOTS
                                                                                  AWARDED
                                                                                  Two lecturers and one student of the Faculty of Science
                                                                                  received funding for the project proposal in the ICT in
                                                                                  Education Grassroots programme.
                                                                                  • Jasper van der Heide, student in the Information Science
                                                                                     Bachelor’s, received funding for a project to integrate the
                                                                                     Jupyter Nbgrader grading programme with the digital
                                                                                     learning environment Canvas. This programme reduces the
                                                                                     time lecturers have to spend on grading, allowing more time
                                                                                     for giving tailored feedback.
Natalie Cappaert.
and Edwin van Lacum. Not pictured:
Stefania Grecea. Kneeling: Jan Brandts
de Leeuw, Jan Gorter, Gertien Smits,
Standing, from left to right: Hanneke

                                                                                  • Toon Abcouwer received funding for his project ‘Learning by
                                                                                     Sharing’. He had already built a wiki for the course Dynamics
                                                                                     in Business and IT (www.adaptivecycle.nl), which has users all
                                                                                     over the world, and will use the funding to expand this type
                                                                                     of knowledge sharing by students to other courses.
                                                                                  • Erwin van Vliet received Grassroots funding for the
                                                                                     implementation of Perusall. This online annotation tool helps
                                                                                     students with the reading and digesting of the course
                                                                                     materials. The lecturer can track the annotations students
                                                                                     make and, for example, adjust the lecture based on the
                                                                                     difficulties students encounter.

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EDUCATION

                         Students
                             as researchers
                         MASTER’S STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR
                         RESEARCH AT LEADING MACHINE LEARNING
                         CONFERENCE
                         Artificial Intelligence Master's students Luca Falorsi,
                         Pim de Haan and Tim Davidson gave a plenary talk on
                         'Reparameterizing distributions' at the Conference on
                         Artificial Intelligence and Statistics in Japan in April.
                         The students developed a method to describe the movement
                         of static objects in 3D. The so-called reparameterization trick
                         is an important tool used in (unsupervised) machine learning,
                         to directly learn distributions for observed data. The fact
                         that these UvA students could present their work at this
                         leading conference in Japan was quite special. From the
                         1,111 submissions only 28 researchers were invited to give
                         a talk.

            ALUMNI TRAINING PROGRAMME SHORTENS
            DELIVERY TIMES FORENSIC INSTITUTE
            The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) launched a unique
            pilot with six alumni from the University of Amsterdam’s
            Forensic Science programme. Through a customised induction
            programme the recent graduates were quickly trained as
            draft-qualified DNA experts, allowing them to write draft
            reports in investigations where police have already examined
            the evidence themselves. The six alumni take as much work
            as possible out of the hands of DNA experts at the institute,
            expanding the volume of trace evidence that can be processed.

            The knowledge they obtained during their Master’s programme
            at the Faculty of Science, including previous training in the
            interpretation of DNA-profiles, enabled the alumni to follow
            this accelerated training programme. And the knife cuts both
            ways: on the one hand the alumni help speed up the delivery
            of reports at the NFI; on the other hand the pilot gives them the
            opportunity to land their dream job at the institute. ‘Everything
            we learned comes to life here. You pass by the labs every day
            and you can see how colleagues examine evidence,’ says one
            of them. ‘And our former lecturers are now colleagues.’

                         BACHELOR’S STUDENTS PUBLISH
                         RESEARCH ON DWARF GALAXIES
                         For the second year in a row, IoP/GRAPPA researchers Shin’ichiro
                         Ando, Bradley Kavanagh and Oscar Macias supervised a
                         workshop for Bachelor’s students in the Physics & Astronomy
                         programme (UvA-VU) that led to a published paper. The topic
                         of this year’s workshop was the potential discovery of dwarf
                         galaxies and the role these may play in searches for dark matter.
                         The students investigated the prospects for the Large Synoptic
                         Survey Telescope, a new telescope which is currently under
                         construction in Cerro Pachón, Chile, to discover new dwarf
                         spheroidal galaxies. The students were responsible for the
                         lion’s share of the research that went into the paper, which was
                         published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

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Prizes
BACH SPEEDUP
                                          & awards                     FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
IS FAKE NEWS
As a classical music lover, when he
saw articles popping up about Bach’s
music being played ever faster, David
Erkelens, Master’s Student in the
Information Studies programme, was         ‘Jonge Haan’ award
keen to learn more about that and          Safi Graauw, alumnus of the Earth Sciences Master’s programme, won the
decided to use it as the topic of his      ‘Jonge Haan’ incentive award from the Dutch Advertising Association for
Master’s project. He analysed nearly       a documentary he made on the positive effects of tree planting on the East
20,000 records, including cantatas,        African landscape. The video ‘Seeds of Change’ depicts the progress made
violin concertos, organ trio sonatas       in reforestation projects in regions seriously affected by deforestation and
and suites for cello solo. He found        erosion. Graauw views the documentary as a way of introducing scientific
not only that the reports of speedup       research into landscape restoration in East Africa to a wide audience in an
were largely exaggerated, if not           interesting and captivating manner.
untrue, but also that the speedup
differs per category, and per region.      National student symposium poster competition
                                           At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' chemistry Master’s
‘The Brandenburg Concertos are             student Dieuwertje Modder won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster
ridiculously fast these days, their        competition. With her poster, Modder presented her research project at the
duration shortened by nearly 10%           research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-inspired Catalysis
sometimes. However, the organ              at HIMS.
trio sonatas and cello suites are
consistently being played slower,’         Best short paper at The Web Conference 2019
says David. ‘Moreover, the speedups        Bram van den Akker, Master’s student Artificial Intelligence, won the best
appear to be localised. Speedups are       short paper award at The Web Conference 2019. For his project ViTOR:
more prominent in Western Europe           Learning to Rank Webpages based on Visual Features he was supervised
than elsewhere in the world.’              by Ilya Markov (IvI).

‘Data science can be messy business,       UvA delegation highest ranked Dutch team at
but making it as objective as we can,      International Mathematics Competition 2019
defusing misinformation and                Mathematics students from the University of Amsterdam won ten medals,
building a fact-finding culture is         including three gold medals, at the International Mathematics Competition
an important aspect of academic            2019 for University Students in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Since 2010 the UvA
practice,’ explains David. By relating     has been sending a team of students to participate in the International
data analysis to demographics,             Mathematics Competition (IMC) in Blagoevgrad. This year the UvA team
anthropoloy, psychology and other          came in 19th place, making them the highest ranked Dutch University team,
related fields he gave his thesis a bit    just as the year before. The students from the UvA team were trained for
extra, as the seven reviewers of the       this competition during the honours course 'Training IMC 2019'. The best
International Conference on Data           candidates in the course were selected to take part in the competition in
Analytics also agreed, and David was       Blagoevgrad.
invited to present the work himself.
                                           Best Poster at SEMANTiCS 2019
                                           Anthi Symeonidou, Master’s Student Data Science won the best poster award
                                           at the SEMANTiCS 2019 conference. Her research project was supervised by
                                           Paul Groth (INDElab at IvI) and Viachaslau Sazonau at Elsevier.

