Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam

Established in 1971, VUA-IVM is a leading environmental research institute that is
internationally recognized for its high quality research output in a range of
environmental disciplines, as well as for its interdisciplinary work. The mission of the
institute is to contribute to sustainable development and care for the environment
through scientific research and teaching.
VUA-IVM’s research community of about 140 scientists and support staff work within
four departments: Chemistry and Biology; Environmental Economics; Environmental
Policy Analysis; and Spatial Analysis and Decision Support. Since 2001 VUA-IVM has
been part of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at the VU University. VUA-IVM is
also a leading partner in the Amsterdam Global Change Institute launched in 2011. The
institute has a Graduate Programme offering Masters and PhD-level training and