VU Amsterdam Strategy for 2020-2025
What course will Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam take in the coming years? Where does VU stand? And, perhaps even more importantly, what does VU stand for? We provide answers to these questions in the VU Amsterdam Strategy for 2020-2025. In this strategic plan, we make choices based on our history, our identity and the values that underpin every aspect of our work. These choices shed light on how we relate to everyone and everything around us.
In our strategy for 2020-2025, we distinguish three priority areas: Sustainable, Enterprising and Diverse. In addition, we focus on nine aspirations for education, research, knowledge transfer and business operations. We also link our research to society through four profile themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Connected World, Governance for Society, and Science for Sustainability.
For the past three years, a strategy team has worked on realising our strategic objectives, together with project leaders- ‘trekkers’- and numerous staff members. From January 2023, the strategy team stops operating and the implementation of the strategy will continue from the faculties and departments.
In this VU Strategy Times, we provide an overview of the many steps we have taken and the results we have achieved the past year. Please watch the video for a graphic representation of the aspirations, priority areas and themes mentioned above.