                                           Meeting on Cerebral Autoregulation best Poster Prize
                                           Swetta Jansen, Master’s student Computational Science, won the Best Poster
                                           Prize for jer presentation at the ninth International Meeting on Cerebral
                                           Autoregulation. The poster’s topic was ‘Parameter Optimization of a
                                           Mathematical Model Simulating Cerebral Autoregulation Using Data of
                                           Patients with Cognitive Disorders.’

                                              15                                           UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
EDUCATION
RESEARCH

Giving everyone insight into
the curriculum with the Visible
Learning Path Creator
As of the start of the new academic year in 2020,        As a lecturer in the Bachelor’s
                                                         programme Psychobiology,
students of the Faculty of Science will be able to use   Ilja Boor often encountered this
                                                         problem: when she asked students
the Visible Learning Path Creator, a web application     to relate the recently presented
                                                         course material to a previous
that gives them insight into the interrelationship       course, they had difficulty
                                                         answering this question. ‘Students
between the material of various courses. Ilja Boor,      often experience courses as separate
                                                         elements, which they start on a
Stephanie Maijs and Sandra Cornelisse talk about         ‘blank sheet’ basis. On the other
                                                         hand, they sometimes say they feel
how and why this teaching tool has been developed.       that material is being repeated, and
                                                         they don’t realise that we’re actually
                                                         going into more depth in the new
                                                         course.’

                                                         She wondered if a solution to this
                                                         might be found. ‘It’s precisely the
                                                         act of interrelating material from
                                                         different courses that helps to create
                                                         a greater sense of meaning, study
                                                         motivation and better retention.’
                                                         A few years earlier, while preparing
                                                         for an assessment panel, she had
                                                         made an Excel overview of the
                                                         structure and cohesion of learning
                                                         paths in the curriculum. ‘I had an
                                                         enormous spreadsheet setting out
                                                         all the learning objectives and exit

                                       16                          FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2019
qualifications of the curriculum,’     Pilot version                           acquiring writing skills. ‘This
she recounts. ‘But it wasn’t of        Since summer 2019, a pilot version      clarifies the structure and cohesion
use to anyone, apart from the          of the Visible Learning Path            between various learning objectives
assessment panel.’ There had to        Creator (VLPC) has been available       per course and the contribution
be a better way, right?                for the Bachelor’s programmes           they make to the learning path
                                       Psychobiology, Biomedical               objective,’ says Cornelisse. Students
Her colleague Sandra Cornelisse        Sciences, Mathematics, Computing        will be working with this tool as of
joined Boor’s mission, and together,   Science, Artificial Intelligence and    the start of the new 2020 academic
they discovered a web application      Information Science. The Bachelor’s     year; in the recent period, the main
created at Utrecht University to       in Biology, Physics, Future Planet      focus has been fleshing out the tool
give students insight into their       Studies and the Master’s in Forensic    together with the lecturer teams
study programme. They got              Sciences will soon follow. Maijs        from the various programmes and
permission to adopt and use the        opens up her laptop and shows           instructing the first lecturers on
tool, but they soon felt that some     the web application for the             how to use the tool.
things were missing; especially the    Psychobiology programme.
link between learning objectives,      The screen presents all the courses     Making the learning
learning paths and exit                taught in each academic year.           objectives explicit
qualifications. This led to the idea   ‘The colours indicate which courses     Providing the Visible Learning
of developing an application           are contained in this learning path,’   Path Creator with the right content
themselves, and so the Visible         says Maijs. ‘And at what level.’        was something of a challenge. Boor,
Learning Path Creator was born.        When she clicks on a learning path      Cornelisse and Maijs developed
Stephanie Maijs joined the team,       with her mouse, a new screen            an approach in which they closely
and with funding from, among           appears, which shows what learning      examined the structure and
other sources, the UvA Grassroots      objectives from which courses           cohesion of the curriculum. They
Fund for ICT Innovation in             contribute to this learning path.       organised five meetings for each
Education and support from the         Within the Academic and Research        programme, in which senior
Faculty of Science Teaching and        Skills learning path, for instance,     lecturers determined the
Learning Centre, they got down         various learning objectives from        programme’s objectives. ‘We asked
to work.                               various courses contribute to the       the lecturers: “does this approach
                                       learning path objective for             lead to us delivering graduates with

                                          17                                          UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
EDUCATION
RESEARCH

            the required knowledge and                learn to reflect on their learning
            skills?”’ recounts Cornelisse. ‘Or        process, and thus to manage their
            are some objectives still missing?’       own learning process too,’ says
            ‘To give one example, this analysis       Boor.
            revealed that skills such as critical
            thinking were often not included          In addition, the trio have also
            explicitly in the courses, while it       started the Visible Teaching
            was indeed an objective of the            Methods and Assessment project.
            programme,’ adds Boer. ‘By also           Cornelisse: ‘In this follow-up
            making these learning objectives          project, we’re working on aligning
            explicit, students can get                the teaching methods and
            corresponding feedback.’                  assessment with the learning
                                                      objectives within courses and
            Evaluation                                learning paths, and we’re providing
            The sessions proved to be a good          support for lecturers in encouraging
            opportunity for participating             students to achieve the exit level
            lecturers to zoom out a little more       with the right study habits.’
            to curriculum level, but they found       ‘To give one example, we’re
            it quite demanding. Not everyone          encouraging lecturers to assess
            was full of enthusiasm at the first       higher learning objectives with
            lecturer meeting, recounts Boor.          an open-book exam instead of
            In their busy lecturer lives, this        multiple-choice questions,’ adds
            represented ‘another extra task’.         Maijs, ‘and to use teaching methods
            But as soon as the lecturers saw the      in a way that means students don’t
            analysis of the entire curriculum,        start studying just three days before
            they were convinced. ‘It gives them       the exam.’ ■
            space and a language to analyse the
            curriculum together,’ she says, ‘and
            it has strengthened the collaboration
            among the lecturer teams.’

