University of Amsterdam

SMASH Associate partner

Institute of Physics (IoP)

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the largest university in the Netherlands and one of the largest research universities in Europe. In the latest QS World University Ranking UvA scored as the 55th in the world and 1st in the Netherlands. Today, it has more than 32,000 students, over 6,000 staff, more than 100 nationalities and an annual budget of more than 850 million euros. The UvA awards on average 550 PhDs per year and publishes 9.500 scientific publications.

The Institute of Physics (IoP), one of eight research institutes of the Faculty of Science, has over 200 fte scientific staff, an annual turnover of around 25 million euros, of which in externally funded projects alone almost 11 million euros in over 100 ongoing projects. The IoP covers a broad range of research themes in theoretical and experimental physics, from string theory through experimental high-energy physics to hard and soft condensed matter theory and experiments.