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Welcome to VU International Academic Staff! We are a community network of international staff at VU Amsterdam and we welcome PhD students, postdocs, professors, administrators and the faculty to join us. We hope this group will become a useful resource for answering questions and sharing experiences, both about your professional life at VU Amsterdam and also more generally about your life in the Netherlands. We are working hard on organising a variety of activities throughout the year, so please stay tuned!

We also organize frequent Meet-Ups. To see when the next event is organized, please take a look at LibCal, our official event calendar and registration platform. LibCal should also be used when registering for VU events.

As a member of the community network, you also get access to the Global Room situated in the Main Building, room HG-1A36. The Global Room is available for hosting events including workshops, information sessions, presentations, small social gatherings and network sessions targeting an international audience. The Global Room also serves as a landing spot for internationals to informally meet or work. If you wish to request a booking of the Global Room, please send an e-mail to Please note that the booking is not active until after you have received a confirmation from us.

We want this group to stimulate your interest in building an international academic VU community - as such, please feel free to initiate events or meet-ups yourself. And if you want to exchange ideas, do not hesitate to contact the community network through our e-mail address at

Best wishes,

Lia Adriana van Dijk
Student-assistant for International Staff Support