            The lecturers who collaborated in
            providing content for the VLPC
            web application are correspondingly
            highly enthusiastic about it. When
            they teach a course, it gives them a
            solid grasp of what students should
            already be able to do and which
            related themes and skills will be
            coming in later courses. Sandra
            Cornelisse: ‘The web application
            puts the teaching on the radar.
            Its development has generated lots
            of discussion about the content,
            structure and cohesion of the                             Neuroscientist Ilja Boor swapped the lab for teaching:
            curriculum.’ Boor adds: ‘And we                           since 2012, she has been affiliated with the Psychobiology
            can now see whether the curriculum                        programme at the Faculty of Science. Her colleague
            is in line with the learning objectives                   Sandra Cornelisse studied Psychobiology herself and,
            we want our students to fulfil upon                       following her doctoral research and a postdoc, returned
            graduation.’                                              to her old programme as a lecturer and course developer.
                                                                      Stephanie Maijs is an assessment specialist and
            Future tool                                               programme coordinator at Biomedical Sciences. All three
            But the Visible Learning Path                             are affiliated with the Teaching and Learning Centre of
            Creator isn’t the end of the story,                       the Faculty of Science, where they are currently focusing
            either. Ilja Boor has received a                          on teaching innovation at the curriculum level.
            Comenius grant to expand the
            VLPC. This expansion will enable
                                                                                                                       and Ilja Boor
                                                                                                                       Sandra Cornelisse
                                                                                                                       Stephanie Maijs,
                                                                                                                       From left to right:

            students to receive personal
            feedback by connecting the learning
            objectives to individual study
            results. ‘By discussing the results
            of this with their mentor, students

                                                         18                                             FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2019
19   UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
EDUCATION
                      Facts
                       & figures
                      students                                                                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         all
                                                                                                                                                                                                             stu
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                                                                                                                                                                                   er
                                                                                                                                                                                 nd
                                                                                                                                                                               Ge
         TOTAL STUDENTS                                                                6,625
         2019-2020                                                                  students
         FULLTIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                               58%          42%

                                                                                                                 MSc: 2,711 students
                     6000

                                                                                                 6,398
                      6,000

                                                                                 6,222
                                                                                                                                                                                    gender academic
                                                                  5,857

                     5000
                                                        5,423

                      5,000
er >>>
                                           5,154

                                                                                                                                                                                                    NL
                     4000
                      4,000                                                                                                                                                                                     INT.

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                                                                                                                                                               de
                                                                                                                                                                       stu
                     3000
                      3,000

                                                                                                                                                    alance of Master’s
                                                                                                                                                                                        72% 28%
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                     1000
                      1,000
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                                         2014        2015       2016         2017               2018        2019
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                          0   0

0                                                                                                                                  gender academic
     expences
       BACHELOR’S STUDENTS
         FULLTIME | ALL PROGRAMMES TAUGHT IN DUTCH
0        2019 FNWI                                                                                                                          gender
                                                                                                                                                students BA m/v
                          ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE                                                                                 100
0                             tbv schetsen
                                        427  2%   students   56             24%                                                       80                                                                    female

                                         98  13%
                                   first year enrolment*                     76%                                                       60                                                                    male
0
019 FNWI              * enrolment quota   scientific staffstudents BAMA
                                                                      m/v                                                              40
                                                                        students m/v
                                                                                                                                       20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gender supppor
                          COMPUTER SCIENCE
0        tbv schetsen                                                                                                                   0
                          372  7%                 57
                                                   students
                                                                 Total
                                                                 male
                                                                            1033
                                                                            715                                                                                                                    8% female
                                                                 female     318
                          136  13% first year enrolment                                                                                                                                         92% male
0
WI                   scientific staffstudents BAMA
                                                m/v
                                                                                                                                       40
                                                                                                                                       35
                                                   students m/v                                                                        30
                                                                                                                                       25
                          INFORMATION STUDIES
0v schetsen                                                                                                                            20
                                                Total
                                                         315
                                                        1033
                                                malestudents
                                                        715                  6%                                                        60
                                                                                                                                       15
                                                                                                                                       10
                                                                                                                                                                                                 20% female
                                                female  318
                                    first year enrolment
                                                         115                 12%                                                       5                                                        80% male
                     scientific staff                            Total
                                                                 Professors
                                                                                                    1033

                                                                                         MA students m/v
                                                                                                    88
                                                                                                                                        0
                                                                                                                                                                             MA students NL/international
                                                                                    gender
                                                                 Associate professors
                                                                 Assistant professors
                                                                 Postdocs
                                                                                                    79
                                                                                                    102
                                                                                                    208
                                                                 Lecturers and PhD candidates       553
                     Total        1033                                    100
                       
                     male     compared
                               715     to final figures of 2018-2019
                                                            rest                                    20
                                                                                                    ????23????                                                                                           FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2019
                     female       318
students BA m/v
                                            BIOLOGY
sen                         170  1%                           students                              37                     46% female
                              54  4%               first year enrolment                                                    54% male
   scientific staffstudents BAMAm/vstudents m/v
                                            BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
           Total
           male
           female
                        1033
                        715
                        318
                                                               students    355     10%              104                    63% female
                                                   first year enrolment*
                                                                           116     13%                                     37% male
ntific staffstudents BAMAm/vstudents m/v  * enrolment quota

                                            PSYCHOBIOLOGY
 3
                                                               students    659  3%                  130                    80% female
                                                   first year enrolment*
                                                                           221  10%                                        20% male
affstudents BAMAm/vstudents m/v
           Total
           Professors
           Associate professors
                                              1033
                                          * enrolment
                                              88
                                             79
                                                      quota
                                                                            MA students NL/international
           Assistant professors              102
           Postdocs                         CHEMISTRY*
                                             208
           Lecturers and PhD candidates      553

           rest                                  168  7%
                                             ????23????        students                              41                     40% female
                            first year enrolment
                                                  46  13%                                                                  60% male
     BA m/v          1033
                                    MA students NL/international
                   * joint degree with VU University Amsterdam
sors   MA students m/v
                     88
                     79
 ors                 102
                     208                    MATHEMATICS
 D candidates        553

                     ????23????                               221  2%
                                                               students                              48                     21% female
           Total
           National staff
                                  1033
                                  535
                                         first year enrolment
                                                               81  9%                                                      79% male

dents m/v
           International staff
                                   MA students NL/international
                                  498

                                                                                                                                                             6
                                            PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY*                                               total students
 ????                                              402  0%    students                              75          150% groter22%
                                                                                                                             en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                                                                                                  female                     5
        1033
                              first year enrolment
                                                   119  3%                                                     8000        78% male
        535
                                                                                                                7000                                         4
 f
         MA students *NL/international
        498            joint degree with VU University Amsterdam

           IoP                              FUTURE PLANET STUDIES
                                                                                                                6000
                                                                                                                5000
                                                                                                   total students
                                                                                                                                                 6000
                                                                                                                                                             3
           Total fte                         182
           Full professors                   22
                                                               students  577       4%             150%
                                                                                                                4000
                                                                                                    120groter en3000
                                                                                                                 daarna 90% 49%
                                                                                                                            smallerfemale
                                                                                                                                     >>>         5000
           Associate professors
           Assistant professors
                                             16
                                             12                                                                                                              2
           Postdocs                          41
                                                    first year enrolment
                                                                         156       18%           8000                      51% male
                                                                                                                                                 4000
                                                                                                                2000
           PhD candidates                    81
                                                                                                  7000
dents NL/international
           Support and management staff      10
                                                                                                                1000                                         1
                                                                                                  6000
                                                                                                                   0               6000
                                            NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
                                                                                             total students
                                                                                                          5000                                    3000
                     182
                     22
                                                             students 429
                                                                                                          4000
                                                                                   6% 150% groter en daarna                        5000
                                                                                                             97 90% smaller >>> 47% female
sors
 ors
                     16
                     12
                                                                                                          3000
                                                                                                                      finance income              2000expences
                                                        teaching 104               4% 8000                                     53% male
                                                first year enrolment
academic             41
                     81                                               and support                         2000
                                                                                                                                    4000
                                                                                           7000
ernational
nagement staff       10
                                                                                                          1000                                    1000
                                                                                           6000
                                                                                                             0            6000
                                                                             total students5000                                     3000
                                                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                           4000
                                                                             150% groter en daarna
                                                                                                21 90% smaller >>>        5000 UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
                                           compared to final figures of 2018-2019
                                                                            8000
                                                                                           3000
                                                                                                         finance income             2000expences
tbv schetsen
      tbv schetsen                                                                                                     Total
                                                                                                                       male
                                                                                                                                    1033
                                                                                                                                    715
                                                                                                                       female       318

                         scientific
019 FNWI MASTER’S STUDENTS           staffBA
                      EDUCATION
NWI               scientific staffstudents students
                                              m/v BAMA
                                                     m/v
                                                       students MA
                                                                m/v students NL/internat
                                                 FULLTIME | ALL PROGRAMMES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH                                                         Total
                                                                                                                                                     Professors
                                                                                                                                                     Associate professors
                                                                                                                                                                                    1033

                                                                                                                                                                            MA students m/v
                                                                                                                                                                                    88
                                                                                                                                                                                    79
                                                                                                                                                                                                            NL      INT.

                                                                                                                                                     Assistant professors           102

     tbv schetsen
                                                                                                                                                     Postdocs                       208
            ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE                                               36%
bv schetsen
                                                                                                                                                     Lecturers and PhD candidates   553
                                                                                                                Total            1033
                                                                                      Total   1033              male             715

                           400  1%                 108                               male    715                                                    rest                           ????23????                             international
                                                                                                                female           318
                                                                                       students
                                                                                      female  318

WI                  scientific
           scientific    staff    staff
                             96students
                                    48%students
                                        BA m/v BAMA
                                                 m/v 81%         first year enrolment
                                                                   19%
                                                                                                                       Total                                   1033
                                                    students MA
                                                             m/v students NL/international                             Professors
                                                                                                                       Associate professors      MA students m/v
                                                                                                                                                               88
                                                                                                                                                               79
                                                                                                                       Assistant professors                    102

 v schetsen COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
etsen                                               Total         1033
                                                                               Total
                                                                               male
                                                                                     24%           1033
                                                                                                   715
                                                                                                                       Postdocs      *
                                                                                                                       Lecturers and PhD candidates
                                                                                                                                                               208
                                                                                                                                                               553

                             169  31%                 32
                                                    male
                                                    female
                                                                  715
                                                                  318
                                                                               female
                                                                                      students     318                 rest                                    ????23????                                                  international

            scientific
      scientific         staff70
                 staffstudents students
                               BA m/v BAMA
                                      21%m/v
                                             students m/v
                                                      MA
                                                            67%
                                                                 first year enrolment
                                                                       33%
                                                               MANL/international
                                                          students students NL/international
                                                                                Total
                                                                                                        Total
                                                                                                        Professors 1033
                                                                                                                                                     Total
                                                                                                                                                         1033staff
                                                                                                                                                     National
                                                                                                                                                         88
                                                                                                                                                     International staff
                                                                                                                                                                            1033
                                                                                                                                                                            535
                                                                                                                                                                            498
                                 MA students m/v * joint degree
                                                                                Professors
                                                                            withAssociate
                                                                                 VU University
                                                                                          professors
                                                                                Assistant professors
                                                                                                      Amsterdam
                                                                                                                     88
                                                                                                        Associate professors
                                                                                                                     79
                                                                                                        Assistant professors
                                                                                                                     102
                                                                                                                                                         79
                                                                                                                                                         102
                                                                                                        Postdocs                                         208

sen
                                                                                Postdocs                          and208
               COMPUTER SCIENCE
                  Total             1033
                                               Total         1033
                                                                                                        Lecturers
                                                                                                          *
                                                                                Lecturers and PhD candidates
                                                                                                                      PhD candidates
                                                                                                                     553
                                                                                                                                                         553
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           22%
                                               male          715                                                rest                                        ????23????

                               65  91%                  39
                  male              715        female        318                      rest                                       ????23????                                                                                international
                  female            318                                               students

   scientific
entific         staffBA
        staffstudents    m/v BA17
                      students
                               MA
                                 m/v  0%
                                    students m/v     MA
                                                   Total
                                                              first year enrolment
                                                             83%
                                                         students
                                                                          17%
                                                                          Total
                                                                  NL/international
                                             MA students NL/international Professors 1033
                                                                                                       Total
                                                                                                           1033staff
                                                                                                       National
                                                                                                           88
                                                                                                       International staff
                                                                                                                                                 1033
                                                                                                                                                 535
                                                                                                                                                 498
                        MA students m/v
                                              IoP
                                                   Professors
                                                 * joint degree with                   88
                                                                               VU professors
                                                                          Associate  University Amsterdam  79
                                                   Associate professors                79
                                                                          Assistant professors             102
                                                   Assistant professors   Postdocs 102                     208

  1033
               INFORMATION STUDIES
           Total          1033
                                                   Postdocs               Lecturers and208
                                                   Lecturers and PhD candidates
                                                                                        PhD candidates
                                                                                       553
                                                                                                           553
                                                                                                                                                   Total fte                        182                                    23%
           male           715                                                  rest                                           ????23????           Full professors                  22
  715
  318
           female         318
                                                 230  7%
                                                    rest
                                                                            156       students
                                                                                                   ????23????                                      Associate professors
                                                                                                                                                   Assistant professors
                                                                                                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           international

ntific staff
                                                                                                                Total                         1033
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8

staff
                                                                                                                                                   Postdocs                         41
                      students
                         m/v BAMA     m/v
                                                                                      Total                     1033

             students BA
                  Total
                            first year enrolment
                                       Total     141  15%
                                                      1033  MA students         70%
                                                                          NL/international
                                                                                          1033staff
                                                                                      National
                                                                                                                National staff
                                                                                                                535
                                                                                                                International staff
                                                                                                                                              535
                                                                                                                                              498
                                                                                                                                                   PhD candidates                   81                30%                                         7
                        MA students m/v
                  Professors              students
                                       Professors
                                                    MA
                                                    m/v
                                                      88students
                                       Associate professors      NL/international         88
                                                                                      International
                                                                                          79
                                                                                                    staff       498                                Support and management staff     10

                  Associate professors Assistant professors
                  Assistant professors Postdocs
                  Postdocs
                                                      79
                                                      102
                                                      208candidates
                                       Lecturers and PhD
                  Lecturers and PhD candidates          LOGIC
                                                      553
                                                                                          102
                                                                                          208
                                                                                          553
                                                                                                                       IoP                                                                                                             to5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             total studen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           71%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6

 33                                                                                                              Total fte                                     182
                                       rest                                                  ????23????                                                                                                                                  4      15
                                                                                                                 Full professors                               22                                                                150% groter   en d
                  rest
                                           122  37%  ????23????
                                                                       28             students                   Associate professors                          16                                                          international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               8003

 aff
                                                                                                            1033 Assistant professors                          12
                      first yearnationality  staff     academic                                                                                                                                  teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                      19%and support
                                                                               Total                                                                                                                                           8000
     students
 ts BA  m/v BAMA
           Totalm/v       1033
                                 enrolment
                                            49      Total
                                                    40%
                                            MA students
                                                        1033staff
                                                          NL/international
                                                    National
                                                                                1033 staff
                                                                               National
                                                                                535
                                                                               International staff
                                                                                                            535
                                                                                                            498
                                                                                                                 Postdocs
                                                                                                                 PhD candidates
                                                                                                                                                               41
                                                                                                                                                               81                    81%                                       7000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7002
                   students
           Professors
                                 m/v
                                 MA    students  NL/international
                                                        88

                                                                                                                IoP
                                                    International staff         498                              Support and management staff                  10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6001
       MA students m/v
                          88

                                                                                      IoP
           Associate professors                         79
 rofessors Assistant professors
                          79                            102                                                                                                                                                                    6000
  ofessors Postdocs       102                                                                                                                                                                                                                  500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5000 student
                                                        208

                                                                                                                                                                                                              total students
                          208
           Lecturers and PhD candidates
 nd PhD candidates        553                           SOFTWARE
                                                        553
                                                                   ENGINEERING
                                                               Total fte
                                                                         Total fte
                                                                                      182
                                                                         Full professors
                                                                                                                                                            182
                                                                                                                                                            22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   400
           rest                                            ????23????           Full professors                  22
                                                                                                     Associate professors                                   16                                                              150% groter en daa
                                                                                                                                                                                                              150% groterinternational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           en daarna 90% smal
                                     41  20%                                                                                                                                  30
                                  ????23????                                                                                                                                                                                               300
                                                                                Associate professors             16
                                                                                                     Assistant professors                                   12
                                                                                 students                                                                                                                                      3000
                                               Total                       1033 Assistant professors Postdocs 12                                            41
                                                                                                                                                                                                             8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               200
s BA m/v       nationality staff
                  Total
                      first
                      1033staff     academic
                                     18NL/international
                                             50% 1033 staff
                                               National                         Postdocs
                                                                           535 enrolment
                                                                          year  PhD candidates
                                                                                                                 41
                                                                                                     PhD candidates
                                                                                                     Support and81
                                                                                                                                                            81
                                                                                                                                                                              teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                   93% and support
                                                                                                                                                                                              7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7000
                            MA students
                  National                        535
                                               International staff         498                                    management staff                          10
 033                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           100
    MAm/v
        students MA
                 m/v students NL/international
                      88
                  International staff             498                           Support and management staff     10                                                                                          7000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1000
udents
  sors
 sors
  2
                      79
                      102
                      208                           IoP     IoP                                                                                                                                              6000
                                                                                                                                                                                                            total
                                                                                                                                                                                                             5000 students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0
  8 candidates
 hD
  3
                      553
                                    Total fte
                                                     SECURITY & NETWORK ENGINEERING
                                                         Total fte
                                                                      182
                                                                                                                              182                                                                 total students      4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4000
                    ????23????
                                                         Full professors                                                      22                                                                            150%
                                                                                                                                                                                                             4000 groter en daarna 90% smaller
                                    Full professors                   22
                                                         Associate professors                                  150% groter en daarna 90%international
                                                                                                                                             smaller
                                                                                                                                               3000 >>>
                                                   45  96%
                                                                                                                              16
                                                                                           9
 ??23????
                                    Associate professors
                                                              students
                                                         Assistant    16
                                                                   professors                                                 123000
                                                                                                                             8000                           fin
                                                                                                                                                 finance inco
          Total
                 nationality
      nationality staff
             1033 staff
          National
                                 staff         academic
                               1033 Assistant professors Postdocs 12
                                academic 30  130%teaching and support
                               535  Postdocs first yearPhDenrolment   41
                                                              candidates
                                                                                       teaching       and    support
                                                                                                              8000            41
                                                                                                                              81
                                                                                                                                               2000
                                                                                                  89%                 11% 70002000
 aff

dents MA
             535
                  MA    students
          International staff  498
        m/v students NL/international
 al staff    498                      NL/international
                                    PhD candidates       Support and 81
                                                                      management staff                        7000            10
                                                                                                                                               1000

                  IoP IoP
                                    Support and management staff      10
                                                                                                              6000
                                                                                                                                1000
                                                                                                                             6000
                                                                                                                                                  0 6000      6
                                                                                                                             5000 0
                        BIOINFORMATICS AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY* total students
                                   Total fte                                                 182
                                                                                                           total
                                                                                                              5000 students
                                                                                                                                            15%
 ????
              Total fte            Full professors 182                                       22
                                                                                                           150%
                                                                                                                             4000
                                                                                                              4000 groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                                                                                                                     5000     5
              Full professors                      22
                                   Associate professors
                                                   61  85%
              Associate professors Assistant professors
                                        students
                                                   16
                                                                                           23
                                                                                             150% groter en
                                                                                             16
                                                                                             12
                                                                                                              daarna 90% smaller
                                                                                                          80003000
                                                                                                                             3000    >>>             nationality
                                                                                                                                            international
                                                                                                                                              finance incom
    nationality staff         academic
         1033 Assistant professors Postdocs        12
                                                                    teaching       and     support
                                                                                             41
                                                                                            8000                               finance income
                                                                                                                             2000
 lity staff
         535    academicfirst year enrolment 18teaching
              Postdocs             PhD candidates41
                                                               0% and support 7000 54% 70002000 46% 1000
                                                                                             81
                                                                                                                                                     4000     4
 ff
      MA   students
         498
                    NL/international
              PhD candidates

udents NL/international
              Support and management staff
                                                   81
                                   Support and management
                                                   10
                                                          staff                              10

P IoP                                                                                                                                             6000
                                                                                                          60001000
                    * joint degree with VU University Amsterdam                             6000
                                                                                                          5000 0
                                                                                                                                0
                                                                                                                                   6000                       3
                                                                           total students total
                                                                                            5000 students                                            3000
           Total fte    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES                182
                                                                                                          4000                              28%   5000
 ors
           Full professors 182
                           22
           Associate professors
                                                           22
                                                           16              150% groter en
                                                                                            4000 groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                                                          150%
                                                                                             daarna 90% 3000
                                                                                                          smaller >>>              nationality    nationality
                                                                                                                                   5000 international
                                                                                                                                                    students  2s
 rofessors Assistant professors
                           16
                                        students 183       12
                                                               0%                         46
                                                                                            3000
                                                                                                             finance income finance       income     2000
                                                                                                                                                        expenc
 y staff
    academicacademic first year enrolment
  ofessors Postdocs
           PhD candidates41
                           12

                                       teaching47    teaching
                                                           41
                                                     and support and support
                                                                          8000
                                                                                        8000
                                                                                                          2000
                                                                                                                                                  4000
                                                                                            2000
                                                                                                                                   4000
                                                           81
 ates                      81                                  31% 7000                7000      41% 1000            59%
dents NL/international
           Support and management staff
 d management staff        10
                                                           10
                                                                                                                                                     1000     1
                                                                          6000
                                                                                        6000
                                                                                            1000
                                                                                                             0
                                                                                                                6000            6000
                                                                       total
                                                                          5000 students
                                                                                        5000
                                                                                               0
                                                                                                                                   3000           3000
 82
                      182                                 total students                4000
                                                                                                                                5000                    0
 sors
                      22
                      16
                                                                       150%
                                                                          4000 groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                          150% groter en daarna 90% smaller
                                                                                        3000 >>>                5000
                                                                                                                nationality     nationality
                                                                                                                                  students        students
                                                                                                                                                  2000
 sors                 12
                     compared to final figures of 2018-2019         80003000
                                                                            22             finance       finance
                                                                                                          income        income
                                                                                                                            FACULTY2000expences
                                                                                                                                      OF SCIENCE 2019expences
academic              teaching teaching
                      41
                      81            and support  and support
                                                         8000
                                                                      70002000
                                                                                        2000
                                                                                                                                4000
tbv schetsen                                                                                                                         Total
                                                                                                                                                     male
                                                                                                                                                     female
                                                                                                                                                                  1033
                                                                                                                                                                  715
                                                                                                                                                                  318
nternational
2019 FNWI2019 FNWI          scientific staffstudents BAstudents
                                                          m/v BA m/v
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NL     INT.

                                                         BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES                                                                                                                      MA students m/v              18%
            tbv schetsen
      tbv schetsen    475  14%                135                                      students
                                                                                                                        Total        1033
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international

                      176  18%                   29%         71%
                                                                 first year enrolment                                   male
                                                                                                                        female
                                                                                                                                     715
                                                                                                                                     318

019 FNWI
NWI                      scientific
                  scientific         staffBA
                             staffstudents students
                                              m/v BAMAm/v
                                                          students MA
                                                                   m/v students NL/internat
                                                                                                                                                     Total                           1033

                                             MA students m/v
                                                         EARTH SCIENCES
                                                                                                                                                     Professors
                                                                                                                                                     Associate professors
                                                                                                                                                                                     88
                                                                                                                                                                                     79                                        38%
                                                                                                                                                     Assistant professors            102

     tbv schetsen
                                                                                                                                                     Postdocs                        208
                         93  2%                  31
bv schetsen                                                                                                                                          Lecturers and PhD candidates    553
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international
                                                                                        students                 Total            1033
                                                                                   Total  1033                   male             715
                         22  12%                     44%
                                                                 first year
                                                                  56%
                                                                                  enrolment
                                                                                   male
                                                                                   female
                                                                                          715
                                                                                          318
                                                                                                                 female           318                rest                            ????23????

WI                scientific
           scientific         staffstudents
                      staffstudents     6000 BA m/v
                                    BA m/v     MA m/v      m/v students NL/international gende
                                                  students MA
                                                                                                                        Total                                  1033

                                     MA students        total students
                                                        CHEMISTRY                              *
                                                                                                                        Professors
                                                                                                                        Associate professors
                                                                                                                                                               88
                                                                                                                                                               79                                                              19%
                                                                                                                        Assistant professors
                                                                                                                                                         5000  102

v schetsen
etsen
             150% groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                    337  42%         Total
                                                      8000
                                                                85 1033    male
                                                                               students
                                                                           Total   1033
                                                                                   715
                                                                                                                        Postdocs
                                                                                                                        Lecturers and PhD candidates
                                                                                                                                                               208
                                                                                                                                                               553
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international

                                      56  14% 4000   male
                                                      female
                                                      7000
                                                                 first
                                                                   715 yearfemale
                                                                     57%
                                                                   318
                                                                             enrolment
                                                                                43%318                                  rest                                   ????23????

           scientific
     scientific staffstudents staffstudents
                                      BA m/v 6000BA m/v
                                                 * 6000
                                                   joint degree with VU University Amsterdam

                                                        3000
                                                   MA students m/v students
                                                               MA
                                                                                    Total
                                                                        MANL/international
                                                                            students NL/international
                                                                                            gender academic
                                                                                        Total                    Professors 1033
                                                                                                                                                     Total
                                                                                                                                                         1033staff
                                                                                                                                                     National
                                                                                                                                                         88
                                                                                                                                                     International staff
                                                                                                                                                                            1033
                                                                                                                                                                            535
                                                                                                                                                                            498

              total students             MA students
                                 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS  m/v
                                                      5000                              Professors
                                                                                        Associate professors
                                                                                                                             88
                                                                                                                 Associate professors
                                                                                                                             79
                                                                                                                                   0%
                                                                                                                 Assistant professors
                                                                                                                                                         79
                                                                                                                                                         102
                               4000                                                     Assistant professors     Postdocs 102
                                                                       5000                                                                              208

sen
                                                                                        Postdocs                             208
              150% groter en 3000
                                daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                                  2  75% 2000
                                                                                                                 Lecturers and PhD candidates
                                                                                                                                   international         553
                                               Total           1033                     Lecturers
                                                                                         students and PhD  candidates        553
                      Total         1033       male            715                                               rest                                       ????23????
             8000     male     2000 first year enrolment no new students allowed*
                                    715                                                 rest                                      ????23????
                                                                       4000
                                               female          318
                      female        318                                                           100%
                                                                                    1000
   scientific
        staff staff
             7000              1000
                                                                   6000
entific                                       students      BA m/v
                             * programme ends in 2021                                                                   Total                     1033

                             students         BA    m/v                                        students NL/international gender academic
             6000                                                            Total                                          1033staff

          total
             5000 students
                                  0                   Total
                                                               MA    students
                                                                       3000      m/v
                                                                                 MA       MA NL/international
                                                                             Professors 1033
                                                                                     students
                                                                                                                        National
                                                                                                                            88
                                                                                                                        International staff
                                                                                                                                                  535
                                                                                                                                                  498
                                                 MA students m/v
                                                      Professors                          88
                                                                                                                                   15%
                                                                                                                                                     IoP
                                                                             Associate professors                           79

          150%
                                 MATHEMATICS
             4000 groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>                 5000
                                                      Assistant professors   Postdocs
                                                                                       0
                                                      Associate professors Assistant professors
                                                                                          79
                                                                                          102
                                                                                                                            102
                                                                                                                            208
                                                      Postdocs               Lecturers and208
                                                   students 100                               21
                                                                                           PhD candidates                   553    international
             Total
         80003000             finance income
                             1033                                      2000
                                                                           49%
                                                                           expences
                                                      Lecturers and PhD candidates        553
                                                                                                                                                    Total fte                        182

                                                               294000  26%
  1033       male            715                                                 rest                                          ????23????           Full professors                  22
  715                                                 rest
                                      first year enrolment                                         ????23????
         70002000
             female          318
                                                                                                   84%          16%                                 Associate professors             16
  318

ntific staff                                                                                                                     gender        1033 Assistant professors             12
                                                                       1000
                                                                                                                 Total
             1000
                                                  6000                                                                                                  8

staff
         6000                                                                                                                                       Postdocs                         41
                          students        BA    m/v
                                                                                        Total                    1033
                                                                                                                 National staff                535

                                                                                             NL/international gender academic
                                           Total                                            1033staff
                                                                   3000students MA students
                                                                                        National                 535
                                                                                                                 International staff           498  PhD candidates                   81

                                              MA m/v students m/v
                      Total                               1033
  tudents
         5000 0
                             MA
                      Professors
                                           Professors

                                     students             88       MA              NL/international
                                                                                            88
                                                                                        International staff      498
                                                                                                                           100
                                                                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                                    Support and management staff     10

                                                                                                                                   30%
                                           Associate professors                             79
                                 PHYSICS         AND     ASTRONOMY
                                                                                                                        IoP
                                                                              *
         4000
                      Associate professors Assistant professors
                                                  5000
                      Assistant professors Postdocs
                                                          79
                                                          102              0                102                                                         6
 oter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                      Postdocs
                                                                   2000  20%
                                                          208candidates
                                                                                            208                               80
                                                                                                                                        total studen  to5
                                                   students 336                               83
         3000                              Lecturers and PhD                                553                                    international
 33                   Lecturers and PhD candidates        553                                                                 60
            finance incomefirst year enrolmentexpences
         2000                                  rest                                            ????23????
                                                                                                                   Total fte
                                                                                                                                                      154      182

         1000
                      rest
                                                  4000      1361000
                                                                 ????23????
                                                                            12%                   76%          24%
                                                                                                                   Full professors
                                                                                                                              40
                                                                                                                   Associate professors
                                                                                                                                        150% groter en d
                                                                                                                                                     8003
                                                                                                                                                               22
                                                                                                                                                               16

 aff
                                                                                                              1033 Assistant professors                        12

        students
            0
          Total        BA m/v* joint degree    nationality staff
                                              with VU Total
                                                       University Amsterdam
                                                          1033staff
                                                                                 Total
                                                                              academic
                                                                                  1033 staff
                                                                                 National                     535   gender
                                                                                                          teaching and support 7000
                                                                                                                   Postdocs   20      8000
                                                                                                                                                     7002
                                                                                                                                                               41

          Professors
                          MA students MA
                         1033
                                                 m/v
                                                      National
                                                  3000students
                                                          88   MA students
                                                      International              NL/international
                                                                                  535
                                                                                 International
                                                                     NL/international
                                                                    staff         498
                                                                                               staff          498  PhD candidates
                                                                                                                               0
                                                                                                                                                               81

                                                                                                                 IoP
                                                                                                                   Support and management staff                10
                         88
          Associate professors                            79
                                                                        0                                     100                                    6001
 ofessors Assistant professors
 ofessors Postdocs
                         79
                         102
               nationality
                                 STOCHASTICS AND FINANCIAL
                                  students
                         208candidates
                                                  2000
                                                          102
                                                          208                           IoP
                                                                                 MATHEMATICS
                                                                                                                 80
                                                                                                                        total
                                                                                                                              40
                                                                                                                                   30%6000

                                                                                                                                     total
                                                                                                                                          gender
                                                                                                                                      5000 student
                                                                                                                              35students
                                                                                                                                                    su
                                                                                                                                                     500

                                                               23  21%                       19
          Lecturers and PhD                               553
        finance income
 d PhD candidates
          rest
                         553                          expences
                                                   students
                                                         ????23????
                                                                                  Total fte
                                                                                  Full professors
                                                                                                       Total fte
                                                                                                                 60 182
                                                                                                       Full professors
                                                                                                                    22
                                                                                                                              30
                                                                                                                                   international
                                                                                                                                                     400
                                                                                                                                                            182
                                                                                                                                                            22                                                                  4000 groter en daa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               150%
                                                                                                       Associate professors                                 16                                                    150% 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       groter en daarna 90% smal
                         ????23????
                                       12                        first      year enrolment
                                                                                  Associate professors              16
                                                                                                       Assistant professors        140%                    12                        61%
                                                                                                                                                                                               gender
                                                                                                                                                                                                           40
                                                                                                                                                                                                           39%                    3000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               300
                               1000            Total                         1033 Assistant professors Postdocs 12                                          41
                                                                                                                                                                                                     8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20     8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   200
                 nationality staff
                      Total
                          1033staff   academic    1033 staff
                                               National                      535  Postdocs                          41
                                                                                                       PhD candidates                                       81
                                                                                                                                                                              teaching and 100
                                                                                                                                                                                           support
                                                                                                                                                                                                20                       15       2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7000
  033
      MA students MA        MA NL/international
                      National

                  m/v students
                          88     students NL/international
                      International staff
                                                  535
                                               International
                                                  498
                                                             staff           498  PhD candidates       Support and81
                                                                                  Support and management staff
                                                                                                                     management staff
                                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                                                                            10
                                                                                                                                                                                                     7000
                                                                                                                                                                                                           0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         10                        100

                              IoP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5       1000
                                   0
 8sors                    79                                                                                                                                                                                                    6000
 9sors
 02

  ionality
                   IoP
                    FORENSIC
                          102
                          208
                                SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                      80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6000

                                                                                                                                                                                                             total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   students     5000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0

    incomestudents expencesstudents 88  19%                                                                                                                                                        total students
 08D candidates           553                                                                                                                                                                              5000
 53
                         ????23????
                                                 Total fte
                                                                      Total fte
                                                                                   182
                                                                      Full professors
                                                                                                                               182
                                                                                                                               22
                                                                                                                                                                                30            60 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4000
                                                                                                                                                                                                           4000 groter en daarna 90%
                                                                                                                                                                                                         150%                                  smaller
                                                 Full professors                   22                                                                                                         40 groter en
                                                                      Associate professors                                     16                                                          150%              daarna 90% smaller  >>>
  ??23????
                                             37  16%       first year enrolment
                                                 Associate professors              16
                                                                      Assistant professors                                     12                                             25%
                                                                                                                                                                                                 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                 75% 80003000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 finance inco
             Total
                       nationality staff   academic
                                            1033 Assistant professors  gender
                                                                teaching and support
                                                                      Postdocs     12                                          41                                                         8000
                                                                                                                                                                                              20 20
            nationality staff
                1033 staff
             National             academic  535       teaching and
                                                 Postdocs
                                                                   support         41
                                                                      PhD candidates                                           81                                                                15        2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                        7000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2000

                        MA students NL/international
  ff            535
             International staff            498  PhD  candidates                   81
                                                                      Support and management staff                             10                                                              0
                                                 Support and management staff      10                                                                                   100               7000   10                       1000

                      IoP IoPBRAIN AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6
  l staff       498                                                                                                                                                                                        1000
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5     6000
                                                                                                                                                      RESEARCH MASTER 80                  6000
                                                                                                                                                                                              40 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5000 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             0 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6000
 nality students                                                                          total students                                                                                  500035
                      Total fte                137  1%
                                           Total fte
                                           Full professors 182
                                                                           182  total students
                                                                               40
                                                                         students                                              5
                                                                                                                                                                           60                 30        4000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         international

                                                                                                                     5000
                                                                           22
 ????                                                                                                                                                                                  150%   groter
                                                                                                                                                                                          400025     en daarna  90%  smaller >>>
                      Full professors

                                                  38  19%
                                                           22
                                           Associate professors            16
                                                           first year enrolment
                      Associate professors Assistant professors
                                                           16              12                                         nationality
                                                                                                                finance incom
                                                                                                                                                                       150%40 groter en daarna 90% smaller
                                                                                                                                                                              26% 8000300020 74%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3000    >>>
    nationality
            1033
                staff     academic
                      Assistant professors Postdocs        12
                                                               teaching  and
                                                                           41
                                                                              support                 finance income                                                  8000 20
                                                                                                                                                                                              15
 lity staff 535
                academic
                      Postdocs
                                                      teaching and support
                                           PhD candidates41                81
                                                                                                                     4000      4                                                     7000200010
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000

      MA students NL/international
 ff         498       PhD candidates                       81
                                           Support and management  staff   10
                                                                                                                                                                      7000  0                           1000
                      Support and management staff         10                                                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                                   6000
P IoP
                                                                                                                                                                                     60001000 0
                                                                                                          6000                 3                                      6000
                                                                                                                                                                           40                0
                                                                                                                                                                                                           0
 nts                                                                         total
                                                                   total students   students                         3000                                             5000 35
                                                                                                                                                                                     5000

                                                                                                                   5000
           Total fte                                     182
                                                                                                                                                        23                 30        4000            UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
 ors
                     compared to final figures of 2018-2019
           Full professors 182
                           22
           Associate professors
                                                         22
                                                         16                                               5000
                                                                                                         nationalitynationality
                                                                                                                     students 2s
                                                                                                                                                                    150%
                                                                                                                                                                      4000 25groter en daarna 90% smaller >>>
                                                                                                                                                        150% groter en daarna   90% 3000
                                                                                                                                                                                      smaller >>>
  ofessors Assistant professors
                           16                            12                                                                                                                20
AND VALORISATION AT
                         THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE

  Researchers at the Faculty of Science are driven by
  a shared passion for wanting to know how things
   work. Our eight research institutes cover the full
       range from astronomy to life, earth, physical,
 molecular, mathematical and information sciences.
Whether our chosen instrument is a microscope or a
telescope, whether we are unraveling the origins of
life on earth or shaping its future for generations to
 come, we find each other in a curiosity that knows
                                          no bounds.

    But our interest goes beyond satisfying our own
     curiosity; we want our research to have impact.
Therefore, collaboration is a given. With each other,
  with our colleagues at the neighbouring research
     institutes at Amsterdam Science Park, and with
  peers at the national and international level. And
 also with societal partners and partners in industry.
Where our research is often fundamental in nature,
     it is boosted by collaboration with application-
        oriented partners. We are positioned at the
       beginning of the knowledge value chain: our
research has the potential to lead to innovation and
     new products through further development in
         society and industry. The many examples in
    this magazine illustrate that road from curiosity
                                             to impact.

                                        24                FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2019
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